Editorials

 

Voice Your Opinion: Letters policy

An important function of a community newspaper is to provide residents with a forum to express a variety of opinions and viewpoints. With this in mind, the Idaho County Free Press attempts to publish as many letters to the editor as possible.

August 2, 2017 9:18 a.m. read more..


Redistribute charitable giving locally

Politics energizes us as few things can, which explains why rivers of cash flow toward candidates and causes. Wouldn’t that same enthusiasm be nice when it comes to funding our own communities and causes.

August 2, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Economic development starts, driven by local chamber of commerce

Today’s view is more often looking outward to solve our problems. Economic development is one such area that we look to others – politicians, non-profit cooperatives, paid consultants — to address and solve. But the first and best tool lies at home: your local chamber of commerce.

July 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Take collective breath and get it solved, MVSD

Mountain View School District 244 teacher negotiations started in May. As of today, July 19, contracts for 2017-18 are not yet ironclad. Why? Because MVSD school board and the teacher’s union have not come to an agreement on salaries and benefits. Although negotiations have been an open process to this point, the impasse has now turned the tide in a different direction.

July 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Freedom of the Press for all who would hold government accountable

Each time our country marks its beginning, we’re reminded not only of what was written in the document which Thomas Jefferson penned and which the nation’s early leaders adopted July 4, 1776. We’re reminded of the colonies’ early attempts at designing a limited central government, and we’re reminded of the Constitution, replete with the Bill of Rights.

July 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Time to commemorate Vietnam war; to give, receive peace

“I don’t care who served when, for how long, doing what. They did their job. Every piece of the puzzle was important. Every person from every branch contributed.” This quote comes from Dennis Moore, who served in the U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1965-66. He’s among several interviewed in the Idaho County Free Press this week concerning their experiences as part of the upcoming 50th commemoration of the war.

June 21, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
    

Not too early to consider city council races

Coming off Tuesday’s elections, we’re striking while the political iron is hot: You should start thinking about city council and mayoral elections this fall. While this may seem early, really, it’s not.

May 17, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Surcharge suspension surprising, a start

We’re all leery of the government when it starts charging taxes and fees, as more often than not they’ll remain in effect well after we and our children are long gone. So, it was a surprising bit of news that came across the desk last week....

May 10, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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