Editorials

 

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..
    

SRS a ‘sick’ option but only one for rural counties

Year after year it is the same Congressional knife fight to reauthorize Secure Rural School (SRS) funding with 11th-hour saves to the program to get us through another year. This year, chances for reauthorization are as slim as we’ve ever seen them. But what if it is? What about next year? And after that?

April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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