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Clarifying issues on Forest Plans

I would like to thank Mr. Haverstick of Friends of the Clearwater for his opinion piece shared with many northern Idaho newspapers, including last week’s Idaho Free Press.

Proposed Forest Plan fails to protect Clearwater basin

The Clearwater Basin of North-Central Idaho is part of the Big Wild, the best remaining intact ecosystem in the lower 48.

Bureau collecting massive amounts of your personal financial information

Not a day goes by without news reports on how large corporate entities and the government are collecting ever-increasing amounts of personal information about us.

HJR 2: vote yes: Confirms, shields legislature’s authority to approve, reject rules

On Nov. 4, Idaho voters will have an extraordinary opportunity. You will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment proposed by the 2014 Idaho Legislature and approved by both the House and the Senate without a single dissenting vote.

Losing access, control of ‘our’ public lands Incrementally being shut out

Americans, and especially Idahoans, love and cherish public lands. We take it for granted that they will always be there for us to enjoy. Unfortunately, we all are incrementally being shut out of “our” public lands by the federal “managers.”

Idaho falling behind as resources, investments in economy erode

Cuts to education, other areas coincided with economic drop Opinion

Correcting misinformation on forest plan: New maximum openings to address insects, disease

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have been working to revise our land management plan (forest plan), which provides strategic direction for the forest for the next 10 to 15 years.

On Syringa Hospital, Clinics remodel: Improvements for a safer, more accessible care facility

Syringa Hospital has grown and changed to keep up with changes in our community and in health care. Grangeville General Hospital opened its doors in 1939, 75 years ago. In the 1980s, the patient wing along Main Street was added; in the 1990s the emergency department was added; and in 2006 the Idaho County Nursing Home was acquired from the county and remodeled into a primary care clinic.

Idaho Land Board: Record performance demonstrates endowment, funds benefit us all

The earnings from Idaho’s endowment trust lands and funds – which we oversee as the Land Board – totaled $330 million in fiscal year 2014, a record achievement that is relieving citizens of part of the cost of funding important functions of state government and putting Idahoans to work...

Vets needed to help VA services

The men and women of our Armed Forces face many challenges as they protect our nation. Because of the unique challenges they face and solemn sacrifices they make, Congress must support the needs of service members both on the battlefield and upon their return. The recent exposure of the mistreatment of veterans seeking assistance through the U.S.

Otter delivers on bad expectations

When Cecil Andrus was governor, he stopped his “Capitol for a Day” trips during campaign season. Why? It was unethical to campaign on the public dime.

Zero tolerance of rape

Commit to uphold human rights

Injustice is alive and well in Idaho. Month after month, Idaho has made national headlines for willfully ignoring the sexual abuse and rape of people in prison and in the university system.

Federal taxes at an all time high, but ...National deficit still out of whack

Some may view the recent reports of increased tax revenue being paid into the U.S. Treasury as a sign that our economy is picking back up.

Life-changing student experience in Frank Church RNR Wilderness

What comes to your mind when you think about college? Did your experience include large lecture halls, dining hall food, pulling all-nighters to prep for exams, or maybe one too many nights of partying?

On July 4 fireworks enforcement: Zero tolerance by GPD for danger

Once again, Independence Day is upon us and the Grangeville Police Department wants to remind you that only safe and sane fireworks are permitted in the city limits. There is a zero tolerance policy toward the possession and use of fireworks defined as dangerous.

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