Guest Commentary

Wild steelhead on path to extinction

Idaho has not had a take permit since 2010. The federal government has not approved Idaho’s Fisheries Evaluation & Monitoring Plan (FEMP) in eight years. It is crucial that management plans be updated and legal.

December 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Steelhead season loss is regrettable

Having been involved in steelhead management as a professional biologist, and being a steelhead fisherman for over 40 years, I’m well aware how important steelhead fishing is to Idaho anglers and local economies. The loss of that opportunity, even temporarily, due to a lawsuit and unprocessed permit is truly regrettable.

November 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Efforts honor veterans’ commitment

Veterans, by putting their lives on the line for their country, communities, fellow servicemembers and fellow Americans, represent the ultimate sacrifice, which is at the core of their service. We honor veterans this Veterans Day by recognizing the foundation of their service and helping to ensure that their immense commitment is acknowledged and respected.

November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

On Prop. 2: Critical to viability of rural hospitals, economies

Proposition 2 is critical to the health and viability of not only our rural hospitals, but more importantly, our local economies. Medicaid expansion benefits the hardworking members of our local small businesses, farms, and forest workers, in both emergency situations and important preventative care.

October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Idaho’s Obamacare proposal riddled with constitutional problems

If Medicaid expansion is bad, Proposition 2 is worse because of how it is worded: Prop 2 would give immense power to federal politicians and bureaucrats over Idaho. Said federal power would very likely be in violation of the state constitution. Further, such power could prove damaging to myriad programs.

October 28, 2018 midnight read more..

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Idaho Chapter Endorses Proposition 2 Ballot Initiative

The Idaho Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has endorsed Proposition 2, the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative. The endorsement comes on World Suicide Prevention Day and at the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week. If passed, Proposition 2 will provide healthcare for the 62,000 Idahoans who fall into the state’s healthcare coverage gap.

October 28, 2018 midnight read more..



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