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On My Honor? Decision effectively ends scouting

Editorial

As the movie gangsters might say, “You are dead to me.” This month, the Boys Scouts of America announced girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn Boy Scouting’s highest honor of Eagle rank.

Candidates are committed; you should be also

Editorial

Area residents have a rare opportunity this election season to take a hand in the direction their cities head in the coming year. It’s a unique occasion as we have not had such contested races in city elections for several cycles.

Ambassadors a proactive idea for communities

Editorial

The Lewiston Airport idea encourages us to step it up, to get some of our volunteers out from behind the desk and be proactive in promoting our businesses and recreation opportunities.

Andrus’ example to apply in our local communities

Editorial

Not everyone can have a national legacy such as that of former four-term Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus. But everyone can have a local opportunity to impact their communities in such important ways as he typified.

Idahoans will not be defined by racist label

Editorial

We’re number two in the nation. For what? Hate. Is this for real?

End to felony drug crimes? Oregon’s law one to watch

Editorial

Our western neighbors are embarking upon another new drug journey. Effective last week, personal-use possession of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs is now a misdemeanor and no longer a felony.

Eclipse event a lesson for local business opportunity

Editorial

Next Monday brings the total solar eclipse. While this will be an interesting astronomical event, of more pragmatic interest is what economic impact this event will have had on local communities? And from this, what can we learn to plan for that nice piece of the money pie when our region comes into the spotlight?

Firefighter accidents inevitable; we can make them fewer, less common

Editorial

During wildfire season and its threats to homes and property is the ever-present danger to firefighters working the lines to contain blazes and stop their spread. The human cost to fighting these fires was recently brought home by two recent incidents in Montana

Redistribute charitable giving locally

Editorial

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.

Economic development starts, driven by local chamber of commerce

Editorial

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.

Residents and visitors: Border Days awaits you

Editorial

Are you ready? This Saturday, July 1, kicks off Grangeville Border Days. Whether a local or a visitor, this event is for you.

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