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Prairie Pulse

Season not a complete wash out

GRANGEVILLE – On the baseball diamond I am lucky if I don’t strike out. With pen and paper, I’ll admit I haven’t been “to bat” much writing about the game. But sometimes, whether you’ve been on the field or not really has little influence on the outcome. So, I decided ...

By Laurie Chapman

April 21, 2017 9:33 p.m. read more..

  

Political Broad

Fifth Amendment preserves our right to due process, and more

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/apr/03/73054/ Like the First Amendment, there is substantial information packed into the Fifth Amendment. In this section, our founding fathers have addressed issues such as double jeopardy, due process and eminent domain. It also provides citizens the right to remain silent, or not implicate themselves. The following is a transcription ...

By Laurie Chapman

April 3, 2017 4:19 p.m. read more..



Prairie Pulse

Group works toward encore for Kooskia Opera House

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/mar/31/72987/ True to any theatrical performance, the fate of Kooskia’s Old Opera House reads like a script still in the writing process. Setting the scene: The Old Opera House sits on Kooskia’s Main Street, a two-story building with a century-long history. Originally built in 1912, it was purchased by George ...

By Laurie Chapman

March 31, 2017 11:22 a.m. read more..



Political Broad

Fourth Amendment addresses search procedures

Following on the heels of the Third Amendment, and enforcing the notion that “each man’s home is his castle,” the Fourth Amendment has been the basis for many opinions regarding appropriate law enforcement and governmental procedures. Again, we are looking at an individual’s right to privacy and freedom from governmental ...

By Laurie Chapman

March 20, 2017 1:32 p.m. read more..

 

Prairie Pulse

Kooskia Internment Camp brought to life

Note: Update to correct first name of President. KOOSKIA – Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Americans were gripped with fear of another impending attack. Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt responded by issuing Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19, 1942. This authorized the deportation and incarceration of Japanese-Americans. ...

By Laurie Chapman

March 13, 2017 12:26 p.m. read more..

  

Political Broad

Second amendment arms a nation

I will preface this week’s blog post stating my family has had a tragic connection to gun violence. But wait, don’t stop reading just yet as you may be surprised with my opinion on this amendment. The following is a transcription of the Second Amendment to the Constitution in its ...

By Laurie Chapman

February 13, 2017 11:38 a.m. read more..

 

Prairie Pulse

Riggins helicopter company to the rescue

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/feb/03/70864/ RIGGINS – American society has been aptly dubbed a throw-away culture. No longer need something, throw it away. No longer want something, throw it away. It extends beyond material goods. Shelters overflow with unwanted and discarded pets. Recently, Valley County residents rallied to the assistance of two such unwanted ...

By Laurie Chapman

February 3, 2017 4:31 p.m. read more..



Political Broad

Deciphering the First Amendment

Following on the heels of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, now seems a perfect time to address the First Amendment. Let’s dissect how it was written and what it means. The following is a transcription of the First Amendment to the Constitution in its original form. Amendment I Congress shall make ...

By Laurie Chapman

January 27, 2017 3:18 p.m. read more..



Prairie Pulse

The clock that stood the test of time

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/jan/27/70626/ GRANGEVILLE – If a clock could talk, the grandfather standing in the Grangeville Wells Fargo branch would tick out quite a tale. Neither flood nor fire could destroy his old bones. He’s travelled from Europe and across this great country eventually stopping in Grangeville where he has resided for ...

By Laurie Chapman

January 27, 2017 3:03 p.m. read more..



Prairie Pulse

Inghram cleans up community a piece at a time

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/jan/26/70563/ GRANGEVILLE - “Thanks Obama!” All kidding aside, when I tell you about Grangeville resident Roger Inghram I imagine you will say the same. It is not meant in jest, as a current viral video about the former U.S. President does. (If you haven’t seen it, Obama tries to dunk ...

By Laurie Chapman

January 21, 2017 10:42 p.m. read more..



Political Broad

Inspecting the Bill of Rights

On Dec. 30, 2016, I traveled to the Grangeville Centennial Library for a little research. I found a large, three-dimensional display marking the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. I was intrigued and thought maybe there was an opportunity for me to write publicly. Following the holidays I returned ...

By Laurie Chapman

January 14, 2017 8:45 a.m. read more..

 

Prairie Pulse

Rowland tireless in community efforts

http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/jan/26/70555/ COTTONWOOD – Some individuals seek the limelight. They are driven by drama, and seek to acquire accolades. My daughter calls them divas. Then there are others who fly under the radar. They work tirelessly behind the scenes, making sure activities run smoothly and events pull together unhitched. They devote ...

By Laurie Chapman

January 6, 2017 10:23 p.m. read more..



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