Last week’s Republican winter meeting brought some great news — if you’re a Democrat.

Since the Great Recession forced steep, painful cuts to the state’s education system, state officials have done a remarkable job of getting back on track. At times, the Legislature has perhaps moved too slowly, but it’s moved consistently, which is the harder thing to do. Getting a majority …

Idaho continues to have a major shortfall in infrastructure spending, which, as former Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter regularly pointed out, is simply deficit spending. No money to maintain a road when it needs it means you spend about 10 times more to replace it later.

As a member of USHPA (United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association), I have been advised of the proposed changes to the Salmon-Challis Forest Management Plan which could cause closure of the King Mountain flying site. I visited King Mountain two summers ago and was very impressed w…

Before I retired in 2003, I was a working federal employee who was designated as an "essential employee" and had to work without pay during one of the previous government shutdowns. I remember counting my pennies to be sure I didn't run out of money before I ran out of month. It was a scary …

Mr. Larson takes issue with the idea of “your truth.” He stated that “The truth is not some fungible commodity,” thereby implying that somehow truth is constant and never varies.

I think the city of Ammon should raise the speed limit on Midway Ave. to 40 mph-plus. That is how fast 80 percent of drivers are going. I have never seen such blatant disregard for a 25 mph speed limit.

Have you ever smelled sagebrush after a rainstorm? Seen a mink in the sun along a river? Skied on powder in heaps of fresh snow? Watched a flight of snow geese glide in a clear blue sky? Observed a kingfisher fall like a stone into a placid river? Canoed over a crystal clear mountain lake? R…

Senator Risch, do you have the character and fortitude to fill the shoes of your predecessors, Borah and Church? If so, urge McConnell to vote on a funding bill and send it to the president, despite his threats to veto any bill that doesn't include $5.7 billion to fund his wall.

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