In Idaho Falls, it has for several years been illegal to fire or evict an LGBT person because of who they are. Finally, it is also illegal to deny them public accommodations. This is now the case in more than a dozen cities and two counties in Idaho. The Idaho Falls City Council should pride…

Rep. Britt Raybould should retain her seat in the Idaho House. She has racked up accomplishments well beyond what could be expected from her first two years in office and is admired by her fellow lawmakers both as a sharp mind and as a hard worker.

On Feb. 1, 1960, four college freshmen walked into the F.W. Woolworth Company building in Greensboro, N.C. and sat down at a lunch counter. They ordered coffee. The counter would not serve them. They were black and sitting in an area that had been designated for whites only. They sat for hou…

Editorial Cartoons

Thanks to Todd DeVries for his insights and willingness to take part in local politics. I know Todd is accomplished in many ways despite having what some would view as a handicap.

Charles Finance, assistant precinct committee officer in the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee apparently feels that the recent Idaho Falls City Council’s correction of a 2013 ordinance which was enacted by a previous administration somehow added more new discrimination than it …

As a former Idaho landlord (34 units at one time), nowhere on my rental application form did I ask a person's sexual orientation or gender identification. I didn't figure that was any of my damned business. I based my decision of which applicants to accept based on sound business principles.

For heaven’s sake, people. Do you not know that the dog you have chained out back or relegated to some small pen is a living, breathing and very loyal creature if given half a chance? Dogs are trained to detect diseases. They defend and save the lives of our military. They find lost children…

Dustin from Idaho Freedom Action called and left me a message. I don’t know Dustin, and I don’t affiliate with either Idaho Freedom Action or its ally the Idaho Freedom Foundation. In fact, I disagree with Bryan Smith’s recent editorial claim that this Foundation informs voters about “good b…

These are troubling times that present the most difficult of challenges. It is at these times when our dreams of tomorrow may be overshadowed by the concerns we have regarding the future. Our deepest sympathies are with those who are suffering from the effects of the coronavirus, both financ…

Like many of the challenges faced by Idahoans in the last several months, this primary election has been unprecedented. Idaho’s first completely mail-in ballot election has been fraught with uncertainty and complications; however, the staff at the Bonneville County Elections Office have rise…

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