Sitting with multiple newspapers in front of me so I can get my names straight for inclusion in this letter, I ultimately shove them away as useless. Our state representatives and senators are as selfish, power-hungry and greedy as our federal senators and congresspeople are. Idahoans voted …

The response from Mr. Marlowe in regards to the Trump/Obama comparison kind of tickled my funny bone a little bit. I will not deny that President Trump has some glaring personality gaffes, but don't we all more or less have flaws of our own? I hope it was not me that you were calling a narci…

As a former board member and chairman of District 93, I read with interest a recent guest column explaining why the construction of the middle school was taking a year to even break ground. I find it expensive to delay.

I find it shocking the mayor and city council is participating in the potential loss of TRPTA. I feel councilwoman Ziel-Dingman is disingenuous in first stating “many cities don’t provide public transportation,” and “I am committed to finding a replacement to TRPTA.”

House Joint Resolution 46 was created by Congress to block President Trump’s declaration of emergency permitting him to move money from budgeted programs to build a wall on the Mexican border. The Resolution addresses the usurpation by the President of Congressional powers of the purse.

Some of our legislators say that the voters didn’t understand what they were voting on when they voted for Medicaid expansion. Other legislators say that Idaho citizens are not smart enough to engage in the initiative process.

I would like to send kudos to the young E.M.T who voluntarily bagged my groceries while he was in line at Winco Monday morning. A class act.

In her latest PR letter, Trina Pettingill indicated she had listened to President Trump's two-hour CPAC speech. Good for her. However, instead of taking the time and effort to comment on the speech, she resorted to name-calling, referring to President Trump as "unhinged ... totally crazy and…

As a medical student starting school this fall, I’m beyond excited for this next chapter. I’ve chosen to dedicate my career, and the next 8-10 years of schooling so that I can help others with their health challenges. But right now in Idaho, patients facing cancer may also have to face a cha…

Voters elect representatives whose promises they like. Representatives vote their consciences. Voters re-elect those representatives when they break only a couple of promises. Voters do not re-elect those representatives when they break many promises.

In response to Trina Pettingill's latest letter - I am a veteran, having lived through World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and all subsequent military actions in which this nation has participated. So, in brief allusion to my former capacity as a forest lookout, so to speak, I’ve h…

Come on America wake up. I don't care if you are left or right. Use your common sense. Aborting babies up to 9 months, letting illegals vote, lowering the voting age to 16? Free, free, free, for all? Who will pay? Are you ok with that?

I am a registered Republican. I have consistently voted for Senator Crapo since he first ran for Congress and for Senator Risch since he ran for lieutenant governor.

On Dec. 19, I sent an email to our District 33 State Legislators asking whether they would support the voter’s decision on Proposition 2, the Medicaid Expansion Ballot Initiative, passed by the majority of voters in District 33. I pointed out that Proposition 2 had received significantly mor…

"Is there any guarantee that if a gun carrier heard shooting he would run to confront the shooter?" asked John Tanner in a letter recently. I suspect that a teacher who hears a murderer advancing to her classroom won’t run to confront him. She'll know where he’ll enter the classroom and can …

I support the 2nd Amendment and am a long time NRA member. A recent event was reported in Boise involving a local politician and his companions who open carried weapons to a sit-down restaurant. Apparently, some other customers became uncomfortable, and the management placed a curtain creati…

As President of the Blackfoot Education Association, I (with the support of our BEA board and building representatives), would like to indicate our trust and support for the current Blackfoot School District Administration and overall effectiveness of the Blackfoot School Board. I have atten…

Mr. Sehlke, you are wrong. It is a common absolute indisputable fact that Idaho has a mixed democratic/republican form of government. Everyone knows that when Bonneville Country Republicans (also known as the “Oligarchs”) lose, we are a republic. When the Republicans win, it is a democracy.

I'm not sure how the Post Register's opinion page is improved by the addition of people like Mark Fuller. His column of March 13 was so full of lies as to be unintelligible. Perhaps Mr. Fuller is unaware that he was spreading lies. But he should know better.

In response to Halli Stone’s letter “D93 misled taxpayers” on Feb. 28, I would like to review several points and explain why the district has not started construction on the new middle school.

Representative Scott Grow thinks you are an idiot. His current push to change voter initiative rules in the state is an undisguised attempt to silence Idaho voters. His claim he wants to "increase participation" is transparently untrue. That's not at all his goal. He is a prime example of th…

A group of House Republicans in Idaho are pushing a bill (HB228) that is larded with provisions in direct contravention of the Medicaid expansion legislation, and will of the voters, that was passed by over 60 percent of Idahoans in November. This would have the effect of sharply reducing th…

After all the signatures, the door-knocking, the overwhelming vote and even an Idaho Supreme Court ruling, some Idaho legislators appear determined to destroy Medicaid expansion. They want to add bureaucratic, but phony, “work” requirements that will actually cost the state money.

How sad what the Republicans have become when they stand and cheer the death of a war hero at the CPAC convention, a man that would not accept early release from captivity and leave his comrades behind — Sen. John McCain. I do not understand how any veteran can support a party that would deg…

First, Hillary Clinton demeaned a huge segment of America by labeling them deplorable. Now this paper has done the same by calling those who agree or appreciated the President’s speech at CPAC rabble.

It appears that James Delmore has a grudge against Republicans. In "The GOP addiction to big money,"  he claims they discourage Latino voters, "harvest" absentees ballots, suppress American Indian votes, purge voter registrations, and kill the full term and delivered baby vote — sorry, wrong…

For the past 42 years, it's been my pleasure and privilege to visit with the fine folks in eastern Idaho, western Wyoming, northern Utah and southwest Montana from the studios of KIDK-TV3 and for the past nearly 10 years in company with Local News 8. I've been able to share some weather info…

So now with Idaho House Bill 203, the National Rifle Association wants to let concealed guns into our grade schools. And no school officials would have a right to ask who is carrying one — not the principal, or the superintendent, or the school board, or anyone else. Many of our schools have…

In “When do we hold them accountable?” Ray Johnson builds a specious argument for how the U.S. Constitution is applied in the operation of a representative form of government.

After listening to Trump at his speech at CPAC, he is totally unhinged. My god, I do not understand how any sane person can support someone who is totally crazy and who is destroying our country.

Rep. Bryan Zollinger uses the term “able-bodied” to justify excluding people from Medicaid by his proposed addition of work requirements to the Medicaid expansion law. I am a physical therapist and have a different opinion on what this term means in this context. I doubt that Zollinger has t…

I loved your article about Steve Cannon. He is truly a nice guy, and I hope he enjoys his retirement. I especially wanted to commend Steve on being a little bit corny. I mean, this guy told some silly jokes through his career and was a little goofy on air sometimes, but that's OK with me. Wi…

It wasn't bad enough that the delegates to the Democratic National Committee voted three times to delete God from their platform, nor that the estimated cost of their New Green Deal has reached $93 billion, nor that they are leaning further and closer to socialism, but now they have voted no…

Many things well said in the recent letter from Jim Key taking Bryan Smith and the Idaho Freedom Foundation to task for its attempt to derail the implementation of Medicaid expansion. An expansion that was approved at the ballot box last November by over 60 percent of Idaho voters. An expans…

To understand Jim Key's paradigm it is vital to recognize the the original source of his income for many years has been federal tax dollars. That fact speaks volumes!

I believe that we should make things to slow global warming. I had an idea to make a solar car that is low priced and affordable. This will enable most people to buy it. If we do this, then we will lengthen the time until global warming takes place.

I'm a 58-year-old lady, and I hunt. I completed a hunter education course last spring. I purchased a hunting and fishing license and then I purchased an elk tag so I could participate in the fall general hunt with my husband.

Rep. Chad Christensen has announced publicly that he is a great, safe, responsible driver. It would seem, however, that he has had a problem with inattentive driving and who knows, maybe while using a cell phone. His record with the Idaho Court Repository indicates that over the past 25 year…

I read about the article about the House not accepting repeals on the Medicaid expansion initiative that was voted on last November by the so-called "misinformed voters."

Mireya Reyes’ proposes the city bring E-scooters to Idaho Falls as a service to the public. However, to allow E-scooters that reach top speeds of 20 mph around the Greenbelt, which is often crowded with roller skaters, skateboarders and bicyclists, will present an additional safety threat fo…

Finally,  someone has had the courage to say publicly what many of your readers have thought silently for way too long.  Congrats, Rachel Chase, for stepping up and saying what needed to be said.

Throughout history, wolves have gotten a bum rap and were nearly eradicated. Wolves and other wild animals occupied nature first and have more of a right to be in nature than later arrivals of humans and domesticated animals.

On Monday the Idaho Senate voted 25-9 in support of Marsy’s Law. I want to personally thank Senator Lent and Senator Mortimer for supporting Marsy’s Law. Thank you both for having the courage to listen and stand firm for the rights of crime victims.

This letter is addressing your article on the E-scooters. Bringing E-scooters to Idaho Falls is a good idea. It will be another form of transportation in the city, and they’re fun to ride around. Boise had a positive outcome by bringing E-scooters to their city.

As I look at pictures and read, I am surprised at the number of barriers we already have at our southern border. I don't know who authorized them or how the money was appropriated. I don't recall any controversy.

I don't understand why guest columnist Jim Key, in his recent article, "Liberalism, liberals and libertarians," would rely on the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to define "liberalism." The definition he used was archaic and irrelevant in today's society.

The Republicans are now saying that the president can use an executive order to get his money for his dumb wall. I remember Republicans screamed loudly when President Obama used executive orders. No matter what the issue is the Republicans claim it's okay for them to do it even though they s…

I live in the south part of Island Park, in an area not far from U.S. Highway 20. Most winters we have a few wintering moose in our neighborhood.