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Summer’s coming: Watch out for trucks

The return of summer is almost here in Idaho — an event that in 2021 is especially welcome as our state, and our great nation, are finally emerging from the COVID-induced hibernation. Accordingly, Idaho citizens can expect to see a ...

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After challenging year, Idaho education needs our support

The past 13 months have presented enormous challenges for students, parents, teachers and school administrators. The sudden changes in work life, home life and social life, along with new ways of learning and instructing, have firmly placed the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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Important steps to follow when estate planning

The biggest misconception people have about estate planning is that “they are not that old, and can do it later,” say almost half of advisors in a recent Key Private Bank Advisor Poll on estate planning. Yet, the majority of ...

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Ask Oregon agriculture why we must end the salmon wars

This week, the Bureau of Reclamation released the Klamath Project 2021 Temporary Operations Plan, which was developed in response to consecutive years of drought conditions in the Klamath Basin. Decisions were made to use the limited water to assist the ...

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A note from the editor

Construction is always one of our most popular topics, and our focus section this week is on this important area.  Besides, it lends itself to such great headline puns — “Building on Idaho” and so on.  Our main article this ...

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Idaho business community supports higher education

Nearly 100 members of Idaho Business for Education (IBE) recently wrote an open letter to the members of the Idaho House of Representatives. We wrote this letter because we are concerned with the anti-education campaign that has been waged this ...

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Congressman Simpson should put Idaho first, do no harm

The expression “first do no harm” is a popular phrase often attributed to the Hippocratic oath taken by doctors. The idea is that it may be better to do nothing rather than intervening and causing more harm than good. The ...

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Listening to my constituents on the Columbia Basin Initiative

Recently I met with county commissioners from Twin Falls, Gooding, Shoshone, Lincoln, Jerome and Minidoka, and I was able to discuss my Columbia Basin Initiative to address ending the perennial lawsuits, creating certainty for agriculture and salmon recovery. I was ...

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