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Updated 5 days, 10 hours ago

Risch: Putin can smell weakness

It’s painful for me to see President Biden talking about what’s happening in Ukraine.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Ybarra touts record of progress for education

State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra often reminds people that “I’m a teacher, not a politician.”

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
In defense of the wolves: Part 2

Without protection under the Endangered Species Act, all wolves face the death sentence.

Updated 1 month ago
PLANT NOTES: Miners Lettuce and Heartleaf Springbeauty

Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata) and Heartleaf Springbeauty (Claytonia cardifolia) form rich green groundcovers sprinkled with small, white 5-petaled ...

Updated 1 month ago
In defense of the wolves (pt. 1)

One of the most atrocious acts of cruelty ever instigated against wildlife, is being perpetrated by the governor and the legislature of Idaho.

Updated 1 month ago
Skipping debates is the new fashion trend

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson appeared to be getting himself into hot water with his recent refusal to debate his opponent, Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
PLANT NOTES: Mountain Lover

Plant Notes from the Arboretum Mountain Lover (Paxistima myrsinites)

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Insulin, politics and the mid-term election

The House passed the Affordable Insulin Now Act, which caps consumer insulin costs at $35 a month for most consumers – responding to President Biden’s call i...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Durst takes on education establishment

Branden Durst concedes that he probably would not win the Republican race for state superintendent if he were going against either of his two opponents alone.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
McGeachin wasn’t a ‘team player’ for long

As difficult as this is to believe, given Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s drama-filled term in office, there was a brief moment when she served a viable function...

Updated 2 months ago
Wasden warns against activist for AG

If you’d like to pass along a compliment to Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, just tell him that he’s boring.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
To our delegation, it’s all gloom and doom

President Biden’s State of the Union address is long behind us and everyone is well past analyzing the details of his speech.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
McGeachin gives AFPAC standing in Idaho

To get all this publicity, she had to speak to the America First Political Action Committee (AFPAC) – a group in which some of the main players support Vladi...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Risch has eyes on the ‘real’ enemy

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch has found a common enemy – and it isn’t President Biden, or congressional Democrats who are trying to ram through their socialist agenda.

Updated 3 months ago
MALLOY: Smith says Simpson has met his ‘Waterloo’

Say one thing about Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith, he does not lack for confidence or swagger. And he will need all of that if he’s going to take out long...