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Searching for opinion based articles? Below we'll share opinion news articles on a wide variety of topics.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago

OPINION: Government stays open … for now

At long last, Congress has quit kicking the can down the road in regard to keeping the government open. And that’s…

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
OPINION: Risch, Fulcher split on Ukraine aid

Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher is not one of the most sought-after talking heads for TV network news programs. Fulcher does not serve on a high-profile committ…

Updated 4 months ago
Marty and Max: Drone safety

I have one of the most dangerous jobs in America. I am a professional drone pilot in Idaho. I am not with the FBI or the government, however, I have had more guns pointed in my direction than I can count.

Updated 4 months ago
OPINION: Lawmaker: ‘Rational people’ need to step up in GOP

Bonneville County’s Republican Central Committee may have picked a fight against the wrong legislator.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Rawhide real estate marketing

When preparing your home do it the rawhide way. Remember the old country song from many Western movies including City Slickers? It goes something like… “Rollin, Rollin Rollin, Keep those dogies rollin', Head 'em up…

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: GOP lawmakers get no love back home

One thing I learned from my five years at the Post Register in the 1980s was the love that people in Idaho Falls had for Republicans. Almost as much as the Fou…

Updated 5 months ago
Marty and Max: Is the market recovering?

The estimated single-family year-end inventory will be around 525k. Our normal inventory peak is in August, however this year it appears that it is November.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Are we in a double-dip housing recession?

The big question on everyone’s mind is: when will home sales turn around? Are we on the cusp of a double-dip housing recession, or are there signals that 2024 …

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Is it game over for your investments?

On one of my many business trips to Las Vegas, I was asked if I gambled. My reply was “Absolutely yes. I have a 401K comprised mostly of stocks and bonds. My e…

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Simpson: Jordan was not the right fit for speaker

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is accustomed to attacks from the right — for his work on the Appropriations Committee, his votes for big-budget bills and his s…

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Tear down that wall!

Real Estate accounts for about one-fifth of the US economy. The two big problems buyers face are interest rates and inventory.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max:Should I Stay or Should I Go

Is now the right time to sell your home?

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max (and TaylorAnne): Real Estate Photography and Copyright

I listed my home a couple of years ago and am getting ready to re-list with a different agent. My new agent wants to bring out another photographer and I don’t…

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Don’t count on Congress to resolve fiscal mess

Round and round we go, and we all know where this stops. It’s Nov. 17, when Congress will face another chapter of tired talks about a government-shutdown.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Real Estate Recipes

Today we will discuss two ways to buy an actively marketed home at a bargain, where you actually want to live.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
MY TURN: Shoshone County BOCC blaming others, working less

This letter is to express my own opinion, and no one else’s. The new commissioners are pointing fingers and blaming us for overspending for the last four years, but not saying what we overspent on. Why?