Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Did Idaho Legislators Sell Out to Pharmaceutical Companies?

Published on January 14, 2019 by Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R-District 7)

No matter what your personal beliefs on the effectiveness of vaccines, I want to raise awareness of Big Pharma’s influence on dissolving our nation’s most valuable founding principle: FREEDOM. It is happening right here in Idaho, right now. On January…

The Truth About the Meningococcal (MenACWY) Vaccine and Your Child

Published on January 14, 2019 by Rep. Heather Scott (R-District 1)

Last week in the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee, after much debate and controversy, an administrative rule was passed by a 7-6 vote to mandate 12th-grade high school students receive the Meningococcal vaccine. This rule is not required to…

Fallen Giant

Published on January 14, 2019 by Darr Moon

My uncle was an engineer for the Forest Service, he helped design and build the Yankee Fork road we used to access our summer gold camp. He was a proud employee of an organization that was regaled as America’s keeper…

Single Payer Medical Care is not the Answer

Published on January 13, 2019 by Dr. John Livingston

Over the past 7 years and since the time of the passage of the ACA, I have listened without interjecting myself into the debate about the efficacy of moving forward with—Medicaid Expansion, SHIP, and Access to Health Care to those…

Health Care is neither a Right nor a Common Good

Published on January 13, 2019 by Dr. John Livingston

Last weekend was a great moment in time for the State of Idaho. Seeing power being transferred to a new generation of Idahoans and fresh young legislators eager to represent their constituents is always uplifting. Unfortunately, we heard the echoes…

Trump Challenge: “Tear Down that Wall!”

Published on January 13, 2019 by Wayne Root

I was going to write a column about the wall. It’s certainly the biggest issue in America. But I can end that debate quickly. President Trump should issue a simple challenge: “My fellow Democrats, I have a challenge for you….

Salmon-Challis Wilderness News

Published on January 12, 2019 by Darr Moon

Hot off the press, courtesy of the Challis Messenger. The news story below was printed about a month after the December 13th meeting sponsored by the Forest Service to present their findings regarding areas under consideration for additional Wilderness designation. According…

Four Idaho Republicans Join Democrats to Impose Vaccine Mandate

Published on January 12, 2019 by Natalie Feuerstein

Representatives Fred Wood, Jarom Wagoner, Marc Gibbs, and Laurie Lickley, Today [January 10, 2019], I watched as you voted ‘yes’ to mandate the meningitis vaccine for children. In other words, you voted ‘yes’ to increase government and to limit parental rights and personal responsibility….

Bipartisan Support for “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Is Growing

Published on January 12, 2019 by José Niño

Red flag laws have a history of bipartisan support. And when any piece of legislation has Democrats and Republicans locking arms in agreement, you know trouble lies ahead. — Published with Permission of — Is gun confiscation coming to…

Data Show California Is a Living Example of the Good Intentions Fallacy

Published on January 11, 2019 by Jon Miltimore

“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.” — Published with Permission of — During a speech at Harvard several years ago, Charlie Munger related a story about a surgeon who removed “bushel baskets…

Landmark bill protecting endangered salmon signed into law

Published on January 11, 2019 by Gabriella Hoffman

— Published with Permission of — The bipartisan Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on December 27th, 2018. This law should be fully celebrated as a win for conservation! The goal of the…

GREAT NEWS: Washington UTC Denies Avista Hydro One Appeal!

Published on January 11, 2019 by Rich Loudenback

GREAT NEWS: The following press release from Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) finalizes the hopes of this big lead balloon that has so worried Avista customers for the last couple of years. This Washington State decision does put the…