Saturday, 22 February 2020

Who Is The Idaho Wildlife Federation?

Published on January 31, 2020 by Karen Schumacher

What is the Idaho Wildlife Federation (IWF) really about? Many sportsmen, and women, have been led to believe that IWF is a pro-hunting advocacy group. Looking at their activities and associations creates some concerns about this position. When Yellowstone to…

Op-Ed: Can Districts Take ‘No’ for an Answer?

Published on January 31, 2020 by Dr. Ronald Nate

By Ronald Nate, Ph.D. and Lindsey Zea Idaho laws put clear limits on local governments’ taxing, spending, and regulating ability. As sure as water runs downhill though, local governments push for more money and more control. Here’s an example. Let’s…

Control Over Idaho Water (Part 2)

Published on January 30, 2020 by Karen Schumacher

The Lemhi river is 60 miles long, as a tributary flows northwest to the Salmon river, feeding into the Snake river, and ultimately flows into the Columbia river. Below is a map of Lemhi River Basin tributaries that are priority…

Dam Removal will do Unnecessary Damage

Published on January 28, 2020 by Ronald M. Harriman

To Salmon, and to the economies of Washington and Oregon In the recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Columbia Riverkeeper V. Wheeler case, the 12-20-2019 decision is being touted by the print media and non-government organizations (NGO) as a decision…

Education and Class Mobility — They’re not gained through Common Core

Published on January 19, 2020 by Dr. John Livingston

We have class privilege in our country and not gender or race privilege. Many of the special opportunities available for upward mobility across classes and generations are not based on wealth or income, or skin color or ethnicity or gender,…

Water Water Everywhere but Who is in Control of It? (Part 1)

Published on January 19, 2020 by Karen Schumacher

Control Over Idaho Water – Part 1 Much interest in the Lemhi River and its tributaries has been around for some time. According to the Idaho Water Resource Board (IWRB), the “Lemhi River is one of the cornerstones of Idaho’s…

Senator Crapo Against Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Published on January 16, 2020 by Bob "Nugie" Neugebauer

There is much concern in our state about the legalization of marijuana, so we did some investigating of a banking bill sponsored by, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) introduced S. 1200 on April 11, 2019. This bill…

Public Education – Feeding the Beast

Published on January 15, 2020 by Dr. Max Allen, M.D.

When will it end? How much is enough? Once again, State Education has its hands in our pockets. Like drilling a well, they won’t stop even when they do hit the ‘gusher‘ of public funding. As a youngster, I was…

From Obese to Peace

Published on January 14, 2020 by Bernadette Almeida

A Rebuttal to The Dangerous Cults of Veganism and PETA Dec. 7, 2019, by Max Allen There are three macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbs. Animal meat contains protein and fat. The number one source for fuel for our bodies is…

Weighing in on the Grocery Tax and State of the State

Published on January 8, 2020 by Bob "Nugie" Neugebauer

Let me try to clarify what the governor said in his state of the state message because, like all politicians, he gives us a lot of double talk that needs to be translated into common English. The Grocery Tax from…