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The Magic “R” In Idaho – What makes a “Red” State?

In a prior column, we discussed the trends in Idaho and that even though 41 out of 44 counties were generally reliable GOP that didn’t seem to be the answer when it came to living in a state that operated on conservative principles. For example, it is almost impossible to be elected to statewide office […]

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Idaho Republicans Have No Confidence in Simpson

In response to Congressman Simpson’s proposal to breach four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River, I wrote an article last month entitled, “Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm.” The article named players who oppose Simpson’s plan including, Governor Brad Little, United States Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, Representative Russ […]

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Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and 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 Hippocratic oath taken by dentists includes a similar promise to do no intentional harm to […]

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Something Fishy about Simpsons Dam Busting

Hopefully, our readers are aware of Congressman Simpson’s support of busting 4 dams on the Columbia River siding with Governor Inslee and the two democratic senators from the State of Washington. If you haven’t we urge you to read Dr. Livingston’s latest article, The Mike Simpson Wilderness of No Return in this issue of the […]

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The Mike Simpson Wilderness of No Return

I am truly at a loss for words. I don’t know how to respond to Mike Simpson’s proposal to breach the lower 4 Snake River Dams Ice Harbor—Lower Monument—Little Goose and Lower Granite all in Washington State. He along with Washington’s Governor Inslee and two Democratic Senators Patty Murry and Marie Cantwell, want to use […]

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Heck NO, Rep. Simpson

The federal government has increasingly been engaging in public-private partnerships (P3) as a way in which to fund projects. A huge portion of these partnerships involves conservation and land use, but not to the advantage of Idahoans. Rep. Simpson was previously involved in the Boulder-White Clouds designation as a wilderness and actively engaged with the […]