CORRECTION: Steven McCurdy said that after re-reading the 500 pages of documents provided to him by School District 25 he found two errors in his column. First, there were two School District 25 school board members at the school district's meeting with the tribes, according to documents pro…

  • 0

The more I find out about the process of the name change of the Indian logo for Pocatello High School the more disgusted I become with the actions of the School District administrators, board members and especially Pocatello principal, Lisa Delonas. In an email dated Aug. 23, 2020, Lisa Delo…

  • 0

Our U.S. Supreme Court justice-to-be, Amy Coney Barrett, has asserted her adherence to a juridical doctrine called “originalism.” The most well-known proponent of that doctrine in recent years was the deceased justice, Antonin Scalia, for whom Ms. Barrett clerked in 1998-99. I would like, in…

  • 0

On CBS This Morning, a report by Camilo Montoya-Calvez revealed that “hundreds of parents who were separated from their kids at the U.S.-Mexico border remain ‘unreachable.’" This began with the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy separating children from parents of more than 1,000…

  • 0

Bingham County, which constitutes the 31st Legislative District, has an interesting race and candidate running for Idaho House. Travis Oler, who is the Bingham County Democratic chairman, running for the Idaho House against first-term incumbent Republican Julianne Young. Most people would as…

  • 0

There’s much wisdom in the advice to ignore what a person says, but look very closely at what they do. In other words, talk is cheap. Idaho Sen. Jim Risch’s campaign speeches in Pocatello earlier this month are a classic example.

  • 0

Those individuals responsible for ensuring the safety of this great nation are among the most respected Americans. While public confidence in some of our institutions has flagged in recent years, confidence and respect for the U.S. military have remained remarkably high. A 2019 Pew Research …

  • 0

A few nights ago, while trying to get my baby girl to go back to sleep in the wee hours of the morning, I came across a YouTube interview with one of my favorite guitar players, Peter White. Mr. White, who’s a couple of years older than I am, came to prominence in the 1970s as a guitar and k…

  • 0

The difficult life choices facing young men and women today are unlike any we’ve seen in American history. Those of us who are older and have weathered our own life-storms may be inclined to dismiss the challenges facing our offspring as being no worse than those of our own, or previous, gen…

  • 0

Most Americans are pleased to think of our country as ”the exceptional nation,” in Ronald Reagan’s memorable words, “a shining city on a hill.” With a Constitution wisely created and with well-established norms and guard rails of governing practice, we’ve seemed to justify that assessment. I…

  • 0

A friend pointed out that it is easy to attack Donald Trump. I agree. Trump is cannon fodder for writers who wants to criticize his presidency. I’ve detailed many facts revealing his deficiencies in several of my columns.

  • 0

It was President Richard Nixon who said in the midst of the enveloping Watergate scandal: "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got."

  • 0

“As professionals, we are bound to recognize and implement the most current and relevant research in order to provide the best education and the best educational environment for our students.”

  • 0

These are contentious times, and it is hard to be confident about actions leading to reasonable results.

  • 0

I’m turning 30 in a few short days. I may not be that old, but I can say definitively that 2020 is the worst year I’ve ever lived through. Maybe that makes the small miracles I’ve witnessed this year sweeter; maybe I’m just noticing them more as I get older.

  • 0

It’s not very often that I comment on things like this, but I feel it’s important and necessary so please hear me out. I’ve worked as a school counselor at Pocatello High School for eight years and I’m a former student of Poky High. I’ve had so many positive and wonderful experiences here an…

  • 0

I was pleased to read the Portneuf Library Board’s article from Oct. 14 on consolidation and the potential effects on library districts. The conversations are occurring, and they are showing how important exploring these consolidation situations should be. It should not be taken lightly. Let…

  • 0

Georgetown University recently published a study of women’s welfare and progress toward equality in the United States, with data compiled on a state by state basis. The study is large and its analysis of the causes of the states’ widely varying success in achieving gender equality is detaile…