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In the 1950s there was a quiz show called “To Tell the Truth.” It has been reborn several times but retained its original format. A celebrity panel would try to discover which one of three contestants was telling the truth, as all claimed to be the same person with identical backgrounds.

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The historic Rock Creek Station and Stricker Ranch homesite have served as an oasis for visitors for more than 150 years. Dating as far back as 1811, this outpost just south of the Magic Valley city of Hansen provided explorers, trappers and mountain men a place to rest, refresh and restock …

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Talking with Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher about his recent cancer diagnosis a couple of weeks ago hit home with me. In many ways, being lucky is better than being good.

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It appears many people receive crucial medical information from social media and conspiracy theory sites. But I’m pretty certain that if you break a bone, need an appendectomy, tear your rotator cuff, get cancer or lose a limb to diabetes or an accident, social media won't provide you a step…

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When I was young, there were no social media memes because there was no social media. There were, instead, catchphrases which served the same purpose. One of the most well-known catchphrases of my youth was “Big brother is coming.” This catchphrase encapsulated the paranoia of a generation r…

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Republican resistance to investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot in our nation’s Capitol building is shining a powerful spotlight on a crucial question: What are those congressmen on the right afraid of?

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“Mister, you may conquer the air but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline.” — Henry Drummond in “Inherit the Wind” by Jerome Lawrence

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There is a chronic shortage of behavioral health resources in Idaho. The Kaiser Family Foundation reported that about 100,000 Idaho adults had an unmet need for mental health treatment in 2018-2019. Children fare no better in the Gem State. Idaho has received a 46th place ranking among the s…

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A balanced organizational budget is much more than a budget in which the revenues and expenditures match for a given fiscal year. A balanced organizational budget — referred to professionally as a structurally balanced budget — is a budget whose internal organization is designed to ensure in…

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The current furor around personalities, campaign aspirations, developer’s self-interest and the desire to create news begs the question, “What About Pocatello?” Pocatello is composed of roughly 56,637 people who have a variety of needs and dreams. Where do those people fit in amongst all the…

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The escalating gunplay that’s rising to urban warfare levels in Democratic strongholds is triggering concerned citizens in ever greater numbers. The shortsighted “defund the police” movements promoted by well-protected liberal leaders are falling out of fashion faster than “Avenatti for Pres…

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“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” ― J.K. Rowling

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The world is a bit hysterical these days; there is a palatable fear about the virus and public health. But we must be careful to prevent fear from destroying freedom. People should not be forced into medical decisions they are not comfortable with — especially in an experimental setting.

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We’ve seen short water times before in Idaho, but this year’s extended drought has put into sharp relief the decades-long Idaho water adjudication process playing out in the Bellevue Triangle just south of Ketchum/Sun Valley/Hailey/Bellevue.

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For many years, pilots of American aircraft, small as well as large, routinely have executed a protocol before takeoff, often written-down, often spoken aloud: “Landing gear position lights, checked; altimeter, set; directional gyro, set; fuel gauges, checked …” It slows things down a minute…

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As a lifelong farmer and the chairman of the Idaho Water Resource Board, it’s been amazing to watch our state’s potential 2021 water supplies diminish from what was shaping up to be a comparatively decent winter with near-average snowpack in most areas of the state to a bone-dry spring.

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Last week, City Council member Christine Stevens wrote a scathing article blaming Mayor Brian Blad for our city not having a long-range plan. She also failed to write that she and the other two City Council members, Roger Bray and Claudia Ortega, have fought Mayor Blad’s agenda every step of…

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One of the best things that happens during charitable endeavors are the individual acts of kindness you encounter. That’s definitely the case in my campaign to bring used computers to educate Mayan children in Chiapas, Mexico.