Pocatello is a great place to live and work which is why our city should be a destination for entrepreneurs, family-supporting jobs and innovation. We want city leaders who can make Pocatello a vibrant, competitive and prosperous place to live. That is why I’m voting for Chris Stevens for Po…

In response to John Robinson’s September 18 letter to the editor asking “Why the I?” I would like to respond with the following. Mr. Robinson asks why the “I” isn’t being changed to an “I” overlapped with an “S” as seen currently on so many Idaho State University marketing materials, school …

Tax policy may seem like an abstract exercise to some people, but decisions made by Idaho lawmakers have real world consequences. Take, for instance, a couple now in their mid to late sixties living in Kootenai, Cassia, Gooding, Shoshone or Ada County. They’ve lived and worked for decades in…

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, and donations to the Portneuf Greenway in Paul Villano's name. We are so grateful for all of the thoughts and prayers we have received. We would also like to thank Heritage Home Health and their staff for their …

The parishioners of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Pocatello would like to thank you for attending and supporting the annual Greek Festival. Thanks to you, the Festival has become one of the highlights of the summer and we are happy to put on such an event and share our cultural her…

There are some of us that have a view different from that of Mr. Smokey Merkley (articles Sept. 1 and Sept. 7, 2019 in ISJ) on the intent of the 2nd Amendment and a civilian militia/army in the 21st century. The real issue is not whether we have the right to keep and bear arms, we do, and th…

As Idaho State is preparing to restore the iconic “I” on Red Hill, I would like to know why the “I” and not the “I with the S on top” (IS)? The history of the “I” goes all the way back to 1927 when Idaho State was actually known as the “University of Idaho—Southern Branch” and the symbol on …

Now that the dust in the arena has settled, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of the people and businesses that supported The 2019 Ultimate Bullriding Battle. Our sponsors' commitment and generosity helped us provide a fun and exciting event for our community.

Every once in a while, but not too often, I hear that someone is running for public office and I think — that’s a perfect fit. I feel that way about Chris Stevens’ candidacy for the Pocatello City Council.

I am writing to express my most heartfelt gratitude and thanks to Encompass Hospice, Life Inc., and Quail Ridge Assisted Living. The nurses, aides and staff of these organizations have been so compassionate, competent and generous in caring for my late husband, Robert Schiers.

I'm all for Reclaim Idaho's plan to tax corporations and the rich 3% more in taxes to fund education. In early 2016 an Idaho newspaper found that corporate income taxes amounted to less than 3% of our state budget.

I quite agree with almost all of George Coutis' opinion piece in the recent "Journal." He carefully articulated so much of the struggles of our people today in this "troubled" country of ours. But I would have to take issue with his thought that capitalism is not the problem — "greedyism" an…

Jim Hollingsworth claims that we should be “Using phonics to teach reading,” (Sept. 4). Here is what recent research says: Children who have had intensive phonics instruction do better on tests in which they have to pronounce words presented on a list. But they don’t do better on tests in wh…

I've had the opportunity to work with hundreds of people over the last 50 years or so, and Chris is one of those special people you meet in life. Most of us focus on a few things that benefit us directly, and then occasionally help out with things that benefit others. Chris focuses on things…

Kudos to the hunters who befriended and protected the young bull elk who spent five days at their campsite recently near Stanley. It was the start of archery season, and if Elliott wasn’t slaughtered outright — bow-hunting is one of the cruelest ways to kill — he might have run off and died …