Some Canyon County residents might have been taken aback with the news that Canyon County jail inmates have been given access to electronic tablets.
Letters to the Editor
Contrary to Rita Burns' Dec. 30 letter, my Dec. 23 letter stating our borders should be closed to refugees wasn't about hatred or racism but national security.
I'm really impressed with the "love of freedom" that many claim Finicum from Arizona and the Bundy brothers have. They took away freedom of the employees at the wildlife refuge in Oregon to work. They took away the freedom of the public to visit the refuge center. They put the lives of law e…
I wish we could fight diseases like we fight wars and fund them better, and it would be nice to win the war on poverty and hunger because then maybe life would be better.
The concern over the mosquito-borne virus known as Zika perfectly illustrates the decline of a politically correct environmental movement.
The Press Tribune's representation of the issue regarding parents' choice to not give their child medical care is alarming!
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During my 16 years living with diabetes, I can speak with some authority about the nature of personal health care.
A proposal to increase the minimum wage in Idaho was introduced — and shot down — last week. According to the Spokesman Review, Sen. Maryanne Jordan and Rep. Mat Erpelding, both Boise Democrats, proposed raising Idaho’s minimum wage to $8.50 an hour on July 1, and to $9.75 a year later. The …
So far this session, House Speaker Scott Bedke and Rep. Mike Moyle have the only tax relief game in town, but it’s pretty difficult to get excited about it.
This digital age makes it possible to preserve much more than people ever could preserve before, including some of our basic public records.
For most of his first eight years in office, Gov. Butch Otter has used his online newsletters to shed the best light on a sorry economy. “Prudent budgeting” and “conservative fiscal management” were buzz phrases to mask what was really going on — deep cuts in education and the substantial di…
Cheers & Jeers
Jeers to the person who jeered hospitals that call with appointment reminders on Sundays. I’d like to know where that person saw that Sunday or the first day of the week is a holy day. I’d like to tell that person to do his or her homework.
Jeers to the two of the last three lottery winners of the Powerball who spent over $30,000 to win. Both already millionaires. How much is enough? Pure greed.
Cheers to the person who was frustrated at the sticky labels that are hard to remove from products. I have always kept lighter fluid and cotton balls around, and have found that that helps remove the stickiness from the labels. Jeers to the companies that put the sticky labels on top of the …
Cheers to Dakan Funeral Chapel, especially Valden Christensen, for helping me through the passing of my husband. He was caring, personable and showed true compassion to myself and my family. It isn’t easy to have a loved one pass away right before the holidays, but it was made much easier wi…
Jeers to the many Nampa residents who park their vehicles, trailers, boats, etc., illegally on our city streets, making it unsafe for walking and driving, and facing the wrong direction. Nampa code enforcement should watch for this and do a better job of enforcing the rules. Some of us care …
Back in the early ‘Aughts, when the wheels were starting to come off the economy, America’s legions were fighting not one but two foreign wars. With overseas prestige on the wane, the nation’s political and chattering classes looked back to our toga-wearing forebears for some clue to the nat…
Those who advocate ending, instead of reforming, the welfare-warfare state are often accused of being “impractical.” Some of the harshest criticisms come from libertarians who claim that advocates of “purism” forgo opportunities to make real progress toward restoring liberty.
To give you an idea of how far the nation’s confidence has retreated from the exuberance of the ‘60s, just look at current automotive culture.
If you think our benevolent federal government is too big, this will agitate you: The government is advising us on New Year’s resolutions.
It’s hard to believe, but we’re on the brink of another presidential election year. Let us pray. Every quadrennial, the American political process plays out as a big-top carnival sideshow featuring moral contortionists, ethical geeks and fat sweaty white guys teetering on slack media wires.