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Transgender students have been protected under the Title IX guidance issued by the Obama Administration in the “Dear Colleague” letter sent May 13, 2016. As a counselor, consultant, and professor specializing with transgender children and adolescents, I have witnessed the empowerment of ment…

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Talking about end-of-life health care wishes is difficult even in the best of circumstances; however, making decisions for a loved one in an emergency is even more complicated. End-of-life care planning is the process of making your health care wishes known, in the event that something shoul…

With the recent record-setting snow and sub-zero temperatures, it would be tempting to act like a bear and hibernate. The drawback: unlike bears, humans have a poor record of getting rid of winter fat.

I learned something new about my fellow journalists this month. Natalie Hurst with KBOI-TV is small, but she's sneaky. Doug Petcash with KTVB is an impressive three-point shooter. Chadd Cripe with the Idaho Statesman has a good eye for passing the ball.

TJ Thomson isn’t publicly identifying himself as an Obama-inspired Democrat on his signs, website or not even at some open house events. If you believe, “Barack Obama had such a profound impact on my life that I decided to run for public office. He’s not a partisan choice, but [his presidenc…

Bill Rutherford, Senate District 20 candidate, proposes increasing education funding, reducing property taxes with everyone paying their fair share. Idaho has 240,000 K-12 students. At $6,700 per student, our funding is near the bottom nationally. This year, 80 percent of our school district…

I support TJ Thomson for Ada County Commissioner! TJ was raised in Idaho and truly cares about making Ada County the best place to live, work and raise a family. He is a veteran, a father, a husband and a public servant. TJ will focus on improving accountability and transparency in county go…

To date I have received three very expensive to produce mailers convincing me to “Vote YES for WARD.” Not one of these pieces of propaganda funded by anonymous donations has provided any information on how tax rates will be affected by the bond, and the continuing expenses for staffing and m…

Marv Hagedorn has received no contributions from constituents in his district (from the Idaho Secretary of State website), but notice the number of shiny signs paid for by special interest groups ($15,000 for a State Senate seat!). This should be of concern to all constituents.

I am so pleased and excited to see that Bill Rutherford will be on the ballot this November in District 20! For many years I have not had the opportunity to make a choice in the State Legislative races and I look forward to being able to vote for Bill. As a voter who is unimpressed and unsat…

Curt McKenzie claims endorsements by several groups, among them Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, Idaho Chooses Life and the National Rifle Association. He also claims he would fairly apply the Constitution and statutes as written.

Low-end, fearful Republicans and/or their surrogates can't stand handle a "fair" contest. Republicans have demonstrated on a national stage they can't win a fair contest. They gerrymander, deny voting rights, put up roadblocks at every opportunity to stop people (Democrats) from voting.

Sen. Chuck Winder’s voting record is testament to using political office for the benefit of a few. Programs and regulations designed to help people or to solve problems end up benefiting the well-connected political class.

I live in Senate District 20. My current representative, Chuck Winder is an embarrassment to me and to Idaho. I've often wondered how certain representatives in Idaho get elected and retain their positions after introducing so much nonsense legislation.

For those of us, like myself, who frequently forget names as soon they hear them, let me introduce myself to the readers of the Idaho Press-Tribune in hopes of that one day you may remember mine now that it is forever in print. I am Chris Bronson, the new photographer with the paper — and to…

Voters of District 20 have a clear choice in November when it comes to choosing their state senator — they should replace the incumbent with Bill Rutherford. The incumbent, Chuck Winder, favors intrusive state laws that interfere with local control. For example, the incumbent voted for HB464…

Todd Beamer, the man who famously said “Let's roll!” on United Flight 93, had two little boys and a baby girl on the way when he died on Sept. 11, 2001. He and other passengers decided to launch a counterattack on the hijackers rather than allow the plane to be a missile toward its intended …

The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, was a memorable one for me. My wife, Nicola, and I were living in Rochester, New York, on the western part of the state, about five or six hours away from New York City. It was one of those nice, clear, cool just-beginning-to-be-fall mornings.

I've written enough urban renewal stories to know how complicated this topic can be. Our local urban renewal agency, the Meridian Development Corporation, wants the public to have a better understanding of what it does.

The power of many rather than the power of one is most often the way in which we can change the world. If you are not part of a service club, I’d encourage you to join one for the following reasons: