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  • By Connie Leavitt, Boise

We need to stay strong and positive for Gowen Field as we always have in past years! They are such an important part of this valley and have been for decades, especially after being called to serve in some of most dangerous parts of the world!

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All across Idaho, families and small business owners are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing health care costs caused by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. If you’ve seen your health insurance premiums rise in the past few years, it’s almost certainly because of ACA regu…

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…