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  • Sharilyn Nielsen, Star

The state of Idaho is at an interesting point. This May, we will either decide to elect another bureaucrat to Boise, which will just result in the “same old, same old”, or we can chose somebody with real world experience.I have had the pleasure of knowing Tommy for over 15 years, both as a d…

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The State’s tax on groceries should be removed during the 2018 Legislative Session. You might remember in 2017 when the majority of both the House and Senate passed legislation to repeal the grocery tax and tax credit starting in summer 2018. Governor Otter sidestepped the Legislature with a…

I want to express support Marsy’s Law for Idaho and its goal of strengthening crime victims’ rights. For the last 20 years, I’ve worked directly with crime victims, specifically in Canyon County. I’ve seen first-hand the challenge many victims have navigating our legal system trying to pursu…

I work next to a reporter who always has the scoop about new developments. Being the self-proclaimed “nosy” person that she is, she often looks up public records and real estate documents to see which new businesses are coming to Meridian, where she lives.

There are many joys to be had during the holiday season and plenty of ways to indulge our appetites. This could mean entertaining friends and relatives at home or dining out at one the many fabulous Treasure Valley restaurants. But whatever you do, it’s important to keep your waistline — and…

The city of Nampa is a wonderful city yet I am very concerned about our future and the direction we are heading. What is the vision for our children and grandchildren? Will they be able to find good paying jobs and be able to live here and raise families? This is what vision is all about. Na…