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Celebrate gun rights with the new permitless-carry law

Starting July 1, Idahoans will be able to defend themselves -- without needing permission from the government to do so. You no longer will have to see your sheriff, prove your worthiness and pay a [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|

Why is closing Skinny Dipper Hot Springs the only option?

Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management announced the closure of the Skinny Dipper hot springs near Banks, Idaho. The reasons given include many related to public health and safety: broken glass and other trash, human [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|

Tax relief: Meet the New Otter, same as the Old Otter?

Don’t ask anyone to guess what Gov. Butch Otter might propose in the way of tax policy for the 2017 legislative session. It depends on which Butch Otter is in charge. In 2015, Otter proposed [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|

IFF’s goal posts? Lower taxes for Idaho families and small businesses

Last week, Jim Delmore wrote a letter to the editor explaining that he doesn’t understand the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s (IFF) mission or its work on policy issues. He noted being especially concerned with IFF’s work [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|
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