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Want a new police station? Sacrifice frivolous pet projects, Idaho Falls

On February 15, the Post Register’s Editorial Board wrote, “IFDP needs a new station,” which advocated for a new police station. The Idaho Falls Police Department probably deserves a new building but, because of high [...]

Idaho Falls fiber optics experiment will likely burden taxpayers

Over the next six months, Idaho Falls will spend more than $1.4 million to lay a trial fiber-optic network for internet. This will be done despite the lessons learned from cities across the country that [...]

We pushed Ammon to reverse gift policy

In early October, Ammon city councilors implemented a charity policy that allowed them to donate taxpayer dollars to private non-profit organizations. Last Friday, the mayor reversed this policy. The reversal was the proper thing to [...]

Idaho Falls’ hands-free proposal could make driving extra difficult

Idaho Falls Councilman Jim Freeman wants city residents to keep their hands off their phones while driving. Freeman and his city council colleagues will soon consider an ordinance to “encourage” just that—by banning all handheld [...]