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The College of Western Idaho’s second attempt to sidestep the law

The College of Western Idaho appears to have violated the spirit, if not the letter, of the law in its campaign to pass the $47 million levy on the November ballot. After reviewing hundreds of [...]

Guns & America: Left-wing fund embeds firearms-focused journalist in Idaho

Trust in the media is hard to come by these days. Criticisms of news figures and outlets that openly flow—whether from the White House or from your house—are sometimes overblown, but are often warranted. Case [...]

A path to eliminate government subsidies for the media

For numerous years, newspapers throughout Idaho have received millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. For as long as Idaho has been a state, newspapers have benefited from laws that require government agencies to post public [...]

HB 708 – Civil air patrol

Bill description: HB 708 would prohibit private employers from discriminating against or penalizing employees who are volunteering for the civil air patrol. Rating: -1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to [...]

HB 709 – Dental health aide therapists

Bill description: HB 709 would allow dental health-aide therapists to perform limited dental services, under the supervision of a licensed dentist, in tribal clinics. Rating: +1 Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? [...]

HB 711 – Correctional industries

Bill description: HB 711 would protect private businesses from unfair competition with the goods sold by the state-run Correctional Industries. Rating: +1 Does it transfer a function of the private sector to the government? Examples [...]