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Ada County prosecutor, ISP more interested in saving face than pursuing justice

Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts and the Idaho State Police, collectively referred hereinafter as the Ministry of Vice and Virtue, continue to defend the arrest and prosecution of truck drivers who were innocently transporting non-narcotic [...]

By | May 24th, 2019|

Idaho just wiped state regulation books clean, but they won’t stay that way for long

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has the opportunity to snap his fingers to bring about a dramatic deregulation agenda, but there’s little to suggest the governor will take full advantage of the situation. Through the past [...]

By | May 21st, 2019|

Task forces have not fixed education and it’s obvious why

Allow me to get prophetic. Within weeks or months, the latest state education task force will conclude: Only more taxpayer money will fix Idaho’s schools. Much more money. We’ve seen this movie many times before, [...]

By | May 17th, 2019|

State board looks at remedial collegiate courses, but solution ignores the problem

For years state officials have struggled to make a dent in the alarmingly high percentage of high school graduates who need remedial help in college. Finally, officials say they’re ready to try something new to [...]

By | May 10th, 2019|

Where does all the medical money go?

By: Dr. John M. Livingston | Special Medical Policy Adviser In 1974, I was assigned as a Navy medical student for three months’ active duty at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. This was at [...]

By | May 7th, 2019|
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