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  • In January 2007, a gallon of gas cost an average of $2.21. At the end of June 2008, 18 months later, the average cost was $4.15. More than any other factor, the basic... Continue Reading
  • "Please listen to the less vocal majority who are pleading for drastically decreasing the restrictions and regulations on drilling and refining our domestic oil." "Who is... Continue Reading
  • Hummus, a dip made from cooked pureed chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and salt, has become a popular deli item in many grocery stores. East Indian food and restaurants have... Continue Reading
  • Allegiance n. 1. loyalty (to a person or a cause, etc.). 2. the duty of a subject to his or her government. -Oxford American Desk Dictionary To whom or what do we claim or... Continue Reading
  • It's coming. In less than the time it takes to get a bachelor's degree, serve a military tour or complete high school, taxpayers earning $30,000 to $80,000 will see increases... Continue Reading
  • The Internet is the centerpiece of our Information Age. It brings the world to our fingertips and takes us thousands of miles away at the click of a mouse. It... Continue Reading
  • May 21, 2008


    "Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice... Continue Reading
  • A devastating cyclone in Burma; a major earthquake across Sichuan Province, China; a volcanic eruption in Chile; powerful deadly tornados in Missouri, Oklahoma, Georgia and... Continue Reading
  • May 07, 2008


    "It's a war that may never end, but for centuries, men and women, have readily and willingly put themselves in harm's way, right here at home, to keep the... Continue Reading
  • This year, April 20 marked the day that the average Idahoan had worked long enough to pay their federal, state and local taxes for the year. That's more than three and a half... Continue Reading
  • In April, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Washington released a 40-year life expectancy study. Among other things, the study found... Continue Reading
  • "Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good."              -- Gifford Pinchot April 22 is Earth Day, the annual effort by... Continue Reading
  • Trade issues typically get less media than hot button issues like immigration, mortgage industry challenges and energy prices. However, regulating trade between the United... Continue Reading
  • Since taxes come due in April, it tends to be a time that people think more often about their personal finances-savings, investments, income and expenditures. The annual focus... Continue Reading
  • Hidden among the granite and steel canyons of the Wall Street financial district of Lower Manhattan in New York City sits a building invisible from more than a few blocks away... Continue Reading
  • A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.             Amendment II,... Continue Reading
  • We've certainly come a long way from the television pioneering days of Philo T. Farnsworth, one of Idaho's finest inventors. Eighty years ago, the young inventor developed the... Continue Reading
  • As Idaho digs out of an historic winter and gas prices approach record levels, energy is our minds. Our energy demands must be met with a firm, long-term commitment to... Continue Reading
  • February 27, 2008


    The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.                 -Dr. Seuss Theodore Seuss Geisel, known... Continue Reading
  • For over a century, Idaho cattle families have been providing high-quality beef products to consumers at home and, in recent decades, markets abroad. With the exception of a... Continue Reading