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  • Not too many years ago, Idaho doctors still made house calls, spending considerable parts of their days (and nights) visiting patients and getting to know their families. That... Continue Reading
  • November 14, 2007


    Although verifiable facts about our first Thanksgiving are few, they have proven fertile ground for myths, stories and traditions that have taken root over the past 386... Continue Reading
  • "A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of... Continue Reading
  • For almost 75 years, the federal government has worked with U.S. agriculture producers to keep domestic food supplies robust and affordable, preserve food security and promote... Continue Reading
  • October 24, 2007


    This time of year, many Idahoans take to the woods and fields to fill their elk, deer, bear, or mountain lion tags as well as hunting waterfowl and upland game. Whether bow or... Continue Reading
  • October 17, 2007


    "The history of taxation shows that taxes which are inherently excessive are not paid. The high rates inevitably put pressure upon the taxpayer to withdraw his capital from... Continue Reading
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; the perfect time to highlight progress we've made and the rough road ahead in our march against domestic violence.    We've come... Continue Reading
  • Did you know that nearly half (49%) of the half-a-million households in Idaho own at least one mutual fund? That is approximately $35 billion in mutual fund assets for those... Continue Reading
  • September 19, 2007


    September 18 th marked 60 years of an independent United States Air Force. This independence was necessary then, and remains so now in order that, in the recent words of Major... Continue Reading
  • (from CNN transcripts, September 11, 2001)   "This all began at about 8:48 this morning. Again, what we know in case you are just joining us, a small plane, not a Cessna-type... Continue Reading
  • For many, Labor Day is the final burst across the finish line of summer. We intend to take time over the summer to relax, but reality can instead resemble a race through June,... Continue Reading
  • Remember that our nation's first great leaders were also our first great scholars. -John F. Kennedy And great scholars they were: Arguably the most educated of the... Continue Reading
  • August 01, 2007


    First and foremost, I applaud the heroism and bravery of firefighters everywhere.  These amazing individuals willingly risk life and limb to protect life, land and property. ... Continue Reading
  • July 25, 2007


    Idaho is on fire from the Panhandle to the Nevada border, endangering property, wildlife, timber and people.   As of July 25, 14 large wildland fires were burning in Idaho,... Continue Reading
  • A 67-year federal project came to a triumphant close in June.   Our nation's majestic symbol, the Bald Eagle, was officially removed from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) list... Continue Reading
  • Pioneers come in all shapes and sizes.   Our ancestors went west to find a better life and, for many of them, particularly the earliest explorers, they were motivated by that... Continue Reading
  • While not everyone knows for certain the circumstances of their ancestors coming to this country, most can say with certainty that these brave men and women found an... Continue Reading
  • "A sense of Idaho's past will help the present generation understand better the kind of state that evolved in recent years when the modern metropolis intersected with a... Continue Reading
  • Energy is on our minds-with gasoline prices still high, "pain at the pump" is something we all relate to.   Understandably, "it's complicated," is a frustrating response to... Continue Reading
  • "YT?   TOY" "Hi" "Q.   Can we MIRL? "IDK…" "RUOK? … I think ILU" "P911!" "OK…B4N"   Even ten years ago, deciphering the language that children and teens used came down... Continue Reading