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Idaho families are still — and will always be — suffering...

My Aunt Karen Kay has a sneaky smile with crooked teeth, a rebellious stubborn streak and a purse collection that rivals even Cardi B’s.  She...

Lt. Gov. McGeachin, state lawmakers continue steady march to the right

This year may not be a banner year for Gov. Brad Little or the Idaho Legislature, which just came back from its COVID-19 recess...

Supreme Court will maintain COVID-19 precautions to keep courts open

My fellow Idahoans,  Every day, members of our communities visit our local courthouses. Some are there to make or defend a legal claim or perhaps...

Idaho’s resistance to fund full-day kindergarten goes back decades

Before his retirement 10 years ago, Greg Culet served for more than 30 years as a magistrate and district court judge in Idaho’s 3rd...

Ken Burns: Idaho house was both ‘wonderful place,’ ‘final prison’ for...

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns' latest documentary series for PBS features one of America’s most famous authors, Ernest Hemingway. The film 'Hemingway" is divided into...

Closed primaries one reason for decreasing civility in Idaho politics

Notice the rising temperature in Idaho politics? Don’t just blame trends on increased national political polarization. One reason Idaho’s democracy has become less civil...

Idaho failed disabled community in vaccination prioritization

I put my life on hold.  Projects, personal milestones, planned events and goals were all halted. This is our reality — mine and those in...

Why Idahoans miss the mark by blaming Californians for our housing...

I remember the sign on a forested highway near my parents’ home. The thing was massive – probably 25 feet wide — with a...

Welcome to the Idaho Capital Sun — the Gem State’s newest...

I’ve spent the majority of the last year working from home on a tiny wooden kitchen table, peering out at my view of the...

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