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Today's Opinions

  • Robert Gates’ ‘Duty’ a good read for all citizens

    OK, I admit it: I can’t resist reading every single insider book that portends to explain the goings-on within our government. Most of us have strong opinions concerning the executive branch of our government powered by the simplistic rhetoric of Fox or MSNBC. We have become a group of “Monday-morning quarterbacks.” The Bush hate seemed to be unprecedented, until the Obama hate got into full swing.

  • Inter-Canyon incumbents must be challenged

    Six hundred and forty-three thousand. That’s more than half a million.
    And those are more than enough reasons that two longtime incumbents on the board of the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District should be challenged aggressively in this May’s election.
    Zero is another number of note in this disturbing saga: That’s the number of non-incumbents who had filed to run, as of Tuesday, for the four board seats up for election.

  • Our Readers Write

    Liberal school board members are the ones who lack transparency
    Editor:
    In response to Ms. Trasky’s letter: The only bully here is you, Ms. Trasky. The best interests of the school board and the children would be better served if Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman stop whining to anyone and everyone who will listen. It seems they deliberately vote against ANY proposals by the new board president.

  • Protecting local nonprofits should be a priority

    By Greg Dobbs

    How would you like it if you lived in New Jersey — home of the Meadowlands, home of this year’s (sad, sad, sad) Super Bowl — only to find out that much of the publicity, not to mention much of the revenue from the big game, has been co-opted by the state of New York?

  • A bad ending; positive steps needed

    You had to know it wouldn’t end well. And it didn’t!

  • Our Readers Write

    Rec district is straying from purpose it was created to serve
    Editor:

  • Unemployment rate hides a sobering reality

    If we simply look at the unemployment rate of 6.7 percent, it would seem that things are getting better, but there is much that lurks beneath the surface of this calculation.
    What this doesn’t take into account is that millions of workers have given up. You may ask why anyone would give up looking for work when a good job is the key to so many positive life outcomes. A good job increases our feeling of self-worth, it pays the rent, and it just enhances the experience of looking into a mirror.

  • Federal official steps in grouse guano

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell stepped into the proverbial sage grouse doodoo in Craig last month.