Sunday, March 26, 2023

Evan Koch

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Updated 4 days, 18 hours ago

OPINION: In the fight for education, the safe middle ground is quickly disappearing

“All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing.” That was Edmund Burke’s 18...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Idahoans support LGBTQ rights

Most Democrats and Republicans agree that strong, supportive family relationships are important. Idahoans also have a healthy respect for limiting government...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Keep hate away

A safe democracy requires that politicians avoid, discourage, and condemn rhetoric that can lead to violence. Unfortunately that is not what seems to be occu...

Updated 4 months ago
OPINION: Michael Gerson, a different kind of Conservative

We heard various definitions of conservatism during the recently concluded mid-term election campaign. “Vetted,” “Conservative, not crazy” and “RINO” (Republ...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Lessons from the midterm election

Before we turn all our attention to impending local issues like urban renewal districts and hospital management, we must recognize the important take-home le...

Updated 6 months ago
COMMENTARY: To restore Kootenai County values, reject extremism

For the past few months, Democrats have been phone banking and knocking on doors near you. We may have even knocked on your door and spoken to you in person....

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
COMMENTARY: Unions create better lives

This month as we celebrate Labor Day, it is widely reported that labor unions are resurging in the United States.

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
COMMENTARY: Help break the silence surrounding suicide

In 2020, more than 419 families throughout Idaho came to know the unique pain of losing someone to suicide. In North Idaho, more than 41 people completed sui...

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
COMMENTARY: Idaho’s total abortion ban is now in effect

Idaho's total abortion ban took effect on Aug. 25. A subsequent ruling issued by Judge B. Lynn Winmill in federal court temporarily protects doctors who trea...

Updated 7 months ago
COMMENTARY: Repair and reclaim our schools

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, Kootenai County parents will send their kids back to school. Mixed in with the full backpacks and the first day of school cell phone pho...

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
COMMENTARY: Counting the problems in Idaho’s overwhelmed foster care system

The foster care system in Idaho is overwhelmed. Foster care stories are private and personal, but the numbers alone paint a stark picture. As Idahoans who ca...

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
COMMENTARY: Reform or eliminate unfair grocery tax

Anyone who shops for groceries knows that food costs much more than it did just one year ago.

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
COMMENTARY: 'Wasted in the filth of fendings and provings?'

Partisan politics as an unrestrained blood sport is at least as old as America itself. And yet, Americans, and Idahoans, are showing signs of exhaustion with...

Updated 8 months ago
COMMENTARY: Idaho needs the Quality Education Act

A citizen’s initiative, the Quality Education Act, will be on the ballot in November. In the initiative big corporations (C Corporations, not S corps or small family owned businesses) will see their taxes returne...

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
COMMENTARY: Public lands belong to all of us

...a handful of well-positioned Idaho politicians with help from some out-of-state financial backers want to take control of public land in order to sell it ...

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
COMMENTARY: Criminalizing abortion not compassionate

Making abortion illegal will have negative impact