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Small Fuel Tax Increase is a Start

 by Julie Pipal, President/CEO of the Idaho Trucking Association It has been 18 years since Idaho increased the fuel tax.  In fact, that was the last time the state increased…

ACHD Commissioner Addresses Complaint

By Mitch Jaurena, ACHD Commissioner Recently allegations have been made by a Kuna resident  that suggested our  City’s residents, businesses, schools, police department, elected leadership, and ACHD have somehow neglected…

Of This ‘N’ That: Nostalgia

 By Madge Cook Wylie   A few nights ago I decided to watch a movie that I hadn’t seen for years. It was called “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”. It was after…

Common Core Standards – Don’t Be Fooled

By David Klinchuch: A few weeks ago, a Kuna School English Teacher wrote an editorial on Common Core that appeared in the KMN.   As I remember, the teacher generally agreed…

Zeke Speaks: Education

e lcome home Boone! There was a large crowd gathered to welcome Boone home yesterday in Kuna. I was glad to see the large turnout. I feel such sympathy for…

Kitchen Table Politics by Sharon Fisher

Just as it looked like things might actually be improving for Idaho schools, they could lose up to $28 million. High schools in Idaho are connected through the Idaho Education…

Ag-Gag Bill Not the Answer

By Lisa Kauffman In a time when consumers are demanding more information about how their families’ food is produced, why is our dairy industry in Idaho desperately trying keep us…

Mr. Newspaperman

  By Mark Barnes I  ran in to Elmer at the local sandwich shop while picking up some grub the other day. While waiting in line before selecting our toppings I…

‘Senator No’ Strikes Again

U.S. Senate Candidate Nels Mitchell Says Risch Is Running Away from his Record U.S. Senate candidate Nels Mitchell said today he’s not surprised Jim Risch is touting his dubious achievement…

GOP Politicians Burn Public Dollars, and Public Trust

By Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Larry Kenck   Boise, Idaho—Our State Treasurer Ron Crane has sent millions of our treasure up in smoke. Now, he is saying nonpartisan, state auditors…