The newest potato is skinnier and lighter than its predecessor, a four-ton potato that will be filled with another few tons of gear and loaded onto a semi-truck trailer to tour the nation beginning with an Oregon parade Saturday. The Big Idaho Potato is the star of the Potato Commission’s multimillion-dollar promotion efforts that will take it to 70 events this year.
Caging kids in the U.S. is reprehensible, but China's closed door is, too. China doesn’t have a refugee problem. It’s policy is as simple as it is heartless. It effectively refuses to take any. The result? No refugees means no refugee problem.
My husband and I, like most married couples, work together to make both our careers work; one is not subservient to the other, nor should it be. We decide together how to allocate our resources in support of each other, as we should.
After cleaning up everything being stored above our Snake River aquifer, it is ironic that our U.S. government now wants to send Hanford, Wash., waste to Idaho in order to prepare it for shipment to New Mexico.
I’m disappointed that Miss America has nixed the swimsuit competition. I like looking at pretty girls, and I believe pretty girls can be smart, talented and relevant. Why can’t it be called a pageant? When did that become a dirty word?
We have always been strongest when working in partnership with our closest allies. We are nearing a dangerous point in our relations when our partners feel they have no choice but to protect their own national interests by countering ours.
While it is important to weigh the financial impacts of expanding Medicaid eligibility, money isn’t the only measuring stick Idaho should use. As a Medicaid researcher and physician-in-training, I know that Medicaid offers real benefits to the people who rely on it.
Kim Jong Un just got one of the most coveted invitations for any foreign leader — a White House visit. That would make Kim the latest in a string of despots and dictators who over the years get to pose for an Oval Office grip and grin.
We worry about putting guns in the hands of security guards who are not trained for dealing with students, hostages or active shooters – the very scenarios for which we need qualified, trained experts.
Election day in America reinforces our democratic values and reminds us that power resides in the hands of the people. In too many nations, however, the electoral process and democratic institutions are fractured and failing.
The ARP V facility is the ideal place to process challenging waste forms. It has negative air pressure, which draws air from the outside and discharges all exhaust through high-efficiency particulate air filters.
I apologize for being so sick of apologies. No, I take that back. What is this with apologies these days? Apologies have been a running story and meme, an actual industry covered ad nauseum by cable channels, as if they’re important.
Has not President Trump already earned both nomination and acclamation to the 2019 Nobel for Peace? The image of Kim Jong-Un stepping over the concrete curbing marking the DMZ between the two Koreas should literally and symbolically “cement” the award.
Politics is not war, and words are not bullets. It is wise to recall that in a democracy, which is fluid and reflective of changing views, that today’s opponents may be tomorrow’s allies. Bad faith and destruction preclude compromise.
After a hateful Twitter rant, ABC canceled Trump supporter Roseanne Barr's top-rated sitcom on Tuesday, May 29, 2019, showing the waning corporate tolerance for racism. Also, Starbucks closed 8,000 for racial bias training.
On Thursday (June 7) U.S. House Republicans voted to eliminate $15 million of what they called “wasteful spending.” Nearly half of that $15 million was funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. On Friday (June 8), the Center for Disease Control reported that the 2017-2018 flu season set a record for child flu deaths.