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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To address implicit biases, we need to start with explicit conversations with each other and our children about race, bias and stereotypes. Starting at your child’s birth, read stories with human characters of all different colors.
As a working mother of four, a state legislator and an Idahoan, the last thing I want to see is my state ranked bottom in the nation for working mothers. This should be a wake-up call that our current policies are hurting the working families we should be helping to succeed.
Because of our own pollution problems, the Treasure Valley struggles to meet the air-quality standards set by the Clean Air Act. If suddenly our cars pollute more because of relaxed CAFE standards, we could be classified as violating the Clean Air Act, meaning new regulations for our region.
Idahoans like in their candidates the things that define most Idahoans: hard-working, practical and generous. We also tend to mind our own business. We live and let live. This respect for individual sovereignty, plus the beauty of our state, is why many of us stay.
The stakes for understanding our food supply will be greater for our children. When mine reach their mid-30s, the world will be home to almost 10 billion people. Scientists worry that our current system will not feed this population.
We urge our lawmakers to sign the discharge petition and then vote in favor of H.R. 774, allowing four separate immigration bills to be voted on. These actions would enable Congress to do its job of legislating.
When candidates don't have to appeal to a broad cross-section of the electorate, they tend to tout similar stands that resonate with their limited slice of the voters. The way to stand out is to go hammer and tongs for the opponents’ jugulars.
My vision has always been one of freeing up the engine of ingenuity for prosperity, individual success, and future generations of private industry to take the lead as we forge our future as Idahoans and Americans.