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Rolling Dice on Korea

In a surprise twist on Thursday, President Donald Trump agreed to a meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. If the meeting takes place it would be the first ever between a sitting president and the leader of North Korea. Pyongyang has long s...

 

Regulating Weapons

We are long past due on an actual discussion on gun control. In what seems like a now all-too-common scenario, our nation was rocked by another mass shooting. On February 14, 2018, a 19-year-old former student walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

 

The President's Priorities

A week after President Trump signed a two-year budget deal, the White House released a new Trumpian budget proposal to Congress to highlight the President's priorities. His $4.4 trillion budget proposal stands against many of the promises made...

 

Money and Elections

There are many issues in the country to be addressed. Whether your issue is healthcare, climate change, education, or any others, chances are the root problem is the disproportional influence of money in our political system. This stems from the...

 
 By James Shipman    News    January 31, 2018

Carney Runs for Commissioner

Editor’s note: The most recent addition to the list of candidates for Valley County Commissioner is Jim Uphaus. Check back for more candidate profiles in coming weeks. We have another newcomer to local politics. His name is Mike Carney. As former... Full story

 

A Few Tests for Tester

The election cycle is picking up steam and campaigning is well underway. While it is important to pay attention to what each candidate has said, it is also important to look at what each candidate has done. This proves more true for an incumbent...

 
 By James Shipman    News    January 24, 2018

Gordon to Challenge Carney, Clampitt

Editor’s note: New additions to the list of individuals filing for county office include Ruth Dowell for Clerk and Recorder and incumbent Christina Hillman for Justice of the Peace.The filing deadline for all open positions is March 12. Arlie... Full story

 

County Filings, Open Positions

Government may seem like a dirty word around here. And with so much turmoil in today's politics, it can seem like it is too much to keep up with. Even if you have given up on our national government, don't forget about your state and local elections....

 
 By James Shipman    News    January 10, 2018

Glasgow's Chili Masters Fire It Up

With winter upon us, the Elk's Lodge 1922 turned up the heat at their first annual chili cook-off on Jan. 6. Seven local teams of veterans and rookies came together to showcase their skills in hopes o... Full story

 

Trump's Gift

After nearly a year in office, Donald Trump has finally achieved his first legislative victory. Just three days before Christmas, President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act into law. He describes it as a “big, beautiful Christmas gift” to...

 

A Wave of Courage

A wave of courage is sweeping the nation. Men and women from all walks of life have been coming forward to combat sexual misconduct. Media figures like Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, and Harvey Weinstein have fallen from grace. Even beloved celebrities...

 

Net Neutrality, Why It Matters

The internet as we know it is in danger. Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC and former lawyer for Verizon, seeks to end net neutrality regulations. On Dec. 14, the FCC will vote on Ajit Pai’s proposal to end rules classifying the internet as a utility....

 

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