Are we doing enough?

By Michael Lanza Two weeks after getting married, my wife and I loaded our few possessions into a car with seven times more miles on it than the circumference of the Earth, and drove from New Hampshire to start a new life in Idaho. We wanted to live in the West. As an outdoors writer,…

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Albertsons: get BPA out of your food

The grocery giant has done some work to remove the toxic chemical BPA from its food packaging, but it needs to do more. Earlier today, a group of concerned parents, other consumers and Conservation Voters for Idaho gathered with signs in front of Albertsons’ headquarters before delivering 125,000 petition signatures to Albertsons demanding an end…

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A record setting 2016

On Wednesday night, something is going to happen that hasn’t happened in 233 days — setting a new record for the City of Boise. Forecasters with the National Weather Service predict temperatures in Boise at or below freezing Wednesday night into Thursday. The last time Boise had a temperatures that low was March 28 —…

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Show us your voting pride with #cvidaho

Election Day is almost here and we want to see what values you voted for. Just post a picture of you and your “I voted” sticker to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and tag it with #cvidaho. Maybe you voted for clear air and water. Maybe it was public lands or safe routes to schools. Whatever…

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CVI endorsement — Jake Ellis

District 15 – House seat B   A fourth-generation Idahoan, Jake Ellis worked as a firefighter for 27 years until he retired as a battalion chief. In 1992, he was honored as Firefighter of the Year by the City of Boise. Jake’s priority is to build strong, safe communities with a high quality of life.…

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CVI endorsement — Sally Toone

District 26 – House seat B   Sally Toone is an Idaho native who enjoyed a 37-year career as a math teacher in the Wendell and Gooding school districts. Sally and her husband operate family farms and cattle ranches in Gooding and Camas counties. She believes in protecting public lands by creating balanced management plans…

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CVI endorsement — Laurene Sorensen

District 5 — House seat B   Laurene Sorensen is a long-time Latah County resident with 30 years of experience as a lawyer, mediator and businesswoman. She’s focused on bringing an educated, work-ready workforce to Latah and Benewah counties. Sorensen is exceptionally qualified with a master’s degree in English from Columbia University and a law…

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CVI endorsement — Kathleen Eder

District 26 — House seat A   Kathleen Eder was the U.S. Postmaster in Hailey where she oversaw a $1.1 million budget. She has served as president of the Hailey Chamber of Commerce. Eder is dedicated to protecting the water’s over Idaho through balanced management plans and conservation. She strongly opposes any attempts to privatize…

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