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 With the company of friends, we have enjoyed a tradition of camping over the Memorial Day Weekend. It’s the kick-off to summer and it has been fun for the two decades we have lived in Mini-Cassia. Some years our friends come here and we enjoy the South Hills and other years we journey to Fr…

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This past week I was thrust into the job of truth verifier where I had to decide which of two parties in a dispute was being the fairest and the most truthful in a business deal gone bad. Even today I am struggling to decide if I should take sides in the issue or perhaps I should just stay o…

Did you know that you can vote today or tomorrow? You don’t have to wait until next week!

As we began discussing facility options last year one question that came up repeatedly was, “Why not build a new high school?” As we gathered information to answer this question, we spoke with our architects, LKV of Boise. They shared with us the design that they had put together for the new…

Idaho families struggling with debilitating diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or less common and rare illnesses, regularly share their personal experiences with me.  These insights drive my longtime advocacy for necessary National Institute of Health funding to support medic…

If the voters of Idaho don’t act quickly and decisively, the 2019 legislative session may go down as the year we all lost a cherished constitutional right: the right to take matters into our own hands when our elected leaders refuse to.

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Medicaid Expansion in Idaho is officially under attack. Just this week Treasure Valley Representative John Vander Woude proposed a laundry list of restrictions – including very unpopular forced work restrictions -  designed to deny thousands of working Idahoans healthcare coverage. His bill,…

Several months ago, Cassia schools communicated with parents of three district schools that a new student assistance program was available to support families when life circumstances presented challenges above and beyond available resources and abilities. This program is called Connect and a…

On December 11, 2018, with my support, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of the new Farm Bill by an overwhelmingly, bipartisan vote. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation the next day also by a broad, bipartisan vote before it went to President Trump to sign into la…