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Twin Falls Republican Central Committee Meeting: Favoring Mask and Vaccine Mandates, Candidates Make Their Case

Wednesday, January 12, 7 PM CANDIDATES FOR STATE SUPERINTENDENT ‘Putting Kids First’ Debbie Critchfield opened by saying that being fourth generation farmers, living in Oakley, and raising her family in rural Idaho gives her an advantage. You can visit her website and her ‘Parent Bill of Rights’ here. Her 17 years of experience in education, […]

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Twin Falls City Council Spends and Bloats the City (again)

For now the new boss is much like the old boss when it comes to the Twin Falls city council: globalism, right here in little old Twin Falls.

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‘St. Luke’s Magic Valley Fired Me for Not Taking the Jab – After Two Vaccine Injuries and a Medical Exemption’

Editor’s note: This individual agreed to tell their exclusive story to MVLA as an anonymous source.    I am sharing my story because no one is doing anything.  I accepted a job at St. Luke’s in 2017. At that time they said that vaccines were mandatory. I explained my concerns given my family history of adverse […]

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The Twin Falls Republican Central Committee is a ‘Private Club’

Yep, that is a direct quote from none other than Steve Millington, Central Committee Chair. And it was that private club mentality that was on full display at the December 8th meeting, and illustrates why, more than ever, true Republican conservatives need to become Precinct Committeemen. Millington’s “We are a private club” declaration was made […]

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City Council Candidate Questionnaire & Candidate Forums

Current councilman Chris Reid, along with candidates Jason Brown, and Spencer Cutler refused to respond to constituents’ questions.

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Small business turned down, airport gets additional $30,000

City council votes to approve MORE C.A.R.E.S dollars in Twin Falls while rejecting the request of local business to improve our regional airport.

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Your Impact Fees just increased by 100+%

In the end, the city council voted unanimously to increase building fees by over 100%.

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City Council Meeting Cancelled

Twin Falls city council meeting was cancelled on Monday due to absence of city manager & assistant city manager.

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Fire Department Focus

The Twin Falls Fire Department will buy a new fire truck that will cost us (the Twin Falls taxpayers) an extra $750,000, and will be bought as part of a “cooperative purchase agreement” (more on that in a forth coming article) which costs more and ties the purchase to more layers of government.

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City Council Amends 2020-2021 budget +$15,000,000

Monday’s city council meeting started with public proclamations for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month and adult education and family literacy week. Shawn Barigar and Vice Mayor Ruth Pierce were absent from the meeting. The lead ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor from the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) accepted the adult literacy proclamation and […]

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City Council spends $128,840 in 25 minutes

The city council approved a contract for radio hardware ($78,840) and purchased a piece of land without having had a prior plan to do so ($50,000). The meeting lasted roughly twenty-five minutes, which means the council managed to spend $5,153.60 per minute. Now that is power!

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Council approves $34,000,000+ budget for 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 budget was approved unanimously by all 7 council members. Throughout the process, the council asked few questions and offered little input, largely deferring to unelected city manager Travis Rothweiler.

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Twin Falls City Council Spends > $770,000 Allotted Budget on Pet Projects

The Twin Falls city council’s discretionary fund for the 2021-2022 budget year occupied the bulk of Monday’s meeting. The final meeting of the eight-week series of budget reviews was presented once again by City Manager Travis Rothweiler, and he handed the mic over to city staff to present detailed information about sidewalk projects to the […]

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Magic Valley Regional Airport to Receive $3.4 million+ from fed

The three federal grants together total $3,464,557 in taxpayer funds.

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Did Twin Falls City Council deserve the 10% raise they just gave themselves?

The council approved the motion in a 6-1 vote, with Chris Reid being the soul dissenter.