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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Homelessness

    Audrey Dutton's article about Idaho's rising homeless population is timely. While I am so grateful to Idaho's shelters, churches and housing projects, it is not enough. Idaho has a mental health problem that needs to be addressed at the legislative level, and supported by voters.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Immigrants

    Shawna Chadez's "Immigrants" (Illegals?) letter, in which she quoted selective Bible verses, admonishing "Christians to figure it out," omitted pertinent verses.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Raul Labrador

    Dan Popkey and House Republicans are crediting Raul Labrador for coming up with sentencing reform in the form of HR 3382. In fact the sentencing reform provisions in the House bill are word for word taken from legislation developed by Sens. Dick Durbin and Mike Lee and introduced in the Senate as...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Kindness

    Can humans just be kind? I'm thinking of injustices of the past, present and maybe extending into the future. Can we just be kind instead of killing wolves, being unkind to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, to the immigrants, and saying hurtful things about Israelis and Palestinians as well as other nations? ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Living wages

    There is much talk among Republicans regarding Romney's

  • IDAHO POLITICAL COMMENTARY

    David Adler: Fourth Estate's loss, Dan Popkey, is Labrador's gain

    Talk about role reversal. Popkey, the widely admired, prize-winning political reporter for the Idaho Statesman, suddenly found himself the subject of one of the state's biggest political stories when he announced his resignation from the Statesman to become press secretary for Rep. Raul Labrador.

  • OPINION

    Michelle Obama: Let's work to end veteran homelessness once and for all

    In June, 85 mayors, governors and county officials from across the country - and across the political spectrum - signed on to the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness. Today, we're announcing that in the two months since, 97 more state and local leaders have signed on - meaning a total ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Guns on campus

    Regarding Chris Bolton's letter (July 18), Bolton's assessment of BSU educators as "dumb" - because they oppose concealed carry on campus - is impolite and wrong. Their arguments make obvious their unspoken stance on the broader Second Amendment issue.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Can't have both

    After reading the article on how Idahoans want road maintenance done but don't want higher gas taxes, I was struck by a disturbing thought: It seems Idahoans want to have their cake and eat it, too. They want to have their cake of low taxes, but want to eat the cake of well-maintained infrastructure...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Gov. Evans

    In 1983, an epic battle erupted between the state of Idaho and Idaho Power Co. over the company's water rights at its Swan Falls dam. That resulted from a November 1982 decision of the Idaho Supreme Court, which appeared to give the power company control of the full flow of the river at that location...

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