Opinion

Opinion

Conservatives are not rooting for racists to win

It’s a little offensive to even have to put that thought into actual words, but I’ve read far too many Facebook posts and tweets this week blaming everyone to the right of Mao for the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Va. It’s pretty disgusting to exploit a death for political benefit.

Opinion

Trump’s two-front war against McConnell and North Korea

McConnell himself also bears some of the blame for the election of Captain Clueless. Aggressively championing the “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision and unbridled super PAC barons like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson, McConnell weakened the Republican Party and made it vulnerable to a hostile takeover by Trump.

Guest Opinions

Secure the F-35 for the Guard, and then fund the third Boise runway

The proposed replacement of the A-10 at Gowen Field with the F-35 has stoked passions on both sides of the issue. Those supporting the F-35, including our congressional delegation, Governor Otter, Mayor Bieter and the Boise Chamber of Commerce, champion the importance of a continued Air National Guard mission in Boise. However, residents living near the airport concerned about increased jet noise should be heard and respected. Boise Elevated would like to help bring clarity to the issue and offer a viable solution for all concerned.

Guest Opinions

Stibnite gold mining project needs our scrutiny

The U.S. Forest Service is starting the permitting process for Midas Gold’s Stibnite Gold Project in north-central Idaho. The Canadian mining company’s open-pit mine project is in the headwaters of the South Fork Salmon River, a place revered for its salmon, wild country and world-class whitewater.

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The future of Idaho’s salmon remains as uncertain today as in the 1990s

Rocky Barker, environmental reporter for The Idaho Statesman talks about his upcoming trip to follow endangered salmon from the Pacific to Idaho spawning streams.
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The future of Idaho’s salmon remains as uncertain today as in the 1990s

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Interior Secretary Jewell recounts events that kept her up at night

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Why the Idaho Statesman endorses political candidates