Editorials

Editorials

This time, Idaho’s Medicaid gap panel must turn talk to policy

The bad news came last April when the Idaho Legislature walked away from its 2016 session without hammering out a solution to assist the estimated 78,000 Idahoans who face today and tomorrow without health insurance. The good news is that members of the Legislature — in the form of the bipartisan Healthcare Alternatives For Citizens Below 100 Percent of Poverty Level committee, made up of Idaho House and Senate representatives — is back talking about care for our neighbors who don’t make enough money to enroll in the Your Health Idaho exchange, and who make too much to benefit from coverage under Medicaid.

Editorials

Boise police ethics bruise has left a mark

We’ll never know whether the Boise Police Department’s ethics breach would have come to light without a Wall Street Journal story that exposed a trip Deputy Chief Eugene Smith took at the expense of Taser International, the company Boise later hired to put body cameras on its officers.

Videos

Boise Hawks reliever Fernandez finishes two-inning save

Julian Fernandez recorded his Northwest League-leading eighth save of the summer in a 5-3 win over the Spokane Indians on Sunday. It was Fernandez's first two-inning save of the season.
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Boise Hawks reliever Fernandez finishes two-inning save 1:11

Boise Hawks reliever Fernandez finishes two-inning save

Boise Hawks closer Fernandez finishes two-inning save 1:11

Boise Hawks closer Fernandez finishes two-inning save

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Nampa native helps kids around the world with shoes that grow

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