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.
The resignations of West Ada School District board members Julie Madsen and Russell Joki leave us wondering whether the recall election that now targets Trustees Tina Dean and Carol Sayles is a case of overkill.
Two of Idaho’s most reasonable and respected politicians are at opposite ends of a radioactive spectrum over whether to allow shipments of spent nuclear fuel rods into the state so research can commence at Idaho National Laboratory.
Two decisions in education this week got our attention: one at the school district level that will involve the replacement of a trustee; and one at the state level, where a governor’s veto preserved a constitutional and level playing field for the use of religious texts in Idaho classrooms.
The Idaho Legislature failed the 78,000 Idahoans in the so-called Medicaid gap this week, walking away from the 2016 session without addressing the critical health care needs of their neighbors who make too much money to be considered for Medicaid and too little to access subsidized coverage through the Your Health Idaho exchange.
The Idaho Statesman is troubled by proposed changes that broaden the restrictions for press and public access regarding public utilities. A bill in the Idaho Legislature would result in less transparency around our public agencies.
The City of Meridian is the fasting growing and one of the most well-endowed retail sectors in the Treasure Valley. Now it needs to develop a downtown with a hotel and performance venue, and it could use an auditorium taxing district to get it done.
There is reason to be optimistic about a plan the city of Boise and other stakeholders have hammered out to deal with the complex and confounding mission of providing assistance to the homeless in our community.
An army of analysts and educators equipped with an arsenal of tools, programs and money is working toward an elusive and complicated goal: removing obstacles to postsecondary education that will translate into the skilled workers and career-ready graduates employers need.
One of the traits that unites diverse citizens around the country is our desire to avoid paying for parking. Fess up: Your instinct is to pounce on opportunities to pay as little as possible for as long as possible whenever possible, even if you have to drive or walk a little farther.
We struggle as much as our lawmakers when considering how to attain affordable health care for all Idahoans — particularly the 78,000 left in the gap who make too much money to be considered for Medicaid and too little to access subsidized coverage through the Your Health Idaho exchange.
We hear a clock ticking, much like the one on the news show, “60 Minutes.” Only in this case, the clock might be ticking down 60-some days – which is about how long many expect the 2016 Legislature to last.