Editorials

Editorials

CWI’s $180 million bond issue is an investment in our students

In the big picture of Idaho’s economic and educational aspirations there is a need for the expanded presence and growth of the College of Western Idaho. The Nampa school has been nimble in responding to employer needs and training students to fill jobs — while offering an affordable option for otherwise skittish high school graduates who are giving college a test run.

Editorials

Idaho’s health care gap: It’s time to act

A gap is a space between two people or things, a hole where something is missing. A gap is a separation in space, an incomplete or deficient area. A gap is a lack of balance, a disparity, a wide difference in character or attitude, a break in continuity.

Editorials

In Yantis shooting, idle body cameras a critical misstep

We don’t question the “no charge” conclusion Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and his team arrived at Friday, or even the time it took for them to conduct their investigation. But given the lack of definitive evidence, how can any of us know the truth in the Jack Yantis killing?

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.

Videos

Is it a debate moderator's job to fact-check?

When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage in New York, they may be the only ones fact checking each other. After an incident involving CNN’s Candy Crowley in the 2012 election, journalists who act as debate moderators may be much slower to correct the candidates in front of millions of Americans - but is that a good thing?
McClatchy
Is it a debate moderator's job to fact-check? 1:55

Is it a debate moderator's job to fact-check?

Travis Averill on Utah State 8:34

Travis Averill on Utah State

Elliot Hoyte on Utah State 7:19

Elliot Hoyte on Utah State

Boise State AD Curt Apsey - Sept. 26, 2016 2:39

Boise State AD Curt Apsey - Sept. 26, 2016