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Future of Idaho’s wild salmon can’t be sacrificed for any other interest

A grizzly bear is the dominant image of the California state flag because these ferocious beasts once roamed the mountains and valleys of the Golden State, and because they symbolized the territory’s fight for independence from Mexico. But you can’t find a grizzly in all of California today because our most populous state made decisions over time to make life miserable for them.

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Why the Idaho Statesman endorses political candidates

The Idaho Statesman’s seven-member Editorial Board writes editorial opinions and endorses candidates for public office. The board’s opinions, which are made after much research and discussion, are distinct from our news operation and part of our newspaper’s long-standing commitment to community engagement. Idaho Statesman President and Publisher Debra Leithauser explains the process and the reasoning behind endorsements.

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Brody best choice for Idaho Supreme Court

Rupert attorney Robyn Brody and Idaho Sen. Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa, proved to be formidable competition in the May primary race for the contested seat on the Idaho Supreme Court. Whoever wins this race and presides for the next six years will have a ready example and big shoes to fill in replacing Justice Jim Jones.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Why the Idaho Statesman endorses political candidates

The Idaho Statesman’s seven-member Editorial Board writes editorial opinions and endorses candidates for public office. The board’s opinions, which are made after much research and discussion, are distinct from our news operation and part of our newspaper’s long-standing commitment to community engagement. Idaho Statesman President and Publisher Debra Leithauser explains the process and the reasoning behind endorsements.
Jason Lantz jlantz@idahostatesman.com
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Why the Idaho Statesman endorses political candidates

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Boise State linebacker Ben Weaver eager to face Baylor's 'brand'

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Boise State tight end Jake Roh says Cactus Bowl the right fit

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