Editorials

Editorials

Heartbreak and heroism in Houston

It’s cliché to say that when times are hard, Americans are at their best. But there is a truth in the truism. And the stories of boat owners, high-water vehicle owners and other average people putting themselves in harm’s way to help struggling strangers are a significant comfort in the face of news that is so bad and so sad.

Editorials

Deadly days show that Idaho needs a mandatory motorcycle helmet law

Motorcycle advocates have been effective in making this an issue about freedom and government overreach, rolling back helmet laws across the country. But the small loss of freedom helmet laws represent is outweighed by the large benefit to riders involved in crashes, the families they love and support and the larger society that can end up with the burden of caring and paying for victims and injuries.

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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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New Plymouth’s Rice wins fourth state wrestling title

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What Idaho gun owners say about the Florida school shooting and gun rights

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