Editorials

Editorials

Vote yes on $172 million Boise School District bond

We support the $172.5 million Boise School District bond because it is a wise investment now to deal with compelling district facility needs that are going to rise in cost if delayed. Some proposed new buildings have design improvements that will make them more adaptable and more secure — thus making them better suited and safer.

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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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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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2017 Idaho Triennial Awards