Editorials

Editorials

Medicaid expansion would lower taxes, improve economy, help Idahoans

Part II of a Statesman series on Uninsured Idahoans presents the fiscal argument for expanding Medicaid to cover 78,000 of our neighbors. For previous segments of the series or to view a list of resources and links, go here.

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.

Editorials

Boise police ethics bruise has left a mark

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.

Videos

Are we proud of Kristin Armstrong? So proud we named a park after her

Fans celebrated Boise's three-time gold medal Olympian Kristin Armstrong at a city-wide celebration — at the newly named Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Are we proud of Kristin Armstrong? So proud we named a park after her 1:49

Are we proud of Kristin Armstrong? So proud we named a park after her

Smoky fire at Boise recycling business 0:19

Smoky fire at Boise recycling business

Boise State QB Brett Rypien: Idaho Statesman football preview cover 1:48

Boise State QB Brett Rypien: Idaho Statesman football preview cover

WWII Idaho vet honored for his service 2:45

WWII Idaho vet honored for his service