Editorials

Editorials

You can herd Boiseans toward composting, but you can’t make them like it

There was ample evidence and motivation for the city of Boise to consider and eventually implement a composting program for the good of the community and the environment.

Editorials

Kloc and Peavey-Derr deserve new GBAD terms

Incumbent GBAD directors Hy Kloc and Judy Peavey-Derr have presided over one of the most active and productive eras this century and we see no reason why voters should deny them another six-year term for the May 16 at-large election. Early voting is under way.

Editorials

Otter should veto repeal of Idaho grocery tax

Ending the sales tax on food is probably a good idea to ease the burden on the poor and to make our border communities competitive with their tax-free competitors. But what Idaho needs is a top-to-bottom review of its taxes and its myriad outdated sales tax exemptions, not a last-week-of-the-Legislature piecemeal approach.

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.

Editorials

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.
Jason Lantz jlantz@idahostatesman.com
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