Editorials

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.

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Sanders meets with Idaho delegates at the DNC

On the final day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attended breakfast at the Idaho delegates' hotel, where he addressed them along with delegations from Utah, West Virginia, Hawaii, North and South Dakota. The convention has been tense for Sanders delegates, who feel as though the DNC was unfair toward their candidate. This led to a walk-out Tuesday night after Hillary Clinton formally won the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders told delegates Thursday morning that their "fight" continues past Election Day and that unity behind Clinton is crucial to defeating Republican nominee Donald Trump. Twin Falls delegate Brittany Ruland reacts to Sanders' remarks.
Jennifer Kerrigan Special to the Idaho Statesman
Sanders meets with Idaho delegates at the DNC 1:14

Sanders meets with Idaho delegates at the DNC

Idaho delegate talks about Tuesday's walkout at the DNC 0:30

Idaho delegate talks about Tuesday's walkout at the DNC

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Behind the scenes: Albertsons delivery

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