Robert Ehlert

Robert Ehlert

Yantis letter-writers sound off on ruling

In the 10 days since the Idaho Attorney General’s office decided no charges were warranted in the shooting death of Adams County rancher Jack Yantis after a shootout with Adams County deputies, we have received a number of phone calls and letters commenting on that decision. Here is sampling of some of those letters:

Robert Ehlert

Hey, Idaho, why will Trump or Clinton get your vote?

OK, Idaho, we’re 90-some days out from the 2016 presidential election on Nov. 8. By my estimation we’re at mach something in the political polarization airspace — meaning certain people have stopped speaking to each other because of who they support, and the legions of those who are undecided are still not ready to commit.

Robert Ehlert

Illegal fireworks policy needs to be snuffed out

After watching the Table Rock Fire threaten Harris Ranch and other East Boise neighborhoods, we agree with Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan. Despite any tax revenue Idaho might enjoy from its share of the $700 million sales in fireworks nationwide, Idaho should move to amend its policy and close loopholes regarding illegal fireworks.

About Robert Ehlert

Robert Ehlert

Robert Ehlert is the Statesman's editorial page editor. Reach him at 377-6437.

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