Since it is the eve of the Fourth of July weekend, it must be time yet again to remind the Idaho Legislature that its inconsistent, wink-and-nod policy of allowing the sale of aerial fireworks to unpermitted individuals is neither safe nor sane.
The quirky history and constant challenge were motivations to sort through and organize more than 150,000 water rights claims in Idaho. Clive Strong retires as one of the most respected water experts in the state.
United States history is full of moments on battlefields where courage came to the rescue. Our flags and monuments and cemeteries remind us we can muster the Right Stuff when we need it the most. But we are terrible at recognizing the wounds and casualties of the political war of words.
Politics has not been the same since Donald Trump descended the escalator in June 2015 to announce his candidacy for president at Trump Tower. Past indiscretions, brash and sordid comments, name-calling — nothing stuck, nothing could stop his quest for the White House.
A smoking gun may be found in the future implicating Trump in some serious wrongdoing as this investigation unfolds. But Risch’s tactical questioning of Comey put some of the doubts about Trump and Flynn to rest.
The abandoned remains of tens of thousands of troops lost to the twilight of time are rejoining the ranks at veterans cemeteries around the nation. It all started right here in Boise, thanks to Idaho veteran Richard Cesler and a band of concerned brothers and sisters around the country.
An interim committee failed to act, and the Idaho Legislature bungled a bill and then looked the other way. but Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue won’t let anyone forget that kids keep dying in the homes of the Followers of Chirst.
Les Bois is a ghost track these days, its 800-odd stables empty of horseflesh and gear, and all of the dreams and drama of the place. Live racing ended at the end of the 2015 season, and the controversial racing machines that had subsidized the racing and purses were unplugged in March 2016.
There are a lot of ways for politicians to connect with constituents. I happen to think live town halls where anybody can walk up to the microphone and ask any question are among the best and most courageous.
Imagine a baseball-soccer-special events stadium coming to the West end of Downtown Boise that transforms the region around Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Drive near the Boise River into “a destination.”
Idahoan Bob Neugebauer is the publisher of the Gem State Patriot “news website” often associated with the tea party movement in the state. He goes by the moniker “Tea Party Bob” when he’s on with KIDO 580-AM radio host Kevin Miller.