Guest Opinions

Guest Opinions

Stand Your Ground law means more gun violence for Idaho

SB 1313 won’t keep Idahoans safe from dangerous people — it will only put our communities at greater risk. Our state law already recognizes the right to self-defense, and includes important safeguards to prevent someone from using deadly force if they initiate a fight or from tracking down and shooting someone out of revenge. The bill that Gov. Otter let become Idaho’s new law jeopardizes those standards — and Otter himself recognizes just how dangerous that is.

Guest Opinions

Crapo’s banking bill benefits his Wall Street donors, not Idaho

I fear that our elected officials have not learned the lessons of the 2008 economic collapse. In addition to this deregulation legislation, the Trump administration is systematically loosening restraints on the financial industry, quietly rolling back the protections put in place to curtail dangerous risk-taking behavior by the big banks

The future of Idaho’s salmon remains as uncertain today as in the 1990s

Rocky Barker, environmental reporter for The Idaho Statesman talks about his upcoming trip to follow endangered salmon from the Pacific to Idaho spawning streams.
Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com