The College of Idaho is the most diverse 50 acres in Idaho. We have students from 47 different countries who provide a valuable lens from which multiple perspectives are formed, discussed and experienced.
John McNamara’s wife shares what it’s like in the hours and days after a mass shooting: Nights of one, two or three hours of sleep. Meetings at the crisis center, the grief counselors, the life insurance company. A visit to the medical examiner.
Idaho residents will decide in November 2018 whether to expand Medicaid in this state. A ballot initiative to make more Idahoans eligible for Medicaid has qualified, the Secretary of State’s Office confirmed.
A Boise police officer came to give the Idaho Statesman an active-shooter tutorial. My takeaway: Don’t expect the SWAT team to get there to help. If you’re not thinking in advance, you won’t be ready if a shooter shows up at your office.
A “perfect storm” is headed our way, triggered by this city’s metastasizing growth and fueled by over-promotion, under-readiness, and a general air of uncertainty about the direction Boise is headed. Here’s what city leaders can do.
In 1967, Idaho enacted legislation to insulate judicial appointments from politics and cronyism. It has worked well and resulted in a corps of professional judges who decide legal disputes, both civil and criminal, in an even-handed manner.
Idaho law regulating aerial fireworks starts by asking customers to commit perjury. It gets worse from there. It's ignored by all, disrespected by citizens, not enforced by authorities, and offers little recourse for victims.
The historic Cabin was built for the State Forester in 1939 to commemorate the state’s 50th anniversary, is again threatened. Not one of the proposed plans for the new library includes it in the design — ignoring an authentic part of the city’s heritage.
Proof that Boise is a welcoming community: Following the knife attack on refugee children and adults in Boise Idaho at a birthday party, residents gathered to support for the families stabbed with rallies, prayers and fundraising for the victims.
Our ballot measure is simple. It allows Idahoans who earn less than $17,000 a year to get health care with Medicaid expansion and ensures that families in the coverage gap will have access to essential health care like cancer treatments and heart medication.
Harsh rhetoric, humiliation, and disdain both for true patriots and America’s partners alone will not revive the American Century, but can singularly work to divide our nation, destroy our reputation, and dissipate our global leadership.
Boise has a long and proud tradition of welcoming people fleeing strife, from Bosnia in the 1990s, and from Africa and the Middle East in recent years. A European Union delegation visited in 2016 to learn how we welcome and integrate refugees.
The president did not invent coarse and destructive public commentary, but he has certainly perfected the technique. That does not mean that the rest of us should follow the example. Let’s remember that we were given the precious legacy in the Preamble to the Constitution of forming “a more perfect union.”
Idaho isn’t waiting around for Washington when it comes to communications; it’s taking the lead. My visit made it clear to me that Idaho is a state full of innovative, can-do people who are making our nation’s economy and society stronger.
Is the city truly open to incorporating citizen suggestions? We ask this because this is big project with a lot at stake, and Mayor David Bieter has a tendency to get his back up and dig in his heels when his ideas are challenged.
No crime has been committed, and the person who loses their rights does not get to defend themselves before those rights are removed. It’s not due process if you aren’t part of the process, or if you have to petition to get your guns back.