We have the biggest positive change for Idaho in a generation, and we should respect the public’s voice to expand Medicaid as-is, not attach a bunch of requirements to undermine the will of the people.
Now is the time to replace the remodeled warehouse that has served as the main library since 1978. Boise’s new library can be funded with a combination of donations, capital budgeting, CCDC contributions and lease financing. Money has not been “wasted.”
The newest potato is skinnier and lighter than its predecessor, a four-ton potato that will be filled with another few tons of gear and loaded onto a semi-truck trailer to tour the nation beginning with an Oregon parade Saturday. The Big Idaho Potato is the star of the Potato Commission’s multimillion-dollar promotion efforts that will take it to 70 events this year.
Standing mute against hateful speech and actions does not work. Idaho history demonstrates that the way to stop white supremacy is for people in positions of power to strongly and publicly denounce it.
The last time Congress formally declared war — supposedly required by the Constitution to commit U.S. troops — was Dec. 11, 1941, yet today we sacrifice our finest for despots, dictators, warlords and cartels all over the globe.
Idaho’s history of underinvestment in education has led us to where we are, at the bottom of all sorts of rankings. The only solution is to invest heavily in all facets of education, because if we repeat our history, we fail.
Having districts in council elections, or at least a hybrid district-and-at-large combination, would let everyone in every part of a city feel represented. But the last thing city elections need is Republican-Democratic warfare.
Even before statehood, Idaho Territory required all parents to “furnish necessary food, clothing, shelter, or medical attention” to their children. The religious exemption that paves the way to children’s suffering and death must be abolished.
Skirting voters is something the city has done before; it builds what it wants by using other funding avenues. A vote would clear up whether people actually want the library and whether they’re willing to pay for it.
The new price regulator tools mandated by a new federal law are a nice step for patients, but at Saint Alphonsus we recommend checking with insurance carriers and hospital registration teams for even better information.
One is reminded of the French Maginot Line, which was intended to keep Hitler’s army out. If Donald Trump gets a wall on the southern border, it might become known as America’s Maginot Line. A laughingstock.