Keith Allred, founder of the Common Interest and former Idaho governor candidate, is now running the National Institute for Civil Discourse, an organization aimed at restoring civility and American democracy.
Idahoan Mac Eld set out to photograph all of Idaho’s highway history markers. Along the way he became the Gem State’s leading authority on the condition of the signs. He now wants officials to devote money and manpower to their upkeep.
A movie, “The Green Book,” about a former guide that listed safe places for blacks to visit, inspired a longtime Boise man to research black-white race relations in Idaho. He found racism and discrimination.
Analysis | The one undeniable change is the gender makeup of Idaho’s statewide offices, with a female lieutenant governor, treasurer and state superintendent of schools. That’s an important cultural moment for Idaho.
The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that killed 11 Jews has only hardened former Idaho legislator Hy Kloc’s resolve to ensure the world remembers the Holocaust. He tells his refugee family’s story of survival.
It’s a new trend: Critics of wilderness, or wild rivers, or wildlife underpasses, can hold an advisory vote and threaten to blow up months or years of study and collaboration on complex land-management issues in Idaho.
Take a trip with the Big Idaho Potato and you quickly see how people get caught up in Idaho Potato mania. In Seattle for the Seafair Torchilight Parade, the scene around the potato quickly turns into a noisy street party with people embracing Spuddy Buddy and the potato.
An investigation into football player Jahrie Level reveals questions about the way the university and police handled multiple cases of misconduct. University of Idaho President Chuck Staben says he’s making changes, including how police interact with the athletic department.
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.
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.
When you are a citizen or a reporter denied access to a public record, you have one recourse: Hire a lawyer and take it to court. This forces news companies and citizens to decide which battle to fight in court and which to swallow and accept.
The Human Library is a chance to address stereotypes and prejudices. Readers at the Indigo Idaho Arts festival can "check out" stories from refugees, people who’ve experienced homelessness and addiction, an AIDS survivor and advocate, sexual abuse and more.
In every statewide office in which Democrats offered a candidate, the nomination went to a woman. In fact, the only male nominees for statewide office from either party came in races with no female candidates running serious campaigns.
We live in a place that is still small enough to be able to get to know the people in charge, yet large enough to think big and be ambitious. As divided as we can be — rural vs. urban, red vs. blue, old-timer vs. newcomer – there’s still a greater sense that we’re in this together.