Editorials

Editorials

Heartbreak and heroism in Houston

It’s cliché to say that when times are hard, Americans are at their best. But there is a truth in the truism. And the stories of boat owners, high-water vehicle owners and other average people putting themselves in harm’s way to help struggling strangers are a significant comfort in the face of news that is so bad and so sad.

Editorials

Future of Idaho’s wild salmon can’t be sacrificed for any other interest

A grizzly bear is the dominant image of the California state flag because these ferocious beasts once roamed the mountains and valleys of the Golden State, and because they symbolized the territory’s fight for independence from Mexico. But you can’t find a grizzly in all of California today because our most populous state made decisions over time to make life miserable for them.

Why the Idaho Statesman endorses political candidates

The Idaho Statesman’s seven-member Editorial Board writes editorial opinions and endorses candidates for public office. The board’s opinions, which are made after much research and discussion, are distinct from our news operation and part of our n