Sherri Ybarra, Idaho superintendent of public instruction, responds to questions over who helped develop $21 million per year school safety initiative that some say could lead to chaos in an emergency.
Leaders around the state are working together to take the next step in combating sexual assault in all of our communities. The work being done by the men and women coordinating Sexual Assault Response Teams is critical to making our communities safer and more humane.
There is not one civic problem that can be solved without cities and counties working together, and certainly traffic falls into that category. Beyond that, Ada County’s master plan has several policies that encourage growth to occur within city jurisdictions.
The property rights sponsors are looking after their own interests, but they forgot that civil rights are as important as property rights. This is why law enforcement was so deeply concerned about the law and the process by which it was enacted.
I am not fearful of firearms. I believe the Second Amendment was written with purpose and with sensitivity to generational circumstances. But what I am extremely concerned about is who has access to firearms and the devastation firearms are capable of in the wrong hands.
While the Tour de Fat may not be the featured entertainment for this year’s Goathead Festival, New Belgium will be working side by side with the Boise bike community to continue to make the world a more bike-friendly place.
Nothing changes for folks considering rooftop solar, at least in the near term. The sooner one installs a solar system, the longer one has to benefit from converting that great Idaho sunshine into energy savings.
This offers a significant opportunity for Idaho to work with the Department of Interior to restore and protect Idaho’s migration and winter habitat. The next several months will tell us whether Secretary Ryan Zinke is serious about big game habitat conservation efforts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What makes these tragedies so unnecessary is there’s already a process in place for migrants legitimately seeking asylum in the U.S.. They can show up at any embassy, consulate or U.S. port of entry to make their asylum claims.
While the Chinden lane was abandoned, The Netherlands and Denmark continued on with protected bike lanes as a standard. As a result, they are the safest countries in the world for bicycling, and have some of the happiest motorists.