This week two scenes — a tragedy and a farce — played out in Idaho.
Throughout her term, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin has shown herself to be fundamentally dishonest and reckless. She is plainly unqualified for the office she holds and certainly not fit for the highest office in the state, for which she is currently running.
One of the most shameful acts of the 2021 legislative session was a law that required initiative campaigns to gather signatures from 6% of registered voters in all 35 of the state’s legislative districts, rather than the 18 districts that had been required up to that point.
Editor's note: This editorial has been updated to clarify the status of the housing trust fund's governing board.
The House should promptly move out of recess to confirm the recommendations of the committee and formally sanction a far-right lawmaker who publicly identified a young woman who alleged she had been raped by another lawmaker. To allow what Rep. Priscilla Giddings did to go without answer wou…
We were glad to learn this week that Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, will face a formal ethics hearing on Aug. 2 for conduct unbecoming a representative.
Rep. Mike Simpson is to be commended for going above and beyond to assist local low- and middle-income families as area housing prices continue to skyrocket.
There’s a reason why Idaho never seems to have enough money for its schools.
Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin has made it all but impossible for Gov. Brad Little to leave the state of Idaho.
The Idaho Republican Party has standards.
Now that we have spent the longest legislative session Idaho history listening to lawmakers harp about the evils of a fairly obscure academic movement called Critical Race Theory, it’s worth taking a step back to look at the facts on the ground.
If you’re interested in running an honest investigation into allegations of student indoctrination, you follow in the footsteps of Boise State University.
You’d think Idaho House Republicans would let nothing interfere with their desire to convert valuable real estate within the state Capitol into offices for their backbenchers.
The 2021 Legislative Session has drawn to a close — or an extended recess, at least. It was the longest legislative session in Idaho history. We thought it was important for lawmakers to give their account of that session, its highs and lows, and where they plan to go from here.
If you’re worried about Idaho drawing too many newcomers to the state, don’t.
That’s not who we are, Idaho.
Before Idaho Gov. Brad Little was for the Legislature’s bill to stop so-called indoctrination in the schools, he was against it.
“Little by little, the look of the country changes because of the men we admire. You’re just going to have to make up your mind one day about what’s right and wrong.”
Gov. Brad Little needs to do more than simply veto the Legislature’s latest attempt to curtail ordinary Idahoans’ ability to draft their own laws through the ballot initiative.
Housing costs in Idaho Falls have become unsustainable for many working-class families in recent years. A local nonprofit has developed an ambitious plan to deal with it, but it will require the community to come together and for Idaho’s congressional delegation to lend a hand.
To be elected a state lawmaker is a high honor. It should come with high expectations for personal conduct.
Give the people leading Idaho’s Legislature their due.
When your lawmaker returns from the legislative session, they’re likely to brag about cutting your taxes. Don’t buy it. Ask them why they raised them — because that’s what they’re doing.
When she’s not serving in the Idaho Legislature, Rep. Kerry Hanks, R-St. Anthony, drives a school bus for her local district.
Talk about gaslighting.
Members of the Idaho Legislature often say they believe in federalism — the idea that government power should be distributed at multiple levels, with a degree of competition, to ensure that no one portion of government can become too powerful.
Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, seems to have a short memory.
Lawmakers, led by Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, have once again launched an attack on citizen’s right to control the state’s laws.
The Legislature’s first major act this year has been to consider a constitutional amendment that would allow lawmakers to call themselves back for a special session.
Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s undermining of Idaho’s efforts to confront COVID-19 have gone from puzzling to dangerously irresponsible.
The Legislature failed to do anything last year to address the rising property tax burden affecting homeowners, and now it looks like it’s preparing to do all the wrong things.
At a news conference Friday, Gov. Brad Little took Idaho back to Stage 2 of his four-stage reopening plan, which means gatherings of more than 10 people are no longer allowed. He did not do the most important thing, however: issue a statewide, enforceable mask-wearing mandate.
Eastern Idaho, along with the rest of the country, has been transfixed with vote-counting in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia. There’s good reason to be. It’s important.