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.
In some previous election cycles, the Post Register issued candidate endorsements. We planned to do it again during this election cycle, and we started the process we normally use to come to endorsement decisions: conducting editorial board interviews with local, statewide and federal candidates.
Why have no former Idaho Falls Police Department officers been prosecuted for their conduct leading to the conviction of Christopher Tapp? Why has there not been even an announcement of an investigation?
Moscow no longer has a face-mask and social distancing ordinance.
More than any national politician in recent memory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has laid waste to the norms that once guided his chamber.
Idaho Falls is poised to play a pivotal role as a leader in the fight against global climate change, with a chance to provide cheap, clean power to the city’s residents and businesses for decades to come. The city should not waiver.
Give the Idaho Legislature points for audacity.
As the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities has sought to protect home and community-based services — Medicaid-funded occupational therapy, in-home assistance and other services that allow people with disabilities to live independent lives — Idaho’s Senate delegation has been remarkab…
Ximena Bustillo of the Idaho Statesman documented what should be understood as a major public policy failure last week: Idaho was the last state in the nation to apply for and has not yet begun distributing supplemental funds to families with kids eligible for the free and reduced school lun…
Eastern Idaho Public Health’s board is to be commended for taking a necessary action last week: Requiring universal mask-wearing in Bonneville County, which now has one of the highest infection rates in eastern Idaho. Bonneville’s recent spike has been astronomical.
The leaders of the city of Idaho Falls and other cities in eastern Idaho should do the right thing. For the sake of public health, economic well-being and the education of Idaho Falls’ children, it is time to implement a mandatory public masking order, as the cities of Driggs and Victor have done.
In Idaho Falls, it has for several years been illegal to fire or evict an LGBT person because of who they are. Finally, it is also illegal to deny them public accommodations. This is now the case in more than a dozen cities and two counties in Idaho. The Idaho Falls City Council should pride…
On Feb. 1, 1960, four college freshmen walked into the F.W. Woolworth Company building in Greensboro, N.C. and sat down at a lunch counter. They ordered coffee. The counter would not serve them. They were black and sitting in an area that had been designated for whites only. They sat for hou…
Idaho is beginning the gradual process of reopening. It is a welcome development and one that is only possible because of the success of Gov. Brad Little’s stay-home order.
Last Friday, we challenged Idaho Freedom Foundation board members to either move to replace the foundation’s staff or own its recent actions, which include conducting protests in a manner that increases the risk of COVID-19 spreading and posting the name and photograph of the police officer …
During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as sought after as hand sanitizer and face masks.
In recent weeks, the Idaho Freedom Foundation has transformed itself from an ultraconservative policy advocacy organization into one whose primary purpose is encouraging violations of the law and endangering public health. Leading its Disobey Idaho campaign of intentional lawbreaking, the Id…
Last week, Idaho Gov. Brad Little took the responsible step of placing the state under a stay-at-home order. Maybe he waited longer than he should have, but Little is clearly among the mainstream of governors acting to break the chains of infection with the few tools at his disposal.