Is this who you are?

Letter by Karen Smith to Idaho’s congressional delegation and conservatives on the issue of guns, gun violence and the deafening silence by our elected leaders in the face of “divisive extremist rhetoric”…  Thanks for allowing me to publish your letter. (04/17/2018) This is the letter I presented at the offices of my members of Congress…

America’s Gun Violence Epidemic

It just doesn’t end… another week, another mass shooting. According to the Gun Violence Archive there have been 54 violent acts where a gunman has killed four or more people, leaving a total of 456 people dead. While it seems American’s have become so inured to the violence and its frequency that little political action…

#IDleg 2018: Idaho Ed Spending Sucks

Preface The following article paints a pretty grim overall picture for education in Idaho. Ranking number 50 out of 51 is terrible for Idaho’s kids.  The Boise Independent District spent $8,459 per pupil in the 2016-2017 school year. This is dramatically higher than the average spending in Idaho, which was $6,771 in the same school year. For more information…

Holidays in the North End

Goody’s photo by Talo Pinto with permission (2010) The North End makes every holiday a fun event. We’re famous for Halloween and New Year’s has exploded with the new Idaho Potato Drop at the Idaho Capitol.   Our Winter holidays are pretty special too. Our neighbors along Harrison Boulevard get into the holiday spirit by lighting…