Idaho Election 2018

A Changing Landscape While Idaho’s biggest metro area is seeing a largely unexpected explosion in growth driven by an influx of newcomers, the results has been a a spike in home prices and a jolt of high-wage jobs in several profession, a decrease in affordable housing, pressures on infrastructure and transportation and more. While Idaho,…

Dr. Ford, Kavanaugh, Sexual Assault

My Preface and Comment If only the Supreme Court nomination process could turn on Brett Kavanuagh’s dubious, inconsistent, ideological qualifications and history in the Bush administration and on the bench. But no. He has been revealed as a blackout drinker and, more than likely, a sexual predator. You bet, as of the this date, the…

Boise’s Housing Imperative

In his March, 2018 article “How Boise could keep at least keep some Downtown housing affordable,” Idaho Statesman journalist Sven Berg led off with the following statement: “As Downtown booms, housing is more expensive than ever. Rents for newly built one-bedroom apartments are as high as $1,700. Old housing is getting more expensive, too. If…

A Data Nerd’s Quest to Make Boise Better

Editor’s note:  The following is a guest post to Northend.org. From time to time we will give individuals and organizations the space to tell their story. These are the “what, why, when and how” from people who love our community and are committed to doing the work they feel is needed for positive change and…