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…

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…

The Uneven Hand of Idaho Politics

Over the course of the past year we’ve been pummeled by calls of “fake news” from the right-wing side of American politics and specifically President Trump. The effort to discredit reputable news sources from the Associated Press to NBC has been compounded by the emergence of the politically-driven internet trolls and websites that portray themselves…