Idaho: Good to remember a great governor

by Judy Ferro When the weather is so nice, it’s time to think about camping and fishing, not politics–though, at my age, it’s more about barbecues and wading pools. I don’t want to hear that, for the third week in a row, there is a new story about mismanagement in Treasurer Ron Crane’s office.  First, …

Idaho’s Past: I Wouldn’t Go Back

by Judy Ferro When a politician—or anyone else for that matter—says they wished we could go back to the America of 50 years ago, I’m never sure what they mean. I have some great memories of that world. As teens, driving was the main form of recreation. Carloads of us drove the Boulevard and dragged …

Economy: Women’s place in Idaho

“Idaho is heading for an employment crisis” is the opening line of a recent Idaho Press-Tribune article by Torrie Cope and Kelcie Moseley.  The pair reported that Idaho needs 100,000 jobs filled by 2018, with two-thirds requiring post-secondary training.  The hardest positions to fill will require bachelor’s degrees in computer science and technology, business and …