Bill Manny, Idaho Statesman

Bill Manny

Idaho Statesman

Boise, ID, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

This Idaho do-gooder gets up each morning in D.C. trying to bring common sense to America

Keith Allred, founder of the Common Interest and former Idaho governor candidate, is now running the National Institute for Civil Discourse, an organization aimed at restoring civility and American democracy. → Read More

Here’s one man’s crusade to see and save Idaho history, one wooden highway marker at a time

Idahoan Mac Eld set out to photograph all of Idaho’s highway history markers. Along the way he became the Gem State’s leading authority on the condition of the signs. He now wants officials to devote money and manpower to their upkeep. → Read More

More than Christmas bikes: How the Boise Bicycle Project became a communitywide force for good

In its first decade, the Boise Bike Project has become the glue connecting people and agencies that work with bikes, transportation, refugees and school kids. → Read More

After synagogue shooting, Hy Kloc is determined to share his family’s Holocaust story

The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that killed 11 Jews has only hardened former Idaho legislator Hy Kloc’s resolve to ensure the world remembers the Holocaust. He tells his refugee family’s story of survival. → Read More

The high point of my summer: Completing Idaho’s 12,000-foot peaks. Now, what’s next?

With no signs and few trails, climbing Idaho’s 12ers is a quest you undertake on your own, with little official assistance or sanction. → Read More

Pulitzer-winning Oregon native, who shines light on human rights stories, to speak in Boise

New York Times columnist Nicolas Kristof is speaking to the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation in Boise on Oct. 16, 2018. Focus is on collapse of working-class communities, homelessness, drugs. → Read More

US-placed cyanide device ignites

A cyanide device targeting predators went off in a field near a rural Pocatello, Idaho home, hurting 14-year-old Canyon Mansfield and killing his yellow Lab Kasey on March 16, 2017. → Read More

How Spuddy Buddy and the Big Idaho Potato charmed Seattle

Take a trip with the Big Idaho Potato and you quickly see how people get caught up in Idaho Potato mania. In Seattle for the Seafair Torchilight Parade, the scene around the potato quickly turns into a noisy street party with people embracing Spuddy Buddy and the potato. → Read More

Does U of I get it now? Bungling football player’s misconduct case hurt other students.

An investigation into football player Jahrie Level reveals questions about the way the university and police handled multiple cases of misconduct. University of Idaho President Chuck Staben says he’s making changes, including how police interact with the athletic department. → Read More

What Boise cops told the Statesman about preparing for a shooter. ‘Denial will kill you.’

A Boise police officer came to give the Idaho Statesman an active-shooter tutorial. My takeaway: Don’t expect the SWAT team to get there to help. If you’re not thinking in advance, you won’t be ready if a shooter shows up at your office. → Read More

Idaho is building a better Big Idaho Potato. And this new potato is built to last.

The newest potato is skinnier and lighter than its predecessor, a four-ton potato that will be filled with another few tons of gear and loaded onto a semi-truck trailer to tour the nation beginning with an Oregon parade Saturday. The Big Idaho Potato is the star of the Potato Commission’s multimillion-dollar promotion efforts that will take it to 70 events this year. → Read More

A swirl of summit and stone: Watch as Mother Nature plays hide and seek on Stack Rock

Drone video offers a raptor's-eye view of Stack Rock, human forms glimpsed, then swallowed by mist, then emerging again -- a nice sense of what it's like to stand on top and watch Mother Nature play her game of hide and seek. → Read More

At the Human Library, you check out a 'book' and 'read' a fellow human in a totally new way

The Human Library is a chance to address stereotypes and prejudices. Readers at the Indigo Idaho Arts festival can "check out" stories from refugees, people who’ve experienced homelessness and addiction, an AIDS survivor and advocate, sexual abuse and more. → Read More

One clear winner in Tuesday's primary election: Idaho women

In every statewide office in which Democrats offered a candidate, the nomination went to a woman. In fact, the only male nominees for statewide office from either party came in races with no female candidates running serious campaigns. → Read More

Here's who the Statesman endorsed in the May 15 election for Idaho governor and more

Still deciding who to vote for May 15? Here are the candidates the Statesman Editorial Board endorsed in the Idaho primary election for governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer and 1st Congressional District. → Read More

On Idaho Gives day, ask yourself: What does Idaho give you?

We live in a place that is still small enough to be able to get to know the people in charge, yet large enough to think big and be ambitious. As divided as we can be — rural vs. urban, red vs. blue, old-timer vs. newcomer – there’s still a greater sense that we’re in this together. → Read More

How close is the Medicaid expansion campaign? What’s the connection with horse-racing petitions?

The founders of Reclaim Idaho didn’t accept the conventional wisdom that citizen initiatives in Idaho can’t succeed. And as the April 30 deadline approaches, the Medicaid for Idaho campaign is nearing its goal of putting before voters the chance to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid coverage. → Read More

We still let abusive college athletes quietly leave town. Shame on us.

We’ve decided as a society that such out-of-sight, out-of-mind policies are no longer acceptable for abusive priests or offending school teachers. So how is it still OK for universities and athletes? It’s hard not to agree with the University of Idaho volleyball player who blogged March 24: “I can no longer say I have complete trust in our system, because I thought our staff would be different.” → Read More

We get hundreds of letters and guest opinions every week. Here’s how we pick what you see.

We try to select a cross-section of opinion content that will reflect the tough issues and hard choices society faces. Try to do that without being labeled a purveyor of “fake news,” accused of normalizing corrupt behavior or willfully conspiring to destroy our president. → Read More

This California liberal wants you to burst her progressive bubble

Joan Blades is a certifiable liberal who has had success in the real world of partisan politics. She knows that’s not enough. So she’s deliberately looking for people who disagree who will invite their friends to sit down and talk. → Read More