Kurtis Workman

Creepy crawlies in Idaho Legislature

Last year I wrote about Ilah Hickman, a middle school aged student from Boise that had taken up the issue of designating the Giant Idaho Salamander as the state’s official amphibian. For two years Hickman studied the process of making…

To humbug or not to humbug

It is always interesting to watch the year end. As an adult I have alternated between Scrooge-esque to Tiny-Tim joy. I decided several years ago that I did not want to fall victim to the permanent on-set of the humbugs.…

Embrace Taupe Thursday

It was two years ago when I first mentioned the ever-expanding phenomenon of retail gluttony in this column. That was the first year news agencies around the country started making a big deal out of Black Friday expanding into the…

Ere on the side of classy

Last week was homecoming. That annual bacchanalia of school pride. The week when the serious work of studying goes away and the angst of college admission standards are put on a shelf. Just because the normal standards are relaxed does…

How neutral is the net?

From almost the very beginning of the internet there has been one debate that remains unsettled; how free should the internet be? The term used for this debate is net neutrality. Net neutrality in its simplest form is the idea…

The Moon I knew

News travels fast in a small town. Last year I made the decision to run for one of the open seats on the city council. It wasn’t really my first foray into politics, but it is the first time I…

Time to speak up

There is an ongoing story from a little town in South Carolina that has grabbed national attention for the last week. The police chief of Latta, SC, was recently fired by the town’s mayor. After 20 years with the Latta…