Zach Kyle moved to Idaho in 2007 and reported for newspapers in Burley, Idaho Falls and Boise. He lives in Boise and works outside of journalism as a freelance writer. Kyle is part of a rotating group and occasional guest writers contributing to the Idaho Capital Sun’s monthly column on Idaho housing and affordability issues.
I remember the sign on a forested highway near my parents’ home. The thing was massive – probably 25 feet wide — with a message sloppily spray-painted on plywood: “Go home California m**********ers.” That was in Western Washington, three decades ago. Maybe some wealthy Californians moved in, threatening our woodsy values. As the sign was […]