The Civility Project included stories and columns, town hall meetings and the Civility Luncheon and Forum. The COVID-19 pandemic has since engulfed the nation. The Civility Project seemed to come to a halt, but behind the scenes we remain committed. Basic civility is listening. It is being patient. It is understanding and accepting political differences. It is even being polite.
The Civility Project
The following stories and columns exploring the challenges of civil discourse in a divided society appeared in the Lewiston Tribune as part of the Civility Project, a series of reporting and community events aimed at furthering the discussion.
Friday, October 02, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The world and the communities in which we live have changed.
Sunday, March 01, 2020
Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke recalls an elementary school challenge, redeemed by a librarian who believed in him
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The National Institute for Civil Discourse states 78 percent of Americans believe incivility and political dysfunction prevent the nation from moving forward.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
BOISE — By her own admission, Michelle Stennett was “pitching a fit.”
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
As she struggled through a difficult divorce, Robbie Paul noticed that some of her depressive episodes weren’t linked to her crumbling marriage.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Sara George’s mission at Lewiston High School is to ensure everyone feels included.
The Lewiston School District is working to revamp the culture within its schools after parents aired concerns about students’ involvement in racial incidents.
Monday, February 17, 2020
For more than 150 years, a simple adage has helped children deal with the daily parade of schoolyard insults: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
We may never be friends, but that doesn’t mean we have to be enemies.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Barely eight years after the Constitution was ratified, America’s first and only independent president cited extreme partisanship or “the spirit of party” as one of the greatest dangers facing the republic.
BOISE — The boat was pretty much deserted when Jim Woodward first stepped aboard.
Saturday, February 08, 2020
BOISE — It’s been more than 20 years since Rob Mason woke up in heaven.
Friday, February 07, 2020
The late Bill Hall, Lewiston Tribune editorial page editor and a co-worker for nearly four decades, did it right.
Saturday, February 01, 2020
Our aim is to make things better with words and ideas.
BOISE — Priscilla Giddings saw her first bomb scare when she was 10 years old.