Author Archives: Khaliela Wright

About Khaliela Wright

Khaliela Wright holds degrees from the University of Idaho and Washington State University. She lives in Potlatch, where she is employed with the U.S. Census Bureau and teaches courses in economics at Spokane Falls Community College. When not traversing the state for work, Khaliela likes to do so for fun.

Fire, Fire, Everywhere

Abnormally hot weather last June left land across Idaho and in much of the West parched. The daytime highs were above a hundred, unusual for a month that’s typically known for rain. By the first part of July, my parents and grandparents, all of whom live in Bonner County, were talking about the fire at Bayview. Fires don’t generally start that early and it promised to be a long, hot summer. Continue reading

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East Meets West

When University of Idaho foreign exchange student Rafay Adeel arrived from Pakistan at the Moscow-Pullman Airport in August 2014, he had no idea that living, breathing Native Americans still walked the Earth. He thought European immigrants had killed them off years ago, during the Indian Wars, which in the Middle East have become as iconic of the American West as the cowboy. Continue reading

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