Two New Idaho Polls: Lousy News for Risch, Good News for Ben Carson Boise Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Idaho Ski Resorts Opening Thanksgiving Weekend Spotlight: Getting It Right

Idaho Prison Reforms Could 'Overhaul System'

'We're behind the times and that's not a position I want to be in'
Jeff Zmuda, chief of prisons at IDOC, told members of the Board of Correction that nearly half the nation's prisons were moving in the direction of reforming solitary confinement, "and those states that don't reform probably will have a lot of future problems in court."

Idaho Ski Resorts Opening Thanksgiving Weekend

Sun Valley: Yes. Tamarack: No. Brundage: Partially. Bogus Basin: Maybe.

Global Community Market to Open at Trailhead in Downtown Boise

The market is set to run Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning Nov. 28.

Boise Landmark, 'The Wood House,' Rolls Through the Night to New Home

The new owners of the Jones House (Frank Eld), and the Fowler House (Josh Unger and Jenaleigh Keibert) braved the frigid temperatures to wish the best of luck to Sturiale, the new owner of the Wood House.

Two New Idaho Polls: Lousy News for Risch, Good News for Ben Carson

Of the GOP field, Carson received 55 percent of Idahoans' approval. Sen. Marco Rubio was next, with 44 percent; Donald Trump received a 41 percent favorability rating and Sen. Ted Cruz received a 35 percent rating.

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Making Big Sounds with The Fall of Troy, Kylesa and Powwers at Neurolux

The Fall of Troy went for broke before a small crowd at Neurolux Friday night.

CD Review: Bless My Soul, Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats (self-released, 2015)

Where country, bluegrass, Americana and folk meet
The band's newest release follows in the footsteps of its predecessors: It's quintessential American folk, country and bluegrass, with some rock and even gospel sounds mixed in.

The Fall of Troy

Nov. 20, Neurolux
The Fall of Troy may be post-hardcore rock's great hope.

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No More Sad Things at BCT

Tuesday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 20
Take a trip to Hawaii, where the love is as fresh as the breeze coming off the ocean.

Are You Ready for the Fiction 101 Short Story Contest?

Mail or drop off entries at Boise Weekly, Fiction 101, 523 Broad St., Boise, ID 83702. Do not send cash via sail mail.

Golden Girls Christmas Extravaganza

Thursday, Nov. 19-Saturday, Nov. 21
Three decades after the Golden Girls premiered, Alley Repertory Theater brings them back... sort of.

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Mr. Cope's Cave: It's Not That Complicated

"If you don't have the courage to act in accordance with the values, the morality, the ideals and virtues you profess, there is another word for you, and abstract it ain't—coward."

Mr. Cope's Cave: Counciling

Minerva's Breakdown

Advice for those on the verge
Be yourself. No matter how weird, awkward or over-the-top you are, you will never truly find happiness unless you let yourself be yourself.

Red on Ben

Or, The Strange Case of Dr. Carson and Mr. Crazy
"It is simply not in my nature to ignore the most incredibly stupid of statements, especially when they are coming from men and women who could, conceivably, end up the supreme leader of this fine country."

Land Exchange is Loser

Public is ill served by hearing schedule
"The opportunity to comment on the Lochsa Land Exchange may slip by most people who are focused on their Thanksgiving plans."

The Worst of Circumstances

Terrorism, refugees and Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's remarks

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Pray for Snow Winter Ale Festival

Saturday, Nov. 21
Get on your skis (or snowboards) and pray.

Tamarack Has Snow, Opens for One Day Sneak Peek

Tamarack Resort open for one-day only event, "Sneak Peek Saturday."

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Spotlight: Getting It Right

Now playing at The Flicks
"Making Spotlight reminded me that so many local newspapers simply don't have the resources any more to commit to long-form investigative journalism. In a large part, I hope Spotlight reminds the public how important investigative journalism is to the balance of a society by keeping an eye on what needs to be watched."

Weekend Box Office: Hunger Games Finale Debuts to Franchise Low

The series made up some ground overseas.

Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival

Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20 at The Egyptian
"We choose the films that are most in line with the celebration of winter and the voice that Winter Wildlands Alliance wants to promote: communities wanting to come together and play in the places they love—in the trees, mountains and snow."

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Boise Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Turkey Day on the town
Angell's Bar and Frill, Barbacoa, Emilio's, the RAM Boise and more...

New Vegetarian/Vegan Options for the Treasure Valley

Good greens
Introducing: downtown Boise's Wild Root Cafe and Market and Nampa's new Grub Hut.

Mini Vodkas

Welcome to peak booze season
Between holiday travel, ramped up credit card debt and negotiating family personalities, odds are you may need of a little pick-me-up.

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Debi Vogel

Home for the holidays—with a few hundred turkeys, hens and cows
"We'll have about 650 turkeys. Our customers who have pre-ordered their birds will pick up about 450 fresh turkeys on the Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving."

Wanda Martinat

The co-owner of Goldy's/Stagecoach "loves every minute of every day."
"It's an absolute joy. I start my day at Goldy's, then I head over to The Stagecoach in the afternoons, and sometimes I'm here until well into the nighttime."

Kelsey Montzka-Boettiger

Boisean on the front line of the Serbian border crisis
"It's exhausting work for all parties. We're primarily there to assist people who have experienced significantly more emotional trauma."

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