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  • Do We Need Police Oversight? Ask Spokane

    How important is civilian police oversight?
      In Boise, the city is considering winding down the ombudsman's job from a full- to part-time position.
  • Fit to Print

    Giving stories the attention they deserve
      "We like to blame pretty much anything and anyone other than ourselves for the perceived sorry state of journalism."
  • One Toke Over the (State) Line

    The debate over medical marijuana has matured since the early '00s.
      More than half the country has legalized marijuana in some form and for a variety of uses.
  • No Time to Worry

    Giant salamanders, political engagement and newborns
      "I want my daughter to grow into someone who pays attention to the struggles of people around the world and helps as she can."
  • Je Suis Charlie

    The attack made me feel sick; lost for words.
      "Stop them damned pictures. I don't care so much what the papers say about me. My constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures."
  • Briefest Best

    All the fiction that fits into 101 words
      "We hope you enjoy these stories and that maybe they inspire you to practice your own art, no matter what it is or how small it may be."
  • This Spud's For You

    On the peculiarities of celebrating the new year
      As official print media partner of the 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Idaho Potato Drop, Boise Weekly is psyched to present the official guide to the event, hosted by the Idaho New Year's Commission.
  • A Long Way to Tipperary

    Meditations on the Christmas Truce and the price of service
      In this Christmas Eve edition of Boise Weekly we explore the experience of spending the holidays away from family, with stories from veterans at the Boise Veterans Home.
  • Feast of Films

    Giving the film critic room to roam
      Boise Weekly's own film fanatic George Prentice (who will happily tell you everything you never knew you wanted to know about Babes in Toyland) works like a man possessed, watching and reviewing every movie of note that comes out each year.
  • Editor's Note

    #SPQRWTF
      Enter Discovery Channel and its recent two-hour special, "Eaten Alive," in which 27-year-old "naturalist" Paul Rosolie tried to get himself devoured by a 20-foot-long anaconda.
  • In Stuff We Trust

    The grotesquerie of Black Friday
      Every year we're treated to a round of finger-wagging over materialism, but to shame consumers is to shame the victims of an economy that has created the severest income inequality since the Gilded Age.
  • Editor's Note

    Fiction 101 and Potato Drop News
      Entries must contain 101 words (not including the title), as determined by Microsoft Word. No poetry.
  • Crime and Punishment in Payette County

      To say "this kind of thing doesn't happen in America" is to ignore a brutal reality: At a certain point, your elected officials would rather see you shut up in jail than expressing your opinions.
  • Election Day 2014
  • Election Day 2014

      The reality is that politics run through Boise like the subterranean sludge in Ghostbusters 2.
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