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  • Megawhat?

    How many homes can you power with a single megawatt?
      "In another life, I was a business reporter, and one of my beats was energy. When writing those stories, I almost always used the handy formula 1 MW = 1,000 homes."
  • Editor's Note

    Stories We Need to Tell
      There are some stories that reporters write because they want to, some they write because they have to and, every so often, stories they feel they need to write.
  • Hard Lessons Learned

      It's the bullying that's practiced by lawmakers and preachers, and possibly your neighbors and relatives. But when adults engage in this behavior, it's not called bullying--it's outright discrimination.
  • You Paid for Vito Barbieri to Attend a Bill Mill Conference in Dallas

    Your tax dollars at work
      You don't need a think-tank to see that there may well be something "off" about a lawmaker who "espouses" small government and low taxation while asking citizens to foot the bill for his "fellowship" meetings with corporate lobbyists.
  • The Great (Latter-day) Gatsbys

      I decided that not only is The Great Gatsby the perfect novel for our time, Baz Luhrmann is probably the perfect guy to adapt it to our age of high-speed superficiality.
  • Note: Coming to a Bar Near You

      This is the time of the year when BW staffers regularly find themselves "coming to" more often than waking up.
  • Editor's Note

    Lawyers, Guns and Miscellany
      The biggest thing going--or getting ready to go--in Boise is the Gardner Company's redevelopment of the Grove Plaza, and nothing of that magnitude gets off the ground without at least a few forests-worth of paperwork.
  • Editor's Note: The Future of Private Prisons
  • Editor's Note: The Future of Private Prisons

    In the shadow of the continuing controversy over for-profit incarceration, the last private lockup in Idaho has been quietly doing its work in the desert outside Kuna.
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  • Yeah, What He Said

      This week our writers and sources were on fire.
  • Down the Digital Rabbit Hole

      Like it or not, a large part of the publishing world has become digital.

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