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Re: “Plans Unveiled for Another New Boise Hotel...That Makes Five... for Downtown Boise

Wonderful! Looking forward to yet more road closures and orange barrels sprouting up along Front St! /s

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Posted by chiliheadboise on 12/21/2016 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Idaho County School District 'Inching Closer' to Guns in Schools

"Saving Your Neighborhood Children Takes Five Minutes"
Dear school board member,
(Dear state legislator,)

I was lied to. We were promised that students would be safer once we made it illegal for honest adults to carry guns on, or near, a school campus. Well that promise sure didnt work. The US Department of Justice reports that almost all the active shooter incidents took place in gun-free zones. A quarter of those incidents took place in our schools. That is unacceptable.



It is a nice letter, but it is meaningless without you. You can make it powerful. It takes one letter and a week, but you can change lives. Here is what you do with five minutes a day.
I offer you the words, but your actions make it politically powerful.
Go save lives.

https://slowfacts.wordpress.com/2016/08/14/save-the-children-in-your-neighborhood-with-five-minutes-a-day/

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Posted by Rich Seibert on 12/21/2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “One Person, One Vote? Electoral College Will Choose Next U.S. President Monday

It's unfortunate they stopped teaching schoolchildren Civics. The Electoral College is 130 years old. When a person loses a game of chess. As in Checkmate! The loser shouldn't whine that they had more pieces left of the board.
In every presidential election there is a winner and a loser. The Party of the candidate who lost should accept it, and learn some lessons before the next time in four years.

Posted by idahoguy101 on 12/19/2016 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Two Boise TV Stations: Two Differing, Emotional Opinions on Roadside Memorials

Highway Districts may take these down. If there on private land it's up to the propert owner

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Posted by idahoguy101 on 12/19/2016 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Chicago Tribune Rips 'Idaho Stop' Law: 'Six Cycling Deaths Are Six Too Many'

"Six cycling deaths are six too many." I agree! Were these deaths all the result of cyclists ignoring stop signs and getting smacked at intersections? If not, it seems unrelated to the issue of "Idaho stops."

Strict laws apparently aren't always a solution. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the U.S., and they've surpassed 700 gun deaths. (Is that too many?) Maybe they need stricter gun laws.

There are cyclists who abuse the "Idaho stop law." (Like Chicago's gun laws.) But when properly applied, it's an uncommonly sensible law. Cyclists are typically approaching an intersection much more slowly than a motorist, which gives them more time to survey for approaching side traffic. And if there is none... why not roll slowly on through? Accelerating on a bike isn't just tromping on a gas pedal... it takes substantially more effort than MAINTAINING momentum. ("If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand.") I always encourage kids, casual cyclists, etc., to come to a complete stop... the stakes are too high if you make an error in judgment, and it's perfectly legal to come to a complete stop.

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Posted by bikeboy on 12/19/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “From Idaho, Merry Christmas

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Posted by Avijit Naskar on 12/18/2016 at 11:40 PM

Re: “The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future Beg Boise to Rethink Homelessness

It's kind of ironic that since Xtreme Xtrravagana has raised it's rates and given over most of the seating to high-roller corporate donors it has become an exclusive event which many of us can no longer afford.

I knew groups of people who would get together and go in past years. Now I don't know anyone who goes. It is great that they are raising money for the homeless, but unfortunate it has become just one more exclusive Boise event that is beyond the reach of many.

Posted by Chuck Woods on 12/17/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Lewiston Police Chief Suing Home Depot

This sure fits the old tale: "When you're stupid, don't open your mouth and prove it..." I am so disappointed in the leader of our PD. I hope the City Manager and City Council take notice of this foolishness.

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Posted by George Carte on 12/16/2016 at 12:24 PM

Re: “The Odd Alliance Between Donald Trump and Some South Boise Residents

The 61% who voted for F-35 are not adequately informed or do not care.
The area within 3 mile radius of the runway used by F-35 will be affected by the noise.
Real estate pricess will fall at least 10%.
Area within 2 miles will be bad enough. Most accidents also happen within 2 miles of the runway.
Area within 1 mile will be unsuitable for residents.
Most peak noise will occur for direct flyover event, which can happen pretty much anywhere.
Since Gowen Base mission is training, they will fly any way they need to to learn operate the complex F-35 aircraft. The pretence that they will not be using afterburner will prove to be a lie. FAA or the Airport do not regulate military operations.
Cheers to all who voted for F-35.
Besides, the way the poll question was asked "host F-35" I was not sure if the poll was asking for the F-35 to visit here so everyone can hear how loud they are.

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Posted by Inna Patrick on 12/15/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Boise Makes Air Force Shortlist to House F-35 Fighter Jets

I could not locate a noise study on the F 4 but comparative data is available on the F 16 and FA 18. http://www.jsf.mil/news/docs/20141031_F-35_Noise_Executive_Summary.pdf
Not one of the jets is compatible with the quality of life we want in the Treasure Valley.

Posted by mams39 on 12/15/2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Lone North Idaho Democratic Legislator Warns of GOP Push for Public Lands Takeover

I don't agree with state take over for they will be sold off to highest bidder we'll know fact ! But what needs done is the lands in Idaho should be managed by idaho people not from the east or from another bunch of people that do not live here an understand how we want them manage . As well be under a blank system of big brother government an mishandle as well . It's been handle that way now an that's the main reason why so many want it control by state personal. Let's keep it public but not controlled by corporations an rich outside people. Well balanced between state an Feds would work

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Posted by Hornyelk on 12/15/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “The Odd Alliance Between Donald Trump and Some South Boise Residents

Gary your view on our mayor and council members is accurate. What they seem unwillingly to acknowledge is their neighborhoods will most likely be impacted as well, although not to the same degree. As flight patterns in approach and landings temporarily change due to weather or air traffic, aircraft noise has the potential to affect the entire valley. Although my neighborhood is in District 17 I have family in District 18 and know legislators in D-18 choose not to address the issue. There is only one politician I'm aware of who is very concerned and is involved...that person is a D-17 politician. You may want to ask HIM how you can help. : )

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Posted by mams39 on 12/15/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “The Odd Alliance Between Donald Trump and Some South Boise Residents

I can tell you that there is great concern about this in all congruent districts to the Airport. There is a basic level of expectation for a quality of life for Boise residents, since the City keeps promoting Boise as the place to be. If they want us to actually believe that, then they should consider what kind of impact this will have on ALL of its residents, not just those that live far away from the airport. The mayor and all but one of the city council members live away from the airport. If District 19 had to put up with the same aviation impacts that we do in District 17, then I'm guessing that the City would not be pushing for the F-35 they way they have been.

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Posted by Gary Seven on 12/14/2016 at 8:38 PM

Re: “The Odd Alliance Between Donald Trump and Some South Boise Residents

You are very on target Jordan. This is a dollars sign issue for the political leaders and has no consideration for the families, children and/or home owners in any area of the city or county EXCEPT the north end. If the politicans were in fact listening, support would be targeting Mountain Home NOT Boise International and Gowen Field.

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Posted by mams39 on 12/14/2016 at 8:28 PM

Re: “The Odd Alliance Between Donald Trump and Some South Boise Residents

I'm the Democratic Precinct Committeeperson for 1818 and definitely concerned about this proposal. 4 schools would be located within the "not suitable for residential use zone" and a few more just outside that zone. What are local leaders thinking by not speaking with the people about this issue?

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Posted by Jordan Morales on 12/14/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “The Odd Alliance Between Donald Trump and Some South Boise Residents

Any idea what kind of impact these jets could have on our birds of prey population?

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Posted by sberb on 12/14/2016 at 5:57 PM

Re: “The Odd Alliance Between Donald Trump and Some South Boise Residents

If the Idaho ANG ever gets the F-35, it would a lot of money by having them at Mtn Home AFB. That way the IANG could save on maintance and logistics cost by sharing with the active duty

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Posted by idahoguy101 on 12/14/2016 at 3:37 PM

Re: “The Odd Alliance Between Donald Trump and Some South Boise Residents

The 61% percent is based on your pole where the same person could vote multiple times. It's a worthless number.

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Posted by agranger on 12/14/2016 at 3:14 PM

Re: “The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future Beg Boise to Rethink Homelessness

Comments are back? It's a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!

Prentice: "Exposure to the winter elements has claimed many lives of homeless men and women in Boise..." If that is the case, they sure keep it under wraps. I can only remember a handful of such incidents... and some of them could probably be attributed as much to intoxication, as homelessness.

Peterson: "I truly learned about those who are shelter-resistant. Suddenly everything turned on its head." Perhaps in a follow-up, some of those people/stories could be shared. Frankly, it can be difficult for us working-class folks to feel a lot of sympathy for people who willfully reject the free facilities that are made available, because they are "resistant."

This may sound harsh... but how do we (taxpayers and charitable-minded citizens) provide comfortable facilities, meals, etc., for homeless folks, without attracting MORE homeless folks? Like the movie says, "Build it and they will come."

Chronic homelessness - it's an issue, all right! And no easy answer.

Posted by bikeboy on 12/14/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Thinkin' of Schinken

Thanks for the heads up.

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Posted by realbcuz0 on 12/14/2016 at 2:13 PM

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