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Re: “Idaho House Rep. Batt Won't Seek Reelection

LOL No hidden agendas? You are right. The agendas were blatant.

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Posted by Jewels in Boise on 09/24/2015 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Idaho Mountain Biking League Creates Teams for Teens

Sounds like a great opportunity, with responsible adult leaders. Let's hope they have more success, and common sense than the Boise youth road biking clubs whose adult leaders teach and reinforce riding 3 and 4 abreast, well into motor vehicle lanes, swear and spit at cars that try to pass, and ignore traffic laws.

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Posted by buena.alma on 09/24/2015 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Video: Idaho School Wants Cheerleaders to Cover Up

Most schools have some form of dress code and simply being a cheerleader shouldn't excuse you from it. If the cheerleading costume doesn't meet the minimum dress code requirement, why should it be allowed in the classroom? And the comment about "Spanx" being adequate is a little like saying, "hey, they have panties on under their skirts, so it's ok". Also saying that this is like telling the fb players they have to wear a skirt under their jerseys doesn't even begin to make sense. I also don't think the issue is about "knee caps" as the 1st commenter suggests, it's about girls going to school with their butts and other private anatomical parts being exposed, which is inappropriate and unnecessary.

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Posted by cya21 on 09/24/2015 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

Look up the leading cause of polio and polio paralysis you will be surprised.

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Posted by Jamie Clemons on 09/24/2015 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Facing Auschwitz

I meet Ruth Treason, who wrote "The Long Walk", how she survived the Holocaust but lost her parents and baby sister until the Soviet soldiers rescued her after 3 years in Auschwitz. Ruth, may she rest in peace, passed away last years at 83 years young.
She was the most vibrant individual I ever met - her attitude was to make the most of the life she was granted. Had 3 sons and is also survived by her husband Emil.

Take care, Larry Polsky.

Posted by larrypsy on 09/23/2015 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Video: Coeur d'Alene High School Bans Bare Shoulders, Spaghetti Straps From Homecoming Dance

Sounds like the Administration is funded from the church. Odd since this is a publicly funded school. Breathlizer for the Highschool Homecoming dance?? Are you serious?? Or are you just implying that all kids are intoxicated when attending school functions and the school wants to verify this?

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Posted by ktmc on 09/23/2015 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Constitutional Carry Gun Rallies Set for Across Idaho

I'm not sure it's accurate to portray Maine as a "Northeast liberal bastion," despite it trending Democratic in most recent elections.

For years it was one of the two most Republican states in the union. Traditionally it has been a very blue collar, working class society of loggers, fishermen, ship builders, most of whom hunt and fish. It's got a very conservative Republican governor. It's isolated, independent, and inward-looking. And it's a very poor state compared to most eastern states, the poorest in New England.

In many ways, not unlike … Idaho.

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Posted by Just the facts, m'am on 09/23/2015 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Twin Falls Legislator Pushes Back Against Refugee Resettlement

Nothing like a unsubstantiated comment by an ignorant, biased, holy Christian Idaho legislator being given full coverage.

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Posted by Mike Reineck on 09/23/2015 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Twin Falls Legislator Pushes Back Against Refugee Resettlement

Right wing nightmares, says a left winger Liberal.

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Posted by Doug Price on 09/23/2015 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Twin Falls Legislator Pushes Back Against Refugee Resettlement

As a former combat vet who has been in these countries, I think it's easy for those of you sit in comfort, as you say, and forget what is really going on and what they are brining in with them. Some are good people and then there are those which you fail to acknowledge, because you are scared, that will do harm. You can bad mouth me all you want but unless you have been in my boots on the ground in their country and see what has been going on then not one person here has any weight and lack knowledge. It's best to close your mouths and experience this essay people of war torn countries. You have become soft and weak and very vulnerable to the threat being brought in. Laugh as you will but you do not have my experience in first person with any of these people.

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Posted by Doug Price on 09/23/2015 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Twin Falls Legislator Pushes Back Against Refugee Resettlement

I say "thank you" to the Gods of journalism that Hartgen is no longer the publisher of the Times News, he turned a fairly moderate paper into a right-wing nightmare of hyperbole and bullshit.

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Posted by rodnchance2 on 09/23/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

I have to agree with the posts here. I remember polio and other kiddie diseases of the past. Avoiding vaccines is absolutely foolish.

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Posted by Jerry Branson on 09/23/2015 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

Any child not current on their vaccinations should not be allowed in public school. They should be home-schooled to protect themselves from exposure and to protect the other children.

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Posted by Gary Compton on 09/23/2015 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Julie VanOrden

Why is educating our young people such a LOW priority in Idaho? Of the 50 states Idaho ranks #49 in terms of funding for education. Only 10% of high school graduates in Idaho later graduate from college. If our young people are not adequately educated how are they to compete in the national and global market place? The US is falling behind Asian and European countries in education. How are we to compete against a better educated and more qualified work force in the global economy? A 4-day school week is UNACCEPTABLE and we expect more for our students. If you are unwilling to advocate for education then perhaps you are not the right person for the job of representing Idaho voters on the House Education Committee. There is NO advantage to a 4-day school week and it is UNACCEPTABLE for Idaho's students and Idaho voters.

Posted by Janna Nikkola on 09/23/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Anti-Vaxx to the Max

Idaho....still in the dark ages....again

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Posted by Red on 09/23/2015 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Video: Idaho School Wants Cheerleaders to Cover Up

As a cheerleader's uniform, you already wear "spanks" which is like a spandex bottom brief. So now they're expected to cover their whole legs?! I was a cheerleader in Cascade High School ten years ago and we weren't allowed to get pleated skirts for our uniforms (looks like the same case sadly for Post Falls) because they "showed too much" during performances... this is just too far, Idaho! As someone who grew up throughout grade school in Boise and kicked out numerous times for shoulder straps not as wide as "two fingers", I am ashamed that my home state still has these issues a decade and more later.

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Posted by rebel on 09/23/2015 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Twin Falls Legislator Pushes Back Against Refugee Resettlement

I think that Steve Hartgen should research a little what some of these people have endured. They are not seeking refuge for economic reasons, they are seeking it because they have been beaten and watched someone break the bones in their children, seen their homes burnt to the ground and watched as their wives are raped. The people that are allowed to come here have had exhaustive back ground checks done and I bet would do their utmost best to integrate themselves into our society. Do your homework and then come back and tell us how these people do not deserve our help.

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Posted by Carol Thacker Pullen on 09/23/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Video: Idaho School Wants Cheerleaders to Cover Up

If Idaho worried more about providing our children with a decent education than what they wear on their backs the entire state would be much better off. Do they still have the principal make the girls kneel to see if their skirts touch the ground like they used to do in the 60's?

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Posted by Carol Thacker Pullen on 09/23/2015 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Twin Falls Legislator Pushes Back Against Refugee Resettlement

Those who attended or listened to the Times-News community forum last night saw significant support, and insignificant opposition from a small group of Three Percenters -- some respectful, some belligerent -- who apparently didn't feel represented in the conversation, despite the moderator asking their skeptical questions.

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Posted by Ben Wilson on 09/23/2015 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Video: Idaho School Wants Cheerleaders to Cover Up

Heidi Ramos: "... why don't you focus on what's really important in your schools like say education?"

I'm guessing that's the point. They want the male students to focus on education, rather than those long, tanned cheerleader legs.

... ... ...

Oh, sorry! I was daydreaming for a minute there...

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