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Comment Archives: stories: News: Citydesk

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

This is the stuff I have a problem with, this conservatism extremism.....I started growing my hair out almost two years ago after my aunt passed away from cancer so I could donate it to another family struggling with a similar situation that our family went through. Hairstyles don't harm anyone, they don't enable learning, and for a religion that expresses free agency they sure are stripping that away at BYU-I

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Posted by Kinnon Peck on 09/30/2015 at 6:04 PM

Re: “U of I Students Work on Designs for Homeless Housing

Oh good. More housing for the poor can be immediately filled with refugees while locals are again left out.

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Posted by Jerry Branson on 09/30/2015 at 4:40 PM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

BYU is not only in Utah, there also is a satellite campus in Idaho...Rexburg I think but not sure.

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Posted by Kathy Downey on 09/30/2015 at 4:08 PM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

When you enroll at a BYU campus you agree to abide by the honor code which is the same as the standards of the Mormon church. They signed the document. They knew before their first class. No messy hair, no smoking, drinking, coffee, or pre-marital sex. If they can't hack that, then they need to find another school. Oh, and btw and fyi, even the leaders of the church are banned from having beards and moustaches.

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Posted by Kathy Downey on 09/30/2015 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Idaho Humane Society Takes In Dogs from Wildfire-Devastated California

I will be in Boise tomorrow. I am interested in either Buhda it Niko. I would like to take either one home with me TOMARROW. Please contact me and let me know what I have to so to adopt one if those two pups.

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Posted by Anna Pons on 09/30/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Idaho Humane Society Takes In Dogs from Wildfire-Devastated California

It's Bad Rap...not Bar Rap. :) The link works, though!

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Posted by Amber Kostoff on 09/30/2015 at 1:54 PM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

BYU is in Utah...Todd. And college is a great time for people to learn that you don't sign your name to an agreement you don't intend to honor. They signed - they agreed - they're bound. "you are morons"...was that a misspelling? Was that supposed to read "you are Mormons?". Cause you don't even know WTF state the school you're railing against is in...just sayin'.

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Posted by Amy Weir on 09/30/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “City: No Truth to Rumor of October 1 Deadline to Cooper Court Tent City

As someone who has found themselves homeless due to a work related injury, that the State Insurance Fund felt beneficial to dispute, I can tell you first hand what the conditions are like.
First off, this situation is a failure of our community, our government and capitalism as a whole.
Secondly, the drug issue is a misnomer, without money (homeless have very little money) drugs are unavailable. Pot, heroin and other drugs are costly, a luxury for those who have money. Poor people can't afford such luxuries. Alcohol on the other hand is cheep and easy to acquire.
Thirdly, there are very few resources for those who find themselves in the state that I am in. I have crushed and herniated disks in my lower back. I am in pain constantly. Without money, no doctor will help, no pharmacy will fill a pain prescription.

Four years ago, I ran for mayor of Boise with the homeless issue as part of my platform. It was my hope to take some of the property the city owns to build micro housing/ treatment centers/ job skills training to address this issue head on, increasing property tax on the banks to pay for it.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 09/30/2015 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Terry Reilly Announces Patient-Centered Medical Home for Boise Bench

How about hiring an actual patient as an advocate? This job would entail helping other patients navigate the system along with working with the admin in creating a patient centered environment.

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Posted by Alan Brewington on 09/30/2015 at 10:02 AM

Re: “U of I Students Work on Designs for Homeless Housing

Great article, Harrison. It should be pointed out that U of I is agnostic on the Cooper Court or homeless coordination; this was merely a student exercise in addressing the most basic human needs for personal safety and protection from the elements through design. These concepts could easily be adapted to provide shelter for any internally displaced individuals or families, whether as a cause of natural or economic factors.

There are many approaches to providing housing and shelter options, the city is moving forward on a few fronts, and the Boise Alternative Shelter Cooperative ( is exploring a model well established and supported in Eugene, OR by

Great effort by the architecture students; they were able to tour Coopers Court and interview residents, some of whom were able to see the presentation and results of those interviews. Good luck to everyone involved.

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Posted by boisecitizen on 09/30/2015 at 9:05 AM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

You are morons. As if you needed another reason to make people think Idaho sucks.

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Posted by Todd on 09/29/2015 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Federal Judge Dismisses Boise Homeless Camping Ordinance Lawsuit

As someone who is homeless, due to no real fault of my own (injured on the job and having to sue for compensation) and as the only person who ran against Mr. Bieter in the last election cycle for Boise's city mayor, I can attest wholeheartedly to this statement and I quote "Efforts on behalf of those in our community who are experiencing homelessness are concrete."

Yes, concrete is the right word for it. It describes very well the unmalleability of the city to actually address the hundreds of homeless in the city rather than making them pariah and dependent on overtaxed social services and it speaks of the hardheadedness of the city leaders who continue to kick this issue down the road, along with every life that has to experience these harsh conditions. Perhaps no citations were issued but folks still get harassed and the fact that I am seeing young people and children at the shelters speaks to me of an absolute failure of our city, our community and our personal moral turpitude.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 09/29/2015 at 5:32 PM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

The fact that you are all clearly brainwashed and don't see your ridiculous statements about professionalism is mind boggling. Wake up, folks. It's a new year, not 1955. We don't need to have short hair in order to be considered professional.

@Jeremy D Poland.
What the shit is wrong with you? Are you seriously comparing man buns with something as serious as segregation?

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Posted by Lynzsea Sky Williams on 09/29/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Press: Idaho Woman Sentenced in Falcon Death Trial

She should have been made to serve that time at the Birds of Prey.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 09/29/2015 at 10:46 AM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

Would man buns be allowed if they had a garment to put over them? Order your MANLY BUNS GARMANTLY " on line at stickyfingers.orgreligion/ tidingstomuch. Or at a Desseret or Victor Secrets store near you.

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Posted by frankr on 09/29/2015 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Public Art Projects for Boise in FY 2016: 37 Local Artists, $1.4 Million

The problem I have spending $162,000.00 for design of fire stations is that the vote last fall stated that there would be NO tax dollars used? So city politicians use an odd name "(funded through percent-for-art)" isn't it still TAX $. WHERE'S JUDY!

Posted by frankr on 09/29/2015 at 6:11 AM

Re: “BYU-Idaho Bans 'Man Buns' On Campus

what a bunch of brainwashing pricks

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Posted by Scott Richardson on 09/28/2015 at 5:55 PM

Re: “St. Luke's Magic Valley Confirms Child's Death Was Due to Receiving Wrong Medication

STLUKESLIES, what do you know about education requirements for HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS? Everyone involved in patient care, especially those administering medications, has post-secondary education. Sorry dear, people with only a high school diploma aren't able to push drugs, you'll find them cleaning the floors. Throwing money at public education won't fix this.

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Posted by Adrian on 09/28/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Public Art Projects for Boise in FY 2016: 37 Local Artists, $1.4 Million

Thanks, Benj. Please remember that the City currently spends more than $4 million in federal and local funds per year on housing and community services to combat homelessness, far more than it spends on arts and cultural projects.

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Posted by Adam Park on 09/28/2015 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Eastern Idaho Man Charged With Terrorism

Extremism in our politics makes for domestic terrorists just as it does in the middle east.

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Posted by Rocky on 09/28/2015 at 10:28 AM


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