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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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Posted by bikeboy on 09/23/2015 at 12:48 PM

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

Clearly saving their souls one covered shoulder and knee cap at a time. Cripes, why don't you focus on what's really important in your schools like say education? !

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Heidi Ramos on 09/23/2015 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Home Away from Home

Well. I guess I will no longer be moving back to Boise. Where do you plan on putting these refugees? You guys figured out the homeless problem in the last 3 years? Think!

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Posted by Tony Coats on 09/23/2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Twin Falls Legislator Pushes Back Against Refugee Resettlement

It's so easy for us to sit here in our relative comfort and forget just how bad some of these folks have it. They're not trying to come here because of dreams of streets paved in gold. They're trying to flee their homes so they don't get turned into sex slaves, get beheaded or worse. They're not trying to "steal our jobs" they're simply trying to not get killed.

And we get a bunch of folks with their head's up the back end crying "NOT IN MY BACK YARD" like they're somehow entitled or special. As a people we should be ashamed. This is what our nation was BUILT upon. This is what we once stood for.

Remind me again, what does it say on the Statue of Liberty? Something about "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" right? Not "You're different go the f*** away you losers!"

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Posted by David Rencher on 09/23/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Race For Boise Mayor Narrows at the Hoff Building

Let's face it 'ajax' Dave Bieter's days of representing us are over. He works for the CCDC, and Gardner Company. He will lower the quality of life for his constituents in the valley with his solicitation of making Gowen Field home to the F 15 and/or F35's? For more JOBS?? He comes across as doing more for getting outsiders here than taking care of those that live here and pay taxes. I will say this he did do a good job of representing his constituents in his first term.

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Posted by frankr on 09/23/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Constitutional Carry Gun Rallies Set for Across Idaho

yup, them drug addled oreogonians be coming after your daughters in no time.........lol

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Posted by Jim on 09/23/2015 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Ketchum Bans Sale, Distribution of Bottled Water on City Property

Interesting @Bill Jefferies... I say good for them though. Next step, plastic grocery bags.
http://www.factorydirectpromos.com/blog/wh…

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Posted by NuclearShadows on 09/23/2015 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Ketchum Bans Sale, Distribution of Bottled Water on City Property

This is a misguided effort. New published research on shows these bans drive people to drink soda not tap water. And more containers of soda, also packaged in PET (but much heavier bottles due to carbonation). Read: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302593 There are much better ways to deal with recycling issues.

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Posted by Bill Jefferies on 09/23/2015 at 5:15 AM

Re: “Wildly Differing Reactions to Non-Listing of Greater Sage Grouse

What debacle was that?

The biological decision to list based on a demonstrated and documented decline in the species in three states? The acknowledgment that over-harvest of old-growth timber (and export of much of that timber to Asia) was forcing an unsustainable cut in the national forests -- a harvest pushed by "get out the cut at any cost" politicians (both Democrat and Republican) in the Congress? The realization that the Northwest was not running out of trees … but it was running out of forests that possessed all the components needed for overall forest health?

Yes, there were serious impacts on timber-dependent communities. Other factors in the spotted owl's decline (competition with barred owls in transformed habitat) were learned in subsequent years. The process of designating critical habitat and drawing up a recovery plan were painful and difficult.

But it was probably the spotted owl experience that brought all players to the table in this latest sage grouse episode. Let's hope the collaboration works -- as it is supposed to -- and how the Endangered Species Act is intended to encourage.

Posted by Just the facts, m'am on 09/22/2015 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Wildly Differing Reactions to Non-Listing of Greater Sage Grouse

I'd like to think that U.S. Fish and Wildlife learned from it's Spotted Owl listing debacle

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Posted by idahoguy101 on 09/22/2015 at 9:20 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Man Accused of Bigoted Remarks; Charges Knocked Down to Misdemeanor

well now.....it looks like the donald has lost another vote.......lol

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Posted by Jim on 09/22/2015 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Ketchum Bans Sale, Distribution of Bottled Water on City Property

I think this is a great idea, let's just hope that these hydration stations actually dispense cold water, I've experienced some in other places that give you warmish water & that it's just not right...

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lita Moreno on 09/22/2015 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Ketchum Bans Sale, Distribution of Bottled Water on City Property

Right on Ketchum!

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Posted by Jewels in Boise on 09/22/2015 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Press-Tribune: Bujak Resigns From Idaho Bar, No Longer Practicing Law

Oh geez!! I'm guessing his next move is pyramid scheme or politics.

Posted by Jewels in Boise on 09/22/2015 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Home Away from Home

They are going to regret that. People come to Idaho because it is safe. Keep shouting "diversity" and will not be safe any more. Might sound racist, but it's just a sad fact, unfortunately.

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Posted by THINKFORACHANGE on 09/22/2015 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Four Hikers Attempt the 900-Mile Idaho Centennial Trail

Kudos to the hikers!

But I disagree with the emphasis on building (and mainting) thru trails. Pounding out the miles on a groomed trail like the PCT compared to following a vanishing trapper or Indian route is day and night -- off trail in the back country is to PCT thru hiking as trail walking is to schlepping along the shoulder of a highway.

I'm all for sharing knowledge of routes -- stream fords, downed timber to avoid, ridges to walk, and impassable cliffs or slide alder to avoid. With GPS that can now be easily shared without the need for blazing. Beyond that, sure maintain some sections along the route in popular areas. But trails are historically maintained by each passing animal.

Thru hiking -- well that is often about milestones and bragging rights. You'll never learn what you will crossing a mountain range off trail.

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Posted by Ridahoan on 09/22/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Race For Boise Mayor Narrows at the Hoff Building

Let's face it 'frankr,' Bieter stands as much chance of losing in this election as Otter and all the other entrenched Republicans in our State & Federal spots did. Thankfully, we as Boiseans have the good sense to elect progressive Democratic people to represent us in city government

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Posted by ajax on 09/22/2015 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Idaho Tax Commission Sets 2016 Homeowner Exemption

Did you know that the Idaho Tax Commission dictates to the counties the value of the RES LOT OR TRACT you will find on your Assessment Notice?

Posted by frankr on 09/22/2015 at 6:17 AM

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