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Re: “Ada County Commission Approves Amendment to Much-Debated Dry Creek Ranch Development

It was deeply disturbing that the Commissioners said so little - hiding behind "property rights", and not admitting how much things had changed. The Commissioners ignored concerns about the really poor Wildlife Plan - which is based on 2006 "data", and "mitigation" that would allow money to be thrown at a conservation easement far away. This will NOT help wildlife in western Ada County. They ignored concerns about the fate of the genetically pure redband trout in Dry Creek.

The only additions they made were some more geo/soil surveys for the steep hillslope bulldozing for houses, that were then to be ok'd by the County workers. Sure doesn't seem like anybody has really learned a lesson from the Terra Nativa disaster. Full bore ahead on hillslope houses ...

Posted by Katie Fite on 02/21/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Ada County Commission Approves Amendment to Much-Debated Dry Creek Ranch Development

It is alarming that an issue which sparked so much opposition from individuals, organizations, and businesses warranted less than a 10 minute discussion by the Board of County Commissioners. Given this, I find it difficult to believe that the concerns of the community were taken seriously.

Responsible growth and the preservation of farmland and open space are priorities in Ada Countys Comprehensive Plan. Is it unreasonable to ask that Ada County hold itself to its own standards? At the public hearing on 2/15/17, newly-elected Commissioner Visser said he wished we would have had the foresight to do something about farmland preservation 25 years ago. Well, he had the chance to do something today and he did not. His silence speaks volumes.

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Posted by Stephanie Rael on 02/21/2017 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Ada County Commission Approves Amendment to Much-Debated Dry Creek Ranch Development

As a lifelong resident of Boise - and having grown up next to the foothills and spent my formative years enjoying our awesome open spaces - it pains me to see big chunks of open space being gobbled up by sprawl. But Mr. Tibbs is right - the owners of property should be able to do what they want with it (as long as the impact on the community is properly mitigated... infrastructure, schools, services, etc.)

Posted by bikeboy on 02/21/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “'Utter Chaos': ACLU, University of Idaho Attorney Panel Analyzes Trump's Immigration Order

Trump is enforcing current law.

The seven nations named in Trumps executive order are drawn from the
Terrorist Prevention Act of 2015. The 2015 Visa Waiver Program
Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 named Iraq,
Iran, Sudan, and Syria, while its 2016 update added Libya, Somalia, and
Yemen.

He's using Obama's list. He will create better vetting that will then impact other countries.

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Posted by Lou DeLucia on 02/18/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Video: Trump's First Solo Press Conference Was a Sight to Behold

I watched Trumps speech over and over with a local group at a meeting center. We thought it was quite well done; like he said he didn't rant and rave. He and the reporters were joking with each other. Numerous times the news reports have been proven to be false. Reporters themselves have even stated on air that they don't care so much about truth just so they are first to get on the air with a story. If people can't see that our country has been in trouble for years and years they must be deaf and blind. Government has spent excessive amounts of money; given unbelievable sums of cash plus weapons to Iran; crippled the military; drained SS; saddled us with piss poor health coverage; hundreds of people killed in Chicago alone; California is bankrupt & still following Gov Brown down the tubes;parents letting their kids skip school to protest - forget their education;fraudulent voting; the list goes on and on. God Bless America!

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Posted by atover on 02/17/2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Trump Keeps Getting Asked About Anti-Semitism, But He Doesn't Seem to Have an Answer

This piece typifies so much of the reporting about Trump. He isn't anti-Semitic, has family members and staff that are Jewish, etc. But, because he doesn't play the media's game of repeatedly answering their "gotcha" questions, he is encouraging anti-Semitism? Just like when he denounced David Duke repeatedly, but didn't hear a question properly on CNN and said he didn't know Duke, the left claims he supports the KKK. The majority of media reporting about Trump is INCREDIBLY dishonest and despicable.

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Posted by Justin McMurdie on 02/17/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Video: Trump's First Solo Press Conference Was a Sight to Behold

Trump is nothing but an egotistical ignoramus. He bitches and complains about fake news but the news reports what comes out of his mouth!! Go figure!! Oh and referring to the New York Times as the FAILING NEW YORK TIMES just because they see through him is utterly ridiculous.

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Posted by BrendaAguayo6 on 02/17/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Slideshow: Boise Student Walkout-Protest of Ed. Secretary DeVos Not Fake News

Half The French Army Is Now Deployed On French Streets to keep the peace. Why do lefties have such a thirst for cultural and genetic suicide? If you want to kill yourselves, please proceed, but stop trying to drag the rest of us down with you.

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Posted by Jon Holems on 02/17/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Ted Challenger on His Past, the China Blue Stabbing and Tighter Security

It is interesting to me that Ted will invest in the equipment necessary to scan IDs and do a background check for a club goer to enter the premise but refuses to invest in a simple wand metal detector that would deter weapons and keep the club safer. Why Ted?

Posted by boisebridges on 02/16/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Slideshow: Boise Student Walkout-Protest of Ed. Secretary DeVos Not Fake News

Jon Holems, just because you misspelled planned doesn't mean you're wrong but it's just adding to the case against you :D peace and love to you internet troll

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mishka Chorny on 02/16/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Slideshow: Boise Student Walkout-Protest of Ed. Secretary DeVos Not Fake News

Pointless, we won you lost go home planed parenthood and go to bed, tomorrow morning you will be defunded..

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Posted by Jon Holems on 02/16/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Idaho Legislator, Sponsor of Anti-Sanctuary Bill: 'I've Been Called Things That Wouldn't Be Printable'

Based on the language of the bill, I doubt he has any idea what meaningful immigration reform is much less anything about immigration.

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Posted by Yadira Juarez on 02/16/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “ICE Had 89 Ada County Inmates Detained in 2016

How long do we hold them and how much does it cost, including manpower hours, the Idaho taxpayers to do this for ICE? We should hold them as we would any criminal and release or imprison them the same way. We do not pay our police and facilities to be used for detention centers for non-criminals.

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Posted by Mmonahan on 02/15/2017 at 11:17 PM

Re: “ICE Had 89 Ada County Inmates Detained in 2016

Pursuing sanctuary city status is more than just risky politically - although that should be enough.

Flouting the law, and encouraging others to do the same, undermines the very foundations of our society - a very bad idea.

And - it won't be just the "good" illegal aliens coming to the sanctuary, the bad types will especially seek out sanctuary, knowing that the risk of consequences for their crimes will be low.

For many reasons, this would be a very bad move for Boise.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by John Kernkamp on 02/15/2017 at 9:27 PM

Re: “SPLC Report Counts Idaho Anti-Muslim Groups

PS... the article isn't causing fear and hate, its a reaction to the HATE groups that are inspiring more fear and hate in this country.

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Posted by cwaffee on 02/15/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “SPLC Report Counts Idaho Anti-Muslim Groups

Shelley... what is it, Smith? no offense, but you're wrong. It doesn't matter what or who Trump is. What matters is who people think he is....how can you say that this article is ignorant? It's mostly regurgitated data from other sources, it's not a fckn opinion piece... this article states facts, you know what those are right? I personally don't know that much about hate groups in the US... but I'm sure you know ALL about them... sry for the language BW.

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Posted by cwaffee on 02/15/2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “SPLC Report Counts Idaho Anti-Muslim Groups

As far as I'm aware President Trump doesn't hate Muslims and is not telling anyone to hate them. Some of these groups are not hate groups some truly are. There are terrorists in the USA however and we do not want them no matter what they call themselves. This article is ignorant and creating more fear and hate.

5 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Shelley Vidal Smith on 02/15/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “They Pledge Allegiance: Foreign Born, Americans All

I have to ask, when Obama executed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, was anyone who are concerned about the same travel restrictions saying anything in public back then? See this...https://sethfrantzman.com/2017/01/28/obama…

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Posted by Hen Tooth on 02/15/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “They Pledge Allegiance: Foreign Born, Americans All

With any luck, we can settle so many refugees in our area, that our culture will become more diverse, and a lot less redneck. I would MUCH rather see more Syrian refugees and less right-wing nutbags refugees from more liberal states. Congratulations to the new Idahoans...live long and prosper.

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Posted by frontrowbilly on 02/15/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Avalanche of Snow Removal Criticism

Bikeboy..get a grip

Posted by Tamike000 on 02/15/2017 at 2:18 PM

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