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

The city of Boise/Planning and Zoning appears to be miopically challenged. Parking in downtown especially Trader Joe's and parking garages is ridicuoulously limited and almost guarantees dings in car doors and fenders. Either build high-rise parking facilities for each addition or scrap the number of businesses. Personally moving my business as a consumer to the Bench and Meridian areas to avoid the car damage and parking issues.

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Posted by mams39 on 12/22/2016 at 8:55 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

As I recollect: in the 70's, there was a zoning rule in place that limited development to one home per 20acres of tillable land. The thinking at the time was to protect land in large enough parcels to be attractive to farmers. As the valleys' demographics changed and politics became more urbanized with folks from non-agricultural backgrounds the perceived value of farms and open space diminished. The urban outlook of that day sought a more urbane Boise and did not want to be perceived as "Podunk"or "back woods". Unfortunately the county commission changed as well, becoming overwhelmingly pro-development. At least there is a new discussion starting to push back, I hope. I agree with the previous statement that if we want to save some of what's left it had better happen quickly.

Posted by Arthur L Troutner on 12/22/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Prosecutor Says Dietrich High Assault Not Sex or Race Crime, Teen Pleads Guilty to Lesser Felony

He better not ever be seen in Texas again or they will hand out the punishment the courts should have. This type of individual should not be walking the streets freely. He left Keller, Tx because of behavioral problems and getting in trouble but yet the courts think probation can rehabilitate him. Good luck with that

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Posted by AC on 12/22/2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Prosecutor Says Dietrich High Assault Not Sex or Race Crime, Teen Pleads Guilty to Lesser Felony

How can you write an article about a rapist that has received an egregiously inadequate sentence and not include even a single detail of the victims account or legal prosecution? This article is despicable. You should be ashamed of yourself for being complicit to an atrocious and racially charged assault on a mentally disabled child.

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Posted by Mariana Hernandez on 12/22/2016 at 8:43 AM

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

I'd like to add that Boise weekly has also been impeded almost impossible at one point to get to you

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Posted by Tamike000 on 12/21/2016 at 10:31 PM

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

The ugly disgusting truth is that nobody that is on this board that approves any of these products give a rat's butt about anybody or anything having to commute or move about in downtown Boise the first order of business is always to have safe passage for your pedestrians. None of us and let me repeat none of us that are regular civilians who live in this city care about these private projects that have usurped our sidewalks and I wrote it seems to me somebody better get on the stick because we are organizing a freaking protest we are sick of it

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Posted by Tamike000 on 12/21/2016 at 10:29 PM

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

By far the ugliest thing I have ever seen. What the are they thinking or better yet not thinking. The truth that come here have come here in the past and always for the one thing they are taking away that is the beautifulness the smallness loveliness of our city that Boise has Let to ruin

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Posted by Tamike000 on 12/21/2016 at 10:27 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

The decision by the City of Meridian to designate 300 acres of farmland as "urban renewal" makes one wonder how serious anyone is about preserving agricultural land. The site is neither urban or in need of renewal. It was a subsidy for the developer - socialism for corporations - paid for by the tax payers.

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Posted by Mary Ollie on 12/21/2016 at 8:37 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

The Boise City Council already subverts its present and past comprehensive plans. What makes you think they will adhere to future plans? They bow only to pressure from developers and refuse to demand any level of planning or requirement from them. Make a rule, the City will disregard it.

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Posted by Chuck Woods on 12/21/2016 at 8:24 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

As someone who has watched this process for 40 years, welcome to the realization that we aren't what we used to be. We used to hunt pheasants where Capital High School sits, and thousands of acres of seed corn provided food for 750,000 mallards wintering on Lake Lowell.

Gone are Manley's, State Street Court, The Pantry, The Royal, the Save-on, Murphy's, etc., but we have 23 McDonalds! Growth sucks!

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Posted by Bill Goodnight on 12/21/2016 at 4:49 PM

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

Just who... or is it whom are going to be staying in all these rooms?

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Posted by Lynn McDonald on 12/21/2016 at 3:15 PM

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

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