Shella, that's not true everywhere. I just relocated to Seattle from Boise and my rent increased cost went up 18% but my income increased 42% over my last FT job in Boise. I was unemployed, however, and the jobs I was looking at in Boise were dramatically lower paid than my last job, so that differential could be even bigger.
A friend in the tech field got a $20k raise by moving to Seattle for the same job. Two years later, his salary has doubled.
Here's the hotline's FB page; their website is under development: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Idaho-S…
Since when did BW readers become such literalists! If anyone embodies the spirit of bike commuting, advocacy and fun, it's Lisa. I highly doubt any of the other car traders have absolutely avoided riding/using a car for the entire year, and if they did, they weren't vendors selling their wares at an event, or residents of a very car-oriented state.
I've seen Lisa on that bike on many occasions, no matter the weather or time of day, and she's dedicated, to say the least.
Pat Haas is a myopic good ole boy. HE's the one who needs to be let go...of the many boards he's on. Take a look, he's good at making really bad personnel decisions.
It's always a sad thing to lose an advocacy organization, and to lose jobs. Historically, IWN has been a very important organization. But to many of us, many of us whom are raging feminists, IWN wasn't keeping up with the times. They continued to advocate for issues that other organizations in Boise were also working on (e.g. LGBT and reproductive rights), and seemed out of date and duplicative. You didn't hear them responding in the press when a legislator or county commissioner made an outrageously sexist remark in the press, for example. Their publications needed an update, too. I'm not sure they use social media, and again, I'm a raging feminist, so I go looking for that kind of thing.
There's definitely a need for a women's advocacy group in Idaho. Let's hope one rises again soon.
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