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Comment Archives: stories: News: Citydesk

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 ...

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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: “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: “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

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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: “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.

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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.

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Posted by Shelley Vidal Smith on 02/15/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Avalanche of Snow Removal Criticism

Bikeboy..get a grip

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

Re: “Bieter Slams ACHD Snow Removal Effort: 'It's a System Doomed to Fail'

Proud..? They are in contempt of everything they're supposed to do and when they do it they do the biggest crappiest job I've ever seen in any state in any City in this entire nation

Posted by Tamike000 on 02/15/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “ACHD: Idaho Law is 'Ambiguous' on Who Should Be Shoveling Boise Streets

Achd should be abolished dismantled and the responsibility of the safety of the citizens in Boise should go to Boise. The complete lack of responsibility or wanting to take responsibility of achd in their statements and lack of effort lack of doing anything until forced to is the proof.

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Posted by Tamike000 on 02/15/2017 at 2:14 PM

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

I am and millions more people are demanding that they deport all Illegal Aliens immediately.... That is one of the conditions why we the people put Trump in power, to immediately do this...

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Posted by Jon Holems on 02/15/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Young Organizers of People for Unity Deliver Postcards to Sen. Crapo, Talk School Walkout

Great work! A new generation of activists. It's an uphill climb in Idaho to oppose ill conceived, dangerous and self serving decisions and legislation whether it be in the state or at the national level. We look forward to hearing more.

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Posted by Chuck Woods on 02/11/2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Young Organizers of People for Unity Deliver Postcards to Sen. Crapo, Talk School Walkout

Ah, "young organizers"! Is there ANYTHING they don't know?!! (But seriously, more power to 'em! It's great that we live in a country where people are free to disagree and dissent.)

Everybody who's in favor of "unity" are wishing that the other guys would see things THEIR way.

If women are going on strike on February 16, who will fetch beer for the men? (Since it's a Thursday, I guess they can fetch their own, for that one day.)

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Posted by bikeboy on 02/10/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Labrador-Sponsored Religious Freedom Bill Could Resurface This Year

I agree! This not what the U.S. is about. We have separation of church and state (including.... especially including schools!) Freedom of religion doesn't mean you get to dictate your morality to the rest of our citizens!

Posted by Julie Kiefer Day on 02/09/2017 at 3:15 PM

Re: “When Immigration Politics and Faith Collide

Democrats are vile creatures who will commit any crime to regain their pathetic grasp on political power.
POTUS is authorized by 8 U.S.C. 1182(f).
These 'judges' are obviously wrong, and should be removed from the bench for the appearance of impropriety.... If you do not obey the law nether will I..

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Posted by Jon Holems on 02/08/2017 at 5:27 PM

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