• Note

    Boise needs some bigot-be-gone
      Last Saturday night, at a North End bar where Rebecca Scott was performing, a middle-aged male customer snidely asked me if he was in a gay bar, referring to the crowd of mostly lesbians. He was eventually kicked out of the bar for making derogatory comments about the women and telling the bartender that he didn't approve of all the singing about "gay shit."
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    Ask tough questions, document the participants, don't take no for an answer.
      Just as Irving is guaranteed his right to free speech, so is the press guaranteed a right to cover what he says. Even in the basement of a restaurant with the business owner's approval.
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  • Rumor Has It

      Yes, mates, we are most definitely taking the piss out of those who perpetuate the untruths
  • Fear Full

      Immigrants and refugees in the Treasure Valley are navigating their fears as Trump's policies threaten to fracture their families with sweeping deportation and detention rules.
  • One Toke Over the (State) Line

    The debate over medical marijuana has matured since the early '00s.
      More than half the country has legalized marijuana in some form and for a variety of uses.
  • Crime and Punishment in Payette County

      To say "this kind of thing doesn't happen in America" is to ignore a brutal reality: At a certain point, your elected officials would rather see you shut up in jail than expressing your opinions.
  • Making Sausage

      This kind of politics could be called "making sausage" if sausage making required an air strike and a wood chipper.
  • And the Editor is ...

    Boise Weekly's next editor-in-chief came to his senses and accepted the position
  • Note

    Ducked up.
      An Oregon fan left messages around midnight for multiple BW employees after last week's Boise State game. Here's an amusing excerpt from one of his rants.
  • Dam Big

    Ours is a thirsty land.
      "It's all the more reason to invest in infrastructure, specifically, a 300-foot-tall earthen dam on the Weiser River that would flood an area 13.5 miles long and almost as big as the Anderson Ranch, Arrowrock and Lucky Peak reservoirs combined."
  • HELP

    And the cost of not asking for it
      "May is Mental Health Awareness Month, when those struggling with mental illness—or who think they might have a mental illness—are encouraged to seek help."
  • Megawhat?

    How many homes can you power with a single megawatt?
      "In another life, I was a business reporter, and one of my beats was energy. When writing those stories, I almost always used the handy formula 1 MW = 1,000 homes."

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