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  • You Don't Know Jack

      Idaho's arguably best-known citizen, J.R. Simplot, died over the weekend.

      The 99-year-old billionaire died of natural causes in his downtown Boise home on Sunday morning.

      Simplot's company has been a cornerstone of the state's agricultural economy. Over the decades he became an icon, the first-man of potatoes.

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  • The Benevolent Tatership

    A look into the gift horse's mouth
      I have about a ton of stuff I want to bequeath to the state of Idaho. For starts... two old lawn mowers. One of them is missing a wheel and the other doesn't have an engine anymore. But listen, with a little work, they'll still cut grass. And as you know, that new place the governor just got has plenty of grass to cut.
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