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Re: “Idaho Planned Parenthood Official: Trump Proposal to Expand Birth Control Exemptions 'Extreme and Dangerous'

"to put it plain and simple, a womans most basic and personal of decisions, to have a child, could now be impacted by her boss.

And these are often the same bosses that pay women less and refuse to hire or promote women because they might get pregnant.

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Posted by ericn1300 on 06/05/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Curbside Compost Bins Rolling Toward Boise Households

People had the opportunity to opt out, but the vast majority stayed with it,

The problem with "opt out" program is that they artificially inflate participation. An "opt in" program would be a better indicator of interest in the program.

The advantage of the "opt out" program is that it becomes a reality when many are faced with the options in their own homes and have to make a choice.

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Posted by ericn1300 on 06/05/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Boise Bowling Alley 20th Century Lanes to Close After 57 Years on State Street

Out of State interests rolling over a local landmark. I won't be going there and I will advocate that no one else does either.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Benj Hall on 06/03/2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Idaho Power Residential Customers Will See Rate Increases, Effective Today

Last time I checked even Idaho Power employees have to pay a power bill, including the CEO. It's got nothing to do with corporate greed or corruption. Demand rises so cost rises. Also, ipco federally has no choice but to buy back excess power from private wind and solar farms. This affects the rates. You're rates are STILL some of the lowest in the country. Educate yourselves.

Posted by Mike Covey on 06/02/2017 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Boise Bowling Alley 20th Century Lanes to Close After 57 Years on State Street

No one wants your skating rink. Go back to Washington.

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Posted by Zachariah Davis on 06/02/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Idaho Power Residential Customers Will See Rate Increases, Effective Today

It's always about the money. They don't care about you or anyone else. Just make sure the Rich get richer. And keep everyone under there thumb and lies to keep them looking good. Sad thing is the so call law of are state is in with them.

Posted by kebb23 on 06/02/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Idaho Power Residential Customers Will See Rate Increases, Effective Today

Low water year....raise the rates.
High water year.....raise the rates.
Conserve as Id Power suggests by buying LED lights and energy efficient appliances.......raise the rates.
Use solar ..... Waa, Waa, Waa......Poor Idaho Power has to buy back any excess power....raise the rates.
Just make sure that no Idaho Power shareholder ever looses money......raise the rates.

PUC needs to get their heads out of their asses and quit allowing these increases.

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Posted by Ben Cognito on 06/02/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Idaho Power Residential Customers Will See Rate Increases, Effective Today

Another hike in prices. Did they forget all the money they made this winter? Greedy bastards!

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Posted by Cortney Kriss on 06/01/2017 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Idaho Lawmakers Condemn Anne Frank Memorial Vandalism

Idaho has been a bastion for hate groups for decades.
Education is the only cure for ignorance.
Vote out the reprobates like Crapo who continue to keep Idaho poor and ignorant.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 06/01/2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Idaho Power Residential Customers Will See Rate Increases, Effective Today

this is ridiculous. Record snowfall this year and they're going to raise our rates. Quit dumping our water down the river and use it to produce the power this state needs.

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Posted by David Jennings on 06/01/2017 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Idaho Power Residential Customers Will See Rate Increases, Effective Today

So those energy kits they gave to us are not free after all.

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Posted by Patrick Kozisek on 06/01/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “May 31, 2017: What to Know

I didn't know that's how Covfefe Annan spelled his name.

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Posted by steveberch on 05/31/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “May 30, 2017: What to Know

Dubke tendered his resignation on May 18, but remained in his position to ensure the seamless distribution of bullshit.

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Posted by Ruprecht da Republican on 05/30/2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “First Thursday: Activate

I'm coming to support trump, see you there. PS. I don't do politics

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Posted by Jim Lile on 05/25/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “DBA State of Downtown Coming Attractions: A Stadium Update and Al Fresco Dining in the Middle of Capitol Boulevard

What bubble do these people live in. Capital Dining. Can the traffic get worse? Stadium money for the few. Make no mistake, these people do not have the interest of the people who live in town in mind. Boise, Denver, Phoenix. What will be the difference? The most livable city indeed.

Posted by Mick D on 05/20/2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “DBA State of Downtown Coming Attractions: A Stadium Update and Al Fresco Dining in the Middle of Capitol Boulevard

200,000 is very realistic. It's around 5300 a game. The current venue is not an applicable comparison to a state of the art venue. We could fill Memorial Stadium on a more consistent basis if it didnt have the challenges and the 1st base grandstand sun issues. Attendance has spiked the past 3 years and this year will be probably the largest one yet.

Posted by Jeff Eiseman on 05/20/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “DBA State of Downtown Coming Attractions: A Stadium Update and Al Fresco Dining in the Middle of Capitol Boulevard

I love the idea of a new baseball stadium. To get even 200,000 people through that stadium for baseball, though, the Hawks would have to nearly double their attendance to nearly 6000 a game. That seems optimistic. To tally 300,000 people in a season they would need a full season AAA team which is hard to come by. Is this something they are expecting to accomplish?

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Posted by Bert Joseph VanDercar on 05/19/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “There's No 'T' in Boise... For Now

Let's do the math.

Assuming the $111 million for initial construction falls out of the sky, look at the costs going forward. Using the city's numbers...

1400 passengers every day... 365 days (assuming it runs every day of the year, which the buses don't)... that's 511,000 rides per year. Awesome!

$3.3 million per year to operate. That's about 6-and-a-half bucks per ride. If the ride is shut down on Sundays, like the bus, the cost per ride is a little over 7-and-a-half bucks.

Will people climb on board (toot! toot!) and fork over that kind of dough? Nah. So obviously it will be heavily subsidized by people who aren't riding.

Posted by bikeboy on 05/19/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “A New (And Free) Solution to Downtown Boise's Parking Crunch

So ,what do people do between the morning hours and afternoon hours? It appears that this is only for people who work downtown ,why not make the system larger by making more routes into the 'burbs .
And maybe a train route from Caldwell to Boise ,then expand bus routes ,not everyone lives in the downtown area.

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Posted by bear63216 on 05/18/2017 at 12:05 AM

Re: “A New (And Free) Solution to Downtown Boise's Parking Crunch

The problem for me is safety. The garages are not safe. There are no attendees even around the place that I pay. Park and ride is not going to be any better.

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Posted by boiseart on 05/17/2017 at 4:13 PM


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