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Re: “Jewish Prisoners Win Truly Kosher Meal Plan at Idaho Prison

There is a little thing called the First Amendment that prohibits the government from forcing you to violate your religious beliefs. If you don't want to pay the enormous price of feeding your prisoners religiously acceptable food then don't lock them up and take responsibility for their care and welfare.

Posted by David Morgan on 10/19/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Boise Police Body Cams: How Footage is Changing Probes Into - and Outcomes of - Police Shootings

I find it of interest that this article says the officer was cleared by Blaine County Prosecutor Jim Thomas. It does not document either in the text or in the video that the dead suspect actually had a gun, having said that a non police person had made that allegation. Just wondering, was there a gun and is there contemporary video that shows it in the possession of the dead suspect?

Posted by Retired on 10/18/2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Boise Police Body Cams: How Footage is Changing Probes Into - and Outcomes of - Police Shootings

Cops are nothing but costumed thugs.

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Posted by DavidHall ForMayor on 10/18/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Watch the Sparkage Fly

This looks like a ripoff

Posted by chrisblanch on 10/16/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Half the World: Excerpts from a New Book About Refugees in Boise

Foreign blood in our land should not be tolerated, and especially not encouraged. Boise was founded by whites, built by whites, and intended to be the birthplace of whites. We won our land from the natives fair and square. What business has an African here? Half the damn continent has an IQ below 70--retarded in other words. Let enough Africans in and we'll be like Detroit.

Posted by Boar of the North on 10/12/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Heather Booth

I did not gleen from this story that she wants to change our government type. And I do not think that the previous person's conclusion "that everything else she says can be discounted" is fair or even logical. I think he missed the point . She is simply suggesting that people should speak out and organize with others to bring issues to the fore. She also suggests that the citizens of this country could understand more complex issues than we are given credit for being able to do and that sound bites and twitters keep us from drawing our own conclusions.

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Posted by Ezmeralda on 10/12/2017 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Heather Booth

"We have to take back our "small-d" democracy."

We don't have a democracy, and never have. We have a republic, thankfully. Assuming she knows the difference, she's doing us a disservice by trying to change our government type--democracy always leads to a tyranny of the majority. If she doesn't know the difference, then anything else she says can be discounted.

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Posted by jkaram1 on 10/11/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Best Local Pizza

Guidos is #1 Flying pie #2.

Posted by Brian Fast on 10/10/2017 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Moscow Becomes First Idaho City to Change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

Watch. Next legislative session, they'll pass a bill forbidding cities to change the name of holidays.

Posted by slfisher on 10/10/2017 at 8:34 AM

Re: “UPDATED: ACHD Votes to Make Fifth, Sixth Streets Two-Way

Kak Elzinga said it perfectly. We need those direct shot streets with 2-3 lanes. How are the businesses doing on Capitol & 9th Sts? Do they need the same change?
I park & walk a few blocks to shop or eat on 5th & 6th, as I do on 9th & Capitol.
To those businesses who want more pedestrian traffic: are they making themselves desirable enough? Are they making themselves worth the park & walk of a few blocks?

Posted by Carol Hernon on 10/06/2017 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Aug. 17, 2017: What to Know

There is a petition written by a BSU student in support of Dr. Yenor. There are many students who support him and his right to free speech. See the petition here:

Posted by Gabriela Ivanova on 10/06/2017 at 5:48 PM

Re: “At Boise Bicycle Project, City Council Candidates Get Their Say

Frank Walker is the clear choice for district 2. His years of experience as a Deputy Attorney General, Ada County Commissioner, Garden City Attorney, and lifelong Idaho resident make him extremely qualified for the Council. Walker loves this city and will work hard to continue our efforts to make it the best place to live in the country.

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Posted by Mike Jones on 10/06/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “October 5, 2017: What to Know

Kasich is a Democrat. Not that its all that distinguishable from Republicans any longer but hes a RINO which makes him a Democrat. You cannot trust any words a politician speaks. Only their votes matter.

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Posted by Joe Stallings on 10/05/2017 at 9:03 PM

Re: “In Plain Sight

Joyce baker thank you however this is my dads 4th guide dog as shown in the picture of his walk the yellow lab was his first and dogs don't catch everything and this is a city enforcement issue not a dog issue.

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Posted by Billy Morgan on 10/05/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “In Plain Sight

If he chooses to do so, Guide Dogs For The Blind will supply a dog, free of charge, and will help educate the public. They will train him, and the dog, to avoid overhead blocks. A dog that will walk its owner into a tree limb is not a properly trained guide dog. I should know. I raised one and belong to Guide Dogs For The Blind.

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Posted by Joyce Baker on 10/04/2017 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Backwards

Thanks for the memories, Cope! It's ALWAYS good to hear from BW's Gandhi-esque Voice of Reason, as he once again skewers the "Malicious Mouths"!! I'm happy he's survived 70 years! He must have a strong constitution, to avoid being corroded from inside by all that excess bile!

For the record, and at the risk of harming Cope's starry-eyed narrative:
Cope's beloved Democrats were the "loyal opposition" to the Civil Rights Act in 1964. They tried EVERYTHING to keep it from passing.
"Setback" Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, by executive order. (Yeah, he probably didn't wring his hands as much as Dear Leader Obama... but he did more to clean up the air, water, etc.)

It's beyond ludicrous to declare that only the people who he disagrees with, burn fossil fuel and want to avoid minorities. But that's what he seems to be doing. How the view from up on that pedestal, Bill???

He failed to mention one MAJOR legacy that the (us) Baby Boomers have established for the future generations... $20 trillion in debt. We are also the first Plastic Generation - play now, pay later. Or better yet, let the grandkids pay!!

Posted by bikeboy on 10/04/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Boise Makes Case for Sports Park, Requests Public Input

The combination of retail, residential, office and new stadium sounds great! With 10-20 acres of barren land 2 blocks away (27th & Fairview), seems like we've got the "right idea", in the "wrong spot".

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Posted by Beau Brazier on 10/04/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Boise Makes Case for Sports Park, Requests Public Input

Those of you with questions be sure to go to one of the meetings.
This isn't some huge pro sports stadium like the kind Mickey mentions.
It's a whole investment package that includes a small (5000 to 6000) multi-use stadium. From the article:
"We're talking about a $100 million investment in an area ... that has lagged behind the rest of downtown," Journee said. "Neither the public stadium nor the private development would be viable without the other. This is going to be a great catalyst for that part of downtown."
I think most people can agree that this area near Americana could use some investment.
They even admit that just a stadium would not be viable. Offices, retail, and new residences are part of the plan. All good things that tend to increase property values.
I do have questions: what potential retailers?, how likely is it that Boise gets the soccer team? Traffic doesn't concern me too much. I deal with downtown rush hour traffic just fine, and I don't foresee Hawks games overlapping with rush hour or being any worse.
I am actually very excited about the prospect of this.

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Posted by Brent Thorsen on 10/04/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Boise Makes Case for Sports Park, Requests Public Input

What a horrible idea. These stadiums are losers almost everywhere else they are built - and the bill is handed off to the taxpayer - again. There is a lot that is not being told about this crazy project.
All the noise, traffic congestion, disruption all summer, and harmful effects on the wildlife in Ann Morrison and K. Albertson parks is not being addressed. Once we loose this beautiful, peaceful place, it is gone forever.
If this owner/developer really wanted a new stadium, he would replace the one on Glenwood. Plenty of parking, bars & restaurants accross the street. Build two or three walk-overs on Glenwood (with escalators & elevators).

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Posted by Richard Neppl on 10/04/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Boise Makes Case for Sports Park, Requests Public Input

Change is always difficult, but this is a good idea. I think parking should be addressed, but maybe we'll ride our bikes down.

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Posted by Andyben on 10/04/2017 at 10:52 AM

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