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Re: “Keeping the Faith, Fighting the Exemptions

Hospitalization and medical errors now in the Top 3 leading causes of death, per John's Hopkins University.…

Boise Weekly, I'd love to see unbiased reporting, but what continues to be printed are pieces that clearly favor state control of citizens over personal rights and sovereignty.

Posted by Raine Irving Saunders on 12/18/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Keeping the Faith, Fighting the Exemptions

Parents should have final authority on their children, except in cases of actual abuse, without exception. There is no benefit in getting the state involved. Conventional medicine is not a gold-standard. People die when they make choices, and those happen from conventional treatment or otherwise. Who defines what is "safe" or "appropriate" to determine if a child is in an "acceptable" environment? State definitions are vague and damaging to parental rights and don't actually protect the child. There are multiple considerations such as whether the child is better off removed from its home environment, whether recommended medical treatment is actually beneficial. There are reports of abused children in foster care. CPS is responsible for a growing incidence of human trafficking. Why aren't citizens up in arms about this?

Please watch this video with Tammi Stefano, Executive Director of The National Safe Child Coalition who works with parents and courts to rescue children from CPS where trafficking occurs and children are not reported.…

Ultimately, this isn't about faith-healing, it's about ending parental rights. It is discrminatory and fascist, and we must do whatever we can to stop it.

Posted by Raine Irving Saunders on 12/18/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Boise City Posts Clarification on Service Dogs in Parks

Thank you City of Boise for listening!

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Posted by Cheryl Bloom on 12/14/2017 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Dec. 8, 2017: What to Know

You got it wrong. AJ Balukoff was opposed in the 2014 Democratic primary for governor. He garnered 16K votes, and Terry Kerr (from Idaho Falls, who had previously run for office as a Republican) got 8,800.

Posted by Dan J Schmidt on 12/13/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Hate Crime Training for Police Is Often Inadequate, Sometimes Nonexistent

There is no such thing as a "hate crime". A black man harms a white woman, or the same black man harms a Chinese man. There is no difference. Harm was done and the person who committed the harm needs to be brought to justice. Only idiots, and those who are truly racist and bigoted, will try and make the harming of one person worse than the harming of another. Hate Crime labeling is nothing but moral deception and the creation of "protected" classes of people which will lead to abuses of class.

Posted by Tata Engando on 12/08/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Dec. 6, 2017: What to Know

The original Silence Breakers: Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Leslie Millwee, and Juanita Broaddrick. I bet that stings....

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Posted by Tata Engando on 12/08/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Public Outcry May Have Nixed a Job Training Facility for Veterans in Boise

That building has been a bar/restaurant/event center for 30 years. It has served the community as a gathering place and has been a wonderful amenity, when run properly, and was part of the reason many bought homes in the area. It needs to stay as a wonderful centerpiece to Lakeharbor's serene ambiance. The proposed use is completely mismatched with that location.

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Posted by Peter Senior Iverson on 12/07/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Boise State University Develops Resources for Food-Insecure Students

Hi Veronica, I run a pantry that has been serving students of Boise State for the last 5 years. It is the Horse Bit Student Pantry and was started for this very reason. If you would like more information please see our Facebook page or message me on there. Teresa DeVino

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Posted by Teresa DeVino on 11/30/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Nov. 29, 2017: What to Know

Did you miss that we are closer to nuclear war with Korea? Did you miss that our president tweeted white nationalist fake videos?

Posted by Jane Wallace on 11/30/2017 at 7:30 AM

Re: “The Great Christmas Tree Shortage

Lets be sure to include the fact that the White House has 71 or more trees! Excess galore!

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Posted by Robert Gartner on 11/29/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Boise City Council Approves 840-acre Foothills Purchase Near Stack Rock

I think you've missed an important point about this story. While it is significant that the City of Boise is buying this property and thereby expanding recreational access and land preservation. The original open space levy was for $10 million, but through wise use of the funds and leveraging its influence the City of Boise has managed to acquire roughly $40 million in property and/or access. That's the headline! That's an extremely good return on investment for the city and the Treasure Valley as a whole. It's also part of the reason the most recent open space levies passed by wide margins.

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Posted by Dave Fotsch on 11/29/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Feeding More Money Into the Meter in Downtown Boise

Studies have shown time and again that increased parking meter rates and enforcement hours do not hurt businesses and instead help them. Please look at the most recent studies of Phoenix and Sacramento. Furthermore, customer surveys very clearly show that the majority of people are more concerned with easily finding a place to park and that paying for that spot is convenient vs. parking for free.

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Posted by Mitch1141 on 11/28/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Feeding More Money Into the Meter in Downtown Boise

Shouldn't it be the goal of City Council to entice more people to enjoy the downtown area as oppose to deter them? Increased parking rates and steeper fines definitely deters me.

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Posted by geri on 11/26/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Feeding More Money Into the Meter in Downtown Boise

If the Boise City Council again approves increased meter fees and by adding evening and Saturday fees myself and my family will simply stay away from downtown Boise and go elsewhere for our evening and weekend shopping and dining.
This is simply a bad decision for your downtown businesses!

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Posted by Chris Anderson on 11/26/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “One Officer, Scores of Tickets and a Familiar Racial Disparity

I am appalled. Some folks feel empowered by Mr. Trump's Election and behave accordingly. Facts verified by credible third-party reporting agencies. I am tired of racism, criticism based upon religious beliefs or sexual orientation. We are all humans and we are all different. That is exactly how the Good Lord intended us to be. I've read the Bible many times. I've translated portions of Ancient Greek and Ancient Hebrew. And no where, absolutely no where, do I find any statements whatsoever by the Good Lord advocating such terrible behavior. I do read the Good Lord advising us to love the Father with our whole heart and soul, and then to love one another in the same fashion. No footnotes. No exceptions. No qualifiers. Each and every one of us has an obligation to treat each other as we wish to be treated. This is so basic that even Trumpettes and current Republicans should be able to understand as the wording confines itself to their comprehension level----single syllable words.

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Posted by Larry Sirhall on 11/18/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Boise 2017 Election Results: A Majority of the Minority

Further proof Boise is nothing more than a pit of virtue signaling "well wisher" slackivists masquerading as a progressive city. Want better voter turn out? Put your voter booths in Star Bucks and hand out "I am more special than you" stickers written in blue and orange for voters. Do this and I promise you 90% voter turn out next local elections.

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Posted by Tata Engando on 11/18/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Dr. Bob Kustra Announces Retirement as Boise State President

President Kustra was Illinois Lieutenant Governor. It may just be a typo on BW's part, but uncorrected it becomes a factual error. Semantics aside, Kustra will be sorely missed. He has made BSU one of the finest institutions of higher education in the west. Against all odds, the school continues to improve and thrive, year after year. This position will be very hard to fill.

Posted by boisentv on 11/15/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Dr. Bob Kustra Announces Retirement as Boise State President

That should be Illinois Lieutenant Governor, shouldn't it?

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Posted by Walt Huntsman on 11/15/2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Keeping the Faith, Fighting the Exemptions

Time to end state sanctioned child murder in the name of religion.

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Posted by MAG on 11/15/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Idaho Raw Dairy Paradise Springs Farm Pioneers Biodynamics

Mr. Reid brings an expanded awareness to his craft of ranching/farming, THIS is what I would define as progress, true progress.

Posted by Z John Weyand on 11/13/2017 at 7:24 PM

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