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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: “Deadline Looms for 16th Annual Boise Weekly Fiction 101 Contest Entries

Will results be send out via email or do we wait for Jan. 3?

Posted by Bound Press on 12/12/2017 at 2:53 PM

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....

1 like, 0 dislikes
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.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Peter Senior Iverson on 12/07/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Boise State Signs on for Varsity eSports

Playing mobile games is the most enjoyble activity for kids and adults. The technological superiority battle between smartphones and tablets continues in the mobile gaming industry. It is unfair not to include friv 2 if the best games list is made regardless of which operating system friv is operating.

Posted by friv on 12/07/2017 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Boise City Council to Hear Proposed Electric Bike Rules, Asks for Public Comment

I have 3 bikes: mountain, electric and Fat. Electric as I live up an extremely steep hill. My electric bike is my suburban errand/grocery shopping bike, it has a tacky milk crate on the back. Even though it has a battery assist, it is still exercise; it weighs 90 lbs. I ride it frequently downtown. Top speed is 15 mph, which I almost never hit. Same thin skiing, I am slow. I ride it on the greenbelt occasionally to get from store to store. I very occasionally ride on sidewalks(never in the downtown core area) when it is patently unsafe to be on a street w/o bike lane infrastructure, such as Fort Street. I am always courteous to pedestrians, and yield to them. I am a pedestrian and car driver also. I believe electric bikes can and should be accommodated in Boise.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MAG on 12/03/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Give Your Brain a Workout With Pentago

Hmmm. Always looking for a good game.

Posted by Ezmeralda on 12/03/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Boise City Council to Hear Proposed Electric Bike Rules, Asks for Public Comment

What time is the hearing? Is there a link for public comment?

Posted by Jon Dunn on 12/01/2017 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Boise City Council to Hear Proposed Electric Bike Rules, Asks for Public Comment

Motorized is motorized. There is no need to change regulations that exist. No sidewalks, no Green Belt, no trails that prohibit motorized vehicles. Simple really . . .

7 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Kristi Sather-Smith on 12/01/2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “In (Food) Recovery

Way to go, Julie. ExtraFood is so proud of you!

Posted by Annie Molyneux on 11/30/2017 at 3:01 PM

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

3 likes, 0 dislikes
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: “TIFF 2017: Yes, Movies Can Still Be Magical

Thanks for writing this.

Posted by Amna Shoukat on 11/29/2017 at 11:24 PM

Re: “The Great Christmas Tree Shortage

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

1 like, 1 dislike
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.

9 likes, 0 dislikes
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.

3 likes, 1 dislike
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!

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Chris Anderson on 11/26/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Deadline Looms for 16th Annual Boise Weekly Fiction 101 Contest Entries

Hi, I am submitting but have a ?, does the title of the piece count in the 101 words? Please let me know asap!

Posted by Jamie Lange on 11/23/2017 at 11:12 PM

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