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Re: “For Rent: Boise's Historic-Low Vacancy Rate Triggers a Flood of New Apartments

I noticed this tidbit.

----Also on Johnson's wall is a framed JPM ledger page, circa 1958, showing rentals ranging from $40 to $45 a month. That's a far cry from what the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department today calls "affordable."----- Then this......----Affordable Rent for a family of four in each of the categories would be $615 (Extremely Low), $804 (Very Low), $1,286 (Low) and $1,929 (Workforce).-----

If you run $45 via a inflation calculator for 1958, you will see it's $381. I'd say that $615 is too much by 2X. End Dollar Devaluation.

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Posted by Hen Tooth on 07/12/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “For Rent: Boise's Historic-Low Vacancy Rate Triggers a Flood of New Apartments

most are overpriced and many are owned by slumlords, yet the city leaders do nothing

crony capitalism at its best

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Posted by Benj Hall on 07/12/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Dr. Kevin Cahill

Boise City has decided that it's not politically correct to go against the F-35. It has Bipartisan support in the Congress and is a fav of Dem establishment. Perhaps Obama lobbied Bieter for the F-35 on his visit a few years ago. Most City Council members are immune from political backlash, as they are in "soundproof" parts of town that don't hear airport traffic much. Military traffic avoids the Northend. That keeps the "peace" politically. So don't expect help from enviros that might get upset about noise pollution voting against the Politburo at City Hall over this.

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Posted by Hen Tooth on 07/12/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “For Rent: Boise's Historic-Low Vacancy Rate Triggers a Flood of New Apartments

Isn't it great for the investors!! Isn't it crappy for avg family that doesn't make the pumped up $64,000 a year.
The wages in Boise haven't kept up with even the Government's 4% avg wage yearly increases.
You have a work force making between $9-15 hr and are suppose to quaifiy for 3 times the rent amount. Are you guys drinking your own coolaid? And maybe someone needs to remind you of Arco in eastern Idaho and what they are burying there, exgovern Ceil Andrus knows

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Posted by CASD on 07/12/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Number of Reported Hate Crimes in Idaho Jumps in 2016

With the current president encouraging this sort of behavior, this should come as no surprise to anyone.

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Posted by Ruprecht da Republican on 07/12/2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “John McGee, Who Left Idaho Senate Following Sex Scandal, Emerges as New VP of Development for Boise Rescue Mission

The real scandal is what happens behind closed doors inside the homeless shelters. They don't provide the help people like to think they do and they put on a show for the media for donations.

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Posted by Lynn Holmes on 07/12/2017 at 3:54 AM

Re: “John McGee, Who Left Idaho Senate Following Sex Scandal, Emerges as New VP of Development for Boise Rescue Mission

It was NOT a sex scandal - the woman didn't consent! It was a sexual harassment scandal. Please fix.

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Posted by Violet on 07/11/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “July 11, 2017: What to Know

Great reporting on DTjr.
Your Journalism Pulitzer Prize award is waiting for your pick-up.
10300 N Seaman Gulch Rd, Boise, ID 83714
While there, tell CNN "WE ARE NOT TIRED OF WINNING" yet.


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Posted by Mark Michaelson on 07/11/2017 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Experience Necessary, (Art) Degree not Required

I am a self taught artist. I am proud of my works.

Posted by Amie Van Curen on 07/11/2017 at 5:44 AM

Re: “The Curse of Being Hillary

I liked the opinion piece but you may have left a little out. Other than committed progressives, those concerned about climate change, and those who could see through the con man, the democratic base didnt turn out. Thats been shown in studies. Yes, in key Midwest states people who hadnt voted in a while turned out for Trump, but she lost because those who should have supported her didnt show up. We now have to face the fact that the Russian effort was successful. In such an election, all they had to do was cool the enthusiasm of Hillary leaners a bit and they managed to do that with the steady drip of innuendo from the released emails. Then there were the fake news stories, tactics already in use by the right fringes. I think that the rogue NY FBI office, who considered Hillary the devil incarnate and tended to listen to the conspiracy theories, set up Comey so he felt he had no choice but spring the October surprise. If the Electoral College worked the way it was intended to, they would not have confirmed Trump.

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Posted by Dennis Keierleber on 07/09/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty

It are illegals as immigrant is technically wrong. An immigrant one becomes after having gone through the process succesfully. Look libs abt get the facst on their side so they change our language which then can prove a negative a positive. Watch it as they try to change no into yes in a heart beat but it must be stopped. Its treacherous.

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Posted by Reggy Wilson on 07/09/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty

Yes! Finally we are enforcing our immigrating laws. And, please stop using the fake news euphimism "undocumented immigrants"!

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Posted by Greg Lewis on 07/08/2017 at 10:08 PM

Re: “The Curse of Being Hillary

The Democrats hitching themselves to Hillary and Obama has been a disaster for the Party. In eight years the Dems have gone from majorities to minority party in both houses of Congress. Of the fifty States Dems only control three; California, Oregon, and Rhode Island. And they nominated Hillary for President despite her high negatives. To lose to someone as unpopular and untrusted as Donald Trump!
It's called voter rejection. And they're blaming everyone else for it

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Posted by idahoguy101 on 07/08/2017 at 12:48 PM

Re: “First Thursday: Bruce Maurey, The 27 Club

i know
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Posted by Bon2016 on 07/08/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “The Curse of Being Hillary

Mr Cope, I don't know where you research Hillary Clinton, and as I say this, with only respect to you and your opinions, Christine Marcy and Hillary Clinton run the biggest pedophilia network in the world, for starters. I am sure this sounds like I am anti Hillary, which I am, however I needed to know why this world is the way it is, so I researched and researched....! If you can prove this to be wrong, let me know.

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Posted by Karen Sufficool on 07/07/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Nudge, Nudge

The tuna is frozen then defrosted. Fresh means not frozen. If you are going to print reviews please be accurate in the details of what you are eating and reporting. Kind of lame.

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Posted by tasteboise on 07/07/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Boise-Based Filmmakers Begin Shooting Pinewood in Idaho City

Thank you for publishing the Abduction of Idaho Lorax in 2012 in the Boise Weekly. Long time no connect, we're sorry. Had to get a hold of media ourselves in Eastern Idaho. Maybe we can meet in the middle. Share and share alike since we have mutual friends. Here's a few for starters: Children Forced to attend Schools contaminated with powder airborne Uranium Materials in inhalant dust form. Just visit our RECLA SITE via Safecast.org/tilemap/ and zoom in on Pocatello in satellite mode etc. Or How about the rogue Relay for Life event at RECLA Superfund site? All insane, but all real. That's what LUDS Disease will do to you.

To whom it may concern: A lot more than 200 words.

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Posted by Idaho Loracs on 07/06/2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “First Thursday: Bruce Maurey, The 27 Club


Posted by Sarita Nicolasa on 07/06/2017 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Converting 5th and 6th Streets From One-Way to Two-Way? No Way

I'm one of the people who opposed the conversion to two way. Why? Because thus far the street conversions from one way to two way have been a disaster for traffic flow. That coupled with all the construction downtown makes driving at any time of day, and riding a bike, even more dangerous with all the start and stop traffic and folks backed up multiple blocks. If there was a way to avoid ALL left turns on streets except from one way to one way, I'd be in favor of it. ACHD needs to look at the entirety of downtown and major connectors and come up with a traffic flow pattern that is smoother and safer for vehicles, bikes and pedestrians. If there is more to the picture, then the entire picture needs to be presented to the public, media and everyone else. If they can improve traffic flow with conversions to two way streets again, I'd support it. But thus far I'm not convinced. Jefferson Street conversion in front of the Capitol two way is terrible.

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Posted by Marti Bridges on 07/05/2017 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Converting 5th and 6th Streets From One-Way to Two-Way? No Way

As was mentioned by myself and Clay Carley, about two thirds of the story wasn't told. Until much more of the story sees the light of day and in context with the rest of the City's plan for Boise traffic this is where things will stand.

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Posted by Kent Goldthorpe on 07/05/2017 at 3:55 PM

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