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Thursday, June 27, 2019

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This Week In Idaho Politics

Pelosi says 'no' to Fulcher and border security
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
While most of the nation's talking heads were focused on President Trump, and whether he would accept dirt on his opponents from foreign sources, Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher was working on other priorities.


You never get all you want from any politician or political party.
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
Even though it's only June, the city elections in November are only a bit more than 4 months away.


Idahoans stand with Trump despite tariffs
By Bob Bernick, Contributing editor
You never get all you want from any politician or political party.


Can America be proud on World Refugee Day?
By Jim Jones
World Refugee Day, June 20, is a time to consider the desperate plight of the more than 25 million people around the world who have fled their home countries because of a well-founded fear of being persecuted. 


In praise of low-down, yellow-bellied marmots
By Stephen Hartgen
"You low-down, yellow-bellied marmot," snarls one Western gunslinger to another across a smoky bar. "Blam, Blam." One's on the way to Boot Hill. It's a common scene in many a western flick, but it does injustice to the furry critter in the slur.


Guest opinion: How Idaho made the largest regulatory cuts in state history
By Gov. Brad Little
When I took office as Idaho's 33rd Governor in January, I was determined to follow through on my promise to reduce regulatory burdens on Idaho citizens and businesses.


Guest opinion: Vets need better access to mental health care
By Sen. Mike Crapo
When we think of what it means to be healthy, we often think of physical health--maintaining an optimal weight, eating well and not having any ailments slowing us down. 


Press release: Governor's Salmon Workgroup begins work
By Press release
The first meeting of Gov. Brad Little's Salmon Workgroup will be held June 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Idaho Room at the Idaho State Museum in Boise. The meeting is open to the public, and Little is scheduled to address the group at 8:30 a.m.


Political news notes: Legislature, Treasurer issue statements on office space
By Idaho Politics Weekly staff
Legislature seeks judgment confirming legislative control of Capitol space. 


Here's a job that only punching bags can like
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
If there were a television program titled, "Worst Jobs in American Politics," the chairmanship of Idaho's Republican Party would be sure to make the list if the series lasted long enough to get to that segment.


Aquifer recharge is assuring Idaho's water future
By Stephen Hartgen
Everyone knows Southern Idaho is a high desert place, generally short on water, without which we wouldn't have the growth and prosperity we have. But what's lesser known is the tremendous efforts being put into the state's water capacity, or how those efforts are assuring water "security" in the state for many years ahead.


Odds & Ends: Cyber attacks, young voters & Kim Jong Un
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
A few thoughts on a few, somewhat random, topics...


Political Calendar Highlights

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Boise Chamber Indonesia-Boise Business Forum 2019
When: Tuesday, June 25, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Inn at 500 Capitol, 500 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID
Please join us for a reception and business update from the Indonesian Consul General in San Francisco who will be visiting the Treasure Valley. Consul General Simon D.I. Soekarno is accompanied by the Indonesia Trade Promotion Center in Los Angeles who can provide more information on Indonesia's economic development and trade opportunities with Indonesia. More info.

District 15 Dems Dinner Huddle
When: Tuesday, June 25, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Casa Mexico, 10332 W Fairview Ave # 104, Boise, ID
More info email.

Boise Chamber BYP 101: Brown Bag Lunch
When: Wednesday, June 26, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Boise Metro Chamber, 1101 W Front St #100, Boise, ID
Come and learn what Boise Young Professionals is all about.This brief workshop will review all programs and events as well as give you the inside scoop on how to get build your network and get the most out of your membership. Members, nonmembers and guest are invited. The first 20 minutes will be time to network with participants. More info.

To submit events to the Idaho Politics Weekly calendar please use our contact form here.


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