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This Week In Idaho Politics
Risch on Trump: 'You can relate to this guy' By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor In the coming weeks, we will be hearing plenty about all the pomp that goes with an impeachment trial in the Senate along with President Trump's blasting of Democrats and Twitter rants.
Should Idaho help more with diabetes? By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor A couple years of ago the Centers for Disease Control released a report detailing that 30.3 million Americans - 9.4% of the population - have diabetes. If that number holds in Idaho, over 160,000 Idahoans have diabetes. And, the numbers are growing . . .
Guest opinion: The case for Driving Privilege Cards By Senator Jim Guthrie, District 28 Years ago, I served as a member of the Bannock County commission and one of our duties was to appoint citizens to various boards like planning and zoning, fair board, and many others.
Liberal legislative agenda not right for Idaho By Stephen Hartgen A recent liberal newspaper's "dos and don'ts" list of what the Idaho Legislature should pass or not pass provides a good checklist for doing mostly the opposite of what The Idaho Statesman calls for.
How can you have a fair jury trial without witnesses? By Jim Jones The object of any trial under American law is to achieve an impartial and just result. In a trial in the judicial system, jurors take a solemn oath to render a true verdict "according to the law and evidence." That would be practically impossible without sworn testimony from witnesses.
News release: Idaho's unfilled STEM jobs double in three years By News release The number of unfilled STEM jobs in the state continues to grow, according to the Idaho STEM Action Center's budget request presentation before the Legislature's Joint Finance Appropriations Committee. However, agency officials said the number of computer science teachers and students grew dramatically over the last year.
Paulette Jordan eyes run against Risch By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor There's speculation, with perhaps some wishful thinking among Democrats, that former state Rep. Paulette Jordan will run for the U.S. Senate this year giving Idahoans at least one competitive high-level race.
Idaho Falls Chamber 2019 Annual Report Meeting When: Tuesday, January 21, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Where: College of Eastern Idaho, 1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID Annual report presentation, awards and continental breakfast. Tickets $5, registration required. More info.
Bonneville County Republican Women Meeting When: Thursday, January 23, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Location varies Become an active republican in this community. For more information, contact Stephanie Mickelsen, BonnevilleCRW President. Gem County Lincoln Day Dinner When: Saturday, January 25, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Kenneth Carberry Elementary School, 1950 E 12th St, Emmett, ID Doors open at 5:30, dinner 6:30 p.m. Tickets contact Di Cluff, 208-860-5252.
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