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Idaho ed spending is low, but gets good bang for the buck

by Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
Give Idaho an “A” for effort, but an “F” for low per-student spending.
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Trump, ‘red flag’ laws, & Idaho’s gun lobby

by Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
Politics is known for making strange bedfellows. It can also create unusual foes. A…

Tax issues, initiatives & redistricting lead legislative agenda

by Stephen Hartgen
Stephen Hartgen It’s the heat of summer, but none too early for some look-ahead topics…

Trump maneuvers China into a strong position in the trade war

by Jim Jones
Jim Jones It is apparently dawning on the president that the Chinese may well hold the…
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Trump risks re-election with tough – but correct -- stance on China

by LaVarr Webb, Publisher
Donald Trump is the subject of ferocious opposition and his re-election is clearly in…

Guest Opinion: Idaho needs to bolster rural broadband now

by Sen. Carl Crabtree
Sen. Carl Crabtree Insufficient broadband in rural Idaho is putting our students,…
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Guest opinion: Navigating Early Childhood Education

by Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb (D-Boise), and Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking (D-Boise)
There are so many competing priorities for new parents which result in the necessity to…
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Press release: Proposed medical marijuana initiative enters circulation

by Press release
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced proponents of a new initiative were…

Zions Bank August 2019 economic snapshot

by Robert Spendlove, Zions Bank
Idaho’s labor market remains solid even as job creation has moderated in recent months.

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Idaho Falls Young Professionals Network BBQ
When: Tuesday, Aug 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Civitan Park, 900 West Elva, Idaho Falls
YPN is an inclusive group designed to provide career-minded young professionals with opportunities to develop socially, professionally and civically. The group consists of members from various industries and businesses and all career levels. YPN offers many opportunities for our members to cultivate meaningful relationships while serving as a resource for our community. More info.

Kootenai Democrats Dem Club Happy Hour
When: Tuesday, Aug 13, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Thai Bamboo Restaurant, 2010 N 4th St, Coeur d'Alene, ID
This informal bi-weekly gathering offers a free-wheeling discussion of local and state current events. It is a mid-week evening alternative for Democrats to meet, mingle, and discuss issues with a crowd of congenial people. More info.

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