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This Week In Idaho Politics
Risch exercises influence where it counts By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor President Trump, with many of his bombastic comments, makes it easy for so many people to dislike Donald Trump, "the man." And for the "Never-Trumpers" of this world, it's easy to forget or outright deny that Trump happens to be president of the United States.
Idaho should keep doing redistricting right By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor In 1812, Elbridge Gerry, the then-governor of Massachusetts, signed a bill creating a state senate district with an elongated shape designed to elect a member of his party. From that originated the term "gerrymander" (the district looked like a salamander to some) to designate the creation of election boundary lines to maximize partisan advantage.
Agricultural exports buoy southern Idaho's economy By Stephen Hartgen It wasn't too many years ago, less than two decades or so, that southern Idaho's agricultural economy mostly supplied domestic markets. Sure, there were some wheat sales to Asia and sheep and beans to Mexico, but for the most part, Idaho products went mostly inside America.
Guest opinion: A French girl who knows the value of freedom By Idaho Senate President Pro Tempore Brent Hill, R-Rexburg Shortly before the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-day, 75 years ago, General Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote an inspiring message to the troops: "You are about to embark on the Great Crusade, towards which we have striven these many months.... I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."
Guest opinion: When you talk, they listen By Rebecca Schroeder, Executive Director, Reclaim Idaho Back in the 1980's, there was a brokerage firm called E.F. Hutton that had one of the better advertising slogans of the decade: "When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen." Believe it or not, the same can be said of all of you when it comes to Medicaid Expansion -- Idaho's greatest legislative achievement in a generation.
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.
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.
Kootenai County Democratic Club When: Friday, July 5, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Iron Horse, 407 Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID
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