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This Week In Idaho Politics
Time to truly revamp Idaho education By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor No issue is more important to Idaho's future than quality education and the development of a skilled workforce through our education system.
Idaho Dems say socialist agenda won't work By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Former Idaho Democratic congressmen Walt Minnick, Larry LaRocco and Richard Stallings are not on the front lines of this presidential campaign. But they have better thoughts about what it will take for a Democrat to win the White House than most of the candidates running.
More grizzlies in Idaho? How's that a good idea? By Stephen Hartgen Don't ya' just love it when Idahoans get lectured on how more grizzly bears are scheduled for introduction into the state and how we better get used to it 'cause, well, it's the law?
Guest opinion: Help us prevent the next measles outbreak By Sen. David Nelson, D-Moscow I want to thank the Public Health-Idaho North Central District, Gritman Hospital and other area health providers In Moscow for their response to the two cases of measles reported in early June in Moscow. But, most of all I want to thank the citizens of Latah County for vaccinating their children.
Guest opinion: Confronting threats from China By Sen. Mike Crapo As Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, I recently led a hearing entitled: "Confronting Threats From China: Assessing Controls on Technology and Investment, and Measures to Combat Opioid Trafficking."
Press release: Pet-friendly license plate now available By Press release As of July 1, pet loving Idaho drivers can purchase a pet-friendly license plate thanks to the hard work of former Rep Hy Kloc, who worked on the legislation for several years. He sponsored the law during his time in the legislature but, unfortunately, the bill fell short by a few votes.
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.
Boise Young Professionals Lunch and Learn: Boise Arts Panel When: Wednesday, July 10, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Esther Simplot Performing Arts Reception Room This Lunch and Learn will feature a representative from Boise Phil, Ballet Idaho, and Opera Idaho to talk about the Boise arts scene, overcoming misconceptions, how to get involved, and discussing the future of this part of our community.
D17 Dems Monthly Meeting When: Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Where: Papa Joe's, 1301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID
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