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This Week In Idaho Politics
Simpson: Trump has delivered on promises By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Chuck MalloyThree weeks before the 2016 presidential election, Congressman Mike Simpson declared that his party's nominee for president, Donald Trump, was "unfit" to hold the office.
Hello, President Tromp; welcome to hard-right, Republican Idaho By Stephen Hartgen Stephen HartgenBarely on the job two weeks as the new Boise State president, Marlene Tromp must have been at least a bit surprised when a letter landed on her desk from half the Republicans in the Idaho House telling her, in effect, to "go easy" on pushing campus diversity and inclusion.
Zions Bank July Idaho economic snapshot By Robert Spendlove and Drew Maggelet, Zions Bank Idaho's labor market keeps growing. In May, the state's year-over-year employment growth remained strong at 2.5 percent - the 5th highest rate in the nation.
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.
Meridian Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee Meeting When: Monday, July 15, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Foley Freeman PLLC, 953 S Industry Way, Meridian, ID Discuss legislative issues relevant to the Meridian business community. The Meridian Chamber will be providing a pizza lunch.
Kootenai County Democratic Women's Garden Party When: Monday, July 15, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring an appetizer or wine to share. Donations to support Democratic women candidates are welcome. More info.
Kootenai County Reagan Republicans Meeting When: Friday, July 19, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Red Lion Hotel Templin's on the River, 414 E. 1st St, Post Falls, ID
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