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This Week In Idaho Politics
State treasurer fights GOP eviction notice By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor Chuck MalloyHouse Majority Leader Mike Moyle of Star and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth have a friendship that goes way back.
Stories of Idaho's ancient humans should be told By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor Last week a story in Science about an Idaho archeological site drew international attention and excitement. In north Idaho south of Cottonwood on the Salmon River is a spot known as Cooper's Ferry. First excavated in the 1970s, it was occupied repeatedly by Native Americans. But, what was stunning was the dating of first occupancy based upon charcoal, tools and animal remains to 16,560 and 15,280 years ago.
Reflections on the Vietnam War and its aftermath By Jim Jones Jim JonesAmericans call it the Vietnam War. Present-day Vietnamese call it the American War. Whatever it is called, the 407 days I served in that war have had a profound effect on my life ever since.
Government pre-school isn't the best alternative By Stephen Hartgen Stephen HartgenAnother school year is underway across Idaho and some youngsters are going to school for the first time as kindergartners. It's a milestone for our beloved children and grandchildren, whose first walks we remember and who now take these first steps into formal learning and the classroom.
Playing five-dimensional chess for Greenland golf courses By Jim Jones Jim JonesThe president's supporters have often claimed that Trump is playing three-dimensional chess while we mere mortals are only capable of comprehending checkers. I was skeptical of this contention until it was disclosed that Trump is hot to buy Greenland.
Guest opinion: Idaho teachers need our support By Rep. John McCrostie (D-Boise), Rep. Sally Toone (D-Gooding) & Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking (D-Boise) Over the summer, numerous "hearings" have been held on the Idaho Core Standards. Educators from across the state showed up to testify in defense of our Idaho Core Standards.
Weird week overshadowed Idaho's property tax challenge By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Last week's unique headlines - the Greenland/Denmark spat, the ramped-up trade war with China and the Trump's crazy tweet spasm on Friday - obscured an Idaho GOP legislative forum last Tuesday in Meridian that highlighted Republican House leaders' thoughts on tackling Idaho's climbing property valuations.
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