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This Week In Idaho Politics
Risch to Idahoans: Read transcript, then decide By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Idaho Sen. Jim Risch chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is the No. 2 figure on the Select Intelligence Committee, which means he has access to President Trump and lots of clout to boot.
Trump should be censured, not impeached By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor House Democrats have, after months of months of dithering, pulled the trigger on impeaching President Trump. After word leaked of the whistleblower complaint (according to the New York Times it was filed by a CIA staffer assigned to the National Security Council), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi authorized an impeachment investigation to move forward.
At 75, many blessings in a bountiful & free land By Stephen Hartgen Today, Sept 30, is my 75th birthday. I've been walking this Earth at least 74 of those years, all except for the first one, when I was just a squiggly, squirmy little guy. Mercifully, there aren't many pictures of me then and I don't intend to make them public anyway. But of course, I was the cutest baby ever, says my mother, bless her soul.
Young people want a livable planet; why doesn't Trump? By Jim Jones Millions of young people around the globe stepped forward on September 20 to plead with world leaders to leave them an inhabitable planet--a world not plagued by unbearable heat and catastrophic weather. They got a cold and deaf ear from our president, perhaps the most prominent climate denier on the face of the Earth.
Guest opinion: Idaho needs education leadership academy By Sen. Dave Lent (R-Idaho Falls) and Rod Gramer, Idaho Business for Education The governor's Our Kids, Idaho's Future Task Force recently hit on a one-word description of something that could transform Idaho's education system leadership.
Ybarra a no-show for high-level visitor By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Strange.The No. 2 guy in Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' office visits the Gem State, and Idaho's top education official State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra was nowhere to be found. Not even in the airport's baggage-claim area.
Idaho Falls Chamber Distinguished Under 40 Awards When: Tuesday, Sept 24, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: The DEC - The Downtown Event Center, 480 Park Ave, Idaho Falls, ID Each year the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce selects 10 outstanding individuals to receive the Distinguished Under 40 Award. These honorees are recognized and presented with their awards at a luncheon. Join us to celebrate these individuals and their contributions to the greater Idaho Falls community. More info.
Boise Young Professionals 13th Annual Gala: See How We Bloomed When: Wednesday, Sept 25, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID The gala will reflect on Boise Young Professional's twelve years in the community, celebrate successes and recognize outstanding young professionals with the Young Professional Awards. Awards will be presented for Young Professional of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Young Leader of the Year and Best Next Generation Place to Work. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend and celebrate Idaho's next generation leaders. More info.
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