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This Week In Idaho Politics
Risch speaks no evil of President Trump By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is accustomed to getting questions from the media. But there are a couple of ground rules that he is exercising these days.
Guest opinion: Pass USMCA for those who feed the world By Congressman Mike Simpson Yet again Idaho gave the nation a lesson in what it means to 'love thy neighbor'. Facing freezing temperatures, potato farmers in eastern Idaho rushed to complete their harvest before mother nature destroyed their season's work. For some, this was the difference between going broke or putting something in the bank.
Selling out our Kurdish allies is not a gift to U.S. troops By Jim Jones It broke my heart when South Vietnam fell to Communist forces on April 30, 1975. It was sickening to see the television footage of terrified Vietnamese trying to grab onto evacuation helicopters from the top of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. The debacle was a giant stain on the honor of this wonderful country.
Guest column: Best part of my job is hearing from Idahoans By Sen. Mike Crapo Often, I am asked "what is the best part of my job," and there are really wonderful parts of being a United States senator representing our great state-including being able to help make a difference on so many issues.
Guest opinion: Why I avoid the news By Michael Taggart If anybody thinks about it, we live in an interesting age regarding how we get information. Thanks to the advances of the Internet, we can get the answer to nearly anything simply by typing in the right words in a search engine.
Idaho Democrats side with impeachment efforts By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, who initially declined to comment on the Democrats' push for impeachment of President Trump, has broken his silence. No drum roll needed here.
Just say no to Reclaim Idaho's tax hike proposal By Stephen Hartgen It's the fall run-up season before the start of the annual legislative session, and the crisp air in Idaho is full of lefty tax increase proposals designed to benefit various so-called needs by taking money from your wallets.
b|voting Local Government: City Council Candidate Forum When: Wednesday, Oct 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Trailhead Boise, 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID b|voting is a 3-part series that offers Boise Young Professionals, Micron Young Professionals, Chamber members, and the public the opportunity to learn how our city government operates and to hear firsthand from candidates running for City Council and Mayor. Hear from candidates running for City Council seats 1, 3, and 5. Moderated by Scott McIntosh with the Idaho Statesman. More info.
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