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This Week In Idaho Politics
VanderSloot v. MRS will impact Idaho politics By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor The Idaho news media have provided some coverage of the clash between Idaho billionaire Frank VanderSloot and Medical Recovery Services, but haven't focused in on the possible impact on GOP politics in Idaho.
Capitol space dustup should be pretty cut and dried By Stephen Hartgen There's a current dustup among state government entities which, to my way of thinking, shouldn't be happening because the issue was settled a decade ago when the Capitol was restored and reopened.
Idaho lawmaker not nervous about Warren By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor Rep. Ilana Rubel of Boise, the assistant Democratic floor leader of the Idaho House, has not taken sides in the Democratic presidential race other than to say that anyone in the field is better than President Trump. But Rubel says she would have no reservations about supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts if she were to become the nominee.
Guest opinion: Impeachment process lacks transparency By Sen. Mike Crapo The unprecedented impeachment process House Democrats have undertaken lacks transparency and due process. I am a strong supporter and co-sponsor of a Senate resolution highlighting the shortcomings of these proceedings and calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to provide the President of the United States basic principles of due process.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, thanks to our former Kurdish allies By Jim Jones The United States rightfully celebrated the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, on Oct. 27. The killing of this despicable cutthroat was a clear setback for ISIS, but the group will continue to threaten the U.S. and its allies. Just as the death of Osama bin Laden did not eliminate al-Qaeda, Baghdadi's death will not stop ISIS.
Guest opinion: Cut property taxes by reducing local spending By Fred Birnbaum, Idaho Freedom Foundation VP A tax property tax revolt is brewing in Idaho, and it is easy to understand why. Homeowners are seeing property taxes increase faster than their incomes and that is not sustainable. Seniors, picture a moving truck pulling up to your house; those on fixed incomes can't - won't be able to - keep up with upward spiraling tax increases.
Guest opinion: Let's all invest in Idaho By Rebecca Schroeder, Reclaim Idaho Idaho's Secretary of State has made it official. The "Invest in Idaho" citizen's initiative is certified and ready for signatures. The people of Idaho now have the power to start investing in education again.
Meridian Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala When: Thursday, Nov 7, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz, 1385 S Blue Marlin Ln, Meridian, ID Join the Meridian Chamber for a night of celebration, featuring keynote speaker Jeff Sayer, including the Man and Woman of the Year awards, with a special honor to Mayor Tammy. There will be a silent auction and fun raffle prize. A special VIP reception from 5:15 pm until 6:00 pm will be held for all Gala Sponsors and for those who would like to purchase VIP tickets. More info.
North Idaho Pachyderm Club When: Friday, Nov 8, 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Where: IHOP, 2301 N 4th St, Coeur d'Alene, ID Come join us every Friday at 7 am.
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