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This Week In Idaho Politics
Partisanship wins in this impeachment battle By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor As Congress proceeds with seemingly endless rounds of impeachment hearings, I am trying to pinpoint when presidential politics became so vicious.
Guest opinion: The dangerous world of vaping By Beth Markley, Boise nonprofit professional, community volunteer, & mother of two Until recently, tobacco use was on the decline among Idaho's youth. Vapingsmoking e-cigarettesreversed this trend, and tobacco use is surging among those most likely to develop a lifelong addiction. As mother of adolescents, here's what I've learned about why:
Guest opinion: Why I support association health plans By Sen. Mike Crapo As participants in the decisions made in Congress, Idahoans contact me with valuable input about the issues our country faces. One of the issues Idahoans have contacted me about is S. 1170, the Association Health Plans Act, and Association Health Plans (AHPs). The following is my response:
Guest opinion: Invest in our kids . . . they're worth it By Leah Jones, 2nd grade teacher in Twin Falls A little over two years ago, I walked into my classroom to begin my first year of teaching second grade. The room was empty except for desks and shelves. Parents supplied some of the materials students needed.
Former Sen. Jordan stood up to a vindictive president By Jim Jones Sen. Len Jordan, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1962 to 1972, was a rugged individualist who used his own brain and moral compass in representing the state of Idaho. Unlike our current officeholders, Jordan was unafraid to stand up to a president who abused his power.
Senators seek path to better jobs, higher wages By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor WHEW 1965 was a long time ago. Lyndon Johnson was president, the Great Society was alive and well, and I was in junior high school with aspirations of becoming a Major League baseball player. I ended up playing in a few beer-drinking slo-pitch softball leagues in my adult life, but unfortunately, big-league scouts were looking elsewhere for talent.
KC Dems: Annual Christmas Party When: Monday, Dec 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: The Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID All democrats and democrats-at-heart are invited for an evening of great food and beverages, conversation with congenial, welcoming people, and holiday music. Please bring a bottle of wine or plate of hors d'oeuvres to share. In addition, we are collecting donations of cash and non-perishable food for the Post Falls Foodbank, so bring your food donations to the event. We hope to have you there, invite friends! More info.
KC Dems Women's Association: Holiday Ornament Exchange and Cookie Party When: Thursday, Dec 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Trailhead Boise, 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID Please bring a wrapped ornament to exchange and cookies to share. We donate the leftover cookies to those in need. You don't want to miss this fun and festive event. More info.
North Idaho Pachyderm Club When: Friday, Dec 13, 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 a.m.
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