Guest opinion: Let's get Idaho online By Sen. David Nelson (D-Moscow) Technology touches every part of our lives and, with technology, comes the need for reliable broadband access. Access to the internet has become nearly as important as access to clean drinking water, power for your home and roads. In fact, access to broadband is so important that a U.S. Court of Appeals recently decided that high-speed internet service can be defined as a public utility. In parts of my district in North Idaho, broadband access may be one of the most important utilities.
The impact of impeachment on 2020 elections By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor This week we are likely to see the U.S. House of Representatives impeach a sitting president for the third time in the history of the United States. What impact will this have on both U.S. and Idaho politics in 2020?
Guest opinion: Idaho's Office of Performance Evaluations provides a valuable service By Bruce Newcomb and Jim Jones There has been talk of reducing legislative support for the Legislature's independent and nonpartisan Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE), which has been nationally recognized for its excellent work. The OPE has provided the Idaho Legislature with valuable information about the effectiveness of a variety of governmental programs. We believe it would be a mistake to reduce financial support for the OPE, change its mission, or take away its independence.
Trump's conspiracy theory hurts Ukraine and helps Russia By Jim Jones The Ukrainians are under the gun. Russia grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and has been waging war in the eastern part of that country ever since. The hostilities have taken the lives of over 13,000 Ukrainians. It is obvious that Russia has the upper hand, with significantly more military firepower and cyberwar capability.
Guest opinion: Outreach needed to improve Alzheimer's treatment By Sen. Mike Crapo More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease and, absent a medical breakthrough, that number could rise to nearly 14 million by 2050, according to the Alzheimer's Association. This disease is tragic and life-altering-wherever, whenever and whomever it strikes.
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.
Boise Young Professionals 101: Brown Bag Lunch When: Wednesday, Dec 18, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Boise Metro Chamber, 1101 W Front St #100, Boise, ID BYP 101 welcomes new members to come and learn what BYP is all about. This brief workshop will review all programs and events as well as give you the inside scoop on how to build your network and get the most out of your membership. Members, nonmembers and guest are invited! The first 20 minutes will be time to network with participants. More info.
North Idaho Pachyderm Club When: Friday, Dec 20, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Where: IHOP, 2301 N 4th St, Coeur d'Alene, ID Come join us every Friday at 7 am.
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