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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018

Understanding nuclear warfare

The importance of Chad Sokol's reporting on the Gonzaga lecture about nuclear warfare ("Nuclear experts on mission to educate young people," May 4, 2018) cannot be over-emphasized. If ever a future generation believes that the first step toward nuclear war can be profitable and desirable, the end result will be the end of civilization as we have known it.

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MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018

Dam breaching advocates neglect facts

It seems like all of the most persistent advocates for the Snake River Dam breaching movement are from the Puget Sound area.Nancy Hirsh is executive director for the NW Energy Coalition. Nancy directs the coalition's efforts to enhance investments in ...

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Price not alone on cats

The Price story ("Judge gets peeved after neighbor's cat 'litters' on his back porch," May 1, 2018) highlights a major pet peeve of quite a number of folks.Many cat owners remind me of smokers in years past. You know, the ...

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SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018

Becoming aware of inequality

My name is Emma Thompson and I am a student at Mead High School. As I have gotten older and matured, I have become aware of the problem of inequality, particularly gender.

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Bloomsday spirit

With the waning of civility and courtesy noted in the media of late, I was pleasantly reminded along the Bloomsday course last Sunday that these attributes are still present in strangers.

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CMR an AstroTurf candidate

This is in response to the Letter to the Editor from May 1 titled "CMR a grassroots candidate."I'd like to ask which political race they are watching.According to the one I'm watching, Lisa Brown has raised $649,245 this year. Cathy ...

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Kealey qualified and principled

As Idaho's state controller, I oversee the state's financial systems and work closely with the state treasurer. We work to ensure that Idaho's finances are in order and can continue to support the rapid growth within our state. It is crucial that voters select a candidate who is qualified and will work hard to protect Idaho's money. Tom Kealey is that candidate.

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Labrador defends life but not medicine

Raul Labrador's website states: "Life is sacred and is worth fighting for." His "Keep Idaho Strong" page states he will "defend the sanctity of life."However, recently he said if elected governor he would not try to change the state's faith-healing ...

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Malek has record of service

Luke Malek is running for the 1st Congressional District seat. He has a proven track record of listening to the voices of his constituents, aggressive problem-solving, and working tirelessly to improve our state.

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Money talks to Mulvaney

I'm stopped for speeding and I offer the officer $20 and he says ok, just watch your speed and I go off on my merry way without a ticket. Bribe accepted.

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No dirt under CMR's nails

May 1, 2018, Gordon Spunich writes an editorial praising Cathy McMorris Rodgers' representation of us ("CMR a grassroots candidate"). I looked on the website to see her voting record.

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Refugee or migrant?

The United Nations Refugee Agency has over 140 individual states and nations as signatories (including the USA) to a 1951 treaty governing the treatment of and the definition of "refugee": "A refugee is someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion."

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Speak out against hunger

What is wrong with this picture: over 900,000 people in Washington receiving SNAP benefits ('When it comes to budgets, bottom lines don't lie,' Shawn Vestal, The Spokesman Review, April 29, 2018)?

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SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018

All cultures appropriate one another

I read with great amusement the article in today's paper about GU's VP (Judi Biggs Garbuio) warning students not to appropriate Mexican culture on Cinco de Mayo ("Celebrate respectfully, GU asks its students," May 5, 2018).

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Hard headed

I have a small titanium plate in my skull. As of this week, it has been there for three years. And its presence in my head makes me wonder. If ...

Keeping an eye on it…

This is my last post here, but starting Monday, I’ll be blogging at in my new position as Boise bureau chief and state capital reporter for the Idaho Press-Tribune ...