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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015

Paul rips GOP 'idiots' over Syria 

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that the GOP’s 2016 presidential field is full of “idiots” who back war in Syria. “Shouldn’t we at least talk about what idiots we have in the Republican Party running for president who want to have a red line and a no-fly zone in Syria?” (Question: How involved should the US be in Syria?)

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Don't look now, but ... 

... The Legislature's Tax Working Group is meeting again today (in public for the 2nd time after its secret meeting were exposed by the media). And it's discussing a report re: what would happen if the current $100,000 exemption from personal property tax for business equipment were raised to $250,000, $500,000 or $1 million.

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PETA at 35 16 

PETA, which turns 35 years old in 2015, is the largest animal rights group in world with 3 million members, and has done a lot with a little sex, shock and celebrity. The stars gathered to celebrate the event earlier this month. Question: Has PETA's antics made you re-think your position re: animals you eat or consume for food or their fur/hides?

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Idaho will be 'all shook up' Thursday

When earthquakes begin to rumble beneath Idaho, Gem State citizens should know what to do. That’s why, at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Idaho residents are encouraged to participate in a 60-second drill as part of the Great Idaho ShakeOut — “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

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CdA schools: No LGBT policy changes 

Some local school districts are looking at their current policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students after receiving policy language suggestions from the Idaho School Boards Association. The CdA district said they revised its LGBT policy in 2014 and don't plan to make more changes now.

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.