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  • ROBERT EHLERT

    Robert Ehlert: Creation of health care law leaves a battle over words

    Hmmmm. How to score the news that two federal appeals courts in have opposing views on a critical point about the survival of the Affordable Care Act?

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Idaho millennials

    The article by Audrey Dutton on Idaho millennials was a great snapshot into the difficulties and varying beliefs young people face. As a recent BSU graduate, college athlete and career-aspiring woman, I feel the struggle of the first two women interviewed. However, when reading the comments, I saw...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Hobby Lobby

    I am more than a little concerned over the ruling for Hobby Lobby's lawsuit. In fact, I find several of the recent Supreme Court rulings disturbing. Constitutional law should benefit all the people, not just a few.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Private prisons

    On July 1, the Idaho Department of Corrections officially took back control of the Idaho Correctional Center (ICC) after 14 years of operation under the private prison company Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). As the Lewiston Tribune put it in their opinion piece in the Idaho Statesman July...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Les Miserables

    Good news! For what I saw and experienced July 4, the citizens of Boise like and support good music. What I'm referring to is the musical performance of Les Miserables at the Shakespeare Amphitheater. The place was packed.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Obama and Nixon

    In response to Robert Ehlert's and David Adler's opinions in the July 10 paper: I can't stand any more Republican bashing by these guys and Dan Popkey.

  • EDITORIALS

    Our View: Why do we still elect the state's treasurer?

    Beginning in 1890 and for several decades thereafter, the Treasury of Idaho was its bank and it needed someone - a state treasurer - to run it. Ever since, it has been one of the constitutional state offices, requiring an election every four years.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Hypocrisy

    I want to call your attention to an important and highly visible spectrum of the performing arts that hasn't been recognized. I suggest that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and PhARMA jointly establish the criteria and sponsor an appropriate ceremony and award for this art form.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Republicans

    I don't want to come off sounding ugly, but the majority of the people did vote for President Obama twice.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Immigrants

    Democrats aren't fooling anybody with this "border refugee" garbage. It's been planned even before Obama was initially sworn in. It's called "stacking the deck" with future Democrats, who will certainly vote for the left out of gratitude to the party that allowed them to break the law and cheat ...

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