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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Israel

    I would like to share my opinion from a Vietnam vet's perspective on what is going on in Israel. The Israeli army is taking a lot of guff from a lot of folks, especially regarding the killing of Palestinian children and innocent civilians in Gaza. I served with the 1st Infantry Division in 1966 ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Smart guns

    The story about "smart guns" (Aug. 10) was very one-sided. It failed to address the very real problems that such guns would bring. Imagine a woman whose violent ex breaks into her home. She reaches for her gun to protect herself and her children but can't find the wristwatch needed to activate it...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: ACHD

    While I do not always agree with ACHD, lately I tend to disagree more with the city of Boise. I cheered when the people spoke up to have the bike lanes championed by the mayor removed. It was a traffic hazard and a danger to the biking community as well.

  • ROBERT EHLERT

    Robert Ehlert: Let's hope third autopsy on Brown is justified

    There is a dead young African American man in Ferguson, Mo., who was the subject of yet a third autopsy - this time at the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Medicaid

    Reporters tell us that one of the reasons Ebola is extremely difficult to contain in underdeveloped African countries is because of an irrational denial of its very existence. Complete ignorance of virus behavior leaves thousands with no informational safety net against this epidemic.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: School property

    Regarding Sawtooth Middle School surplus property:

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Senior bingo

    Folks have been playing bingo at the Senior Center on Fort Street since the late 1980s, approximately 25 years. It has been shut down as of July 31 due to a complaint filed with the Lottery Commission by a person attending on July 3 who was not even a regular player.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: National monument

    As a young college student who had recently moved to Idaho from the Midwest over 50 years ago, one of my first outdoor trips was to Cooper Basin in the Boulder-White Clouds. One particular late summer day we backpacked into Bellas Lake, where we caught golden trout and saw numerous mountain goats...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Southeast Boise library

    The city of Boise stated when taking us into the city (Southeast Boise): Some of the benefits would be that we would no longer have to pay approximately $65 per year to use the library. We never had to pay that fee to use the library! They made a false statement.

  • GUEST OPINION

    Henry Cisneros and Mel Martinez: Housing-finance reform needs strong voices at national level

    With foreign policy and domestic crises dominating the headlines, it is easy to believe the problems facing the housing market are yesterday's news. Unfortunately, these problems persist.

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