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    Commentary: Town calls my lawn ‘a nuisance.’ But I still refuse to mow it.

    A mutilated garter snake, a sliced frog and countless slashed grasshoppers. That was the scene of carnage in my yard in September, after local officials ordered me to mow my overgrown lawn or be fined $1,000. Three months earlier, I had stopped mowing my nearly one acre of country land in a rural...

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    Letter: Police raid

    In regard to the recent no-knock raid made by the Boise Police Department on the wrong address where weapons were drawn and a flash bang was used in their search for a criminal ... I’d say those people were lucky that the flash bang didn’t land on them or their dog or kid, family heirloom...

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    Letter: Evolution

    The speculations about evolution continue. More theories, ideas and wishful thinking just keep coming, but there is no real evidence to support this “theory.” We have trained-up generations on this swill, and we see the results in the shootings, carnage and ruined lives of its adherents...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Gun control

    Regarding “Gun control” letter to the editor by Dave Silva, July 23.

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    Letter: Movie theaters

    With this rash of tragic and senseless movie theater shootings that will only increase with copycats or terrorists, I wonder if it’s time to bring back a nostalgic icon of American pop culture, the Drive-In.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Road work

    Just before the July 4th weekend, ITD painted lanes on Idaho 55 from north of Horseshoe Bend to north of Smiths Ferry. Right after the 4th, ITD chip-sealed about 35 miles of the same road, thus destroying the lane paint. With the funding problems the last few years, it seems like a little advance...

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    Letter: Homegrown militias

    I would laugh at these homegrown militias and their self appointed “protection” of our troops, except for the fact that they are dangerous. Their presence at places such as recruiting stations threatens the safety of our military and civilians alike. The DOD has said, essentially, ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Health care for all

    After spending two months traveling west of the Cascades, I am impressed by Oregonians’ ability to organize around the health care issue. Their system is much more inclusive than Idaho’s but still has gaps — that’s why there is a Health Care for All movement. The organizers...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Gun control

    Regarding Dave Silva’s letter on gun control, July 23.

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