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Featured Letter: Yes to service animals, no to ‘pets’ at Rosauers

To all Idaho grocery stores: you might want to follow Rosauers’ dog policy. Only service animals (an Americans with Disabilities Act designation for dogs trained to assist disabled individuals) are allowed in their grocery store and cannot be held by the owner or put in a grocery cart, but must be on a leash and walking on the floor. So-called “comfort” dogs are not allowed.

Opinion

Brexit lesson: Voters want accountability

Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union sent shock waves through global financial markets and political bodies. The British exit, or “Brexit,” from the EU was a jolting reminder that when voters are frustrated with their governments, populism becomes a powerful political force.

Opinion

Online reviews and First Amendment protectection

Does the First Amendment protect online reviews? The issue is salient as Congress considers passing a law outlawing form contracts that make you promise not to review the goods or services you purchase. And the answer is: the Constitution matters more than you might think. Among other things, it guarantees that private websites can curate content, probably including reviews they host.

Robert Ehlert

Illegal fireworks policy needs to be snuffed out

After watching the Table Rock Fire threaten Harris Ranch and other East Boise neighborhoods, we agree with Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan. Despite any tax revenue Idaho might enjoy from its share of the $700 million sales in fireworks nationwide, Idaho should move to amend its policy and close loopholes regarding illegal fireworks.

Letters to the Editor

Savino letter: Vetting vertigo

Vetting vertigo ... vetting should include: Illegal aliens in the military, funding countries that sponsor terror, refugees sneaking and hiding their way over the borders, Islamic Muslim terrorists who want to massacre Americans and crooked lying political parties.

Guest Opinions

Peace be with us all

My grandmother Irene had a necklace saying “War is not healthy for children or other living things.” This was her version of Christianity: nonviolence. In recent years, I sat next to a Muslim named John during Interfaith Alliance of Idaho board meetings. He, too, was kind and nonviolent. I felt the same generosity of spirit in him as with my grandmother. I heard the same thoughtful and caring phrases and saw the same genuine smile.

Guest Opinions

Land-grant blueprint offers bright future

On Saturday, Idaho enjoys a special honor as the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is selected from the Payette National Forest near McCall. You don’t have to be a University of Idaho forestry graduate to know that Idaho provides abundant options for selecting what is known as “The People’s Tree.” What many may not realize is that July 2 is also the 154th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Morrill Act, the landmark legislation that created our land-grant-university system. What does that history mean for Idaho’s future?

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