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    Our View: Make sure your kids get time outdoors

    It's been nearly a decade since Richard Louv published a groundbreaking book called "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder."

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    Letter: Alzheimer's

    I would like to thank Sen. Mike Crapo for his leadership and forward-thinking in co-sponsoring the Alzheimer's Accountability Act (HR 4351/S 2192). The Alzheimer's Accountability Act would allow researchers to better inform Congress of the realities faced by the scientific community when conducting...

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    Letter: Middle East

    The latest round of U.S.-led Middle East peace talks, like so many other attempts, will soon be relegated to the dustbin of history. Secretary of State John Kerry indicated he was losing patience over the lack of progress.

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    Letter: Politics

    It's sad to see our Idaho legislators allowing themselves to be pawns to outside right wing "think tanks" like ALEC. The secretive American Legislative Exchange Council is 98 percent funded by large powerful corporations who seek to lobby and influence laws in states across the nation.

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    Letter: Speed limit

    Regarding the new law, speed limit being raised to 80 mph. I think it would be too fast and there would be more crashes. They are making this law July 1.

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    Letter: Insurance

    I agree with Charlotte Ash, March 26. If people are having hard things in life, it is good to get insurance. You never know when you may get into a car accident, and insurance could save lots of money. You never know how much insurance would cost you unless you look into it. Just because you look...

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    Letter: Politics

    In the early 2000s the Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress. They voted in the largest tax cut in history most of it going to the richest citizens. Then they went to war in Iraq, but rather than raise taxes to pay for it, they borrowed the money, which eventually came...

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    Letter: Thank you, editorial

    Thank you for publishing the editorial by Lanhee Chen (March 29) concerning the national health plan. Of course it will take two or three years for a smoothly functioning national plan in such a widely diverse nation such as ours to evolve, no matter who tweaks it down the line, Republican or Democrat...

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    Letter: Censored book

    As a teacher in the Meridian School District, I'd like to thank those who sought to remove the novel, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian." Your noble crusade has brought more attention to the book than it previously had as a supplemental text. Because of your tireless efforts the book...

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    Letter: Vote Phil McGrane

    Why Phil? I've known Phil McGrane for nearly 30 years now. There are few people, let alone friends, I can say that about. It's a reflection of the quality of person he is. When people use words like honest, loyal, and dedicated to describe Phil, I can attest that they mean it. He truly cares about...

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