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  • GUEST OPINION

    Guest Opinion: Homeowners need to follow plumbing rules for safety

    After mowing the lawn, going out for a bike ride on the Greenbelt with the family, or just hanging out with friends, we all want to get a refreshing, cold glass of water during the hot summer months.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Boulder-White Clouds

    In a July 13 guest opinion supporting the proposed Boulder-White Clouds national monument, Niels S. Nokkentved writes that the Forest Service has failed to protect recommended wilderness within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area as required by law. If true, this is a serious problem that needs...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Guns on campus

    I have read so many letters lately from people who think they have the right/need to carry in public. I just have to respond.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Immigrants

    Why is it that Canada can secure their borders, they screen everyone there, better than the USA. If you try crossing the border of Egypt and Israel and also among other countries in the Middle East, you will be shot. With all due respect I feel we should do the same. If not that, then send them ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Minimum wage

    The wisdom of Democratic candidate for Congress, Richard Stallings, his fellow candidates and the Idaho Democratic Party has been questioned by pundits for making raising the minimum wage one of their top priorities in the present campaign. These pundits count on minimum wage workers to be too consumed...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Republicans

    We should not be surprised that Republicans are opposing the Affordable Care Act because that is what they do. They opposed Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, unemployment compensation, the right to form labor unions, government-guaranteed student loans, child labor laws, minimum wage, workplace...

  • ROBERT EHLERT

    How Statesman readers feel about making recreational marijuana legal

    First, lets's get something straight: there is no pending vote - much less a fast-track movement in Idaho - to decriminalize marijuana or consider allowing either medicinal or recreational use, as has been the case in Colorado and Washington.

  • OPINION

    U.S. should repeal ban on marijuana

    It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Immigration

    The mantra of our masters is "Comprehensive Immigration Reform." This is blatant amnesty. This is cover for "not" repelling the invasion of the United States and our slow, cancerous, cultural destruction.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: President Obama

    I am sick of hearing Republicans across the country and our state carp about President Obama. They disapprove of everything he does and doesn't do. Apparently, he's just permanently wrong: he's wrong when he's wimpy, he's wrong when he's assertive, he's wrong when he proposes something Republicans...

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