Robert Ehlert

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.

About Robert Ehlert

Robert Ehlert

Robert Ehlert is the Statesman's editorial page editor. Reach him at 377-6437.

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Nampa native helps kids around the world with shoes that grow

Little things that make a big difference is his philosophy, and after seeing children in Africa going barefoot and getting sick, and wearing shoes far too small, Nampa native Kenton Lee and a bunch of his friends invented a shoe that can grow five sizes and last five years. “My goal became: What can I do from here that could still have an impact on kids around the world?”
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Nampa native helps kids around the world with shoes that grow

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