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After living here for several years, I have come to the conclusion that southeast Idaho is the biggest offender of turn signal violations. However, contrary to popular belief, Idaho is definitely not the worst driving state in the nation. Trust me on this. This is after living in over 25 hou…

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I was so thrilled to see local Republican leader Bryan Smith endorse the Idaho and U.S. constitutions. I anticipate that he will now help lead Idaho officials to fulfill the Idaho constitutional responsibilities for education.

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Jim Key is reading from the left’s talking points attempts to show that President Trump has some type of “mental or emotional shortcoming” by referencing a Trump quote at a Wisconsin rally that relates to the testing for COVID-19. The quote the left and Jim feel indicates that Trump is advoc…

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Jim Risch has come clean; he is a strong advocate for minority rule. I have always thought that he did not advocate for one person, one vote, but I do not recall him stating so quite as bluntly as when he spoke at the Idaho State Republican Convention and stated the reason why he is strongly…

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Fair board members have voted to put the God almighty dollar ahead of public safety. Regardless of whatever safety precautions, a majority of the attendees will disregard them. This is a health disaster waiting to happen. You can’t even get half the population to wear masks when grocery shop…

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He doesn’t read. He doesn’t read books. He doesn’t read magazines. He has great difficulty reading even individual sections of the Constitution. He doesn’t read newspapers, except clippings about himself.

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Samuel Madsen, you are not the only one who had loved ones fight in WWII. Do you want to know what is insulting to those who died fighting fascism? It was Nazis marching in the streets of the United States of America in Charlottesville, North Carolina. They were carrying Nazi flags and shout…

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Evidently the Idaho Falls city leaders have caught the “Idaho Falls Auditorium District can’t get anything done ‘virus.’” Evidently, the same virus that has plagued our city leaders for the past 15 to 20 years when it comes to providing our city police force with a fully functional, state of…

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Although the outrage over the circumstances that occurred in Minneapolis was justified, violent protests resulting in the destruction of property and attacks on citizens do not come within the protections of the Constitution within the sphere of peaceful protest.

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An appropriately sized (greater than that of a CT scan but far lower than those used to “burn out” cancers), single, hard X-ray or gamma radiation dose apparently prevents the immune system “cytokine storm” overreaction happening in some patients with COVID-19.

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I am so glad we have Bryan Smith, Doyle Beck, the Freedom Foundation, etc. to remind us who can be counted as a Republican. What would we do without them? Heaven forbid if someone doesn’t agree with their narrow worldview and gets labeled a RINO or (gasp) a liberal. Whatever happened to Reag…

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I, and many others, are in complete agreement with Mr. Bob Nitschke and Mr. Allen Eberle for their assessment of the prolonged promise of the event center. What a joke. After maybe 10 years of promises and happy exclamations of wonderful things, we are still wondering what is going on. We ha…

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So, President Trump is responsible for all the deaths due to COVID-19? What about all the idiots who didn’t, or don’t, wear face masks who go where they want and get in groups? Did he tell them to do that? No. We were told to stay home and if we had to go out to wear face masks.

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On June 25 Donald Trump had a campaign rally in Wisconsin. One of his issues, which has become common, is testing for COVID-19. The following quote was shown in a video clip on MSNBC, and likely other channels as well, said: “If we didn’t test, we wouldn’t have cases. But we have cases becau…

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The persistent perception of conspiracy on the part a duly elected president, despite all evidence to the contrary, is as much a reflection of desperation as it is a fear of the truth and what it might do for their agenda. Actually, it is as much a concerted attack on the roughly half of the…

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Ms. Pettingill, a member of the “Bash Trump News Group” wrote her typical letter telling us what a terrible job President Trump is doing by holding a rally during the pandemic. Since we are all at risk by leaving our homes, she should have at least waited to see what kind of protection is go…

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As a former New York City area resident, I agree with Bob Ziel’s letter that New Yorkers are “robust extroverts,” even sarcastic at times (including Ocasio-Cortez and Gov. Cuomo). But I am offended at Ziel’s attempt to use this to excuse Trump’s crude, racist and misogynistic words. My famil…

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Regarding the dumpster fire called the auditorium district: Which window did common sense fly out of? Some people in Idaho Falls want an events center and the community, was told that it would mostly be paid for by tourists staying in local hotels. Sadly it looks like a big portion of the co…

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A public mask policy is the biggest no-brainer. Our impeached president is desperate to have a pre-COVID-19 economy for his re-election, but he cannot see that people are more likely to go to the movies or shopping or rallies if everyone is wearing a mask. The surge in the coronavirus could …

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Black Lives Matter should hold up both the Black Lives Matter flag and the American flag. This action worked for Latinos when they displayed the American flag and the Mexican flag.

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Many thanks to Bob Nitschke for his guest column published June 16. It is clear that the majority of the Idaho Falls Auditorium (Events Center) district board is pushing ahead with a seriously flawed plan for a facility that is going to be a permanent tax albatross affecting every property o…

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Antifa is an old term. Several thousand of them descended went by boat to attack fascists and racists. Ten thousand antifas lost their lives on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. Antifa means anti-fascist.

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I have long been troubled by the seemingly daily articles in the Post Register that deal with men physically abusing the women in their lives. It makes me wonder why these men are not able to continue to see the same woman that they met. I feel that I can “practice what I preach” because I t…

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I read your letter stressing your concerns about the Trump rally and spreading COVID-19. The horror, the dangers. I was wondering if your concerns about COVID-19 also include the rioters, protesters and the thousands of people who attended George Floyd’s broadcasted funeral. You know it has …

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In 1954 Canada sold a heavy water moderated nuclear “research” reactor to India with the agreement that it would be used only for peaceful purposes. The reactor became infamous as the source of plutonium used by India to manufacture its first nuclear bomb, the “Smiling Buddha” which it explo…

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My thanks to Robin Piet for her clear arguments against changing birth certificates to reflect a person’s gender. I want to add one point in support. Until recently, the only way to determine a baby’s sex was to see if the infant had a penis. Technology now exists to look at other factors, a…

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It is great to see all of the wonderful work that our incredible president of the United States has done to fight this pandemic. To honor him I would propose that we rename COVID-19 to the corona-Trump-virus. Just think, he can be the only president of the United States that has a coronaviru…

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A time comes in a person’s life when they resolve to live up to what they believe rather than profess it. It may be to quit smoking, boozing, to be faithful or to gain a more honorable livelihood. It takes a long time, sometimes, for living to catch up with believing.

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Now that the Republican election is complete (paid by the taxpayers), it is time for a change to a citizens’ election of all parties with the top two vote-getters going to the general election. The Republicans can pay for their own internal elections.

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Democratic Bonneville County Chairwoman Pat Tucker is extremely misguided again by lecturing Idaho about institutional racism. No reasonable person who has seen the video of the murder of George Floyd is going to defend the dirtbag guy that killed him, cop or not. Pat plays right into the na…

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The president of the United States, the attorney general, the secretary of defense, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (the highest-ranking military leader in the United States) all participated in a photo-op to promote the reelection of Donald Trump.

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Trump’s actions ordering attacks with tear gas (a dangerous chemical that affects people’s health), rubber bullets and flash grenades (both can seriously injure people) against peaceful protestors were reprehensible and constitutionally illegal. And all for him to strut across the street for…

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I tend to agree with the first paragraph of the column “Institutional racism enabled the treeless lynching of George Floyd” by Pat Tucker. I thought she meant the Minneapolis police department, run by a black police chief, or the dim mayor or governor of a deep blue state, but no, Pat is tal…

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I just read the latest job report based on unemployment claims. Has anyone thought about those who do not qualify for unemployment compensation (part-time, seasonal, farm, servers, waitress and etc.) who work the hours but the Republican Party, who is supposed to represent everyone, had allo…

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Seeing the president walk to a nearby church and hold up a Bible was an inspiration to me. It indicated to me that we as a nation need to humble ourselves and turn to God. His enemies say this was just a political stunt and that he used the Bible as a prop. None of us are able to accurately …

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Marty Trillhaase hasn’t changed his spots since moving from Idaho Falls to Lewiston. His recent borrowed article from The Lewiston Tribune, “Four years later, enough is still not enough,” printed in the June 7 Post Register shows his continued bias for anything Republican and conservative.

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Let’s hope not, but the idea is based on the president’s words and actions. He has encouraged armed demonstrations to “liberate” states and is currently using George Floyd’s death to promote culture wars and create enemies to justify the increasing use of emergency powers.

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The peaceful protesters across from the White House were greeted with the federal police on horses, firing tear gas and firebombs so Trump could walk to the church down the street from the White House and hold up a Bible for a prop.

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I won’t even start to give credence to the tripe by Dan Henry in his commentary on June 2. Every charge made by him has been debunked by the release of the transcripts of the Flynn-Kislyak phone calls, as National Security Advisor Flynn had every right to talk to foreign diplomats.

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Charles Finance, assistant precinct committee officer in the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee apparently feels that the recent Idaho Falls City Council’s correction of a 2013 ordinance which was enacted by a previous administration somehow added more new discrimination than it …

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For heaven’s sake, people. Do you not know that the dog you have chained out back or relegated to some small pen is a living, breathing and very loyal creature if given half a chance? Dogs are trained to detect diseases. They defend and save the lives of our military. They find lost children…

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Dustin from Idaho Freedom Action called and left me a message. I don’t know Dustin, and I don’t affiliate with either Idaho Freedom Action or its ally the Idaho Freedom Foundation. In fact, I disagree with Bryan Smith’s recent editorial claim that this Foundation informs voters about “good b…

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These are troubling times that present the most difficult of challenges. It is at these times when our dreams of tomorrow may be overshadowed by the concerns we have regarding the future. Our deepest sympathies are with those who are suffering from the effects of the coronavirus, both financ…

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Like many of the challenges faced by Idahoans in the last several months, this primary election has been unprecedented. Idaho’s first completely mail-in ballot election has been fraught with uncertainty and complications; however, the staff at the Bonneville County Elections Office have rise…

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We write in support of the reelection of Paul Butikofer as Jefferson County prosecutor. Four years ago we supported one of his opponents and was deeply disappointed by her loss. We were very skeptical when he was sworn in. We planned to oppose each action and imagined him creating his own li…