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Idaho’s Campus Carry Law Needs Reform

It has been three years since Idaho passed its version of campus carry and one year since Idaho passed permitless carry, and yet—despite the forecast of mass chaos from Michael Bloomberg and the rest of his Chicken Little cohorts—the sky has not fallen. Despite the general calm in Idaho, however, there have been shootings on […]

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Presumption of Incompetence: How Occupational Licensing Abrogates Liberty

The most basic right of every individual is the right to be left alone so long as the individual is not infringing on the equal and equivalent rights of others to do the same. Peaceful people shouldn’t face state aggression simply because they attempt to engage in voluntary transactions among themselves. It has been said […]

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Taxed Enough Already? Idaho’s Tax Climate is the worst in the Region

Idaho enjoys a reputation as a ‘conservative’ state due primarily to the Republican supermajority in the state legislature, but despite the commonality of the belief, the reality is far different. Yes, Idaho has less restrictive gun laws than many other states (even though there are still several problems to be resolved), but when it comes […]

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‘Campus carry’ in Idaho is still mostly illegal

The world was saddened by the news of another mass shooting on Thursday, and the tale of a gunman shooting people in the head at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, quickly reignited the debate over concealed carry, campus carry, and the fundamental right to keep and bear arms.

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St. Luke’s is a bully

St. Luke’s is Idaho’s largest hospital system, and although it operates as a non-profit, it had nearly $1.9 billion in assets as of the September 30, 2013 according to its latest consolidated financial statement. Recently St. Luke’s has been buying up not only private practices and surgical centers but also community hospitals—which it wanted to […]