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A Bridge Too Far – Our Looming Infrastructure Crisis

Infrastructure is the backbone of a nation; it connects people to services, markets and jobs. It provides clean drinking water, access to foods not locally grown and allows for the electricity we take for granted in today’s hi-tech world. One of the biggest reasons America surged ahead during the industrial revolution was the massive expansion […]

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A Closer look at the Jobs Report

From a distance the jobs report issued on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) looks pretty good: 215,000 new jobs were created by the economy in March while earnings, year-over-year, increased by 2.3 percent. The average hours worked remained stable, and the labor force participation rate rose off its recent record lows. The numbers […]

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Conservative Candidates Running for Office in May 17th Primary Election

The Candidates Listed Below are Recommended by the Gem State Patriot Editorial Staff: United States Senate — Mike Crapo United States Representative Dist. 1 — Raul Labrador Supreme Court Justice — Curt Mckenzie Legislative Dist. 1 Senator — Glenn Rohrer Legislative Dist. 1 Rep. Position A — Heather Scott Legislative Dist. 1 Rep. Position B […]

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Governor Otter Veto’s Bibles in Schools Bill

I’m very disappointed with the Governor’s decision to veto the use of bibles as a reference book in our schools. Ever since the 1962/63 decision by the Supreme Court we have seen a spiritually significant event in our country’s history and a slow but steady change in our children’s attitudes in our public schools. We […]

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Dr. Jason West knows your health choices are at risk

The Gem State Patriot Proudly Endorses Dr. Jason West as he Announces his Candidacy for Representative of Dist. 28 seat B. This past week we were fortunate enough to interview a true citizen legislator, Dr. Jason West of Pocatello. Dr. West runs an Integrative Medical Clinic in Pocatello going back 100 years and follows in […]

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Christy Zito is running for Representative Seat 23A

I am Christy Zito and I am running as challenger for Idaho House of Representatives Seat 23 A. I live in Hammett with my daughter Elizabeth. We have a small farm there. I currently serve as the Republican Party Hammett Precinct Committeewoman and Republican Party Elmore County State Committeewoman. I believe in bottom up, not […]

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Reinvigorate Private Property Rights in Idaho Now!

BIO: Mr. Macomber is a land-use and real estate attorney in Coeur d’Alene running against Luke Malek (R-Coeur d’Alene) in the May 17 Republican primary for the House District 4A position. To contribute, see www.MacomberForIdaho.com.

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Democrats vs. Republicans

Hillary Clinton believes climate change is the most important issue facing the world today. More important than terrorism or anything related to it. Listen to what she has to say. Check her out in her own words at JunkScience.com, “All the junk that’s fit to debunk.” where she calls climate change the most consequential challenge. […]

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The Myth of Global Warming

When Al Gore screamed out in Senate testimony: “The Earth Has A Fever” he was not so much explaining a scientific principle as he was seeking to use fear to drive a political agenda. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued five reports (AR5) and in each one they have become […]

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Gem State Patriot Newsletter – Volume 55

Welcome to Volume 55 of the Gem State Patriot newsletter. This interactive newsletter allows comments and discussion and can be easily shared via social media. Please enjoy the following articles included in this edition of the Gem State Patriot. Need a website?I can help. 2016 Legislative Session Summary by Russ Fulcher Overall, it was not […]

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2016 Legislative Session Summary

In an effort to create an effective analogy and insert a little fun into a description of the 2016 Idaho legislative session, I am assigning roles to two groups of people: Group 1 is the “good guys”. In this summary they are the people who generally like the Gem State Patriot and its publisher. Group […]

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Legislators Can’t Resolve Medicaid Expansion

Rep. Kelley Packer of Legislative District 28 sent a formal letter to the Health and Welfare Committee pledging to vote against any funding that comes before the panel until a waiver program for medical gap coverage is presented to the full house for a vote. Once again Rep. Packer has shown that she is not […]

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