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Guest Blog-District 18-Representative Ilana Rubel-Clean Slate

Guest Blog-District 18-Representative Ilana Rubel-Clean Slate

Idahoans Deserve a Second Chance Representative Ilana Rubel/(D-Boise) and Senator Dave Lent/(R-Idaho Falls) Our criminal justice system is intended to ensure there is an appropriate penalty associated with crime. We refer to this as paying one’s debt to society. However, under some of Idaho’s current laws, the payment never seems to stop. Our courts assign…MORE

Guest Blog – District 8 Representative Dorothy Moon – Common Core

Guest Blog – District 8 Representative Dorothy Moon – Common Core

Idahoans won’t be ignored about Common Core Common Core is exactly what we thought it was. Try telling that to the Idaho State Board of Education, though. The board’s members won’t hear you . Idaho adopted Common Core standards earlier this decade in hopes that the latest federal education package would solve what ails Idaho…MORE

Guest Blog – District 8 Senator Steve Thayn – Common Core

Guest Blog – District 8 Senator Steve Thayn – Common Core

I have been accused of being in favor of Common Core. This is incorrect. I am actively working to change and correct many of the underlying problems with Common Core and public education in general. First, let me list what I am opposed to: 1. I oppose the federalization of education and curriculum. 2. I…MORE

Work is hard. I need less work and the same pay.

Work is hard. I need less work and the same pay.

Seriously, go to your supervisor and tell them that. Then, step back and watch their reaction. They’ll either: (A) Smile, laugh and think you’re joking (B) Stare at you blankly as if your brain fell out through your ear during the night…or (C) Fire you. Boise is growing folks. Our city is getting the right…MORE

DAMN YOU NATE SHELMAN!

DAMN YOU NATE SHELMAN!

The Instapot pressure cooker has been one of the hottest kitchen gadgets or devices available for the past few years. It’s was one of the most asked for Christmas gifts, this past holiday season, and ever since Nate Shelman got his Instapot pressure cooker, all he does is brag about how awesome it is, how…MORE

Boise State makes all the 2020 “Way Too Early CFB Polls”

Boise State makes all the 2020 “Way Too Early CFB Polls”

  Worthington BLOG: Boise State makes all the 2020 “Way Too Early CFB Polls” By Rick Worthington   Now that the College Football National Championship game is over and LSU has been crowned as 2019’s best team, everyone is falling all over themselves to put out a list of the top 25 for the 2020…MORE

Dear Idaho Legislature:

Dear Idaho Legislature:

Anything is possible if you want to do it. If you had parents like mine, you’ve heard that before growing up. More importantly, you’ve proven in the past that, seemingly if motivated by certain industries, you can move fast. (see Idaho Agricultural Security Act 2014) Yet, through years ranging from asking nicely, begging, crying, pleading,…MORE

Do we start at “0” or “1”?

Do we start at “0” or “1”?

“Marine Bob” is a listener who emails me just about every day. He’s conservative and a Vietnam veteran who lost an eye there fifty years ago. He pumps iron every day, has a wide variety of knowledge and interests and can pass for younger than his actual age. Last week he wrote me with a…MORE

BLOG:  Iran and a history full of conflict

BLOG: Iran and a history full of conflict

  Iran: A history full of conflict By: Rick Worthington I’m offering no opinions here, I just think this is good information to have available today. Iran’s history is FULL of armed conflict. Wikipedia has lots of information available, but if you only have 6 minutes, watch “U.S. and Iran’s rocky history explained.” Click the…MORE

Worthington BLOG:  Thanks Coach Pete

Worthington BLOG: Thanks Coach Pete

BLOG: By Rick Worthington 12/9/19   I moved to Boise with my family in the summer of 2011. To refresh your memory, it was Kellen Moore’s senior year and the Broncos were about to go 12-1 on the season. Coach Chris Petersen had the Broncos rolling when I moved in, and I’ve never seen a…MORE

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Worthington BLOG: The Battleground States

Worthington BLOG: The Battleground States

The Battleground States By Rick Worthington 10/12/2020   Idaho is a RED STATE. Very Red. I hereby am ready to call Idaho and it’s mere 4 electoral votes for Donald Trump and Republicans in the 2020 Presidential Election. I am not walking out on a limb, because Idaho is not a swing state, or Battleground…

Worthington BLOG:  From Patriot to Punchline

Worthington BLOG: From Patriot to Punchline

From Patriot to Punchline By Rick Worthington 9/3/20 Have you ever tried to do something good, but went about doing it the wrong way? I think, that is what we saw from Ammon Bundy during the Special Session in Idaho. I fear those actions have tainted the man’s reputation as a freedom fighter to what…

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

  Racism is more common than you think 6/4/20   By: Rick Worthington I guess this is as good a time as any to admit, the #BLM rallies in Idaho and the rioting in other areas has me thinking more about racism than I have in years. Let us speak honestly. Racism exists, and it is…

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early 5/13/20 By Rick Worthington I’m not one to rebel or clash against the government. I believe in the rule of law, and abide by the law as best I can…for the most part. Yes, I’ve had a speeding ticket in my lifetime. I mean, I’ve…