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I keep getting emails from stores asking me to complete surveys. I’ve started unsubscribing, but the messages keep filling my inbox. There’s always a promise that I can win something or score points with the store’s reward program. Why am I seeing so many requests to fill out questionnaires …

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NAMPA — The next new business coming to the rapidly growing Treasure Valley Crossing shopping center in Nampa appears to be a Chili’s restaurant.

An article in the first section of the Tuesday, May 26 edition on Page A3 has some serious errors. Titled “Jerky comment gets N. Idaho lawmaker case,” it proceeds to discuss the recent special session and recap the issues around it that raised objections from some constituents.

I have been a teacher in the Nampa School District for 15 years. Aside from my work in the classroom, I have glimpsed into the world of administration to understand that there is always a “bigger picture” that must be taken into consideration when decisions are made.

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CALDWELL — When Boise artist Carrie Hampton set out to design a photograph around a red dress, she knew almost immediately what she wanted to do.

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NAMPA — Lifting a bed pad and opening the hinged metal door beneath it, Eriks Garsvo revealed a coal compartment used to store fuel for the food stove inside a caboose car at the Nampa Train Depot. Inside he found a few pieces of coal, a broken metal shovel and a small pile of cigarette butts.

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CALDWELL — Toni Waters, challenger in the election for the Caldwell School Board’s Zone 2 seat, will contest the results of the May 19 election, Waters said Wednesday.

On May 19, we presented the patrons of the Marsing Joint School District No. 363 with the opportunity to vote on a two-year operational cost supplemental levy. The levy passed with a 62 percent positive vote.

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ADA COUNTY — Bureau of Land Management investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify who left several animal carcasses in an area just south of Nicholson Road in Ada County, bureau spokesman Don Smurthwaite said Wednesday.

You have to admire the gumption Caldwell leaders have when it comes to proposing ambitious infrastructure projects intended to increase the quality of life in the city. If there’s one motto that doesn’t apply to their way of thinking, it would be “Everything is just fine the way it is.”

As a Nampa business owner who lives outside the state, I heard a bit of news during my current visit that really has me scratching my head. Specifically, that the city of Nampa is going to remove most of the living trees in the downtown area.

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NAMPA — Weather permitting, chip sealing will begin June 8 on Nampa streets. According to city staff, drivers should reduce speeds and avoid parking on affected streets.

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The Caldwell Farmers Market is in full swing. Local vendors are offering locally grown vegetables, herbs and farm-fresh eggs as well as plenty of plants for home gardeners. During the coming week, make sure that you have your first round of warm weather crops — such as tomatoes, peppers, cor…

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You know, someone has to teach these scouts. It's not like a boy puts on a uniform and suddenly knows how to start a fire without making Smokey the Bear angry, how to take care of frostbite without needing to resort to amputation or how to keep the outdoors from becoming humankind's junkyard.

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A walk in the sunshine could be better in boosting your immune system and preventing the common cold or flu than that Vitamin C you’ve been taking.

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ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.