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Family I need to tell you about some big changes coming to Boise Weekly. First and foremost, print copies will be slim and harder to get. Due to continuing hard times, we’ll print just 4,000 copies of BW, and their page counts will be between 8 and 12 pages. Second, starting with this issue, we will return to being a weekly publication. The third thing I have to tell you is the hardest of all: As a cost-saving measure, we have furloughed two of our employees: Staff Writer Tracy Bringhurst and Distribution Manager Stan Jackson. In a short time, Tracy established herself as a well-regarded and insightful journalist. Stan, of course, has been with this paper for decades and is our longtime man about town. Over the years, I’ve come to see BW as a family—not just among ourselves, but of a piece with the Boise community at large. You can imagine our pain at seeing a couple of those members separated from us, even if only temporarily; but let us also remember that in the last few months, many in this community have lost their jobs, their homes, their friends and family, and even their lives. This pandemic has cost us a lot, and we can all do our part to slow its spread by washing our hands, wearing face masks and practicing physical distancing. I also encourage you to support local in any way you can. According to polling aggregator

FiveThirtyEight

, President Donald Trump stands a roughly 12 in 100 chance of winning a second term (or, conversely, Democratic challenger Joe Biden stands an 88 in 100 chance of winning a first term) in the White House. That is, as FiveThirtyEight put it, somewhere between the odds of rolling a 1 on a six-sided die and the odds that it will rain tomorrow in downtown Los Angeles. —Harrison Berry, Editor

Family

I need to tell you about some big changes coming to Boise Weekly. First and foremost, print copies will be slim and harder to get. Due to continuing hard times, we’ll print just 4,000 copies of BW, and their page counts will be between 8 and 12 pages. Second, starting with this issue, we will return to being a weekly publication.

The third thing I have to tell you is the hardest of all: As a cost-saving measure, we have furloughed two of our employees: Staff Writer Tracy Bringhurst and Distribution Manager Stan Jackson. In a short time, Tracy established herself as a well-regarded and insightful journalist. Stan, of course, has been with this paper for decades and is our longtime man about town.

Over the years, I’ve come to see BW as a family—not just among ourselves, but of a piece with the Boise community at large. You can imagine our pain at seeing a couple of those members separated from us, even if only temporarily; but let us also remember that in the last few months, many in this community have lost their jobs, their homes, their friends and family, and even their lives. This pandemic has cost us a lot, and we can all do our part to slow its spread by washing our hands, wearing face masks and practicing physical distancing. I also encourage you to support local in any way you can.

According to polling aggregator FiveThirtyEight, President Donald Trump stands a roughly 12 in 100 chance of winning a second term (or, conversely, Democratic challenger Joe Biden stands an 88 in 100 chance of winning a first term) in the White House. That is, as FiveThirtyEight put it, somewhere between the odds of rolling a 1 on a six-sided die and the odds that it will rain tomorrow in downtown Los Angeles.

—Harrison Berry, Editor

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