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Main, Spokane • 509-464-7677 R efreshing news from Boise, where sixteen Republican freshman legislators burst right through the barrier of tradition. Led by Representative Luke Malek, a newly minted legislator from Coeur d’Alene, these savvy 16 put to rest the old adage that freshman legislators, like children, are better seen, not heard. Instead of hanging back as freshmen are usually advised to do, these quick learners assessed the situation, recognized their strength in numbers and plunged into the legislative action. They stood up together for a press conference to explain their substitute bill to create a state health insurance exchange. In doing so they made legislative history. I checked with legislative staff, and no one with a long history at the statehouse can remember anything comparable attempted by first-year legislators. Their actions inspired shock and awe. After all, the Idaho Capitol Building is a proper, stately palace. Marble, both real and faux, lines the walls, the stairs, the pillars, everywhere the eye can wander. The building is beautiful, imposing and intimidating. History looks down at you from the walls. Here Idaho’s politicians through the ages have whispered, argued, shouted, made deals, engaged in fisticuffs. It’s enough to make a new legislator weak in the knees. o where did these Republican freshmen get the starch, the guts and gumption to stand up together on the health insurance exchange bill? Let’s re-create the scene. The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, now the law of the land, requires a state to set up a health insurance exchange or let the federal government do it for them. Governor Butch Otter opposed Obamacare vociferously in print, on TV and in the courts. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Obamacare to be constitutional, Governor Otter appointed a working group to study the pros and cons of Idaho’s options. The working group recommended that Idaho choose to run its own state exchange. Governor Otter gave in to that recommendation, but tossed the ball back to members of the Idaho Legislature to make the final decision. Many thought it would go there to die — and send a message about health care to the rest of the nation. So in January of this year, the governor’s bill, Senate Bill 1042, was introduced. It would create a state health insurance market where Idahoans could browse and shop online for insurance to cover their families’ needs. The governor’s bill presented the 16 Republican freshmen something of a challenge. As committed conservatives, aren’t they supposed to just spit out any pill related to Obamacare? But they are not ideologues. Even though they are surrounded by lobbyists, pro and con, at every turn, they want to make up their own minds. Among the lobbying forces was the unlikely, even unwelcome, Congressman Raul Labrador, who is wildly opposed to establishing a state health insurance exchange. He wants to seriously undermine Obamacare however he can. He may also be running for governor, and is not above undermining Otter. My guess is the GOP freshmen were made uncomfortable by Labrador and others who wanted to persuade them. They were angered by veiled or unveiled threats that they might have primary opponents in the next election if they didn’t vote against the governor’s health insurance exchange bill. That’s a painful thought for any freshman who has just barely recovered from the physical and emotional ordeal of a tough campaign. And nobody likes being bullied. March 2 - 3 - 10am to 5pm Special Family Activities Noon - 4pm Lead Sponsors: Integrus Architecture Joel E. Ferris Foundation Lydig Construction, Inc. 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I was convinced of the wisdom of managing the health insurance exchange here in Idaho by my family doctor, who pointed out that lower costs and better coverage are the two strongest arguments for keeping the exchanges under state control. (The initial costs will be funded by federal grants to the state, while continuing costs will be covered by user fees; the federal exchange option would include a 3.5 percent premium surcharge.) As I write this, the Senate has passed the governor’s bill by a comfortable 23 to 12 vote. The House freshmen’s substitute bill is still in the works, and the two measures will need to be reconciled. The prospects for our own insurance exchange look good, thanks to a welcome burst of political courage. n 6 INLANDER FEBRUARY 28, 2013 comment | publisher’s note Playing Chicken by ted s. mcGregor jr. idn’t we just have an election? Wasn’t “fix the economy” the message to candidates? Yes, and yes. America is itching to start its comeback, but Congress just refuses to get out of the way. Why are Republicans in D.C. against common-sense compromises to give us the jumpstart we need? THEORY ONE The GOP is still blinded by Obama hatred. If the president says the sky is blue, they release the Kraken (FOX News) and flood the Sunday talk shows with surrogates saying it’s green. News flash: The election is over. You’re stuck with Obama for another four years. Deal with it. THEORY TWO We are witnessing the death spiral of a political party. There is precedent for this in American history (remember the Whigs?), and it can happen fast. The GOP’s own leaders have no control (John Boehner), and those who could actually help (Chris Christie) are pushed out as too liberal. The scary part is that the ship of state is getting caught in the whirlpool. THEORY THREE Doing nothing works for them. The approval rating for Congress is set to be the worst in history this year (it’s at 15 percent now), yet 90 percent of House members were returned to office in 2012. There is no penalty, so they do nothing and call it being conservative. Our own Cathy McMorris Rodgers is a perfect example. Thanks to the “R” after her name, she has no trouble getting re-elected. And there she is on TV defending her party’s plan to drive America over the sequester cliff. She plays the defender of Fairchild Air Force Base, but Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Force’s chief of staff, has this to say about the looming sequester and the lack of a budget from Congress: “[They] combine to render us unable to continue our current and expected level of operations.” So how exactly is she helping Fairchild on this? The sequester could kill 750,000 jobs in 2013 — bye, bye recovery. (Of course, members of Congress made sure to protect their pay if the sequester hits.) 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Will be interesting to see if the changes will affect anything. Collin Douglas: Overreaction. Rich Rizzuto: I’ll take overreaction to underreaction to gun battles on city streets anyday. Stephanie Heitner: It was a power play that backfired and just made him look stupid. Mike Mckenzie: There’s been violence outside other clubs but you don’t see them getting shut down. … It didn’t even happen on the property, so the Knitting Factory shouldn’t be held responsible. The chief wasted his time and effort closing it down. James Hawley: It doesn’t matter if the crime happened on their property or within the immediate vicinity. Per city code, it is the same difference. Graham Brown: Maybe he should hire more officers and stop expecting business owners to police their own neighborhoods. Mark Rogers: Pompous Grandstanding. The Knitting Factory operates in other cities as well. It was not reported that they were not willing to work with the city without the arm twisting. Chazy Moreno: I think it opened up a dialogue to talk about crimes that occur in places that might need a few improvements in security. All and all, I am happy that it will not be shut down for good. Jay Scherer: It was a terrible decision. It makes the SPD look like bullies shutting down a business because the police can’t do their job. Barb Lee: I think it was a good move to shut it. Surrounding businesses had been trying to get the Knitting Factory to take responsibility for a long time. n HOMES OF THE WEEK Amazing 5 bedroom, 5 bath home on oversized corner lot with beautiful in-ground pool. Featuring 28 x 18 master suite with brick fireplace, walk-in closet, large bath w/ jetted tub and office space. Beautiful hardwood floors, formal dining and living room, spacious kitchen, two family rooms, covered deck, covered patio and so much more. See to believe! 10103 N. Ridgecrest Dr. jack ohman cartoon letters Ganga-preneurs Ext: 164 Very Unique Property! 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In fact, transitioning into recreational markets was an integral part of most in the industry’s strategic planning. Here’s the rub: First, while Seattle- and California-based canna-business owners were making money hand-overfist over the past decade, providers in Spokane have been hindered by unresponsive and apathetic politicians and ongoing interference by both local law enforcement and the DEA. If a business is unable to keep its doors open, it can’t make a profit — no profit, no long-term business planning. Next, most local cannabis producers cultivate their product in basements, attics and outbuildings. Zoning regulations recently unveiled by the City of Spokane limit production and processing of cannabis to commercial and industrial zones. Due to political restrictions on our markets over the past few years, virtually no local providers are in a position to move their operations. Finally, members of the Liquor Control Board admitted at a recent meeting that, in order to comply with prospective regulations, meet the price point estimate, pay the 25 percent excise tax (and now, maybe even federal income taxes) and still turn a profit, an organization would have to put down a half a million dollars just to cover start-up costs. Convincing investors to put their money into this industry is virtually impossible, considering the risk. So, in conclusion, the answer to your question, Mr. McGregor, is they can’t. Ian Moody Hillyard, Wash. afterward by similar kindness for Swiss-based UBS). HSBC laundered vast sums from drug mobs and foreign entities like Iran, violating the Trading with the Enemy and Foreign Corrupt Practices acts. It appears there are two tiers of felons, not unlike pre-French Revolution society. As Taibbi pointed out, the Justice Department’s Lanny Breuer in effect “admitted… being afraid to prosecute the very powerful,” something never done even for the likes of Al Capone, Pablo Escobar or Richard Nixon, effectively conceding “some… are too important to prosecute… [and] everybody else is unimportant enough to jail.” What’ll it take to shock the consciences of those in capitalism’s driver’s seat? Robert A. Ethington Spokane, Wash. Test Them All Ext: 144 The Untouchables melissamur physells.com melissa@proper t y by prime.com 1-877-565-1779 8 INLANDER FEBRUARY 28, 2013 Matt Taibbi’s latest Rolling Stone piece (“Too Big To Jail,” 2/28/13) deserves close examination by Inlander readers after scant coverage of the U.S. Justice Department’s December settlement (fines representing five weeks’ worth of profits) regarding Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp.’s (HSBC’s) felonious actions (followed shortly A bill in Olympia is pushing for Washington to require welfare applicants to be tested for drug use only if they seem suspicious to state workers. (“Welfare Tests, 2/7/13.) To me this sounds like discrimination. Still, I am not against the idea of drug testing before receiving state aid. If some people have to be tested, then they all should. I understand that an argument against the testing is that it goes against our right to unreasonable search and seizure. I say it is unreasonable to expect aid that was taken out of the paychecks of other employed citizens if you have an expensive habit such as substance abuse. It may seem demeaning to those who don’t use and want to receive welfare, but then again, giving a small urine sample is a small price to pay to feed your family. By testing for drug use, many citizens who are financially stable will feel satisfied that their taxes are going to someone who will use the aid to the betterment of their lives and their family’s lives. I can see a lot more problems arising from only testing a select few compared with every applicant. Daisha Kantola Cheney, Wash. FEBRUARY 28, 2013 INLANDER 9 © Michael Neugebauer The Spring 2013 Presidential Speaker series will feature Dr. Jane Goodall. Details below. Anniversary Activities & Events (All events open to the public unless otherwise noted) Opening doors of discovery in the heart of Africa Some learning is best done outside the classroom. Some is best done outside the country – far away, at distant latitude and longitude, where everything about the place demands that students step beyond the comfort of what they know and open doors of discovery. This is the kind of learning that takes place at Chimfunshi Sanctuary and Education Center. Gonzaga faculty and students travel each summer to this 24,000-acre forest and wildland preserve in the African nation of Zambia to study chimpanzees and other creatures as well as to explore in context the environmental and educational challenges facing this part of the world. Mark Bodamer, associate professor of psychology, helped connect Gonzaga faculty and students with Chimfunshi in 2006, after he had begun his own chimpanzee behavior research there. Last year, Bodamer and four collaborating international scientists published research revealing that chimpanzees not only are capable of learning from one another but also use this social information to form and maintain unique behavioral traditions. This research focused on handclasp grooming and how it differs among neighboring communities of chimpanzees. Real-world education and inspiration At Chimfunshi, students involved with Gonzaga’s Study in Zambia initiative help with the ongoing chimpanzee studies, conduct their own research, learn about Africa’s environment, culture and people, and come face to face with real-world education and inspiration. Kayla Walsh, a GU student who studied at Chimfunshi in the summer of 2012, said being with the children of Chimfunshi was the most rewarding part of her journey to Africa. “Zambian students’ yearning for knowledge is not a sentiment shared in the States,” she said, “and it’s refreshing to see that the thirst for knowledge is alive and well in this small Zambian village.” Dr. Jane Goodall April 9, 2013 7:00 PM Presidential Speaker Series features famed primatologist and conservationist Who knew? Humans as Cultural Animals March 3, 2013 10:00 AM Dr. Vinai Norasakkunkit, Psychology, presents “Transformation Café” talk www.gonzaga.edu/goodall Jundt Galleries: Tradition & Transformation Celebrating Gonzaga’s 125th anniversary; on display until March 28 Once known simply as the “Blue and Whites,” Gonzaga adopted its official athletic nickname in 1921 after a newspaper reporter described the football team fighting tenaciously like bulldogs. Does Student Testing Improve Education in America? 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In the immortal words of my dad, the glorious Kim Jong-il: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.” I sleep safely at night knowing that a loaded nuclear silo is as close as the launch button on my nightstand. And now I understand what Dad, in his genius, instinctively knew: that the world will not be truly safe until every nation has nuclear weapons. Perhaps because these weapons are so necessary to our defense, D the U.S. government, with its lapdogs at the United Nations, is plotting to take them away from us. But as Dad used to say, “When they come for our nukes…” That is why I am founding the Nuclear Retaliation Association to defend the sovereign right of every nation on the planet to engulf that planet in a hellish inferno. If you join today, we will waive the initiation fee and send you this bumper sticker: “Nuclear weapons don’t kill people. People kill people who don’t have nuclear weapons.” Peace out! Kim Jong-un For more fake news from Andy Borowitz, visit borowitzreport.com. Bubble Trouble by jim hightower et ready for the rapture! Not the religious kind, but a financial rapture being promised to us by the holy spirits of Silicon Valley. Actually, making a financial killing is the religion of the Valleyites, and top tekkies there are currently in a quasi-religious swoon over what they prophesize to be the Next Big Thing for America. Ready for what they’re offering as our economic salvation?