Federal Government

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Despite Weeds, Post Office Is Open

Although it is quickly being overgrown with weeds throughout the landscaping, sidewalks, and parking lot, the Overland Station Post Office on Federal Way is still open. The GUARDIAN has mentioned the weed problem repeatedly to clerks, but to no avail. Insiders tell us the guys with neckties claim there is no money to care for […]

Politicos Ignorant To Past Study

Boise politicos and U.S. Sen Mike Crapo are riding the rails once again on the AMTRAK FOLLY. Banking on the short memory of voters or the lack of sound judgment, these officials are once again seeking Amtrak service to Boise. What a waste of effort and tax money to keep doing surveys, hoping the facts […]

Juneteenth Costly, But Boosts Wages

The spur of the moment Juneteenth declaration following the congressional approval (415-14 vote) and presidential signing Thursday will be an economic shot in the arm for some government workers, but cost untold millions of dollars for taxpayers. The “instant holiday” caught agencies as divergent as local police and U. S. Postal service unaware. As a […]

Criminals & Gangs Abound In Valley

In little more than “Ten Days In May,” agents of the United States Government with assistance from local coppers bagged 91 gangsters and assorted criminals in the treasure Valley. U.S. Marshal Brent Bunn issued a press release Friday detailing the arrests and declaring the mass action of coppers, “insures all of our communities will be […]

The Marines Have Landed–Repeatedly

If you are one of the many Boise area residents who have heard the repeated noise of military fighter jets, we have learned from a reader the jets are 10 Marine Corps F-18 Hornets, the same aircraft used by the Blue Angels. The GUARDIAN received several calls from readers commenting on the excess noise from […]

FAA Responds To GUARDIAN After 4 Years

Friday’s mail brought a nice padded manila envelope from MURPHY M. HO CHEE FAA Northwest Mountain Regional Office ATO WESTERN SERVICE CENTER DesMoines, WA Inside we found a CD and a two page letter from ANGELA R. McCullough, Vice President Mission Support Services. The subject of the letter was a Freedom of Information request made […]

RBG Boise Connection, Memorial

Tucked away next to the sign for a flyfishing shop on Vista Ave. in Boise is a small plaque and memorial to Sally Reed who once lived on the spot. In 1971 Boise attorney Allen Derr joined efforts with then-lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the United States Supreme Court to strike a blow for women’s […]

Editor Recalls First Encounter With Chloroquine And A President

By David R. Frazier, editor Excerpt from his book, “DRAFTED! Vietnam at war and at peace” President Donald Trump’s advocacy for the drug Chloroquine brought back memories from 52 years ago for Frazier who was prescribed the “malaria pill” following his Vietnam service in the Army. In July of 1968 while working at the Ypsilanti […]

Time For Manifesto Logic, Leadership

The GUARDIAN will be the first to admit there were some good points included in the Transition team report entitled “A MORE EQUITABLE CITY FOR EVERYONE.” The report was requested by Mayor Lauren McLean of 18 citizens and staff she appointed. When we posted the report and highlighted some of the more inflammatory items, the […]

Boise Manifesto Worthy Of Discussion

We were honored to receive a copy of Boise’s “Final Transition Team Report for Mayor Lauren McLean” Friday and it is safe to say there are enough issues highlighted to keep conservatives fuming all weekend. The 12 page manifesto entitled “A MORE EQUITABLE CITY FOR EVERYONE” is a fast read and has more goals than […]

There Is More News Than COVID-19

Time for a reality check. The GUARDIAN like most everyone else has hunkered down during the house arrest phase of the virus event. We have to admit to a certain degree of “feeling down,” but short of any serious depression. Today we were able to realize it isn’t just the COVID show, but the cover […]

Quarantine me!

By BILL von TAGEN Don’t get me wrong, I am not infected with Covid 19. I am also very careful even though I have not altered my lifestyle very much. However, when the country emerges from this pandemic, I want there to be a society and a community to go back to. Civilization and social […]

Covid 19 Means Cultural Change

Without regard to any party politics, the GUARDIAN predicts a major cultural change in the USA and perhaps the world which will last for generations in the wake of the COVID 19 crises. The following scenario is not a prediction, but a reality currently in place. Day care businesses will diminish as parents stay home […]

Legislature– Quit Picking On Boise

The Idaho Legislature doesn’t have Dave Bieter to kick aground anymore, so they need to quit picking on us. Former Mayor Dave Bieter was often downright pugnacious with legislators, but he is gone and there is new blood at Boise’s City Hall. The statehouse boys need to give Lauren Mclean an the new council a […]

Dr. Busted Selling Fake Falsies

Ok. We admit the only reason we are posting this press release from the U.S. Attorney is to use the headline. However, we do have some questions. Like, what is a “sample sizer?” The Dr. was also charged with offering patients fake boobs with sizes switched in their records. Shoe salesmen used to switch sizes […]

VA Charity Bilked Out Of $44,000

By ANONYMOUS The following is provided by a reader known to the GUARDIAN who has inside knowledge of the facts provided. Tuesday, the day after Veteran’s Day, a team from the Boise VA as well past long-term employees, quietly gathered at the federal courthouse to hear the sentencing of Szilvia Rideg. Rideg, the former executive […]

ACHD Under Cyber Attack

If you have tried to contact the Ada County Highway District the past couple of days and experienced problems, it is because the agency was victim of a massive cyber attack. Some high level investigative agencies including those of the Federal Government are working to find the source of the “serious attack.” ACHD has been […]

Topics For Discussion, Let’s Talk

Sorry for the lack of content lately. Other priorities and lack of motivation are prime excuses. Here are some topics for discussion and we freely admit they are not all new. –Boise officials and the USAF staged a demonstration of their close air support (CAS) urban warfare training over our fair city at the end […]

Fickle Finger Of Fate Blows On F-35

Even though we all thought the F-35 issue in Boise had been grounded, Team Dave and the wing nuts at Mountain Home were still manipulating public opinion. We didn’t see any news releases about the planned and then aborted junket to Florida at the expense of taxpayers (local and federal). Katie Fite of Wild Lands […]

The GUARDIAN is Baaaack

The GUARDIAN has returned to duty and unfortunately we don’t have a lot of cheery news to report after covering 1300 miles of Idaho, Yellowstone, and vicinity. Great time spent with 14-year-old grandson and a chance to learn the addictive qualities of those “smart” phones. Amazing how fast and readily available information can be obtained. […]

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