September 27, 2016

Invasive Species Working Group

Currently, I am a member of Idaho’s Invasive Species Interim Legislative Working Group. We are tasked with making recommendations on how to update existing statutes designed to protect our state from environmentally damaging invasive species and noxious weeds. You don’t have to go far to see how much damage a noxious weed like puncture vine (goat heads) has done to …

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September 26, 2016

Boise: Outside Magazine’s Shortlist of America’s Best Cities

Outdoor Magazine calls them “adventure meccas”–2016’s top sixteen cities for people who love the outdoors. Boise is in good company in a list highlighting cities where rivers, trails, and greenbelts attract jobs, and create incredible communities. I had the chance to talk to Frederick Reimers about what makes our outdoor scene stand apart: Mat Erpelding, 41, represents Boise’s Downtown and North End in the …

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September 15, 2016

Idaho’s Makes’s fastest growing list

Downtown Boise’s is one of just two Idaho-based businesses ranked in the top 500 in Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing companies nationwide. And after years as an online retailer of high-quality outdoor gear, they’ve opened a storefront in Boise, to spectacular success. Here’s a brief blurb about’s List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies’s America’s fastest-growing private companies wield powers like …

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August 5, 2016

August 2016 Campaign Fundraiser

Dear Friend, My second term as your Representative in the Idaho House has been a great honor. This year, we increased education funding, improved our public defender program, and more. But our mission to improve Idaho is far from finished. As the House Assistant Minority Leader, I’m in a position to amplify progressive voices, and to see to it that …

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April 13, 2016

End of Session Letter to District 19

We’ve accomplished a great deal this session – and there’s a lot more to come. Here’s an end-of-session letter co-written by myself, Representative Melissa Wintrow, and Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb on the highlights of the three-month stint we’ve spent in the statehouse together: Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are greatly honored to represent District 19 and proud to continue to work for …

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