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  • Greater sage grouse kills Oregon wind-energy project

    04/20/2017 2:11:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    After years of creating headaches for the oil-and-gas industry, the greater sage grouse is now standing in the way of renewable energy. The U.S. District Court in Portland on Wednesday killed a major wind-energy project slated for southeast Oregon over concerns about its impact on a local sage grouse population in a victory for environmental groups, which had fought the proposal for years. The 104-megawatt project, which would have spread up to 70 wind turbines and a transmission line across 10,500 acres in rural Harney County, was decried by environmentalists as an “industrial scale wind development” that would have disrupted...
  • Facebook killer may be on the loose in another state

    04/16/2017 10:48:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Chris Perez
    The deranged gunman who randomly executed an elderly Cleveland resident and posted footage of the killing on Facebook has possibly fled the city — and may be on the loose in another state, cops say. Police warned early Monday that residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan should be on the lookout for 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who is driving a white Ford Fusion and is believed to be armed and dangerous. “Suspect may be out of state at this time,” officials said in a statement. “Those outside of Northeast Ohio: Contact Local Authorities.”
  • Idaho: Refugee Boys Admit To Sexually Assaulting Five-Year-Old

    04/10/2017 1:29:49 PM PDT · by Pollard · 53 replies
    Three refugees, ages 14, 10 and seven, pled guilty to sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl in Idaho. The boys, one from Iraq and two from Eritrea, entered their guilty plea last week but the case’s resolution received almost no national attention. “We agreed to the plea bargains. That by no means implies my clients were, or are, fully satisfied with the outcome of these cases or the prosecuting attorney,” Mark Guerry, the attorney for the girl’s family told the Idaho Statesman. “After 10 months their right to some form of justice was long overdue.” “They were prepared to testify at...
  • Refugees Admit Sex Attack on Disabled Girl in Idaho

    04/07/2017 6:47:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6 Apr 2017 | Katie McHugh
    Three boys from Iraq and Sudan who were invited into the country via refugee programs pled guilty to charges of sexually brutalizing a five-year-old American child in Twin Falls, Idaho, last year. A seven-year-old Iraqi boy, plus 14-year-old and 10-year-old Sudanese boys, reportedly cornered the tiny victim in a laundry room at the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls, Idaho, on June 2. They stripped her naked, sexually assaulted her, urinated all over her body and in her mouth, and videotaped the attack... The attack sparked another national uproar among Americans — but only dismissive responses from managers in resident Barack...
  • Idaho’s $4.3 Million Solar Road Generates Enough Power To Run ONE Microwave

    04/04/2017 4:56:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 04/03/2017 | Andrew Follett
    An expensive solar road project in Idaho can’t even power a microwave most days, according to the project’s energy data. The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways project generated an average of 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day since it began publicly posting power data in late March. To put that in perspective, the average microwave or blow drier consumes about 1 kWh per day. On March 29th, the solar road panels generated 0.26 kWh, or less electricity than a single plasma television consumes. On March 31st, the panels generated 1.06 kWh, enough to barely power a single microwave. The panels...
  • Ammunition Maker Reduces Staff in Idaho, Minnesota

    04/04/2017 6:25:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Vista is the corporation that owns CCI and Federal brands. They have been increasing production of .22 rimfire ammunition. It was expected to be ramped up 20% this year.Following the election of President Trump, demand for ammunition has dropped. According to an article from Lewiston, Idaho, Vista has laid off employees in both the Lewiston and the Anoka, Minnesota ammunition plant locations.  From the postregister.com: The number of people who work at Vista Outdoor’s ammunition-making operations has been shifting since February. A month-long voluntary, temporary furlough for about 100 Lewiston employees ends Thursday and will bring the number of...
  • Idaho logging salvage project could be national model for wildfire job programs

    03/21/2017 11:54:38 AM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | March 19, 2017 | David Leroy
    In the last 30 years, the amount of federal timber available for sale in most of America’s national forests has been reduced between 70 and 99 percent. A University of Idaho study suggests that forest and wood product production jobs in this state have diminished from nearly 20,000 in 1991 to 12,479 in 2016. An unreliable and constricted supply of logs has been the largest factor forcing mill closures in Idaho towns like Kamiah, Orofino, Coeur d’Alene and Elk City. Over that quarter of a century, some 7,500 Idaho forest-dependent families have lost the employment, homes and lifestyle they once...
  • Idaho Senate Kills $10 Million Plan to Pay for Care for Those Who Can’t Afford Insurance

    03/20/2017 11:34:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017 | Betsy Z. Russell
    A proposal to spend $10 million next year to provide health care to 15,000 of the most chronically ill members of Idaho’s health coverage gap population failed in the Idaho Senate on Monday after nearly two hours of debate. The bill, proposed by Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, who co-chaired an interim legislative working group that examined options for the state’s gap population, failed on a 13-22 vote. Those in the gap are the estimated 78,000 Idahoans who earn too much to qualify for Idaho’s limited Medicaid program, but not enough to qualify for subsidized insurance through the state’s health insurance...
  • Religious Charity Helping Illegals, Refugees Granted $18 Million Since Trump’s Election

    03/11/2017 6:51:44 AM PST · by cutty · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/10/2017 | Ethan Barton
    A religious-based charity has received nearly $18 million in federal grants to help refugees and immigrant children who entered the country illegally since Donald Trump was elected president.. The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has received nine federally-funded awards since Nov. 8, all of which came from the the Department of Health and Human Services ... Seven of those – worth over $13 million – were awarded under the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program, and the remaining two – worth $4.5 million – were used to helped refugees. ... LIRS ultimately raked in $60 million total for fiscal 2016 –...
  • BLM Agent Daniel P. Love Named in Investigation [ Cliven Bundy family and more ]

    02/20/2017 6:36:29 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | February 19, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    The truth is being revealed, as we all prayed that it would. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Agent Daniel P. Love has been breaking the law for years. Using and abusing his authority to run his own personal fiefdom. Bullying citizens until they commit suicide. All while believing he was above the law. Or so a report released last month seems to indicate. ... On February 14th, a letter from U.S. Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, named Daniel P. Love and questions an investigation that points to the deletion of hundreds of documents the day before a...
  • '9th Circus'? Scholars Say Court's Liberal Rep Is Overblown

    02/07/2017 11:16:07 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus." Covering a huge swath of territory — nine western states plus Guam — the San Francisco-based court handles far more cases than any other federal appeals court, including some rulings that have invoked furor from conservatives over the years. Among them: finding that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays...
  • GOP Idaho lawmakers push bill banning Islamic law in courts

    02/01/2017 3:48:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 6:04 PM EST | Kimberlee Kruesi
    Republican lawmakers in Idaho again are pushing legislation designed to prevent state courts or government agencies from making decisions based on Islamic religious law or other foreign legal codes. The bill was introduced Wednesday in a House committee a year after a similar proposal made it to the House floor but died. There are no known cases in which an Idaho judge has based a ruling on Shariah law. Fears over Islamic religious law and Muslim immigration have been growing in Idaho and reinforced inside the deeply conservative Statehouse with President Donald Trump’s order temporarily banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority...
  • "Polite" Moose Falls Into Family Basement In Idaho (Hold Muh Moose Alert)

    01/31/2017 9:33:26 PM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    A family in the US state of Idaho had quite a shock when they awoke to find a moose had fallen into their home. The animal tumbled through an unlatched window into the basement of the property in the community of Hailey, in the state of Idaho. According to the Idaho Mountain Express, the female moose spent about three hours in the house after the mishap early on Sunday morning. Wildlife officials sedated the animal before releasing it unharmed. Homeowner Julie Emerick told the Mountain Express: "She was absolutely the most polite, gracious beast that you could have in your...
  • After this year, there will be 16 or 17 States allowing carrying concealed handguns without a permit

    01/14/2017 1:35:53 PM PST · by richardb72 · 32 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 14, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. States that are about to pass these laws include: Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Tennessee is considering allowing “open carry” without a permit, though that is already quite common in most states. Other states that are considering this legislation,...
  • Stop calling almond, soy and rice milks 'milk,' 25 members of Congress say

    12/24/2016 5:05:30 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 141 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 23, 2016 | Associated Press
    Got milk? Twenty-five members of Congress say if it's from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as milk. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), leading the bipartisan charge against “fake milk,” signed a letter along with other congressional members, asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate and take action against manufacturers of “milk” that doesn't come from cows.
  • Police: Air traffic controller was sleeping while pilots' calls went unanswered [ BOISE]

    12/20/2016 6:18:22 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KTVB ^ | December 18, 2016 | Katie Terhune
    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why pilots trying to land at the Boise Airport were met with silence from air traffic controllers during the early hours of Nov. 19. Boise Police officers and paramedics were called out to the air traffic control tower at 2:41 a.m. for a welfare check after learning that pilots and airport officials had been unable to reach the tower operators, despite trying multiple radio frequencies, telephone and the emergency "red phone." The first officers on scene wrote in a report that after reaching a locked gate, they used a spotlight to flash the tower...
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan [ Colorado ]

    12/07/2016 9:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    County officials in western Colorado have regularly lambasted Planning 2.0 and this week, Garfield County joined in with five other counties in the western United States considering suing to halt the rule, which they have criticized as a central-planning measure. The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. While Garfield County is taking an active role, Mesa County officials are looking to Congress and a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump to deal...
  • U.S. to build $1.6B Idaho facility for warships' nuclear waste

    12/07/2016 7:58:43 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 18 replies
    The facility will be built at the Energy Department's 890-square-mile site that includes the Idaho National Laboratory, considered the nation's primary lab for nuclear research.
  • Obama Classified Number of Illegal Alien Muslim Migrants

    11/27/2016 10:27:33 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama is big on making up his own laws and rules. He rules by executive order and he's gotten into the truly illegal habit of unilaterally signing treaties with foreign governments. This is a very basic problem. And in the context of his deal to take in Muslim migrants rejected by Australia, he is being warned once again that his actions are grossly illegal and unconstitutional. ... We’re not even being told the total numbers who will shortly be making their way to our shores, but the Journal notes that two of the camps located on Naru and Manus Islands...
  • Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes

    11/16/2016 8:08:11 AM PST · by IdahoVeteran · 142 replies
    Reports from one of 21 states not binding electors to the state results. Activists have distributed contact information including FB, phone and cell numbers, email addresses. Electors report barrage of abuse. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/nov/14/idaho-trump-electors-report-barrage-of-harassing-m/