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  • Idaho Ends income Tax on Precious Metals, Arizona is Up Next

    05/14/2017 7:19:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Market Slant ^ | 14 May 2017
    In a first and significant step towards the remonetization of Gold and Silver, Idaho voted tonight to remove income tax on precious metals. This is the first step in what will likely be a cascade of other states following suit. Last week we discussed here the Arizona Senate Finance and Rules Committees' calling out the Fed on Gold Taxation by considering legislation (HB 2014) officially defining gold, silver, and other precious metals as legal tender. The bill also exempts transactions in precious metals from state capital gains taxes, thus ensuring that people are not punished by the taxman for rejecting...
  • Labrador Running for Idaho Governor After Controversial Health Care Remarks

    05/09/2017 1:52:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 9, 2017
    Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador, who made headlines over the weekend for his comment at a town hall that "nobody" dies from a lack of health care, is running for Idaho governor. The fourth-term congressman filed paperwork Tuesday morning with Idaho's Secretary of State. Labrador, a conservative Republican and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, faced immediate backlash over the weekend after claiming "nobody dies because they don't have access to health care" at a town hall in Idaho. Later, the Republican issued a statement to reporters acknowledging his answer "wasn't very elegant," but he was "responding to the...
  • McCain’s $200 million expansion to boost demand for Idaho potatoes (180 direct/650 indirect jobs)

    05/05/2017 9:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Capital Press ^ | May 5, 2017 | John O’Connell
    BURLEY, Idaho — Potato farmers say the expansion of the local McCain Foods USA processing plant should significantly increase demand for their crop and boost the area’s economy. McCain officials announced the $200 million investment this week. The expansion should be operational by the late summer of 2018 and will employ 180 new workers. “From my standpoint, that’s as big of a thing as we could have had announced in this area,” said Mark Darrington, a McCain grower from Declo. “For this to come right into the heart of our production area, this is a huge win for agriculture and...
  • Court documents detail horrific abuse that allegedly led to toddler’s death

    04/26/2017 6:42:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    EAST IDAHO NEWS ^ | April 25, 2017 | Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains violent descriptions of alleged child abuse. Reader discretion is advised. BLACKFOOT — Court documents unsealed Tuesday detail the horrific events investigators say happened when an 18-month-old was “viciously attacked” – receiving injuries that led to his untimely death, according to court documents. Jesus Adan Castillo, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Zachary Tendoy, the son of Castillo’s girlfriend. On March 23, around 4 a.m., the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that a child was not breathing at a home on the 1600 block of Camas Street....
  • NAVEX Global expanding to add 80 more jobs (Idaho)

    04/14/2017 1:04:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Standard Journal ^ | April 12, 2017
    REXBURG — Ethics and compliance software and services company NAVEX Global@ today announced that it will expand its operations in Rexburg, Idaho, and will add at least 80 more jobs to meet the demands of the company's rapidly growing business and expanding global customer base. The company made the announcement during a press conference held on Wednesday at Hemming Village. NAVEX Global is the world's largest provider of whistleblower hotlines and operates contact centers in Charlotte, North Carolina; Norcross, Georgia; and Lisbon, Portugal. The company expects to add between 80 and 100 new employees to staff a new contact center...
  • 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...
  • Japan-based Sakae Casting Plans Idaho Falls, Idaho, Operations Center

    04/08/2017 11:23:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Area Devolopment ^ | April 7, 2017 | Area Development News Desk
    Japan-based Sakae Casting opened first U.S. location in the eastern region of The Gem State in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sakae Casting specializes in castings for inserting stainless steel pipes into an aluminum casting product with minimized clearance, necessary for optimal performance of semi-conductors and super computers. The Idaho Falls location will give Sakae the best U.S. location to work directly with the University of Idaho, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the region’s extensive nuclear and advanced manufacturing sectors to further their research capabilities and U.S. product sales. "It is my mission to create job opportunities in Eastern Idaho to support...
  • Refugees Admit Sex Attack on Disabled Girl in Idaho

    04/07/2017 6:47:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 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 Woman Says She Crashed Because She Saw a Sasquatch

    03/25/2017 4:42:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/25/17 | AP
    A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that the 50-year-old Tensed woman was driving south on U.S. Highway 95 on Wednesday when she struck a deer near Potlatch.
  • Idaho boy injured, family dog killed by government 'cyanide bomb'

    03/18/2017 5:56:03 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 61 replies
    Yahoo news, via Drudge ^ | March 17, 2017 | Reuters
    SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A "cyanide bomb" planted by U.S. predator-control agents targeting coyotes near homes and hiking trails in Idaho exploded when a boy handled the device, injuring him and killing his dog, authorities and relatives said on Friday. Canyon Mansfield, 14, was playing with his yellow Labrador retriever, Casey, on Thursday afternoon near his home east of Pocatello when he saw what he thought was a sprinkler head on the ground and touched the device, causing it to detonate. The explosion sprayed the boy and his 3-year-old, 90-pound (40 kg) pet with toxic cyanide gas, according to the...
  • Outrage as judge saves teenage football player, 19, from jail over locker room....

    02/26/2017 10:56:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Outrage as judge saves teenage football player, 19, from jail over locker room attack against mentally disabled boy he assaulted with a coat hanger because it wasn't 'racial or sexual' A judge is facing calls to be disbarred for allowing a high school football player to walk free from court despite assaulting a mentally disabled boy with a coat hanger. Judge Randy Stoker spared 19-year-old John RK Howard from jail on Friday because he said he did not deserve to be punished as a sex offender. Howard was 18 when he and two other teens lured the unnamed,...
  • "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...
  • Twin Falls Crisis Imposed by Clinton-Era Pro-Refugee Advocates

    12/31/2016 11:08:33 AM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 5, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Thousands of Muslim refugees are flowing into the small Idaho town of Twin Falls because of closed-door decisions made by a group of self-serving advocates in and around Washington D.C. One key player is Lavinia Limón, CEO of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). That’s a government-backed group that is paid to place migrants in Americans’ towns. Her group is also called a “voluntary agency,” or ‘VOLAG.’ The group’s local affiliate, the College of Southern Idaho, has already placed 1,000 Iraqi refugees in Twin Falls. Limón is married to a man that she met in Saudi Arabia while...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Church World Service head honcho sucking up to the NYT and Chobani Yogurt tycoon

    11/12/2016 8:01:53 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | November 12, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    the NY Times has gone to bat for Hamdi Ulukaya who is changing Twin Falls, Idaho with a refugee worker flow for his world’s largest yogurt plant there. As I said yesterday, some of the big players in the UN/US refugee program are giant corporations, some of them foreign-owned, that want CHEAP labor. Think about it! If companies like Chobani didn’t have the steady supply of immigrant/refugee labor they might have to hire American workers and pay them better wages ... Why would a non-profit group, that is being paid millions of tax dollars each year to help legal refugees...
  • Crapo ditches Trump un-endorsement

    10/24/2016 12:46:51 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 93 replies
    The three-term senator, who is on the ballot next month, first disclosed his intention to vote for the Republican ticket during an interview with conservative talk show host Neal Larson last Friday. Though Crapo said he wanted a “different choice” for his party’s nominee, “that’s not what we’re going to get,” the senator acknowledged. Crapo wasn’t the only senator to reverse his decision to un-endorse Trump. Republican Sens. John Thune of South Dakota and Deb Fischer of Nebraska similarly waffled days after they revoked their support for the Republican nominee.
  • Crapo says he will vote for Trump after all (Idaho)

    10/24/2016 11:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KIVI-TV ^ | October 24, 2016 | Steve Bertel and The Associated Press
    Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho says he’ll be voting for Donald Trump after all. This, after Crapo earlier this month rescinded his endorsement of the presidential candidate. In a statement released Monday, Crapo says he will vote for Trump to keep Hillary Clinton from becoming president. “The choice we have is between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Given that choice, I will vote for the Republican ticket, Trump and Pence. We must elect a President who will appoint strong Supreme Court justices who will interpret the Constitution as it was written and who will help lead us to...
  • Challis BLM Office Destroyed In Fire (Idaho)

    10/05/2016 7:34:55 AM PDT · by KC-10A BOOMER · 34 replies
    7 KTVB Boise, ID ^ | 4 Oct 16 | Katie Terhune
    CHALLIS, Idaho -- The Challis office of the Bureau of Land Management was completely gutted by fire overnight. Sarah Wheeler, a public affairs officer for Idaho Falls district, said Tuesday morning that smoke was still drifting from the structure, and BLM employees have not been allowed inside. Although the siding-and-brick exterior walls remain standing, the roof is almost completely gone, and what can be seen of the building's inside is charred black.
  • Motorist escapes injury in car versus couch collision on Interstate 86 near Pocatello airport

    09/26/2016 7:29:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | August 6, 2016 | Journal Staff
    No one was hurt in a car versus couch wreck on Interstate 86 near Pocatello Regional Airport on Saturday night. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. when a motorist heading east on the interstate collided with a large couch that was sitting in the roadway. State police said fortunately the motorist was not injured but the car suffered heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Other vehicles struck debris from the couch after the initial impact but were not seriously damaged. An Idaho Transportation Department crew was called in to remove the couch from the interstate following the wreck....