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  • ID: Stand Your Ground Bill Clarifies Law

    04/13/2018 1:05:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Idaho bill SB 1313 was enacted into law. It became law without Governor Otter's signature when he failed to veto it. The new law will take effect on 1 July, 2018.  The law qualifies as a "stand your ground" law, consistent with the law in 70% of the states. The law made relatively minor adjustments in the law of self defense in Idaho. It clarified when homicide was justifiable, adding places of business and conveyances as places with the current protections for habitations. In Idaho, the law already defined as justifiable, homicide done to...
  • Idaho Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill to Track How Many Times Abortions Injure Women

    03/27/2018 12:30:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 26, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new Idaho law, signed Thursday by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, will provide better information about how many women are injured by abortions in Idaho each year. State House Bill 638 establishes a new state reporting system to track abortion complications and other abortion-related data in Idaho, Fox News reports. The data, which also will include the woman’s age, race and number of children, will be collected by the state Department of Health & Welfare and published in an annual report. Idaho Chooses Life celebrated Otter’s decision to sign the law. “We believe this is landmark legislation because, in coming...
  • Idaho Considers What Could Be the Worst Obamacare Plan Yet

    02/26/2018 10:24:01 AM PST · by Twotone · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | February 21, 2018 | Nicholas Horton
    After rightly rejecting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion for several years, Idaho officials have now concocted a new version of Obamacare expansion. While some supporters have rallied around the plan’s uniqueness, it’s important to examine exactly what distinguishes this expansion plan from the rest: It’s worse. First, the truly needy already qualify for Medicaid in Idaho. Supporters of Idaho’s Obamacare plan want the public to believe that this plan is essential to the survival of Idaho’s neediest residents. But the truly needy already qualify for Medicaid in the Gem State. Idaho’s Medicaid program already covers low-income kids, pregnant women, seniors, individuals with...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Asharq Al-Awsat Series on Libya Details Gaddafi’s Funding of Western Presidential Campaigns

    02/21/2018 9:21:53 AM PST · by richardtavor · 10 replies
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | February 19, 2018 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    As part of its exclusive series on Libya during the rule of late leader Moammar al-Gaddafi, Asharq Al-Awsat examines the regime’s ties with local and foreign powers, including its attempts to finance western presidential campaigns, particularly in France, the United States and Ukraine. Witnesses from the former regime said that Tripoli had spent some 50 million euros in 2007 to fund the campaign of French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. Lebanese businessman Ziad Takeieddine, who was present at Sarkozy’s meetings with Gaddafi revealed that the “figures were much higher than that.” Tripoli also pumped 5 million dollars in the presidential campaign...
  • Blowing off Obamacare — Idaho shows how

    02/19/2018 9:33:31 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/17/2018 | Washington Examiner
    Congressional Republicans failed to repeal or replace Obamacare. But one state has come up with a way to get around it. Idaho is dealing with Obamacare by just blowing it off. If it works, other states seem likely to follow. Idaho’s Republican governor, Butch Otter, signed an executive order last year paving the way for non-Obamacare-compliant health insurance plans to be sold in his state, and Lt. Gov. Brad Little has since cobbled together what is sure to be the nation’s most controversial healthcare initiative. Obamacare’s spiraling premium increases have especially hurt middle-income consumers, In Idaho, at least, they will...
  • Idaho to Allow New Insurance Plans Outside of Federal Health Law

    01/26/2018 10:56:30 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-25-2018 | Anna Wilde Mathews
    <p>Idaho officials said they will begin allowing insurers to sell new plans that don't meet requirements set by the Affordable Care Act, a move that will test the limits of states' ability to carve out their own health-insurance rules.</p> <p>Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Insurance said it would allow insurers in the state to begin offering "state-based plans" to consumers. These products could leave out some of the benefits mandated by the ACA for individual coverage. Insurers would be able to consider enrollees' medical history in setting their premiums, a practice known as underwriting, which isn't authorized under the ACA. The new state-based plans could also include dollar limits on total benefit payouts, which the ACA banned.</p>
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Bunkerville Defendant Introduced, Applauded At Idaho Legislature

    01/20/2018 5:39:21 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/20/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    On Tuesday this week (January 16th) Idaho State Representative Dorothy Moon spoke on the floor of the legislature, saying: "I'd like to introduce Mr. Eric Parker". And then many of the legislators began to applaud Parker, who was a defendant in the first and second Bunkerville Standoff trials. The jury deadlocked on charges in the first trial and after Parker was removed from the stand as he tried to testify on his own behalf in the second trial, the jury found him not guilty of most of the charges against him with the jury said to be 11-1 in favor...
  • Northgate interchange construction increases by $4 million

    01/04/2018 7:11:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | December 9, 2017 | Shelbie Harris
    The Northgate project that involves constructing an interchange on Interstate 15 north of Pocatello and is expected to trigger a landslide of development simultaneously took one step forward and another backward last week. The Pocatello City Council unanimously approved the annexation of nearly 300 acres of land north of East Chubbuck Road on Thursday, but the Idaho Transportation Department also learned the construction cost of the interchange alone has increased by about $4 million. There has been some speculation that the increased costs could negatively impact the project, but the ITD board is scheduled to meet on Thursday at its...
  • Idaho is Nation’s Fastest-Growing State, Census Bureau Reports

    12/20/2017 9:48:25 AM PST · by Steven Scharf · 51 replies
    U.S. Census Bureau ^ | December 20, 2017 | U.S. Census Bureau
    Idaho is Nation’s Fastest-Growing State, Census Bureau Reports December 20, 2017 Release Number: CB17-210 Idaho in Nation's Fastest-Growing State DEC. 20, 2017 — Idaho was the nation’s fastest-growing state over the last year. Its population increased 2.2 percent to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national and state population estimates released today. Following Idaho for the largest percentage increases in population were: Nevada (2.0 percent), Utah (1.9 percent), Washington (1.7 percent), and Florida along with Arizona (1.6 percent). “Domestic migration drove change in the two fastest-growing states, Idaho and Nevada,...
  • People lining up to play ‘Harambe Kong’ arcade game

    12/19/2017 8:12:14 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 5 replies
    KXAN ^ | December 19, 2017 | KXAN Staff
    BOISE, Idaho (KIVI/CNN) — At an arcade bar in Boise, Idaho, people are crowding around and lining up to put quarters into a game called Harambe Kong. It’s similar to Donkey Kong, but this new game lets you play as Harambe, the gorilla that was shot and killed by a Cincinnati zoo keeper after a toddler fell into his cage. In the game, Harambe runs and jumps around to catch falling food for points, but if he touches a child, it’s game over in a dramatic and bloody fashion.
  • Prediction: Al Franken will NOT resign - here's why

    12/08/2017 11:46:17 AM PST · by Sopater · 98 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | Friday, December 8, 2017 | Bryan Fischer
    <p>Contrary to popular perception, Al Franken did not resign yesterday.</p> <p>"[T]oday I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as member of the United States Senate. I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of...sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party."</p>
  • UPDATE: Jayco expansion to create 360 jobs in Twin Falls (Idaho)

    10/30/2017 8:34:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    MagValley ^ | October 3, 2017 | Heather Kennison
    TWIN FALLS — Jayco Inc. has announced an expansion that will bring another 360 jobs to Twin Falls. The travel trailer manufacturer will build a 160,000 square-foot manufacturing and warehouse building at its existing site in Twin Falls, Urban Renewal Agency Director Nathan Murray said. Jayco opened its Twin Falls operations more than a decade ago in order to better serve West coast and Canadian markets. “This is a pretty significant expansion for them,” Murray said. Unemployment has been at record lows around the Magic Valley over the past year, making it challenging for employers to attract workers. Jayco had...
  • ee Stranahan: Lying NY Times reporter pushes DISGUSTING FAKE NEWS! (5 Year-Old Girl Raped in Idaho)

    10/04/2017 8:08:17 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/28/2017 | Lee Stranahan
    This a follow up to the story from Idaha about the 5 year-old girl who was assaulted and raped by three muslim boys. They filmed the crime and eventually pled guilty during the subsuquent trial. Now NY Times says it's fake news.
  • 'My heart is in pieces': Father's heartbreak after three bullies call his seven-year-old special...

    09/18/2017 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Sept, 18, 2017 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'My heart is in pieces': Father's heartbreak after three bullies call his seven-year-old special needs son a 'monster' at school A father was left heartbroken after bullies called his seven-year-old son a 'monster' at school. Dan Bezzant broke down crying after hearing what happened to his son, Jackson, on Thursday. The Idaho dad said he received a phone call from his ex-wife explaining that Jackson was eating when three older boys started bullying him. 'They were saying he looked like a monster and kept calling him names,' Bezzant told EastIdahoNews.com.
  • Idaho wants to create a 1,400-square-mile reserve for the stars

    09/16/2017 5:48:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/15/17 | Jeva Lange
    Idaho is moving forward with plans to establish the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States, a designation for a location so remote from light pollution that you can even see the "interstellar dust clouds" of the Milky Way in the night sky, The Associated Press reports. Proponents of the reserve plan to file an application this fall to designate 1,400 square miles of central Idaho as part of the dark sky territory. Locals, who would voluntarily take measures to reduce light pollution, are almost unanimously behind the decision in part because they enjoy the celestial splendor as...
  • Idaho police reveal patient defended by ‘heroic’ nurse was an officer

    09/03/2017 7:11:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    the hill ^ | Sept, 3, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    An Idaho police department on Friday revealed that the patient in a Utah hospital is one of its reserve officers and thanked the “heroic” nurse who informed law enforcement that it was against hospital policy to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant. The Rigby Police Department in a statement on Facebook identified the patient as William Gray, one of its reserve officers. Rigby is a city in southeast Idaho. The department said Gray was “severely injured” in a car accident during his full-time truck-driving job. “The Rigby Police Department would like to thank the nurse involved and...
  • Interchange project expected to trigger economic boom for Pocatello area

    08/25/2017 7:18:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | August 16, 2017 | Shelbie Harris
    Local entities involved in the proposed Interstate 15 Siphon Road interchange signed off this week on plans to start construction on a project expected to dramatically increase the Pocatello area’s population and greatly improve the local economy. Those behind the effort to build the interchange say that with its construction, the area north of Pocatello and Chubbuck will see massive development in the future, including a technology park employing thousands of people, shopping centers, dozens of new neighborhoods, parks, trails and even new concert venues. But before such unheralded growth can occur, the interchange needs to be built. While the...
  • Eclipse: Construction causes huge I-15 traffic jam; Montana official apologizes

    08/24/2017 2:10:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Missoulian ^ | August 23, 2017 | David Erickson and Susan Dunlap
    Everyone in America was planning for the solar eclipse on August 21, except, apparently, the Montana Department of Transportation. That day, a contractor hired by MDT had scheduled a fairly major road construction project to begin on Interstate 15 near the Clark Canyon Dam. As tens of thousands of people headed north from the path of the eclipse to get home Monday around 4:30 p.m., they encountered a miles-long traffic jam that slowed traffic to a bumper-to-bumper crawl for more than an hour for some drivers. The flow of traffic was not a problem on the northbound lane of I-15...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's father shaves his controversial beard to mark his son's release ...[truncated]

    06/09/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2014 | James Nye and Daily Mail Reporters
    Bob Bergdahl's beard became the most controversial facial hair in all of America, but now critics who accused him of looking like a member of the Taliban can rest easy - he has shaved. Grown in order to mark the time his son was in captivity as a POW in Afghanistan, neighbors of Bergdahl in Hailey, Idaho, have said that the former UPS truck driver is now clean shaven. This comes as it was reported that Bowe Bergdahl is still refusing to speak to his family, despite being sent a letter from his sister, as he recovers in an Army...