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  • Idaho wolf livestock depredations hit another record

    09/14/2019 1:44:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Idaho Farm Bureau Federation ^ | Sep 4, 2019 | SEAN ELLIS
    Wolf depredations on livestock in Idaho reached a record level during the past fiscal year, which ended June 30. From July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, Idaho Wildlife Services conducted 264 depredation investigations related to wolf complaints from 136 livestock producers in 17 counties. Of those 264 investigations, 175 involved confirmed wolf depredations, said Todd Grimm, the Idaho state director of Wildlife Services, which is a federal agency that helps solve conflicts between humans and animals. “Last year we had a pretty busy year,” he said during the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board’s Aug. 21 meeting. “The cattle guys...
  • Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions

    09/11/2019 5:20:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 11, 2019 | Gregg Re, Bill Mears
    n a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House's ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration – handed the White House a partial victory in the case on Monday by ending the nationwide injunction. But the 9th Circuit kept the injunction alive within...
  • Ballot Initiative Would Raise Taxes on Wealthy, Corporations

    09/06/2019 1:40:48 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 17 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | September 05, 2019 | Associated Press
    A group that got Medicaid expansion on the Idaho ballot last year says it has started another initiative to raise money for public schools by increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Reclaim Idaho on Wednesday announced the initiative proposal to raise taxes by 3% on individuals making more than $250,000 or married couples making more than $500,000. The plan would also raise corporate tax rates from 7.4% to 8%, the same as from 1987 to 2000. Reclaim Idaho says that will raise $170 million for K-12 public schools while reducing the need for school levies through property tax overrides....
  • Boeing launches search for crucial rare earth elements

    09/20/2010 9:10:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    msnbc ^ | 20 Sept 2010 | Jeremy Hsu
    Minerals, facing shortage, are key for military hardware, cell phones. Boeing has signed a deal to deploy remote sensing technology to map out U.S. deposits of rare earth elements. The rare earth family of minerals is the real-life version of the precious element "unobtanium" in James Cameron's movie "Avatar." They are used to make everything from military hardware to humble cell phones, but could soon be in short supply as worldwide demand outstrips mining production in China. The aerospace and defense giant announced today that it will confirm rare earth mining claims held by U.S. Rare Earths, Inc. at locations...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 03 SEPT 2019

    09/02/2019 5:44:39 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 91 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, AlabamaFort Rucker is a U.S. Army post located primarily in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The post is the primary flight training installation for U.S. Army Aviators and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum.The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence is the dominant military facility at Fort Rucker. Training, doctrine, and testing are all key parts of the Center's mission to develop Army Aviation's...
  • New plan targets salmon-eating sea lions in Columbia River

    08/30/2019 3:58:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Columbian ^ | August 30, 2019 | Kieth Ridler - AP
    BOISE, Idaho — More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border to boost faltering populations of salmon and steelhead, federal officials said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service said it’s taking public comments through Oct. 29 on the plan requested by Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Native American tribes. The agency says billions of dollars on habitat restoration, fish passage at dams and other efforts have been spent in the three states in the last several decades to save 13 species of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead protected under...
  • The Dead Don’t Die in Elmore County

    08/27/2019 7:18:47 PM PDT · by Idaho Conservatives · 27 replies ^ | 8/24/19 | Gregory Graf
    Elmore County, Idaho is a beautiful place where the Snake River flows and host of the Mountain Home Air Force Base. It’s a peaceful place where one can live and, hopefully, die in peace. In the early summer of 2019, Elmore County’s coroner Jerry Rost decided he wanted to retire. He had trained his assistant and deputy coroner of 13 years, Nickie Campbell to replace him. Elmore, like many Idaho counties, elects its coroner during regular election cycles. Rost’s retirement outside an election cycle meant that the Elmore County Republican Central Committee (ECRCC) needed to submit 3 names for consideration...
  • Idaho must provide sex reassignment surgery for trans inmate, Ninth circuit court rules

    08/26/2019 6:03:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/26/2019 | By Tim Fitzsimons
    Depriving a transgender inmate with severe gender dysphoria of sex reassignment surgery is a form of “cruel and unusual punishment,” a federal appeals court ruled Friday, affirming a lower court ruling. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the state of Idaho to provide the surgery for trans inmate Adree Edmo. The ruling is the first time an appeals court has ordered a state to provide gender-affirming surgery to a prisoner, and the decision is at odds with a ruling issued earlier this year by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Idaho's Republican governor, Brad Little, vowed to...
  • Officials: Child attacked by mountain lion was running to friend's house ( Colorado )

    08/22/2019 9:55:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    KKTV ^ | Aug. 21, 2019
    BAILEY, Colo.- The search for a mountain lion continues after it attacked an 8-year-old boy in Bailey Wednesday night. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the child was playing on a trampoline in his yard when he heard a friend calling from down the street. As he ran towards his friend's home, the mountain lion pounced, grabbing the boy by the head. The boy's brother was also outside and heard a commotion. He ran to his father and told him something didn't sound right. His father rushed down the street and found the mountain lion on top of his son. The...
  • Idaho pilot becomes first woman to fly F-35 jet for Marine Corps

    08/16/2019 9:03:33 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/19 | Stephen Sorace
    A commercial helicopter pilot from Idaho has become the first woman in the Marine Corps to fly an F-35 fighter jet, a supersonic stealth aircraft. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz, a 29-year-old Boise native, completed her training program this past June at South Carolina’s Air Station Beaufort, the Marine Corps announced last week. Satz’s training lasted four years, taking her to bases in Florida, Texas and Mississippi. “The first flight in an F-35 is by yourself,” Satz said. "The syllabus thoroughly prepares you for that first time you take off and for every flight after that, it’s an exhilarating experience." Now,...
  • Idaho study finds mountain lions kill more elk than wolves

    08/11/2019 4:42:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies ^ | 8-4-19
    Share this article Photo credit: Shutterstock Idaho’s mountain lions play a bigger role in the overall mortality of elk than previously thought. Wolves have often been linked to poor elk calf survival rates; however, that blame may be misplaced. A new study, which was published in the Journal of Wildlife Management and analyzed 15 years of wolf and elk population data, The Spokesman-Review reports. “Things are usually more complicated than one thing,” said Jon Horne, lead author of the paper and senior wildlife research biologist at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. “But it’s sometimes really hard to show that.”...
  • 2017: DNC Chair Candidate: My Job Is To Tell White People When To Shut Their Mouths

    07/22/2019 12:07:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 79 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 24, 2017
    The DNC held a forum for candidates hoping to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Monday at George Washington University. One candidate, Sally Boynton Brown, the executive director of Idaho's Democratic Party, urged Democrats to provide "training" to teach people to be "sensitive" and "how to shut their mouths if they are white." "My job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt," Brown said. SALLY BOYNTON BROWN: I’m a white woman, I don’t get it... My job is to listen and be a voice and shut other white people down when they want...
  • Thinking about moving to Idaho

    07/18/2019 2:34:01 PM PDT · by ezo4 · 58 replies
    I'm considering moving to Idaho from the Puget sound reagon. Any suggestion for a small country Chritian town where liberals, democrats, communist will be non existant. I'll be bringing my retirement money, gear two vichels and my dog. My wife will be coming later on next year once I find a smaller apartment. Any suggestions would be nice. Thanks
  • New Idaho Law Expands Permitless Carry in Gun-Friendly Gem State

    07/10/2019 9:54:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 7/6/2019 | staff
    Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little recently signed House Bill 206 into law, expanding the state’s permitless carry law. The measure will allow law-abiding gun owners ages 18 to 21 to carry their legally owned handguns within city limits in the state without a permit. Previously, the law stipulated that only gun owners ages 21 and over were allowed to carry their handguns in city limits without a permit. While gun owners ages 18 to 21 were previously allowed to carry their firearms outside city limits without a permit, the new law standardizes permitless carry for all legal adults and is...
  • PETA Finds Name of Rural Road (Chicken Dinner Road) in Idaho Distasteful, Asks for Change

    07/05/2019 5:54:11 PM PDT · by tom h · 60 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 03, 2019 08:53 AM | Katy Moeller
    Chickens are friends for some people, dinner for others. Sometimes both. But one animal rights group feels that the name of a rural road in the Treasure Valley isn’t kind to poultry. PETA sent out a news release Wednesday morning alerting Idaho media that it has written a letter to Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas to ask for a change to the street name Chicken Dinner Road. However, Caldwell city street maps don’t include Chicken Dinner Road, which is located in rural Canyon County. ...
  • Animal rights group PETA asks Idaho city to rename Chicken Dinner Road

    07/06/2019 11:38:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    Idaho Press ^ | July 5, 2019 | SAVANNAH CARDON
    CALDWELL, Idaho — Chicken Dinner Road is ruffling some feathers. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an animal rights organization, is requesting that the city of Caldwell, Idaho, rename the historical Chicken Dinner Road. In a letter sent to Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, PETA condemned the name of the road, saying, “Chickens are intelligent, sensitive animals who feel pain and empathy and form strong bonds with one another, and they shouldn’t be considered ‘dinner.’” The request, apparently, has run afoul of the mayor. “First of all, it’s absolutely ridiculous — it just is,” Nancolas told the Idaho Press. “It’s...
  • Inside The Dangerous Rise Of ‘Abortion Reversal’ Bills (MEGA BARF)

    07/01/2019 3:32:36 PM PDT · by Morgana
    Huff PO ^ | June 29, 2019 | Melissa Jeltsen
    The rise of so-called “abortion reversal” bills has alarmed leading medical groups that say such legislation forces physicians to give misleading, unscientific and potentially dangerous advice to women, undermining the trusted doctor-patient relationship. So far this year, five states ― North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arkansas — have passed legislation mandating that physicians counsel women that a medication abortion, a safe and common method for ending a pregnancy before 10 weeks, can be reversed. Similar laws are already on the books in South Dakota, Utah and Idaho. Arkansas expanded an existing law.
  • Number Of Refugees Resettled In Idaho Has Declined By Half Since 2016

    06/25/2019 8:46:51 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 15 replies
    Boise State Public Radio ^ | June 21, 2019 | Rachel Cohen
    A new report from the International Rescue Committee, a global non-profit organization, finds that the number of refugees entering the country is at an "historic low." This is also the case for states like Idaho, where the number of refugees resettled each month is about half of what it was in 2016, according to the International Rescue Committee. In the 2016 fiscal year, Idaho resettled an average of 67 refugees each month. So far this year, the average is 33 per month. Zeze Rwasama, the director of the Refugee Center at the College of Southern Idaho, says the numbers outlined...
  • Lackluster results prove Idaho must end Common Core

    06/24/2019 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | June 21, 2019 | Wayne Hoffman
    Almost nine years after Idaho adopted Common Core, state officials still can’t say whether the supposedly-more-rigorous education standards have made a positive difference. Worse, mounting evidence from across the country shows the standards are nothing short of a disaster. I asked both Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherry Ybarra’s office and the State Board of Education (SBOE) to supply proof that the standards have worked. Ybarra spokesman Kris Rodine said ISAT test results are one measure that “Idaho students are making progress toward proficiency on higher standards of knowledge and demonstration of skills.” She stopped short of saying the standards, adopted...
  • Inside Trump's Iran decision: 'I really watched him agonize over this'

    06/23/2019 12:40:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 22, 2019 | Jeremy Diamond, Pamela Brown, Phil Mattingly and Barbara Starr
    The tension between President Donald Trump's bellicose rhetoric and his non-interventionist foreign policy instincts was on full display Thursday afternoon as he huddled in the Situation Room. Lawmakers in the room watched as the weight of his duties as commander-in-chief bore down on him, lives hanging in the balance. Trump did not tip his hand on which way he was leaning, focusing instead on "drilling down" on the differing perspectives and arguments leveled by the assembled lawmakers, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman James Risch said. But it was clear, the Idaho Republican said, that Trump is a president who "doesn't want...