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  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins
    Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff. Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls. ... Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFW’s position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched. “No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so,” according to DNR’s...
  • GRAMMAR/HUMOR: MLP (NEVER) WALKS INTO A BAR

    07/18/2018 9:13:08 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    The Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | July 17,2018 | Mrs. Language Person and Sholeh Patrick
    Today’s dilemma, dear Readers, is whether to die laughing, or from the abject horror of these grammatic fauxs-pas: A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. A bar was walked into by the passive voice. An oxymoron walked into a bar, and the silence was deafening. A malapropism walks into a bar, looking for all intensive purposes like a wolf in cheap clothing, muttering epitaphs and casting dispersions on his magnificent other, who takes him for granite. Hyperbole totally crashes into this insane bar and completely demolishes everything. A...
  • Yellowstone Volcano latest: 100-FOOT fissure sparks URGENT park closure

    07/17/2018 8:16:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 119 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | 7/17/18 | Sean Martin
    A 100-foot fissure has opened up in the Grand Teton National Park – not far from the potentially catastrophic Yellowstone volcano. The giant crack in the Wyoming–based national park has prompted officials to shut down areas from tourists in case of landslides. The Grand Teton National Park said in a statement: “The Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas are currently closed due to elevated potential for rockfall. [...snip...] If it was seismic activity beneath Grand Teton which caused the fissure, it could be a sign that Yellowstone is reawakening. If the Wyoming volcano were to erupt an estimated 87,000 people...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Idaho girl, 3, dies after being stabbed at her own birthday party

    07/02/2018 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Skywise · 42 replies
    WXIN Fox 59 (Indianapolis) ^ | July 2, 2018 | AP
    <p>A 3-year-old Idaho girl who was stabbed at her own birthday party died Monday, two days after a man invaded the celebration and stabbed nine people, authorities said.</p> <p>Timmy Kinner is accused of attacking a group of children and the adults who tried to protect them at the party at an apartment complex that is home to many refugee families.</p>
  • Suspect in Boise Stabbing Spree Doesn't Quite Match Media's Narrative

    07/01/2018 4:19:24 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 30 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/1/18 | Patrick Poole
    (snip) --- A horrific stabbing spree at a Boise, Idaho, apartment complex last night left nine people injured, including six children. Local media reports state that four of the victims have life-threatening injuries. The national media quickly seized on the fact that the apartment complex was known to house refugees and that some of the victims themselves were apparently refugees. Despite the fact that the 30-year-old male suspect was arrested last night at 8:50 p.m. and his arrest record and mugshot were posted on the Ada County Sheriff's website at 3:46 this morning, none of the articles identified the suspect....
  • 9 hurt, 4 critically, as man stabs refugee families at Boise low-income apartments

    07/01/2018 8:51:30 AM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 62 replies
    Refugee families at a low-income apartment complex were attacked Saturday night by a man who stabbed nine people — more than any other attack in Boise's history, police said. Four of them suffered injuries that police called life-threatening. A 30-year-old man was quickly taken into custody at gunpoint, police said. All of the victims were taken to a hospital.
  • Cattle producer says wolves cause breeding problems ( Washington )

    06/17/2018 8:42:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Chewelah Independent) ^ | June 6, 2018 | Brandon Hansen
    A troubling trend has occurred for ranchers in NE Washington ... cattle are experiencing breeding issues since the migration of wolves to the area... the rate of female cows .. that didn’t become pregnant has increased from five percent to about 20 percent. A cow must raise a calf every summer for the rancher to recoup costs ... Diamond M also has a winter range to cut costs, but when wolves came into the area about a decade ago, they’ve seen their cattle attacked ... Texas A&M University agreed with the open cow side effect from wolves, and an Eastern...
  • Utah Sen. Lee targeting powers of BLM, Forest Service ( Dan Love vs Cliven Bundy .. )

    05/21/2018 5:51:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 21, 2018 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    Dan Love .. led Operation Cerberus ... Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to rein in the law enforcement authority of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service and is crafting legislation he says will either restrict or abolish their authority. Lee said Monday he aims to hem in powers he says were never envisioned under the Federal Land Management Policy Act of 1976. "Our federal land management agencies have drifted far from their intended purposes.. The BLM has expanded its operations far from public lands." ... The senator added federal land agencies exercise police powers on private land...
  • Brad Little, the establishment pick, wins the Republican primary in Idaho’s governor's race

    05/16/2018 5:30:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Vox ^ | May 16, 2018
    .Lt. Gov. Brad Little, the state establishment’s pick, has claimed the Republican nomination in Idaho’s governor’s race after a heated and expensive campaign, beating Rep. Raul Labrador, and entrepreneur Tommy Ahlquist. For months, the three Republicans have been leading the pack in a crowded seven-person primary to succeed Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, a Republican who decided not to seek a fourth term. The candidates poured millions into the gubernatorial primary. Little reported raising more than $1.2 million in the first four months of 2018, loaning himself $800,000, only second to Ahlquist — a whopping number in Idaho politics.
  • Northwest rivers are warming. And that may threaten your favorite fishing spot

    05/08/2018 6:09:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | May 7, 2018 | by Rocky Barker
    Salmon and trout anglers across the Pacific Northwest are going to have fewer places to fish over the next 40 years, concludes a new study published this month. Scientists at the Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station in Boise found that in the summer and early fall, rivers in the Pacific Northwest have already warmed 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit since 1976. That's the same rise measured at the Bonneville Dam over the last 80 years and used in models by climate scientists. The researchers studied 391 monitoring sites. The temperature pattern gives them confidence the warming trend is going to continue...
  • New Hampshire Becomes Fourth State to Require Work for Medicaid

    05/07/2018 4:00:32 PM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | SEAN MORAN
    The Donald Trump administration approved New Hampshire’s waiver, becoming the fourth state to implement work requirements for Medicaid. New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said in a statement on Monday: Work requirements help lift able-bodied individuals out of poverty by empowering them with the dignity of work and self-reliability while also allowing states to control the costs of their Medicaid programs. They help people gain the skills necessary for long-term independence and success. Sununu added, “Today’s announcement by CMS authorizing New Hampshire’s Medicaid work requirements is a transformative step towards a more thriving workforce.” New Hampshire became the fourth state...
  • Anonymous donor's $400G offer convinces embattled Idaho superintendent to step down

    05/01/2018 2:16:22 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/18 | Katherine Lam
    A school district superintendent in Idaho, who had resisted calls to leave his post, finally agreed to step down when an anonymous donor reportedly gave him $400,000 to get out. New Plymouth Superintendent Kevin Barker agreed to resign from his position last Wednesday during a special school board meeting, the Idaho Statesman reported Monday. Barker, who was dubbed a "bully" by some critics, is accused of creating a hostile environment for teachers. He initially didn't want to leave -- but then Barker got an offer he couldn't refuse. An anonymous third party stepped up and offered Barker $400,000 to leave,...
  • Biologically inspired membrane purges coal-fired smoke of greenhouse gases

    04/11/2018 2:24:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    phys.org ^ | 04/11/2018 | by Neal Singer, Sandia National Laboratories
    Enzymatic liquid membrane design and mechanism of carbon dioxide capture and separation. The Sandia/University of New Mexico membrane is fabricated by formation of 8-nanometer diameter mesopores. Using atomic layer deposition and oxygen plasma processing, the silica mesopores are engineered to be hydrophobic except for an 18-nm-deep region at the pore surface which is hydrophilic. Through capillary condensation, carbonic anhydrase enzymes and water spontaneously fill the hydrophilic mesopores to form an array of stabilized enzymes with an effective concentration greater than 10 times of that achievable in solution. These catalyze the capture and dissolution of carbon dioxide at the upstream surface...
  • Idaho candidate supports death penalty for women who get abortions if procedure becomes illegal

    04/05/2018 7:03:53 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/3/18 | Robert King
    A Republican candidate for Idaho’s lieutenant governor said women who get an abortion should receive the death penalty if abortion becomes illegal in the state. State Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, said at a candidate forum hosted by the Christian podcast CrossPolitic that women getting an abortion should be punished. Moderators asked him if he supported including the death penalty as a possible punishment, and Nonini nodded in response, according to the Associated Press.
  • 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...
  • What happens when an algorithm cuts your health care

    03/22/2018 12:13:19 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    The Verge ^ | 21 March 2018 | Colin Lecher
    ....Algorithmic tools like the one Arkansas instituted in 2016 are everywhere from health care to law enforcement, altering lives in ways the people affected can usually only glimpse, if they know they’re being used at all. Even if the details of the algorithms are accessible, which isn’t always the case, they’re often beyond the understanding even of the people using them, raising questions about what transparency means in an automated age, and concerns about people’s ability to contest decisions made by machines. {snip} ...Arkansas has said the previous, human-based system was ripe for favoritism and arbitrary decisions. “We knew there...
  • Just a Bun

    03/11/2018 1:49:09 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 62 replies
    The Northwest Inlander ^ | 3/8/18 | Mitch Ryals (as told by his bun)
    We're standing in line for coffee when out of nowhere, I get honked. The lady behind us reached up, wrapped me up in her grubby paw and squeezed. "Your man bun is so soft," she says to the man to whose head I'm affixed with a black elastic hair tie. "I've never touched one before." An innocent compliment to most, but to me this violent assault is just another example of the indignities of my existence. I'm just a bun, after all. I didn't choose to be tied to a man. Women gawk and stare. Sometimes they'll shout: "Nice man...
  • Idaho Teachers and Students Win Climate Change Debate

    03/09/2018 9:32:19 PM PST · by mdittmar · 48 replies
    National Education Association ^ | March 8, 2018 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    After several years of often rancorous debate—and more back-and-forth action than a beach restoration project Idaho lawmakers finally have decided that climate change will be taught in Idaho schools. “It’s a wonderful thing for for our state and its students!” said Coeur d’Alene environmental science teacher Jamie Esler, who served on a state committee of award-winning educators, parents, and scientists that developed the K12 science standards.The science standards developed by the highly qualified committee, over painstaking months of work, maintain “integrity around the science of climate,” and will enable Idaho science teachers to fully educate their students about human-caused climate...
  • North Idaho schools cut through the climate debate by teaching kids to think like scientists

    03/08/2018 11:41:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Pacific Northwest Inlander ^ | March 8, 2018 | By Wilson Criscione
    Somewhere in the process of digging down through 7 feet of snow near the top of a mountain, measuring the snowpack and jotting down numbers, Cheyenne Kiecker discovered something that, for her, felt impossible: Maybe she does like science after all. In February, Kiecker and her classmates studied the snow at Lookout Pass in North Idaho. She learned how the snow impacts the runoff into streams and rivers and lakes, how it affects the fish and the spring foliage, how it changes the wildfire season. And she's learned that in recent decades, the snowpack in the very spot she and...