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US: Idaho (News/Activism)

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  • Senate letter to President Trump Supporting H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

    06/05/2020 2:02:50 PM PDT · by jroehl · 17 replies
    US Senate ^ | May 26, 2020 | US Senate
    May 27, 2020 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, We write today to urge you to consider the important role non-immigrant temporary visa programs will play in aiding post-pandemic economic recovery in America. Any changes to these programs should be very narrowly tailored to prevent additional damage to the already struggling American small businesses who rely on the assistance made possible through these visas. The coronavirus pandemic has brought devastating loss of life and livelihood across our country. As we begin to reopen,...
  • Armed ‘Patriots’ patrol Coeur d’Alene (Idaho)

    06/02/2020 11:32:32 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 54 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | June 2, 2020 | Bill Buley
    Reports and rumors that groups bent on rioting and violence in Coeur d’Alene brought out men and women with guns on Monday determined to stop them if they arrive. Dan Carson was patrolling Sherman Avenue with an AR-12 automatic 12-gauge across his chest, an AR-15 strapped to his back, two 9mm handguns holstered and a .38 special, too. “I heard there are some people on the way who shouldn’t be here,” he said early Monday evening. Those people, he said, were Antifa and Proud Boys, militant far-left and far-right groups. Carson said he was in Spokane Sunday night helping protect...
  • Melanie Gibb describes Chad and Lori Daybells’ religious beliefs and her relationship with the couple

    05/28/2020 8:31:26 AM PDT · by bgill · 3 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | May, 28, 2020 | Nate Eaton
    "Melanie Gibb likely knows more about Chad and Lori Daybell’s relationship than anyone else. She was Lori’s best friend, attended conferences where Chad spoke and was with them the moment they met. She saw the pair’s friendship quickly turn into something more and says Lori confided intimate details about the couple’s activities, beliefs and future together. Gibb is an extremely private person who has been in hiding since December. That’s when police announced Lori’s children, 8-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, were missing. Their mother has refused to say where they are and is in the Madison County...
  • McLean’s transition team envisions Boise as the next Portland, San Francisco

    05/27/2020 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Twotone · 53 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dustin Hurst
    Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is looking to mold the city of Boise from a sleepy capital to a regional hub of art, entertainment, commerce, and, apparently, communism. The details are in a report, “A more equitable city for everyone.” The document, released by the mayor’s office in April, flew under the radar as Boiseans dealt with the Coronavirus-induced chaos. On Friday, the Boise Guardian wrote about the report and deemed the document as “worthy of discussion.” Unfortunately for taxpayers and small business owners and ultimately customers, who would bear the brunt, McLean paints the picture of a Boise that looks...
  • Video: Governor Bullock Shuts Off Access to Montana Town, Police Arrest Travelers ( Just following orders)

    05/21/2020 9:52:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    a Montana resident attempted to drive to Cooke City when he was pulled over and harassed by law-enforcement who – obeying the orders of Governor Steve Bullock – refused to allow passage to the small Montana town. ... Governor Steve Bullock, who seems intent on hurting Montana’s tourism economy – which amounts to 3.7 billion dollars a year and brings in more money than both agriculture and energy – has the state’s parks on lockdown. ... Whereas Yellowstone National Park has been opened up, only the entrances on the Wyoming side are open to travelers. Governor Bullock, insistent on protecting...
  • Panhandle Health District (North Idaho): Two new virus cases since Friday

    05/21/2020 8:09:00 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 3 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | May 21, 2020 | Anonymous
    There have been two new cases of the coronavirus reported in the Panhandle Health District since Friday. PHD reports there are a total of 70 cases, with 66 in Kootenai County and four in Bonner County. Boundary, Benewah and Shoshone counties still have no cases. Sixty-seven of the cases are no longer being monitored. As of Wednesday, only seven of the 70 cases have resulted in hospitalizations. There has not been the feared outbreak of cases since restaurants, salons and gyms reopened Friday. Gov. Brad Little’s reopening plan for the state allows bars to open May 30.
  • Montana [and Idaho] schools are reopening. Here's what parents and teachers are saying

    05/11/2020 2:20:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | May 7, 2020 | Theresa Waldrop and Allison Brennan
    Willow Creek, Montana (CNN)The children filed in, one by one, keeping their distance, to have their temperature taken at the door as Willow Creek School in Montana opened Thursday. "They're incredibly excited. They are so glad to be back," said Erika Wahl, the mother of two students at the school, which has between 50 and 60 students in grades K-12. "They miss their teachers, they miss their friends." While 48 states and Washington DC have ordered or recommended that schools close through the end of the academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Montana and in Idaho opened...
  • Nothing but a hound dog

    05/07/2020 8:38:19 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 6 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | May 7, 2020 | Anonymous
    For 10 minutes, a woman heard a man yelling for help Tuesday. And then, it stopped. She called the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. That led to a search around North Derting Road by KCSO deputies and neighbors by foot and ATV. They checked as close as they could get to the area, but didn’t find anyone, or anything, KCSO reported. A mystery? Perhaps not. While not confirmed, they discovered a likely reason for the cries for help. “Deputies later learned there were some men training some hound dogs in the area, and this could have been the source of what...
  • 16 elk killed after haystack collapses

    04/30/2020 2:14:24 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 53 replies
    Coeur d’Alene Press ^ | April 13, 2020 | Anonymous
    Sixteen elk died sometime during the winter at an eastern Idaho wildlife management area when a stack of hay containing 2,000-pound (900-kilogram) bales collapsed and fell, crushing some of the elk and causing others to be trampled to death. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Saturday that it appears the elk broke through a high fence and ate at the bottom of the haystack, causing it to collapse. The haystack is on the Tex Creek Wildlife Management Area about 15 miles east of Idaho Falls. Fish and Game officials investigated after receiving a report from a concerned citizen....
  • Oregon man part of radical left-wing antifascist group sues his grandmother over rent disagreement

    04/26/2020 4:01:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 26th April 2020 | Roberto Wakerell-Cruz
    Austin Goodrich was part of an antifa group that shut down a College Republicans event at Portland State in 2019. ... Oregon renter who refused to pay rent and his landlord who tracked his coronavirus stimulus check went viral. .... A lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, April 22 by tenant Austin Goodrich, 22, of Forest Grove, Ore., nearby Portland, against his property manager and landlord. The lawsuit seeks damages for Goodrich “feeling overwhelmingly violated and vulnerable.” When the story first made national and international headlines, reporters and Goodrich did not disclose that the landlord, Lois Ranstead, is also his grandmother...
  • Protest starts after Idaho woman arrested at playground closed due to coronavirus

    04/22/2020 6:54:28 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | 22 April 20
    An Idaho woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she was violating city orders by trespassing on a city playground that was closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. CBS affiliate KBOI-TV reports that 40-year-old Sara Brady, of Meridian, was arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing. Following Brady's arrest, which was captured on social media, there were protests held at Meridian City Hall, KBOI reported. Station KTVB reported that roughly 100 people protested.
  • Idaho Police Arrest Subversive Mom For Taking Children to Playground…

    04/22/2020 3:50:16 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 68 replies ^ | 4/22/20 | sundance
    Comrades, after the Meridian cornavirus enforcement police received several calls from compliant citizens, a dangerous group of subversive moms were identified engaging in non-approved playground activity against the interests of the state. Local authorities activated an emergency response task force & arrested the lead scofflaw mom at the park. According to video smuggled from the park by an underground network of rebellious female breeders, Mrs. Sarah Brady was instructed by the COVID-19 compliance officers to vacate the playground. Ms. Brady refused to comply with the order and was subsequently handcuffed and arrested for violations of the state lock-down, ie. misdemeanor...
  • 'The virus is killing our Constitution!' Idaho militia leader vows to use 'physical force' to hold a service for 1,000 people on Easter Sunday as state's residents rebel over stay-at-home orders - despite a huge surge in cases

    04/08/2020 6:00:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2020 | Andrew Court
    A militia leader is rallying people to attend a mass gathering in Idaho on Easter Sunday in defiance of the governor's orders to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report in The New York Times Tuesday, Aamon Bundy says he and his allies are willing to 'physically defend' the event, which is scheduled to take place in the city of Boise and could attract upwards of 1,000 people. 'I will be there, and I will bring as many people as I can,' Bundy reportedly told a group of supporters on March 26, a day after the state's...
  • A ‘Liberty’ Rebellion in Idaho Threatens to Undermine Coronavirus Orders

    04/07/2020 9:35:37 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2020 | Mike Baker
    Inside an old factory building north of Boise, a few dozen people gathered to hear from Ammon Bundy. The meeting, which appeared to violate orders by Gov. Brad Little of Idaho to avoid group gatherings, was an assertion of what Mr. Bundy said was a constitutional right to peacefully assemble. But Mr. Bundy said he also hoped to create a network of people ready to come to the aid of those facing closure of their businesses or other interference from the government. “If it gets bad enough, and our rights are infringed upon enough, we can physically stand in defense...
  • Defending Our Right To Protect Our Health and Safety

    04/02/2020 7:05:28 PM PDT · by Habanero · 13 replies
    Idaho Conservatives ^ | 3/31/20 | Idaho Conservatives
    Ammon Bundy said this at the public meeting he organized: "It's all of us going to the governer's house, right, literally, and saying, YOU WILL NOT DO THIS! WE ARE NOT OK WITH THIS! WE ARE GOING TO HIS HOUSE!" How is calling for potentially infected and undoubtedly armed angry people to show up at the Governor's personal residence not considered a real threat? He plans to hold another public event tonight in Emmett Idaho.
  • Governor Little Signs Bill to Improve Constitutional Carry in Idaho

    04/01/2020 5:15:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 30 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 25 March, 2020, Governor Little signed HB 516, the Idaho bill which improved Constitutional Carry in the state. It passed the Senate 27 to 5, on 18 March, with three absent and excused. The five Senators who voted against it were: Buckner-Webb, Burgoyne, Nelson, Nye, and Ward-Engelking.The bill passed the House 56 to 14 on the 27th of February. The 14 representatives who voted against it were:  Anderson, Berch, Chew, Davis, Ellis, Gannon, Green, Mason, McCrostie, Necochea, Rubel, Smith, Toone, and Wintrow.Idaho was one of three states which had a peculiar twist to their Constitutional Carry law: It only...
  • 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Idaho

    03/31/2020 9:12:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    kron4 ^ | March 31, 2020 | STAFF
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A large earthquake struck north of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 5 p.m. It was centered 73 miles (118 kilometers) northeast of Meridian, Idaho, near the rural mountain town of Stanley. Marcus Smith, an emergency room health unit coordinator at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center, said the hospital, about 65 miles (104 kilometers) south of the epicenter, shook but the quake didn’t interfere with the treatment of any patients. The hospital in Blaine County is on...
  • 6.5 magnitude earthquake centered near Challis (iDAHO)

    03/31/2020 5:30:57 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 97 replies
    WIN FALLS — A small earthquake rattled southern Idaho Tuesday afternoon. People reported feeling the quake around the Magic Valley, in the Wood River Valley, the Treasure Valley, Pocatello, and in Missoula, Montana. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.5 magnitude quake was centered about 45 miles west of Challis at 5:52 p.m.
  • Idaho governor signs into law anti-transgender legislation

    03/31/2020 8:38:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    AP ^ | March 30, 2020 | KEITH RIDLER
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them. The Republican governor approved legislation that prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates, and another that bans transgender girls and women from competing in women’s sports.
  • Idaho Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions: “Abortion is Not Health Care”

    03/27/2020 4:52:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | March 27, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    The governor of Idaho has signed a bill to prohibit the killing of unborn babies in abortions as soon as the U.S. Supreme Court allows states to do so. Sponsored by state Sen. Todd Lakey, R-Nampa, Senate Bill 1385 passed along party lines in a 27-5 vote and eventually passed in the House as well 49-18. The legislation would ban abortions once Roe v. Wade is overturned. Exceptions would be allowed for rape, incest and risks to the mother’s life. All other abortions would be considered a crime. This week, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed the legislation into law. The...