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US: Idaho (News/Activism)

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  • Teachers actually thought ‘border wall’ costumes were a good idea

    11/03/2018 7:31:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 3, 2018 | 4:13pm | Sara Dorn
    <p>An Idaho school district is under fire after more than a dozen of its staffers dressed up as Mexican stereotypes — and a border wall — for Halloween.</p> <p>Since deleted photos posted to Middleton School District’s Facebook page show Middleton Heights Elementary employees dressed in sombreros and ponchos while wearing fake mustaches and holding maracas.</p>
  • Public School Teachers Denounced For Dressing Up As Mexicans, Trump’s Wall For Halloween

    11/03/2018 11:26:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/2/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Schoolteachers in Idaho are in trouble after dressing in politically charged costumes for Halloween. Photos surfaced on Facebook of staff at an elementary school in Middleton, Idaho, dressing as Mexicans and President Trump’s proposed border wall along with the saying, “Make America Great Again,” and waving American flags. Parents flagged the post as being potentially insensitive to some of the students and the local DACA group reported the photos saying they were “extremely disheartening.”
  • Idaho school investigating after teachers wore border wall costumes for Halloween

    11/02/2018 4:56:13 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/2/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    An Idaho elementary school came under fire after photos showed staff members dressed as the border wall for Halloween this week. The costume had the words “Make America Great Again” written over the front. The employees also wore costumes exploiting Mexican stereotypes. Photos posted to the Middleton School District’s Facebook page showed staff members from the Middleton Heights Elementary School dressed up in cardboard to appear like a wall, KTVB reported [near Boise]. The words “Make America Great Again” were written in red, white and blue. The teachers were also seen wearing sombreros and brightly colored ponchos. The word “Mexican”...
  • Idaho commissioner who circulated 'nauseating' hunting photos resigns

    10/15/2018 8:50:28 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 69 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/15/18 | Tim Stelloh and Xavier Rangel
    A Fish and Game commissioner in Idaho who came under fire for circulating images of he and his wife posing with dead animals during a hunt in Africa resigned on Monday, saying he had made "poor judgments." In a letter to Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, the commissioner, Blake Fischer, said those judgments "resulted in sharing photos of a hunt in which I did not display an appropriate level of sportsmanship and respect for the animals I harvested." While claiming the photos were out of character, Fischer apologized and said he hoped the photos would "not harm the integrity and...
  • Today's Ghastly Groaner

    09/28/2018 12:07:46 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 26 replies
    The Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | 9/28/18 | D. Barron & Maureen Dolan Editor
    The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation. “He’s a funeral director,” she said. “Interesting,” the newsman thought. He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living. She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came...
  • Photos: ‘Just Like 2016!’ Massive Lines for Trump Las Vegas rally

    09/20/2018 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    GP ^ | September 20,2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Photos posted online from Las Vegas show a massive turnout for President’s Trump’s campaign rally being held Thursday night at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The half-mile-plus lines in the 95 degree heat are reminiscent of the huge crowds that turned out in 2015-2016 for Trump’s presidential campaign rallies. The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker reported on the enthusiasm of the Trump supporters, “Some brief anecdotal scene from the Trump rally here in Las Vegas: One woman drove in from San Diego. Another drove 16 hours from Elk City, Idaho. A man and his son flew down from Washington State. And...
  • How One of U.S.'s Most Conservative Colleges Bloomed in Liberal Denver

    09/10/2018 6:31:47 AM PDT · by cutty · 5 replies
    Westword ^ | September 10, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    Denver is widely regarded to be among the more liberal major cities in the United States. But it's also home to Colorado Christian University, which the research website Niche just ranked the seventh-most-conservative American college — and it's among the fastest-growing, too. "We've had nine years of record enrollment at Colorado Christian University," says Jeff Hunt, CCU's vice president of public policy and director of the Centennial Institute, the branch that puts on the annual Western Conservative Summit. "And a lot of that has to do with the fact that we're unapologetically Christian and conservative. People know exactly what they're...
  • SF Court: Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on streets

    09/04/2018 7:06:51 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2018 | Rebecca Boone
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, which is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
  • US denies liability after boy is sprayed by its cyanide trap

    08/23/2018 1:48:38 AM PDT · by blueplum · 48 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 22 Aug 2018 | Staff
    BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. government said an Idaho family is to blame for any injuries it alleges a boy received after he was doused with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that a federal worker mistakenly placed near their home. Any injuries were caused by the negligence of the parents and child, the U.S. Department of Justice said in documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court, and asked for the family's lawsuit to be dismissed. Mark and Theresa Mansfield of Pocatello sued in June seeking more than $75,000 in damages and more than $75,000 for pain and suffering. They say...
  • Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite

    08/18/2018 9:55:03 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    CBC ^ | 8/17/18 | Nicole Mortillaro
    The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week. There are nearly 600 fires burning across B.C. which is in its third day of a province-wide state of emergency. Between Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon 36 new fires started, mostly sparked by lightning. NASA used two satellites to image the smoke: the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS on its Suomi NPP satellite and the DSCOVR satellite that launched in 2015. Smoke from the fires rises high into...
  • New research: More than half of Medicaid expansion enrollees don’t work

    08/04/2018 5:51:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Idaho Freedom Foundation ^ | August 3, 2018 | Wayne Hoffman
    Data from numerous ObamaCare expansion states reveal that, if new enrollees are not required to work, they will not work—at all. Based on recent research, this conclusion bodes ill for Idaho should Medicaid expansion pass in November. A new report authored by the nonpartisan Foundation for Government Accountability asserts that more than half of Medicaid expansion enrollees across the country don’t have jobs. FGA said of the 12.4 million Medicaid expansion enrollees nationwide, 6.8 million are not working. FGA says 70 percent of the Medicaid-expansion enrollees in Illinois aren’t working, the highest percentage of the dozen states surveyed. Of Idaho’s...
  • Small number of 'slowpokes' cited so far, but police say new law improves safety (Idaho)

    07/31/2018 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Boomer · 105 replies
    Idaho Press ^ | 7/30/2018 | Emily Lowe
    Only two Idaho drivers have been cited for driving too slowly in the fast lane since the state’s new “slowpoke” law took effect July 1. Three other drivers got warnings that they better go the speed limit in the left lane or scoot over. Those numbers, current as of July 27, are from the Idaho State Police, which patrols the state’s highways. Tickets for speeding during that time frame — numbering 2,495 — far surpass these five cases of impeding fast-lane traffic. Even so, the new law gives troopers another tool to keep roads safer, said bill sponsor Rep. Lance...
  • Idaho inmates hacked prison-issued tablets for $225,000 in credits

    07/29/2018 8:58:53 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 45 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | July 28, 2018 | Taylor Hatmaker
    Inmates in Idaho successfully hacked the software of the prison-issued tablets to issue themselves nearly a quarter of a million dollars in credits on the devices that are often one of their only connections to the outside world. The tablets, made by prominent prison vendor JPay, give inmates the ability to use email, listen to music and transfer money, among other basic computing functions, but charge fees for some services. The Associated Press reports that Idaho prison officials discovered 364 inmates leveraging a software vulnerability to increase their JPay account balances. In Idaho, the devices are the result of a...
  • Gay mafia succeeds in driving children's playhouse out of Pittsburgh, it is moving to Idaho.

    07/29/2018 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 23 replies
    Website and Facebook ^ | 29 July 2018 | Palisade Playhouse, Pittsburgh
    This is a sad story about a family who was forced to sell their Children's Playhouse Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and move to smaller market in Idaho where the local theater scene is not (hopefully) dominated by the Gay mafia. For two years, this devout Christian family brought low priced family friendly entertainment to a liberal neighborhood in Pittsburgh until they ran afoul of the local LGBT mafia for refusing to rewrite a scene to make a gay couple the centerpiece. (For the record, they weren't even refusing to have gay dads in the musical, just to make them the...
  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 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....