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  • (Homosexual) Group blasts Meridian schools on student club rule (Idaho)

    11/01/2011 4:45:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    AP/Idaho Statesman ^ | November 1, 2011 | JESSIE L. BONNER
    A legal group claims Idaho's largest school district rejected a measure to require a parent's signature for students to participate in school clubs amid pressure from a national organization that promotes equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. But the Meridian School District said Monday the proposal was dropped because the vast majority of their student clubs do not currently require parental permission. The school district's governing board adopted a new policy on student clubs last week after months of discussions, said district spokesman Eric Exline. "It is true at one point there was a provision in there...
  • N. Idaho judge to issue decision soon in student's lawsuit over university firearms policy

    10/15/2011 6:54:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    therepublic.com ^ | 14 October, 2011 | AP
    MOSCOW, Idaho — A northern Idaho judge plans to issue a written decision soon in a college student's lawsuit challenging a policy that restricts firearms on his campus.
  • Couple's Property Rights Battle Headed for High Court

    10/14/2011 8:59:09 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    CBN ^ | October 14, 2011 | CBN
    One Idaho couple's property rights battle with the government has reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Mike and Chantell Sackett bought land in Priest Lake, Idaho, to build their dream home in a residential development. As the Sacketts were preparing to build, however, the Environmental Protection Agency blocked them. EPA officials informed them their property is protected wetlands and accused them of violating the Clean Water Act. The agency then threatened to fine them $37,000 a day. "Bullying, that's what the EPA does," Chantell Sackett told Spokane, Wash., TV station KXLY.
  • N. Idaho couple battle "overzealous" EPA (Private Land Rights Violated)

    10/12/2011 4:45:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    The Coeur d' Alene Press ^ | October 12, 2011 | The Coeur d' Alene Press
    Washington, D.C. - A Priest Lake couple is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court over a land use dispute with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that should have never occurred, according to Members of the Idaho Congressional Delegation. Mike and Chantell Sackett were in Washington, D.C., today as part of a forum convened by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and attended by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Idaho Senator Jim Risch and Idaho Representative Raúl Labrador.
  • Fifty Bucks or Your Life

    10/09/2011 5:55:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    AxXiom for Liberty ^ | 10-08-2011 | Kaye Beach
    “If we can prevent someone from being killed, that’s the intent,” City Councilman Brad Egbert said. If it can possibly save one life…then we should do it, right? Do what? You are probably wondering. Well, pass another law outlawing stupidity. In this particular case caring lawmakers want to prevent idiots from walking out into traffic because they are more absorbed in their phones than they are in living. Never mind the fact that no one has even died from this particular form of idiocy in Rexburg. . it’s .all in the name of safety. If you are caught risking your...
  • IER Identifies Coal Fired Power Plants Likely to Close as Result of EPA RegulationsCoal

    10/08/2011 3:45:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    So if somebody wants to build a coal-fired plant they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them… – Barack Obama speaking to San Francisco Chronicle, January 2008 The United States has the world’s largest coal resources. In fact we have 50 percent more coal than Russia, the country with the next largest reserves. But coal use in the United States is under assault. Before becoming President, Barak Obama promised to bankrupt coal companies. As President, he has tried various strategies to force Americans to use less coal. After failing to pass a national energy tax (cap-and-trade), the President vowed...
  • Shots fired in wolf war by Idaho archer

    10/08/2011 5:49:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 82 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 October, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Environmentalist arguments that wolves do not pose a potential threat to humans took another hit when bowhunter Rene Anderson took what she is convinced was a defensive action and fatally shot a wolf that had moved aggressively to within ten feet of her on a remote ridge near Headquarters, Idaho. Anderson, speaking to this column Friday morning, said the animal loped toward her while she was elk hunting back on Sept. 25. Her story is just now moving into high gear across the Internet, and she is being supported by friends and co-workers in Pierce, a community about 13 miles...
  • Labrador Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Holder Over "Fast and Furious" Testimony...

    10/06/2011 2:24:35 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 38 replies
    House.gov ^ | Thursday October 06, 2011 | Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Idaho First Congressional District Congressman Raúl R. Labrador called for the resignation of United States Attorney General Eric Holder after evidence of discrepancies in his previous testimony before the House Committee on the Judiciary was brought to light by a national media outlet. Mr. Labrador has been critical of potential abuses of the Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BAFTE) since his March 17, 2011 letter to Oversight Chairman Darrel Issa urging his committee to conduct in-depth investigations into allegations of weapons being sold, with federal government complicity, to Mexican cartels. Over 1,500 such weapons remain...
  • Priest Lake Couple's Legal Battle [vs. EPA] Heads To Nation's Highest Court

    10/01/2011 1:02:48 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 5 replies
    KHQ-TV, Spokane ^ | Sept. 30, 2011 | KHQ-TV
    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho - It's a classic David versus Goliath battle. The United States Supreme Court now says it will consider the case of a Priest Lake couple that's just hoping to build a home. But the Federal Government says you can build a home, just not where you bought your property. It's illegal.
  • Idaho applies for US money for insurance exchange

    09/30/2011 3:11:05 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 3 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Jesse L. Bonner
    BOISE, Idaho — The state has applied for millions of dollars in federal funding to establish a health insurance exchange, but any plans to spend the money will still need approval from the Republican-dominated Idaho Legislature and could face an uphill battle in 2012. Idaho House Republicans' disdain of the health care overhaul passed by Congress doomed a previous effort to set aside federal money to help Idaho set up a statewide exchange. Lawmakers voted 50-15 in March to kill an appropriations bill that included the $2.5 million in federal cash.
  • Property Rights For Sale, Inquire With the EPA

    09/29/2011 11:17:15 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | Sept. 28, 2011 | John Hayward
    In 2005, Mike and Chantell Sackett bought a piece of land in Idaho, and set about building a modest home on their $23,000 lot. The dreadful flaming eye of the Environmental Protection Agency soon turned upon them, and they were told their little half-acre parcel of land, which is located about five hundred feet away from a lake, was a federally protected wetland.
  • Firearms big business in Idaho

    09/28/2011 6:03:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    idahostatesman.com ^ | 28 September, 2011 | AUDREY DUTTON
    The firearms industry is thriving in Idaho, and business for some local companies is getting even better. The industry employs thousands of people in Idaho, and a new trade group wants to push that number higher. A dozen manufacturers gathered Tuesday at the first event hosted by the Idaho Firearms and Accessories Manufacturers Association. The association won a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the expo and for a report — due to USDA next month — on the economic impact of Idaho’s firearms industry. WHAT IS IFAMA? Four people started the all-volunteer association a year and...
  • Idaho boy, 10, escapes clash with mountain lion(AP)

    09/24/2011 6:24:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 23 September, 2011 | JESSIE L. BONNER (AP)
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 10-year-old Idaho boy who came face-to-face with a mountain lion in rural Boise County escaped with minor scratches — and concerns that his friends at school wouldn't believe his story, according to state wildlife managers.
  • Idaho Couple's Permit Fight Drags Wetlands Back to Supreme Court

    09/19/2011 5:55:12 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 30 replies
    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho -- Sitting unobtrusively across the road from a pristine lake in the northern Idaho panhandle, the half-acre lot covered with weeds and piles of gravel isn't much to look at. And yet, in a few months' time, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will decide its fate. For four years the land has sat idle while its owners, Mike and Chantell Sackett, have been locked in a fight with U.S. EPA.
  • Grizzly bear kills hunter near Boundary County(ID)

    09/17/2011 6:30:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 90 replies
    spokesman.com ^ | 16 September, 2011 | Meghann M. Cuniff
    A grizzly bear killed a hunter before being fatally shot Friday near the Boundary County, Idaho, limits, the latest in a series of deadly grizzly bear attacks in the Northwest. Three men from Nevada were hunting bears in a remote area of Buckhorn Mountain near the Montana border when the grizzly attacked one of them and was shot and killed by a group member, authorities say. The fatal grizzly attack comes as Idaho’s congressional delegation has proposed to amend the Endangered Species Act to reiterate that it’s OK to shoot a grizzly bear in self-defense or in defense of another...
  • Charges Dropped In Bear Self-Defense Shooting(ID)

    09/10/2011 7:57:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 9 September, 2011 | Raven Clabough
    When the government infringes upon Second Amendment rights through regulation and harsh gun control, it is accused of violating one’s right to self-defense. There is no greater example of this violation, however, than when the federal government attempted to punish a man for killing a grizzly bear that threatened his life and the lives of his family. Fortunately, when the story was publicized and received a great deal of negative media attention, federal prosecutors decided to drop the charges. Idaho resident Jeremy Hill faced trial after he killed a grizzly bear that came into his yard on May 8. According...
  • Battle lines drawn, anti-rural bigotry emerges in ID grizzly bear killing

    09/01/2011 3:29:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 August, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Rural solidarity is clearly up against anti-rural bigotry in the continuing debate over federal prosecution of a north Idaho man who fatally shot one of three grizzly bears that wandered onto his property and allegedly posed an immediate threat to his children. The case remains a hot topic among Northwest hunters and gun rights activists at the Hunting-Washington, Northwest Firearms, WaGuns and HuntFishNW forums. Over the weekend, the debate got nasty in the wake of the release of a letter written by Boundary County Prosecutor Jack Douglas in support of Jeremy Hill, who killed a male grizzly back in May,...
  • Possible Rifle Range In Jerome County Concerns Residents(ID)

    08/29/2011 6:52:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    kmvt.com ^ | 28 August, 2011 | Michelle Costa
    JEROME COUNTY< ID (KMVT-TV) - Discussions about a rifle range in eastern Jerome County are underway yet again. The Jerome County Commissioners are looking at possibly opening up a range three miles west of the Jerome Minidoka county line. But, this proposal is worrying people who live in the area. The Carneys own an organic straw field being a farmer is something they pride themselves on. But, their farm life may soon be disturbed. "We like the serenity. It's not that we are against guns, we just don't want them shooting in our backyard,” said Polly Carney, Carney Farms. "They...
  • Grizzly shooter garners support...Family said he was protecting his kids

    08/25/2011 5:13:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies
    Coeur d' Alene Press ^ | 8-25-11 | DAVID COLE
    COEUR d'ALENE - A man charged with unlawfully shooting and killing a grizzly bear had so many supporters at his arraignment Tuesday in federal court that the judge had to move the hearing to a larger courtroom. Even there, every seat was taken as his family, friends and neighbors, young and old, squeezed in. federal law. Hill's charge is a misdemeanor. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale set trial, at least for now, for Oct. 4. Hill has declined comment. His lawyer, Marc Lyons of Coeur d'Alene, said he plans to defend Hill on the basis of self-defense and protection of family....
  • DA charges Spring Creek man with lewdness (TSA employee)

    08/27/2011 6:18:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Elko Daily ^ | 08/26/11 | Jared DuBach
    A city officer arrested a Spring Creek man Wednesday morning at the Elko Area Regional Airport, where he works for the Transportation Security Administration, on a warrant charging six counts of lewdness with a child. The Elko County Sheriff’s Office was notified in July of possible sexual contact between David Ralph Anderson, 61, and a girl younger than 14.