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  • ID U.S. Congressional candidate arrested for office supply store assault

    03/18/2012 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Netalia · 33 replies · 1+ views
    KTVB ^ | 3-17-2012 | Jamie Grey
    BOISE -- Police arrested a woman who reportedly walked into a Staples office supply store and threatened employees with a gun. Employees at the store on Eagle Road and Chinden Boulevard say they called police when 58-year-old Cynthia Clinkingbeard made strange, threatening comments to three workers and pulled out a handgun. Clinkingbeard filed as a candidate to run in the primary for U.S. Representative. She is running as a democrat for the District 1 seat against Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Idaho). Clinkingbeard spoke to KTVB last Friday night as a witness to a Boise house fire; at the end of the...
  • Shooting for Liberty States competing for lowest Brady score

    03/10/2012 7:39:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    The Brady Bunch has released their annual scorecard rating states based on how strict their gun laws are. The scorecard is a very useful tool to help rights groups understand how their state compares to others on a liberty scale; more points = less liberty. Alaska, Arizona, and Utah have all achieved the coveted Zero Points/Zero Stars on the Brady scale and are now competing to see which state will be the first into negative numbers – which is possible through bonus points. Arizona and Alaska can reach a –2 point score by protecting carry rights on campuses of state...
  • Northern Rockies wolf population rose in 2011

    03/07/2012 6:33:32 PM PST · by Domandred · 7 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 3/7/2012 | Matt Volz
    HELENA, MONT. — The wolf population in the Northern Rockies rose in 2011 despite the removal of federal protections and hunts held in Montana and Idaho, federal wildlife officials said Wednesday. The animal's numbers rose by more than 7 percent to 1,774 wolves, as state officials look for more ways to reduce the population under pressure from hunters and ranchers who blame the predators for livestock and big-game losses. Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/03/07/2025566/northern-rockies-wolf-population.html#storylink=cpy
  • Romney leads Alaska presidential preference poll (Wins by 420 votes)

    03/07/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 36 replies
    FAIRBANKS - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney maintained a strong lead with most of the results counted in the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll held today. With 4,225 votes, the former Massachusetts Governor took 32.6 percent of the statewide vote. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 29 percent, Texas congressman Ron Paul took about 24 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took 14 percent. At 10:30 p.m., 95 percent of the vote had been counted. Alaska was one of 10 states to participate in the Republican nomination process today and will divvy up 24 of its delegates according to...
  • Gingrich thinks he can win OH delegates

    03/03/2012 10:33:48 AM PST · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    wdtn ^ | Updated: Saturday, 03 Mar 2012, 1:08 PM EST
    <p>WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has told supporters in Ohio that he thinks he can win delegates in the Buckeye State.</p> <p>Gingrich spoke Saturday morning at the Back Porch Saloon, a restaurant-bar in suburban West Chester Township, about 25 miles north of Cincinnati.</p>
  • Wildlife official says he ate cougar that he shot

    03/02/2012 7:30:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/2/12 | Peter Fimrite, Marisa Lagos
    A collective gulp was almost detectable this week when California Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards defiantly declared to outraged legislators that he not only gunned down a mountain lion and held the carcass like a trophy, but he then ate big cat for dinner. The revelation that Richards complied with the backcountry rule that you eat what you shoot didn't do much to quiet calls in the Capitol for his head, but the perfectly legal shooting and consumption of puma meat certainly raised questions about his diet. As odd and unappetizing as the dish may sound, it isn't...
  • Cougar hunter target of try to oust him from post

    03/01/2012 1:20:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 55 replies · 5+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/1/12 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Democratic lawmakers may attempt to oust California Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards as early as next week following outrage over his legal killing of a mountain lion on a recent Idaho hunting trip. Assembly Democrats on Wednesday were looking into the possibility of a legislative resolution that would remove him from the board, one day after Richards sent a letter to the Legislature, the governor and other state officials defiantly defending the killing, mocking critics for their outrage and saying that - contrary to beliefs that the shooting was purely a trophy kill - he did, in fact,...
  • Romney, Santorum and Paul to campaign in Washington in advance of caucuses (this Saturday)

    02/29/2012 7:23:36 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 5 replies · 3+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 29, 2011
    Three of the four major Republican presidential candidates will be in Washington state Thursday and Friday seeking support in advance of the Washington caucuses on Saturday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, coming off an easy win in Arizona and a narrow victory in Michigan, has long been scheduled to hold a $1,000-per-person fundraiser in Bellevue on Thursday evening. UPDATE: The Romney campaign announced a "Meet and Greet with Mitt" at 8 a.m. Friday in Bellevue. Romney will appear at a Thursday afternoon rally in Idaho Falls. Idaho will hold its own presidential caucuses on Tuesday and Romney is expected to...
  • California legislators show their hypocrisy over hunting issue

    02/29/2012 10:05:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/29/12 | Dan Walters
    Dan Richards, who chairs the California Fish and Game Commission, is under fire in the Capitol because he killed a mountain lion in Idaho and posed with his trophy for a picture that was later published on a hunting publication website. Forty Democratic legislators signed a letter to Richards saying he should resign. "Your actions raise serious questions about whether you respect the laws of the people of California and whether you are fit to adequately enforce those laws," the lawmakers told Richards. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom later joined the chorus. So let's get this straight.... Mountain lion hunting is...
  • Game official: cougar killing no one's business

    02/28/2012 10:53:32 PM PST · by SmithL · 137 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/28/12 | Marisa Lagos
    California Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards said Tuesday that there is "zero chance" he will resign over a photograph showing him grinning as he holds up the body of a mountain lion he shot, killed and ate in Idaho recently. In a letter addressed to Assemblyman Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, one of dozens of public officials who called for Richards' resignation in recent days, Richards blasted lawmakers and others for their criticism of his hunting expedition and mocked their condemnation of the kill. Richards wrote that he did eat a cougar for dinner, did not use a high-powered...
  • Gingrich addresses hot topics during N. Idaho visit

    02/24/2012 11:12:05 AM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies · 2+ views
    KTVB ^ | February 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM | Honora Swanson
    COEUR D’ALENE— GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich followed the campaign trail to the Inland Northwest Thursday to address voters. Voters are just one week away from picking who they want as a Republican presidential candidate. Gingrich talked about hot topics in front of hundreds of people in North Idaho. He focused on gas prices, national security, and the differences between Democrats and Republicans. He said the main goal is for the GOP party to beat President Barack Obama in the next election. Gingrich is scheduled to head to Western Washington Friday to meet with supporters in Olympia.
  • Gingrich to visit Idaho

    02/21/2012 2:06:15 PM PST · by Red Steel · 3 replies
    KTVB ^ | February 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM Updated today at 11:10 AM
    BOISE - Another presidential hopeful is coming to Idaho. Newt Gingrich will be in Idaho on Thursday. He is holding a fundraiser in Harrison, Idaho. The cost is $1,000 per person. Thursday night, Gingrich will also hold a town hall in Coeur d'Alene. The exact time and location are still being worked out at this time. Gingrich is the fourth major Republican presidential candidate to visit Idaho in the past week and-a-half.
  • Warning: Photo may disturb some readers; photo of lion trophy sparks debate over legal hunting

    02/20/2012 8:01:49 AM PST · by SmithL · 114 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/20/12 | Tom Stienstra
    The divide between those who live in rural areas and those from cities ruptured wide this past weekend across America in a debate over a provocative photo of California Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards and a huge mountain lion he shot legally after an 8-hour hunt in Idaho. Some comments on Facebook suggest that Richards should be the one hunted and shot, that he should be jailed, that is unethical to shoot anything you do not eat, and hunting of any kind is barbaric.Most from rural backgrounds would see nothing wrong with the photo. Mountain lions are predators...
  • Sacketts’ wetlands fight about liberties

    02/18/2012 6:01:16 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 6 replies
    Spokane Spokesman Review ^ | February 18, 2012 | Damien M. Schiff
    They asked for a hearing. Didn’t they ask EPA for a hearing on whether their lands fell within the statute? They did ask for a hearing, and EPA said no.” Those were the words of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during U.S. Supreme Court oral argument last month in Sackett v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She wasn’t the only justice to express impatience with the EPA’s treatment of Mike and Chantell Sackett, the couple from Priest Lake, Idaho, who face staggering federal fines after the EPA declared their small parcel to be “wetlands.” As the Washington Post reported, “Justices across the...
  • Idaho governor offers to 'replace' Oregon wolf with 150 more

    02/15/2012 7:58:27 PM PST · by girlangler · 21 replies
    The Outdoor Pressroom ^ | 2/14/12 | Valerie Richardson
    In an obvious tongue-in-cheek propostion, Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter has sent Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber an offer to "replace" the collared wolf from Oregon that was shot by a hunter in Idaho. "I am offering to send you 150 wolves from Idaho," Otter wrote. "Idaho has more than a sufficient number, in fact many more than the federal government originally required we have, and can spare a few." Washington Times.
  • Wyoming prepares to end federal wolf protections

    02/14/2012 11:11:07 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 14, 2012 | BEN NEARY
    Wyoming lawmakers appear ready to change the state’s wolf management law to accommodate an agreement that Gov. Matt Mead and U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar reached last year on ending federal protections for the animals in the state. Under the agreement, wolves could be shot on sight in much of the state. The Republican governor has made wolf management a priority, saying the animals threaten agricultural interests and other wildlife. Officials say there are about 300 wolves in the state, and Mead has said the population grows by 10 percent every year. Under the deal, Wyoming would commit to...
  • Rick Santorum visits the Gem State (Idaho)

    02/14/2012 9:48:34 PM PST · by Domandred · 78 replies · 1+ views
    KIVI-TV ^ | 2/14/12 | Jaclyn Brandt
    Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum visited Boise tonight to a packed house at Capitol High School. More than 30 minutes before the speech started, the 1300 capacity auditorium was full and any new arrivals were sent to a spillover gym across campus. Santorum started his speech speaking about his family. There was applause when he spoke about his seven children, ranging in ages from 3 to 20. He said “Last time I said I had 7 children, I was in NY, and there wasn’t applause. I bet a lot of you have that many children.” He also used his family...
  • Newt Gingrich leaves Las Vegas with plan to woo NASCAR voters, sweep South

    02/05/2012 5:21:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post / The Associated Press ^ | February 5, 2012 | Shannon McCaffrey
    LAS VEGAS — Newt Gingrich is wooing NASCAR voters. As he charts a possible course to the Republican nomination, aides say Gingrich will paint frontrunner Mitt Romney as the candidate of the PGA golf tour while the former House speaker pursues the blue collar mantle of Dale Earnhardt. It’s a strategy that exploits the class warfare Gingrich professes to oppose. Still, it could pay dividends once the GOP race again swings South. Gingrich sees delegate-rich Texas as a firewall in April. But he must slog through more than 30 contests before that....
  • Steve Appleton, daredevil CEO of memory chip maker Micron, dies in Boise plane crash

    02/03/2012 7:42:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    AP via The Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2012
    The head of memory chip maker Micron, long known for taking risks in stunt piloting, died Friday when a small experimental plane he was piloting steeply banked, stalled and crashed near an Idaho runway. Steve Appleton, who survived a similar crash eight years ago and had a reputation as a hard-driving daredevil, was the only person aboard the plane when witnesses said it crashed shortly after its second take-off attempt in Boise, according to safety investigators.
  • State (Idaho) accuses Occupy (Boise) campers of vandalism, trespassing and theft

    01/26/2012 9:37:49 AM PST · by Domandred · 13 replies
    KTVB ^ | 1/25/2012 | Scott Evans
    BOISE -- With a bill aimed at getting rid of the Occupy Boise encampment making its way through the Idaho Legislature, new pictures of people identified as Occupy members may not do much to help their cause. The pictures don't reveal any crimes, rather the Department of Administration says they are violations of the good neighbor policy, meaning it shows Occupy members taking things and using things they shouldn't. Since Occupy Boise set up camp in early November, the Director of the Department of Administration, Teresa Luna, says they have dealt with vandalism, violence, trespassing and theft. Earlier this month,...