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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

Johnson: Frank Church Warned Us 

Idaho Sen. Frank Church went to his grave nearly 30 years ago still being criticized by some, including Idaho politicians like the late Sen. Jim McClure, who should have known better (and probably did), for all the alleged damage Church’s various investigations in the 1970′s...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

Frank Church Fought Gun Control 

Pictures of liberals holding rifles and code phrases like “Idaho’s unique lifestyle” have long provided the cover that Democrats needed to compete for rural votes. Idaho’s four-term U.S. Senator Frank Church (1924-1984) was no exception. While firmly antiwar in the 1960s and 70s, he publicly...

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Memories Of Frank Church Fading 

The late former Idaho Senator, Frank Forrester Church III, is rapidly fading from public memory not only in Idaho, but nationally. Church served Idaho honorably for 24 years (1957-1981), the only Democrat senator ever re-elected (three times) in Idaho history. Except for those that love...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

Honeymooning In Idaho Wilderness 12 

Isaac Babcock is as at home in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness as the wolves he has monitored and collared for 13 years as a biologist for the Nez Perce Tribe. So it wasn’t a surprise for his new wife, Bjornen, when he...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

Carl Burke: 2nd Man In This Picture 

I went looking for a photo of Carl Burke, the great Idaho attorney and the only campaign manager Frank Church ever had, and, of course, couldn’t find one online. He could have been the second man in this photo of the Senator and Bethine. Burke...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

TJR: 'Little Joe' Welker & Killebrew

The passing of the great Harmon Killebrew recently caused a few Idaho political, history and baseball junkies to reflect on another guy from Payette, Idaho – one-term wonder Sen. Herman Welker. Welker is mostly forgotten to history these days, and probably deserves to be, except...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011

ICL Makes Hay In Conservative State 

Item: Idaho Conservation League models enviro success in tough political climate: ICL is major force behind enviro wins in very conservative state/Dennis Higman, New West More Info: The ICL, founded in 1973, can point to an impressive track record of this steady-as-you-go approach. It includes...

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