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PM: Willis May Donate Idaho Resort

Bruce Willis appears onstage at the “The Comedy Awards” presented by Comedy Central in New York in this 2011 AP file photo. Willis says he’s willing to give away his popular central Idaho ski resort to a nonprofit. The action star has already put his lavish home in nearby Hailey, on the real estate market, it’s listed at $15 million, along with his local bar and nightclub, The Mint, listed at about $4 million. Story here. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Hailey To Vote On Plastic Bags

In a classic David vs. Goliath battle, a high school environmental club is taking on a national plastic bag manufacturer with its initiative on Tuesday's ballot to ban disposable plastic grocery bags in Hailey, Idaho. The Wood River High School Environmental Club has spent nine months working to get an ordinance passed that would put politically conservative Idaho in the same ranks as California, where other cities have ban disposable bags in the last couple of years. “We do all these trash cleanups and saw them littered all over the city, in the trees, in the road, in my front yard,” Maggie Williams, a 16-year-old club member told the Idaho Business Review. “It's kind of disgusting”/Wendy Koch, USA Today. More here. (AP photo) H/T: SamC

Question: Do you want to see plastic disposable bags banned in your grocery store?

Crump: Playing Chicken In Hailey

It’s official: Hens are now citizens of Hailey. But not roosters. Smart move on the city’s part. For roosters are trouble, and as an old farm boy I can tell you they don’t just crow at 5 a.m. After a year-long test of an ordinance allowing hens — but not their male counterparts — to be raised within the town’s limits, the Hailey City Council granted the birds permanent residency last week. The rules governing chickens were set to expire June 9 under a sunset clause that allowed the city to repeal the ordinance after a year of monitoring, but only two complaints were received, according to the Idaho Mountain Express/Steve Crump, Twin Falls Times-News. More here.

Question: Have you ever raised chickens? Would you do it again?

INW: Taliban Video Shows Bergdahl

This image provided by IntelCenter today shows a framegrab from a new video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Spc. Bowe Bergdahl, the only known American serviceman being held in captivity in Afghanistan, a group that tracks militant messages on the Internet said Wednesday. Story here. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)

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