A major Boise convention center and hotel canceled the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s upcoming banquet – forcing a change of venue just 11 days before the event – because it learned the group’s keynote speaker was a scholar whose controversial theories on race and intelligence have drawn disruptive protests around the nation for the past six months.
In 50 years, D.F. “Dave” Oliveria has come full circle. He graduated from high school at age 17 in ’67. Now, he’s 67 in ’17. And he’s retiring. This will be his last column. Forty-seven years in the newspaper biz ends today. So let’s bring out Dave’s final set of three dots.
State officials on Tuesday moved forward with a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy timberland and agricultural land that the state uses to generate revenue to fund schools.
Christa Hazel is living rent free in the alleged minds of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee leadership. After turning in her resignation as a precinct committeewoman, Christa criticized Chairman Brent Regan and other leaders for stifling debate, embracing Far Right ideology, and wasting time on wacky resolutions. Regan & Co. fired back, but none as viciously as secretary Alex Barron, who fancies himself to be the Bard of the American Redoubt.
A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws.