Monday means more polling data courtesy of Idaho Politics Weekly. This week, they found a slight majority of Idahoans support the recent court ruling overturning the "ag gag" or "ag security/biosecurity" law, as its opponents and supporters respectively call it, and a plurality are opposed to fetal tissue research.
A 25-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was killed in a pickup truck crash near Priest Lake, Idaho Sunday night. Mark E. Sullivan was a passenger in the truck, which was driving north on Luby Bay Road near Priest Lake, according to Idaho State Police.
Toby Schindelbeck, the ex-Californian from Chico who arrived in Coeur d'Alene wishin'/hopin'/prayin' that some constituency would elect him to something, has targeted long-time Councilman Ron Edinger in Schindelbeck's first campaign literature. Toby claims that Edinger is a "registered Democrat." Gadzooks!
A prominent gun-control advocate is calling for the resignation of the Oregon sheriff leading the investigation into the recent (Oregon mass murder), who he labeled a pro-gun “conspiracy theorist.” (DFO: This is a lousy time for gun-control activisits to attack a sheriff investigating the Oregon shootings, just to make political hay. Thoughts?)
Chanse Watson of IdahoPanhandler.com spent a day with Sheriff Mitch Alexander of Shoshone County. The sheriff and his office have embraced social media and transparency to offset their small number of officers. Chanse offers a look at the progressive Silver Valley sheriff and his department. (Question: Do you know much about Shoshone County?)
Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives and the Kootenai County Coroner’s office have identified the victim in the fire at Potlatch Hill on Thursday as Robert Wayne Parkinson, 56. Autopsy results are preliminary. It appears to be an accidental fire and accidental death due to fire.
Republican lawmakers expect legislation targeting Planned Parenthood will be introduced when they reconvene in January. Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, said he has talked to several of his colleagues who are preparing bills to target the organization, which has a clinic in Twin Falls and two in the Boise area.
Caught between conflicting moral arguments, (California) Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths. (Question: Would you like to see Idaho approve assisted suicide?)
AM Headlines for Monday Rich Landers of the SR's Outdoors blog introduces us to the havoc that blue-tongue disease is wreaking on the local deer population. Also: Legal opinion released re: Tech Market/Press, Are El Nino rains starting to arrive in California?/Press, Grandma's advice helps hunter ward off grizzly/Outdoors + more ...
Chris Carlson/Carlson Chronicle columnizes today that there are three people to watch in Idaho over the next few months, including a former student who is considering a long-time race against controversial state Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens. (Question: Question: Can a Democrat win in the 2nd Legislative District?)
Alison Boggs & her significant other were heading back from an outing in the Silver Valley when Alison noticed something not quite right. Something under the seat was touching her foot. Something that was moving.
In a column for Idaho Politics Weekly, former Idaho Statesman opinion editor Chuck Malloy comments that 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador won't miss retiring House Speaker John Boehner. (Question: Who would you like to see become the next House Speaker?)
In a Lewiston Tribune edit, Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments: "Allowing Idahoans to carry concealed weapons without a permit may satisfy the political ambitions of the fellow pushing that idea, Idaho Second Amendment Alliance President Greg Pruett. But what about the ordinary concealed weapon-carrying citizen?"
In a close weekend poll, Hucks Nation said, narrowly, that President Obama doesn't deserve credit for the economic turnaround in this country. Today's Poll: Who would you rather have represent you as your congressman: Raul Labrador of the 1st District of Mike Simpson of the 2nd District?
State Rep. Luke Malek, R-CdA, would be considered a diehard conservative almost everywhere except his home county of Kootenai, where the uberconservatives who've seized control consider him to be a RINO. Betsy Russell take a look at Malek and the goofy Republican politics in Kootenai County in a must-read feature.
In his weekly Business Bits column for the Coeur d'Alene Press, Nils Rosdahl tells readers that their wait is finally over. Cracker Barrel is coming to Coeur d'Alene. He couldn't say when. But the Lebanon, Tenn., company has taken out a building permit to construct a restaurant near Winco. (Question: Is this something you want in Coeur d'Alene?)
In May 2014, the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority of Washington State left its mark -- literally -- on Coeur d'Alene during a drunkfest. Now, the sorority has more than made amends by twice returning to Coeur d'Alene to clean litter from Tubbs Hill. (Question: Did you do something stupid as a young person that you're willing to discuss here?)
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson haven’t spoken to each other since the two openly clashed last spring, reports Bill Dentzer of the Idaho Statesman. (Question: If you had a choice between Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson, which man would you pick to represent you?)
More than 200 people attended the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance's Constitutional Carry Gun Rally in Coeur d'Alene City Park Saturday evening. Many proudly carried their firearms and shared their passion for American citizens' right to bear arms. (Question: Do you support "constitutional carry"?)
City council candidates Joe Malloy and Clay Larkin squared off at the Panhandle Pachyderms meeting Friday, and while their priorities may differ, both had nothing but praise for their challenger. (Question: Malloy or Larkin?)
Lee White’s first year as Coeur d’Alene’s top law enforcer was fraught with ups and downs, but White said for him, it’s been mostly ups. White has presided over a department that was dealing with the public relations nightmare of a dog shooting -- and later dealt with the shooting of Sgt. Greg Moore. (Question: How do you think the chief has done?)