A La Grande man is hoping to start a movement for parts of Eastern Oregon and eastern Washington to join Idaho, the East Oregonian newspaper reports. Residents in eastern Oregon and Washington have discussed breaking away from their more liberal neighbors to form a new state for years, but a new twist has been added to the conversation: Why form a new state when the rural counties could just join Idaho instead?/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.