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Judge upholds Oregon denial of coal export permit

An administrative law judge in Oregon on Friday found that state regulators acted within their authority when they rejected a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River that would funnel millions of tons of American coal to power-hungry Asia each year.

Court rules concealed carry not basic right

In a victory for gun control advocates, a federal appeals court said Thursday people do not have a right to carry concealed weapons in public under the 2nd Amendment.

Spokane Valley Mayor Dean Grafos building South Hill condos

Spokane Valley Mayor Dean Grafos is building condos on Spokane’s South Hill, and the building permit issued by the city of Spokane states that Grafos will live in one of the units. However, Grafos said that’s not the case.

Idaho senators vote to keep concealed weapon privileges

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers will keep their concealed-gun privileges, after senators on Monday killed legislation that would have repealed the special exemption. In Idaho, elected officials may carry concealed weapons without a permit.

Idaho lawmakers to keep special gun privileges

Idaho senators today killed legislation that would have removed a special privilege for state elected officials – including state lawmakers – to carry concealed weapons without a permit. Among the leading advocates of killing the House-passed bill was Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, who is running for governor.

Idaho Rep. Mark Patterson can carry gun without permit

BOISE – A legislator whose concealed weapon permit was revoked for lying about a long-ago rape case can still legally carry hidden guns – because Idaho is the only state in the nation that exempts elected officials from the permit law. The case of state Rep. Mark Patterson, R-Boise, is bringing new attention to the 1990 Idaho law that provides the exemption, and some Idaho lawmakers say it’s time for a change.

Gonzaga students deter break-in with gun, which university seizes

When a Gonzaga University student chased a belligerent homeless man from his front door at gunpoint, he and his roommate didn’t imagine the incident might result in their expulsion. But seniors Erik Fagan and Daniel McIntosh may both be kicked out of school after they were found in violation of the school’s weapons policy, which prohibits students from having guns in any university-owned building. The students live in student housing at 207 E. Sinto Ave., apartments owned by the university even though they’re considered to be off campus.

Idaho gets mixed response on gun permit reciprocity

BOISE – Fifteen states have agreed since July 1 to honor Idaho concealed weapons permits when Idahoans visit, and two more have agreed to recognize only the new “enhanced” Idaho permit enacted this year. Eight states have said no, and Idaho’s waiting to hear from the rest.

Illinois enacts nation’s final concealed-gun law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns as lawmakers rushed Tuesday to finalize a proposal ahead of a federal court’s deadline.

Landers: Record bids help all bighorn hunters

A Utah hunter has raised the value of big-game hunting with a record bid of $480,000 for a special Montana bighorn sheep permit. Selling coveted bighorn tags to the rich generates fallout from some hunters who’ve failed for decades to get a permit the regular-guy way – in a lottery drawing.

Right to bear arms

Inland Northwest residents are applying for permits to carry concealed guns at between twice and three times the normal level. Spokane County residents are waiting in lines up to three hours to turn in an application, and as of Monday there were 897 permit requests pending, according to records officials. The requests soared following a school shooting in Connecticut on Dec. 14 that sparked talk of potential gun controls.