ISP report: Crime down in Moscow, Latah County

Police chief attributes decrease to community partnerships, proactive officers. Crime was down significantly in 2015 throughout Moscow and Latah County, even with a triple-murder on the books, according to the Idaho State Police’s recently released annual agency crime report. The report, which documents criminal offenses reported and cleared, along with arrests of juveniles and adults …

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Clinton Refuses To Say Whether She’ll Comply With Latest Investigation Into Emails

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton refused to say whether she would comply with an internal State Department investigation into her use of a private email server while secretary of state. In an interview on CNN on Friday, Clinton did not answer the question when asked multiple times by Wolf Blitzer about the new investigation announced …

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10 States Sue Over Restroom Rules

Ten states sued the federal government Friday over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Nebraska and included nine other states: Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The …

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Effort To Overturn Washington State’s Transgender Bathroom Rule Falls Short

A group seeking to repeal a state rule allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify failed to collect enough signatures to qualify a ballot measure for the November ballot but says it is not giving up on efforts to change the regulation. The group supporting the proposed Initiative …

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Trumps Floating Daughter Ivanka For Vice President

This is like watching a “House of Cards” episode… Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., might not have meant it seriously when he floated Ivanka Trump’s name as a vice president pick, but the family of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump could be considering it. “His best running mate would be Ivanka,” Corker said on MSNBC after …

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Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption in a bid to become your primary messaging app

This is not going to make the nanny state happy one bit. Messenger will begin to offer an end-to-end encryption feature to a limited test group of users today. It’s a security option that’s been a long time coming for Facebook, which has considered making end-to-end encryption available for several months. The so-called “secret conversations” …

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No end to Afghan war: Obama slows US withdrawal

“You break it; you buy it.” We broke Iraq & Afghanistan. We are not going to extricate ourselves quickly.  More on Obama’s schizophrenic foreign policy.  President Barack Obama scrapped plans Wednesday to cut American forces in Afghanistan by half before leaving office, a dispiriting blow to his hopes of extricating the U.S. after 15 years of fighting. …

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Wage Increase Could Be On Washington State Ballot

Workers would be paid $13.50 an hour by 2020 under I-1433.  This is like voting to override the law of gravity. You cannot make low-wage workers more valuable by legislating it. You will either lay low-skilled workers off or replace them with technology.  Supporters of raising the minimum wage in Washington state turned in more …

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Obama: Police Must Root Out Bias

In his speech yesterday, President Obama said that the Minnesota & Louisiana shootings are not isolated.  This was right before the shooting of the white police officers in Dallas.  Do you think President Obama’s rhetoric is helping or hurting race relations in the US?  President Barack Obama called on American law enforcement to root out …

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