Western State Hospital CEO ordered to jail for keeping dementia patient on waitlist

A court commissioner says Western State Hospital CEO Cheryl Strange must report to jail Wednesday if she doesn’t admit the patient. [Western State Hospital is located just southwest of Tacoma, WA]. Strange says she will not skip over other, possibly more ill patients on the hospital’s long waitlist. Via the Seattle Times: Western State Hospital’s …

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ISIS Officially Claims Responsibility For Orlando Massacre

Via Vocative: ISIS Amaq News Agency has officially claimed responsibility for the deadly shooting in Orlando, saying that “a soldier of the Islamic State has carried out the attack.” Suspected gunman Omar Mateen killed 50 people inside a gay nightclub early Sunday morning; shortly beforehand, he called 911 to pledge his allegiance to the Islamic …

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Islamic terrorism tie eyed in Orlando gay bar shooting

According to CBS News, the gunman who shot up an Orlando nightclub this morning may have had ties with Islamic terrorism. Now watch Democrats have apoplexy. That goes against their meta-narrative that gun violence is from white cracker males. Plus, he was a registered Democrat (gasp!)  Sources have confirmed to CBS News that authorities are …

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The states people really want to move to — and those they don’t

From the Washington Post:  When the U.S. economy slowed during the recession, so did one of the major demographic shifts of the last several decades. For a brief respite, the Northeast and Midwest stopped shedding quite so many residents to the burgeoning Sun Belt. That trend, though — which has big consequences for politics, among …

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Romney loyalists ponder a future with Trump

Via the Associated Press:  Donald Trump can be an effective president, and he’s going to win with you or without you, Republican Chairman Reince Priebus told several hundred of the party’s top donors and strategists Saturday. Trump is setting a dangerous example for Americans by promoting “trickle-down racism,” and the party must look beyond this …

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Lawsuit challenges Wyoming grizzly delisting effort

Via the Associated Press:  Groups are challenging the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission over its recently adopted grizzly bear management rules. The Humane Society of the United States, the Center for Biological Diversity and Jackson, Wyoming-based filmmaker James Laybourn filed a lawsuit against the commission Friday in state court in Cheyenne. The lawsuit claims the …

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Judge tosses firearms charges against eight involved in occupation

Via ABC News:  A federal judge has tossed a charge of using and carrying a firearm in the course of a crime of violence for eight people involved in the occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/25U2SiT) that David Fry’s defense lawyer Per C. Olson argued that the charge be dismissed for …

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Oregon races to finalize rules for marijuana, issue licenses

Via the Associated Press:  After months of public hearings with pot growers, lawmen, public health officials and others, an Oregon commission is racing to finalize recreational marijuana regulations and issue licenses to hundreds of businesses within a few months. But those who aim to produce souped-up coffee and other niche products might have to wait …

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Idaho May revenues slightly off

Via Betsy Russell’s blog An Eye on Boise at the Spokesman Review : Idaho state general fund revenues for May came in 3.1 percent below forecasts, but 0.2 percent above the previous May; for the fiscal year to date, that puts state tax revenues almost right on forecast, at 0.7 percent below, and 3.5 percent above the …

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Idaho’s growing Hispanic population a factor in education, economy

Details from Spokesman Review Betsy Russell’s blog An Eye on Boise. Hispanics accounted for 42 percent of the enrollment growth in Idaho’s public schools in the last five years, according to a new report from the University of Idaho’s McClure Center for Public Policy Research. In fact, 10 Idaho school districts – and eight Idaho counties, including …

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Mass Casualties After Gunman Opens Fire in Gay Club

From NBC News:  Approximately 20 people are dead and scores wounded after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, police said. Officials said a hostage situation developed after the gunman stormed the Pulse Nightclub about 2 a.m Sunday. The assailant was shot dead about three hours later when …

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High School Boy Wins All-State Honors In Girls Track And Field

Via The Daily Caller:  High school girls in Alaska are crying foul after a male sprinter took home all-state honors in girls’ track and field. According to local reports, it was the first time in Alaskan history that a male athlete competed in the girls’ state championships. Haines senior Nattaphon Wangyot–who self-identifies as a girl–advanced …

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Presenting One of the Most Humiliating Academic Mistakes Ever

From National Review:  A few readers may remember a study published in 2012 that proclaimed conservatives were more inclined towards “psychoticism,” including authoritarianism. Liberals, by contrast, were more inclined towards “neuroticism” and “social desirability.” To be clear, I think the vast majority of studies that purport to describe the competing psychological profiles of conservatives and …

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17-Year-Old Girl Fought Off a Rapist. Now She’s Being Charged With a Crime

From the Tribunist:  A 17-year-old girl managed to escape being raped by fighting off her attacker as he ripped off her clothing. Now police say she will be charged with a crime for defending herself. The teenager was attacked around 10p.m. by a man described as “dark-skinned” in central Sønderborg, Denmark. She told police her …

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Canadian, Chinese companies sign deal on proposed Idaho mine

From the Associated Press: A Canadian mining company has reached an agreement with a Chinese firm that will bring $700 million in financing for a possible open-pit molybdenum mine near Boise, Idaho. Vancouver, British Columbia-based American CuMo Mining Corp. said it reached the deal with Hong Kong-based MCC8 Group Co. Limited. American CuMo said it …

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