Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador Blames Establishment For Ally Loss

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador today blamed the “establishment in Washington” for the defeat of his ally and fellow Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp, who lost his re-election bid in a Republican primary in Kansas yesterday. Labrador, speaking at a “Conversations with the Congressman” meeting at an Eagle café, said Huelskamp lost “because he went against …

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Bergdahl lawyers: McCain comments violate due process rights

Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argue that his due process rights have been violated by critical comments from U.S. Senator John McCain. It’s hard for me to imagine that POW John McCain would have anything but disgust for an Army sergeant who deserts.  Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argue that his due process …

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Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador: Refugee concern is about safety, not religion

A constituent wearing a “Promise Keepers” shirt questioned Rep. Raul Labrador today about allowing Muslim refugees into the United States, saying he read the Koran after the 9/11 attacks, and then quoting extensively from it, including, “Slay the idolaters wherever you find them.” Labrador had this response: “I’m not going to judge every Christian on …

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Logos School Conditional Use Permit Hearing before the Board of Adjusters

Some photos of last night’s turnout for the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) / variance vote for Logos School’s new campus.  There were about 200 people in the conference room (standing room only; people sitting on the floors) as well as overflow of 75-100 people in the hall.  To see the live blogging post, look here: …

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Letter: John Freeland resignation

Wow.  Former Idaho state Senate candidate, John Freeland, tendered his resignation as Latah GOP vice-chair at the July 26 Latah GOP meeting. In typical Freeland style, he went out in a flurry of hyperbole, name calling and blaming others for his failures. There was, however, one important truth in Freeland’s vitriolic speech that is worth …

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DEQ issues Air Quality Forecast and Caution for region

Due to regional wildfire smoke, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality issued an Air Quality Forecast and Caution with a mandatory burn ban to notify residents of Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce counties of degraded air quality. Air quality was listed in the Moderate category Monday and was expected to remain in that …

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Moscow City Council Supports New Ice Rink

Moscow staff to work with fairground facility’s board on conditions for $1 million pledge.  They are using private funds (though controlled by the government).  Every seat in the council chambers at City Hall was filled with Palouse Ice Rink supporters, some of them sporting Palouse Youth Hockey Association jerseys at Monday night’s Moscow City Council …

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Let’s Cut To The Chase, Evangelicals: Which Exact Lie Can I Tell You To Get You To Vote For Me?

Look, Evangelicals: I’m a businessman—a very, very successful businessman—and I got this way by making the greatest deals the world has ever known. I believe in speaking bluntly, as you know, so let’s cut to the chase: I want to make a deal with you, Evangelical Christians of America. A great deal. My offer is …

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Sheriff’s Body Camera Policy Changes After Rancher’s Death

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office has a new body-camera policy following the shooting death of a rancher by two deputies that went unrecorded though both deputies wore the devices. Deputies are now required to activate the cameras for all public interactions while on duty, Sheriff Ryan Zollman said. “If they’re assisting someone walking across the …

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How Texas’ guns on campus law will work

Texas will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms starting today, which is also the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting at the University of Texas’ landmark clock tower. The campus-carry law pushed by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Republican legislative majority will make Texas one …

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