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When politicized times become frenetic – when large uncoordinated, disconnected groups gather in the streets – when significant numbers of people feel frustrated and ignored by their government – when…

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Water rights weekly report for June 26. For much more news, links and detail, see the National Water Rights Digest. Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced the Water Rights Protection Act…

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This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for June 26. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com. It’s a quiet period in…

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The Senate bill, like its House counterpart, has a simple message for Indian Country: Don’t get sick. Not in June. Not anytime soon. This bill is not about health care…

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Ah, the first day of winter. . . Yesterday’s June solstice having yesterday passed, the days are now getting shorter and shorter — first slowly, then increasingly and noticeably shorter…

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Numbers are different from ideology in this way: They are specific, and they can have inescapably concrete meanings. Two Idaho examples from last week. The campaign of Tommy Ahlquist, the…

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Good for Senate Democrats for deciding to apply the brakes to Mitch McConnell’s runaway train. Ordinarily, I don’t like the idea of bringing senate business to a halt. But these…

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It appears Rep. Raul Labrador (R-1st CD-Idaho), despite being a darling of those enamoured with the Tea Party wing of the Grand Old Party, missed one of the fundamental principles…

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We watch with slack-jawed disbelief as the unending gaggle of media – main stream, up-stream and other – completely swamp the 24 hour news cycle with the same subject, over…

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While our in-over-his-head president and his ignorant minions go about the quiet destruction of a government 250 years in the making, their party – and one member in particular –…

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Water rights weekly report for June 12. For much more news, links and detail, see the National Water Rights Digest. In a June 13 court decision, the United States Court…

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This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for May 22. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com. It’s a quiet period in…

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A simple decision about running for one office as opposed to another one has upended the calculus for both, and maybe for much more of Idaho Republican politics. The candidate…

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As Chief of the Idaho Attorney General’s Natural Resources Division for over 32 years, Clive Strong has done more good for the State than practically any other public servant. I…

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For those who know, understand and follow Idaho politics an important variable is the calculus one has to factor into the Idaho scene derived from what is happening to the…

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Long-time Idahoans remember GOP Congressman George Hansen, who represented Idaho’s second congressional district from 1964-1968 and from 1974-1984. At 6’6” Hansen was an outsized figure with a personality to match.…

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Ever since World War II, the United States of America has been the champion of democracy and human rights throughout the globe. We have stood up to dictatorial governments and…

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We bought a new car at our house recently. My five-year-old pickup finally ran out of warranty and was beginning to show its age. So, we decided it was time…

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Water rights weekly report for June 12. For much more news, links and detail, see the National Water Rights Digest. On June 9 New Mexico State Engineer Tom Blaine delivered…

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This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for May 22. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com. May 2017 Idaho General Fund…

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Democrats are getting their hair on fire about all of Trumps executive orders. Well, I’m an Idaho Democrat so I’m concerned with Idaho’s Acting Governor’s executive orders. My hair isn’t…

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Probably it had a direct connection to the upcoming gubernatorial campaign, but the May 19 governor’s order to review occupational licensing in Idaho is a useful idea. As long as…

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A simply “Amazon” coda to my recent Sirius/XM Radio and DirecTV tortures: My constant companion, an Amazon Kindle paper-white e-reader, finally gave up the ghost. Early symptoms were longer charging…

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Republicans and Independents across Idaho will be thrilled to learn I have left the Democratic Party and filed to re-register as an independent. Yes, I know some Democrats will say…

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Dear Biff: It has become increasingly clear that you could not pass a high school government class. You have no rudimentary understanding of how the federal government works. For evidence,…

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I’ve recently become aware of a word with diametrically opposed meanings. Mexpat. While I’ve heard it in casual conversation, I was told it referred to an American living in Mexico.…

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Water rights weekly report for May 22. For much more news, links and detail, see the National Water Rights Digest. California lawmakers acted decisively Tuesday to make fixes to the…

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This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for May 22. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com. A visit from the federal…

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I am on my now second hour of being on hold attempting to reach Sirius-XM Radio to cancel one of my two radio subscriptions. You cannot do it from their…

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This may be a good moment for the opening of Idaho’s newest staffed visitor center, in one of the not especially scenic areas of the state. And one of the…

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