Want to know what lands are accessible to the public in Idaho? Too bad.

In the morning they voted yes and in the afternoon they voted no. What did they have for lunch? Republicans in the House flip-flopped Monday on HCR 20, an important pro-transparency resolution that would have asked the Idaho Department of Lands to...

Left-wing religion. Dan Foreman said what?

“I hope the legislature enacts legislation to eliminate this ridiculous nonsense about global warming and climate change from all our textbooks. The left-wing has created a new religion, and it’s called ‘the environment.’”   Last...

Swayed by national special interest group ALEC, Idaho legislators shoot down climate-change hearing

Sure would be neat if Idaho Legislators believed in science. It would be even neater if they put people before profits. After the hottest year on record for the planet, the Idaho Legislature House Environment, Energy, and Technology Committee denied...

Category - Environment

Left-wing religion. Dan Foreman said what?

“I hope the legislature enacts legislation to eliminate this ridiculous nonsense about global warming and climate change from all our textbooks. The left-wing has created a new religion, and it’s called ‘the environment.’”   Last...

Idaho’s toxic politics

When a Montana lawmaker voted for an Idaho Congressman’s anti-public lands bill, all hell broke loose. Rep. Ryan Zinke is Montana’s lone member of the House of Representatives. As such, he’s under a great deal of scrutiny...

Myths of the Land Grabbers

They say you can trust them. They say it will fix everything — if we just hand them over our public lands. In the words of our grandmothers and grandfathers: it’s a bunch of horse pucky. Speaking of horse pucky, here are the myths land...

Land of the Rich

This nation’s top 100 land barons own a chunk of this country the size of Wisconsin. That’s right. While the average homeowner struggles to pay for a home on less than one acre of land, 100 individuals and families own a combined 34,197...

March Sadness

March Madness tipped off today. But you wouldn’t have known it at the Capitol. Under the dome, political pandering to the far-right made it feel more like March Sadness. Here’s a rundown. March Sadness 8:00 a.m. — Public lands:...

We the People (don’t matter)

Nothing sums up this year’s legislative session better than Rep. Linden Bateman’s (R-Idaho Falls) stern rebuke of the audience during a hearing about privatizing our public lands. He noted that lawmakers generally support the...

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