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Feds say restarting DACA will delay benefits for legal immigrants

Re-starting the DACA program in full will mean prioritizing illegal immigrant “Dreamers” over others — guest-workers and legal immigrants — who are …

Second Amendment measure makes Linn County ballot

Linn County residents have an opportunity in November to vote on a measure that seeks to give Sheriff Jim Yon the authority to determine whether …

Guns

Judge scraps order forcing Idaho landowners into oil leases

Idaho officials violated the U.S. Constitution by forcing several landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to a Texas company without giving them …

Natural Gas

Tariff - Full Explanation & Example

What it is:<p>A <b>tariff</b> is a tax on imports or exports. Money collected under a tariff is called a duty or customs duty. Tariffs are used by governments …

Tariffs

Rand Paul Against the World

Not long ago, Donald Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton was promising regime change in Iran by the end of this year. Uber-hawk Bolton has …

Foreign Policy

‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans

For a rapidly growing share of older Americans, traditional ideas about life in retirement are being upended by a dismal reality: bankruptcy.<p>The signs of potential trouble — vanishing pensions, soaring medical expenses, inadequate savings — have been building for years. Now, new research sheds …

Retirement

Generation Shapiro

Ben Shapiro and the future of American conservatism<p>I spend a few weeks every year teaching high-school and college students, and in my interactions …

Donald Trump

Scientists aren’t impressed with New York Times’ new story on climate change

Experts label 30,000 word piece "historically inaccurate" and "based on logical non sequiturs."<p>The New York Times Magazine is hyping a massive new …

Fossil Fuels

Pelosi Tweet on Wages Rated ‘Mostly False’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) received a "Mostly False" rating from fact-checker Politifact for a tweet about wages in which she …

Wells Fargo hit with $2 billion fine over faulty mortgages

The U.S. attorney’s office in California announced Wednesday that it’s fining Wells Fargo $2.09 billion for allegedly mispresenting loan quality for mortgages it made and sold leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.<p>The San Francisco-based bank said it will pay the civil penalty but did not admit …

Finance

U.S. Senate confirms Georgia judge to powerful federal court

WASHINGTON —<p>The U.S. Senate voted narrowly on Tuesday to confirm Britt Grant to Atlanta’s 11th U.S. Circuit, greenlighting the Georgia Supreme Court …

Georgia (U.S. State)

California's Devastating Fires Are Man-Caused -- But Not In The Way They Tell Us

California is once again on fire. Northern California’s Carr Fire has killed six people, two of them firefighters, and continues to burn out of control, claiming more than 700 homes and about 100,000 acres.<p>As a citizen-soldier in the California Army National Guard for two decades, I often heard the …

Forests

These American states are drowning in ‘irretrievable’ debt

Connecticut may be the richest state in the country, on a per capita basis, but it's racked up a sizable debt worth more than $53 billion – and it could be taxpayers who are forced to bail out the Constitution State, according to the former governor of Indiana.<p>“Someone’s going to the barbershop,” …

New Jersey

US-China trade war: Idaho may be the biggest victim, but not for its potatoes

Idaho is the state most exposed to fallout from the U.S.-China trade war, even though its most famous product, potatoes, has so far been spared from …

Tariffs

Idaho seeing applications to change birth certificate gender

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has received nearly 30 applications from people requesting changes to their birth certificates to properly reflect their …

LGBTQI

Idaho Wildfire Update: thousand of acres of land on fire

Thousands of acres of land are burning in wildfires across Idaho. Here is the latest information we have gathered.<p><b>Bruneau Fire:</b><p>The Bruneau Fire near …

Forests

Tax Cuts Bust ‘Secular Stagnation’

Progressive economists said growth was gone for good. Then Trump changed policy.<p>Are low taxes key to a booming economy? Their success is harder than ever to deny after Friday’s report that the U.S. economy grew 4.1% in the second quarter, bringing the average quarterly growth rate during the Trump …

Taxes

Congress moves on occupational licensing reform, but there's more to do

The common refrain in Washington, D.C. and around the country is that Congress is incapable of getting anything done. But amidst the partisan …

Licensing

NRA dodges bullet with Ninth Circuit’s ruling on open-carry

The National Rifle Association received an unlikely gift last week when the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled in favor of …

Guns

The Facts About the Individual Mandate Repeal and the Increase in Premiums

It turns out sabotage might be overrated.<p>A new study by the Center for American Progress argues Congress’s repeal of the individual mandate and a …

Health Care

Oregon Study: Medicaid 'Had No Significant Effect' On Health Outcomes vs. Being Uninsured

For three years, an incredibly nerdy—but consequential—debate has raged among health policy researchers regarding Medicaid, America’s government-run health-care program for the poor. Piles of studies have shown that people on Medicaid have health outcomes that are no better, and often worse, than …

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Research

RIP F-22 and F-35 (Thanks to This One New Technology)

Say hello to quantum radar technology<i>Clearly, quantum radar holds significant potential. However, whether that potential can translate into viable</i> …

Star Trek

These are the 20 most conservative places in Idaho

In the May primary election, several polling places in overwhelmingly Republican Idaho scrambled to supply enough Democratic ballots as the party saw …

Voting

Why Hasn't The California Heat Wave Sparked The Usual Global Warming Hysteria?

<b>Environmentalism:</b> This week, the southwest was hit with an earth-scorching heat wave, with temperatures well above 100 in some areas. Normally that …

Climate Change

Paul Ryan Is Holding the Farm Bill Hostage Over Food Stamps

The farm bill—once-every-five-years mega-legislation that shapes US agriculture and hunger policy—is back on the legislative agenda. The House and …

Paul Ryan

TrumpCare Beats ObamaCare

An encouraging expansion in private insurance coverage.<p>Many Republican voters were disappointed last year when U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona broke a campaign promise and scuttled efforts to repeal ObamaCare. This in turn made it extremely difficult for President Trump to keep his campaign …

Donald Trump

University of Idaho puts new Spin on campus

Starting next month, University of Idaho students, faculty and staff will be able to cruise through campus without using their own car or …

Spokane

Idaho joins national effort to target fraudulent organizations claiming to benefit veterans

Idaho joins the rest of the nation's states in a federal and multi-state crackdown on fraudulent organizations that claim to benefit veterans and …

Corruption

Florida sheriff says 'Stand Your Ground' law prevents arrest in fatal shooting in parking spot dispute

A Florida sheriff says the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law prevents the arrest of a man who fatally shot another man last week during an argument over a handicapped parking spot.<p>Markeis McGlockton, 28, shoved Michael Drejka, 47, to the ground during the argument Thursday at a Clearwater convenience …

Florida