Category: BrushFires

Pandemic Response: What’s on the Agenda for Lewiston?

Will the City of Lewiston adopt a COVID-19 mandatory mask order the week before Thanksgiving? This afternoon, Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 3:15 pm, the Lewiston City Council is “considering various options in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including, but not limited to: advisory order(s); mandatory order(s); proclamation(s); resolution(s).” The full agenda for today’s special council…

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Rexburg Looks to Enforce Mask Mandate

Will you wake up under a strict mask mandate tomorrow morning? If you live in Rexburg you just might. This evening, November 18, 2020, at 6:30 pm, the Rexburg City Council will vote on an ordinance  (Ordinance 1243) calling for a new city-wide mask mandate, which would also require businesses to enforce the mandate. Violators (individuals)…

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Common Core No More?

If we are not careful, we will miss the chance to rid Idaho of Common Core. Earlier this year, the joint Idaho House and Senate Education Committee voted to replace Common Core in schools. Common Core standards, also called the Idaho Content Standards, are expensive and ineffective. These standards were promoted as a way to…

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Action Alert: Take A Stand Against Common Core in Idaho

As many concerned Idahoans are aware, there has been a constant education battle in our state concerning the Idaho Content Standards which are patterned after (and in many cases identical to) Common Core Standards. What you may not have heard is that during the Idaho Legislative session earlier this year, a special committee was created…

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ACTION ALERT: Idaho Falls City Council to VOTE on anti-religious liberty measure!

This is a call to action! Tomorrow, May 14, 2020, the Idaho Falls City Council will hold a vote to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (SOGI) to the list of protected classes under the city’s non-discrimination ordinance. We need YOUR help to contact members of the Idaho Falls City Council and ask them to oppose this…

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Idaho legislative session continues with a bang, pro-gun legislation introduced

Idaho is potentially taking one more step to complete Constitutional Carry in the Gem State by reinforcing second amendment rights through a new proposed law. Legislation introduced yesterday by liberty-minded Representative Christy Zito would amend the existing law to allow individuals who are legal residents of the United States, to carry a concealed handgun without…

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Support Life Here in Idaho

Imagine, it’s a Tuesday afternoon, you look at the clock and realize you need to go pick up the kids from school. You grab your keys, head out to your car, start blasting your favorite tunes, and you are on your way. At a stoplight, you notice an interesting license plate you’ve never seen before….

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Liberty in Law

Most Americans can easily name “The Star Spangled Banner” as our national anthem, but few realize that another song has, from time to time, been recommended as a replacement for this patriotic anthem. “America the Beautiful,” written first as a poem by  Katharine Lee Bates and put to music by Samuel A. Ward, has won…

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Public Hearings Scheduled to Address New Birth Certificate Rule

Thousands of signatures were collected across Idaho requesting that public hearings be scheduled to discuss changes made to an administrative rule under the name of “vital statistics”:  IDAPA 16.02.08 – COMPLETION AND CORRECTION OF CERTIFICATES. (More information has been published on the Idaho Administrative Bulletin and can be found here.) Since April 2019, Idahoans have…

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08.27.2019: Public Hearing Reminder on Education

TONIGHT, August 27, 2019, is the last public hearing scheduled by Idaho Department of Education this summer to address the following administrative rules: IDAPA 08.02.03 Rules Governing Thoroughness (subsections 004, 007, 008, 009, 111, 112, 116, and 150) – specifically the Idaho Content Standards (incorporated by reference, Definitions, Assessments, Accountability, Unique Student Identifier, and Basic Values IDAPA 08.02.04…

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