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The latest news on liberty from Idaho, the West, and around the world.


Rep Ron Nate: 2017 Legislature Summary – Course Change Needed

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Idaho Legislative sessions are usually judged by how well the legislature addresses the most prominent problems facing the state. The 2017 session was no different. The main questions this year were about meeting our growing transportation repair and infrastructure needs and restoring education funding to competitive levels with other states. Transportation got $320 million more funding and education was increased by 6.3% (after a 15% increase over the last two years).

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Farm Bureau Applauds New Federal Law to Restore Local Control of Federal Lands

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The following may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation:

“Land management decisions governing federal lands are best left to state and local officials and other stakeholders. We are pleased that Congress passed and President Trump signed a law to overturn the flawed ‘Planning 2.0’ rule issued by the Bureau of Land Management. The new law places management decisions back in local hands, where they belong.



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Feds to consider increasing royalty rates collected from productive use of federal lands

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The federal government’s interior department is replacing an Obama-era initiative to review and overhaul the federal coal leasing program with a new panel of up to 28 members who will give Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommendations on adjusting royalty rates for coal, oil, and gas.

Reuters reports:

The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling, coal mining and renewable energy production on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value.



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The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative: Kiss Idaho Goodbye

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Written by Karen Schumacher

America’s march toward destruction will continue as long as programs are still being implemented that destroy us. For Idaho, not only is there the Columbia River Treaty re-negotiations that will take control of all water resources, there is also another major land takeover.

There are a multitude of Idaho non-profits and United Nations (UN) non-governmental organizations (NGO) that are aggressively pursuing connectivity projects.

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Never Leave Home Without Putting a Coin in your Freezer

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While this might seem silly to some, it’s a quick and inexpensive way to know how unfrozen your freezer might have become due to a power outage or a malfunction of the freezer itself.

By putting a coin on top of the ice in a cup in your freezer, you can see how much the ice melted while you were away. If the coin is still on top, your food is fine.

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