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SCOTUS Allows State Ban on Gender Affirming Care The US Supreme Court has given Idaho permission to enforce its ban on gender affirming care while a case challenging that ban awaits adjudication. This is not good news. It hints that the six seat GOP majority on the...

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Democrats are Surging. It goes without saying that the recent incident of harassment of NCAA women athletes plus the arrest of a potential terrorist in our midst, is casting our area in a shameful light. Yet, despite these setbacks there is also a reason for optimism....

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Last Legislative Push We are near the end of the 2024 Idaho Legislative Session. However, a few remaining bills are still being considered this week. Fortunately, Representative Chris Mathias has been keeping us up to date with his weekly social media posts on what we...

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North Idaho's Racist Legacy Reveals Itself Coeur d’Alene made the national news this week. However, it is for an unfortunate reason. Once again, our legacy as a racist refuge is making headlines. Two incidents occurred over the weekend when local yahoos sporting...

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There are Reasons to be Upbeat. Trump faces financial headwinds. First, it is being reported that Donald Trump is struggling to find financing for the $454 million bond in his civil fraud case. His lawyers say he has not been able to find anyone willing to underwrite...

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Frank and Bethine Church Gala This past weekend I joined over 1000 other Democrats at the 30th Annual Frank & Bethine Church Gala in Boise. Unfortunately, the keynote speaker Senator John Fetterman was unable to attend in person due to an unforeseen floor vote in...

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Reality Check If you are tired of consuming a continuous stream of content about Joe Biden’s age and “unpopularity” or how all the court rulings seem to give Trump momentum, then consider reading a refreshing, objective, and optimistic view of the election offered in...

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Kaylee Peterson for Congress Last week, my wife Loree and I hosted a house party fundraiser for Kaylee Peterson. About a dozen of our neighbors came over to hear her speak. Kaylee is an engaging speaker. She is running in Idaho District 1 against Russ Fulcher for the...

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OUR GALA WAS A HIT The 2024 Big Blue Democracy Dinner Gala was an outstanding success. The sold-out event at the Coeur d’Alene Inn featured two Rising Star and Art Manley Awards. We doubled the awards this year to make up for skipping them during the pandemic. This...

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2024 PRESIDENTIAL CAUCASING The 2024 Republican Presidential Caucus is on March 2. Only those registered as Republicans are eligible and you must attend in person to participate. Therefore, if you work weekends, are disabled, or serve in the military, you will be...

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