Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. Today, we focus on William Shatner’s recent appearance in Spokane. (See the Washington section.)
Is the Idaho state government at war with Idaho County? The following is from an Idaho County press release:
“The Idaho County Board of Commissioners will be adding an agenda item to a future regular meeting to publicly discuss a letter received by the Board from the State of Idaho Office of the Attorney General. The letter threatens individual criminal prosecution of each current Idaho County Commissioner if the Board does not commence work within 60 days of April 24, 2019 to adopt a comprehensive plan and at least one zoning ordinance required by title 67, chapter 65 of the Idaho Code. If the commissioners are charged, they will be personally liable for their own legal defense.
The Idaho County Board of Commissioners has historically favored private landowner rights over governmental restrictive zoning and land use planning. In 1979, a county wide referendum vote was taken in Idaho County to approve or repeal Idaho County Building and Permit Ordinance No. 15. The votes were 2 to 1 in favor of repeal of the ordinance. In 1980, the Idaho County Board of Commissioners did reconstitute and established by ordinance an Idaho County Planning Commission. However, the Commission was disbanded by the Idaho County Board of Commissioners in 1986 following a vote of the majority of the Idaho County Planning Commission to disband because of deep philosophical divides. The Board supported legislation proposed this last legislative session that would have made the comprehensive plan mandate discretionary. Unfortunately, the proposed legislation failed after multiple amendments. While the Idaho County Board of Commissioners takes the Office of the Attorney General’s threats seriously, the Board intends to give the highest priority to upholding private property rights of Idaho County Citizens while complying with the statute.”
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After ‘Khan,’ William Shatner regales Spokane audience with stories and wit. JWR’s Comment: Don’t miss the hilarious fermented codfish story.
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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Crow tribal member in Wyoming hunting rights case. Here is how the article begins:
“The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Crow tribal member in a hunting rights dispute with the state of Wyoming.
In a 5 to 4 ruling, the court ruled in favor of Clayvin Herrera, a tribal member who was cited for violating Wyoming game laws. The court ruled that hunting rights for the Crow tribe under a 19th Century treaty did not expire when Wyoming gained statehood.
The ACLU of Montana released this statement Monday morning:
‘This ruling is a huge win for Clayvin Herrera, the Crow Tribe and tribes across the country that entered into treaties with the federal government. On a practical level, this means that members of the Crow Tribe can continue to hunt on unoccupied lands like the Bighorn National Forest to provide sustenance for their families and children. This is especially important for the well-being and health of the Tribe because access to healthy food on the reservation is limited. More broadly, through this decision, the Supreme Court held the federal government accountable to its treaty obligations and affirmed tribal sovereignty. Throughout the history of colonization, tribes have upheld their end of treaties while the federal government has consistently fallen short of its obligations. We’re hopeful that this ruling marks a new day, one where the federal government lives up to its treaty obligations and recommits to the important principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination of tribes in the United States.'”
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Over 10,000 pounds of elk antlers sold at annual auction. (This annual auction makes the Jackson Hole Boy Scout troop one of the best funded, in the nation.)
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