SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, some more discussion of the Greater Idaho partition plan. (See the Regional News section.)

Regional News

Gem State lawmakers seem to be taking the ‘Greater Idaho’ movement seriously. Should Oregon? An excerpt:

“Greater Idaho was always a longshot, and it’s come a lot further than many people expected. But the next hurdles it would need to clear are by far the highest.

Regardless, KGW political analyst Betsy Johnson said that the matter is not a joke to many eastern Oregonians, no matter the odds stacked against it, and the grievances that inspired it shouldn’t be ignored.
“Many people in the urban areas, particularly Portland dismiss this as just a bunch of cranks in eastern Oregon — this is visceral, real anger,” Johnson said.”

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NOAA: Regional Snow Analyses: Northern Rockies.

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Your Outdoor Photos: March 2023.


Competing school choice bills see different results in committee.

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This made national news: Idaho hospital stops labor and delivery services citing “political climate”.

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Avalanches block Big Wood River near Hailey prompting a flood warning.

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Judge to rule on death penalty, evidence motions as Lori Daybell murder trial inches closer.

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And speaking of the death penalty: Idaho poised to pass bill allowing executions by firing squad.


New Details Released: GFPD officer’s body armor saved his life after being shot.

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Montana Legislature considering $1B+ in long-range construction, repair projects.

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2.9 million people visited Glacier National Park in 2022.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Witness video helps Bend PD find car stolen while warming up at restaurant, arrest suspect.

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Two arrested in Pilot Rock drug bust.

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Redmond councilors appear ready to hike RDM parking fee to $24 a day.

Central & Eastern Washington

Suspect in 2021 Motel 6 shooting pleads guilty to shooting undercover agent.

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Jury Selection Starts For Kennewick Man Accused of Killing Everett Police Officer.

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Walmart ditches plastic bags in Washington stores.


Wyoming bans party switching to vote in primaries. The article begins:

“Switching political parties to be able to choose the primary in which a voter wants to cast a ballot is an old Wyoming tradition, one that has faced growing scrutiny as the state’s Democrats increasingly struggle to field strong candidates and Republican primaries often all but decide who eventually wins office.

At least some Democrats in this GOP-dominated state haven’t been shy about changing party affiliation just to vote in Republican primaries, including the blockbuster U.S. House race featuring Rep. Liz Cheney’s loss to Cheyenne attorney Harriet Hageman last summer.

Amid GOP grumbling about “crossover voting,” switching parties ahead of primaries in Wyoming will now get a lot more difficult. Republican Gov. Mark Gordon allowed a bill curtailing the practice to take effect Friday without his signature.”

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Cheyenne SWAT Team Makes Arrest, School Put In Secure Perimeter.

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Wyoming Man Arrested In 2017 Killing Of Friend Who Was Scared To Go To Prison For Child Porn.

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