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. The emphasis this week is on California Expats. See the Idaho section.)
Idaho (California Expats)
Boise and Reno Capitalize on the California Real Estate Exodus . JWR’s Comment: The leftist editors at Bloomberg of course focused on interviewing a liberal transplant. What they ignored is that more conservative politics and more wholesome moral values are equally strong magnets as lower house prices. The majority of those moving to Idaho are conservative, and they also tend to have larger families. It must be mentioned that the hardcore left-wingers leaving California are not significantly attracted to Idaho. They consider it Enemy Territory. To them, places like Boulder, Taos, Portland, Sedona, Santa Fe, and Austin remain much more attractive–that is, if they can find work there. Most of them only move to Idaho as a last resort. I can foresee that the Birkenstock Brigade will continue moving to the Liberal Artsy Boom Towns  until their self-created Prius and Tesla traffic gets too thick to bear.
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The long-running Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival  will be reprising at the University of Idaho, February 22nd and 23rd, 2019. The U. of I. jazz festival got its start in the 1960s. Hampton played there in 1984, with much acclaim. Then, the festival was re-named in his honor, the following year. Hampton passed away in 2002, but the concert and jam session series is still going strong. Get your tickets early!
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With mid-term election is just one week away, I encourage votes for Republicans Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson, as well as the full slate of Republican legislative candidates. I also encourage Idaho voters to vote NO on Proposition 2 (Medicaid Eligibility Expansion.)
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Gone without a trace: Idaho Co. Sheriff gives reason for calling off missing people search . Here is a key quote: “In his ten years as sheriff, he tells CBS 2 that at least half dozen people have gone missing never to be found. ‘The majority of the time they come from out of country and are not familiar with the area. It is tough country,’ said Sheriff Giddings. ‘There’s thousands of acres of forest and they are in the middle of it.’ Idaho County is the biggest is the state at just over 8,500 square miles — all of it rural, rough terrain — dense forests, steep mountains, and raging rivers.”
The mid-term election is just one week away. I must remind Montana voters to do all that they can to oust Dyed-in-the-Wool Democrat Jon Tester from office. Matt Rosendale is not the perfect candidate, but he is much preferable to Tester! I also encourage NO votes on both Initiatives I-185 and I-186.
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Any shooters who live in the vicinity of Belgrade, Montana (near Bozeman) should check out Rogue Gunn Works . They are a great supplier of gun parts. They also do custom Cerakoting and they are both a Class 3 dealer and Class 7 manufacturer.
In next week’s mid-term election, please vote yes on Measure 106, which would prohibit spending public funds directly or indirectly for abortion. And if you live in District 2, please vote to re-elect Congressman Greg Walden.
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Before next week’s mid-term election, please do your best to Get Out The Vote amongst your family, friends, and co-workers to OPPOSE the horribly anti-gun Initiative 1639 .
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In next week’s mid-term election, please vote for the conservative candidates. All of the odd-numbered district State Senate seats are up for election, as well as ALL of the State House seats.
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