April 21, 2024

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, news of Idaho’s new school restroom law. (See the Idaho section.)

Region-Wide

In a lengthy and rambling piece, a Vanity Fair reporter gets an earful from some libertarian Galt’s Gulching preppers: Inside the Dissident Fringe, Where the New Right Meets the Far Left, and Everyone’s Bracing for Apocalypse.

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Is Secession Fanciful? It’s Already Underway, Says Professor.

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Kootenai County inmate accidentally released, re-arrested in Montana.

Idaho

Bathroom Bill signed into Law by Governor Little.  The article begins:

“On March 23, Governor Little signed S1100, As Amended, making the bill the law. S1100, also known as the Bathroom Bill, garnered much attention, as it addresses gender identity and what is and is not allowed in some school facilities. The measure had passed in both the House and the Senate with an overwhelming majority. The law requires public schools to maintain separate restrooms, showers, and changing areas for biological boys and biological girls. It also requires the school to provide reasonable accommodations for any student who is unwilling, or unable, to use a multi-occupancy facility designated for his or her biological sex. “

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Recreationists, and homeowners reminded to take precautions with their pets as coyote denning season arrives.

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Deputies investigating vehicle burglaries at popular trailhead.

Montana

At a recent Idaho gun show, I saw a table with three Glock pistols that had been both laser-stippled and Cerakoted by Blue Line Cerakote of Stevensville, Montana. I was greatly impressed with the quality of their work. Both their Cerakoting and their laser engraving are absolutely top-notch. I plan to send them two of my  SIG P320 frame modules, for laser stippling.

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18” of snow cancels Montana State football practice.

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MSU alumnus competes on HBO rock climbing competition reality show.

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Reaching for the stars: Montana’s Morgan Radtke continues to develop as fifth-year senior.

Central & Eastern Oregon

An inside look at the work of Bend’s new camping code enforcement team.

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Dogs try out for goose hazing patrol in Bend.

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C.O., federal agents arrest 2 alleged drug traffickers in raids on Culver home, Madras apartment.

Central & Eastern Washington

In downtown Spokane: ‘We can’t keep going this way,’ Crime, theft, and drug use forcing small business to close.

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Police looking for woman suspected of setting fire to north Spokane home.

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K9 Officer helps make arrest in hours-long standoff in YakimaJWR’s Comments: How, when, and why did modern police departments begin the inane practice of referring to their police dogs as “K9 Officers”? Do the dogs raise their right paws and swear oaths? Do they follow a chain of command? What insipid personification!

Wyoming

Feds Say Wyoming Man Has No Right To Make His Own Machine Gun.

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Abortion pills banned in Wyoming as Texas judge considers nationwide decision.

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Judge suspends Wyoming’s new abortion ban days after it takes effect.

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