June 13, 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, we cover the rollout of high-speed Internet to American Redoubt locales.


The national broadband map still looks patchy, in the Redoubt.

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Starlink internet coverage, cost, speeds and the latest news — what you need to know.

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Eastern Oregonians are fed up with the direction of the state. We went to find out why.

Some follow-up segments:

Why a fifth generation Oregonian is pushing for a ‘Greater Idaho’ takeover.

Eastern Oregon sheriff is still on the fence about ‘Greater Idaho’ movement.

‘We’re really struggling’: Eastern Oregon rancher’s dog killed by state-protected wolves.

And viewer reactions:

The Story viewers wade into the ‘Greater Idaho’ debate.

Is there a political solution for bridging Oregon’s urban-rural divide?


Idaho House overrides Gov. Little’s property tax veto.

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Initiative seeks to ‘Link Up Idaho’ to fast Internet.

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Broadband board awards $26 million to two north central Idaho projects.


TDS has Big Plans for 8Gig in Montana in 2023.

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State unveils broadband access map, solicits grant applications.

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Published last December: The Buildout: Charter gets $110M grant from Montana.

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At Newsweek: Montana Train Derailment Sparks Conspiracy Theories.

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Senate Committee Tables Bill to Dismantle Adult-use Cannabis Industry.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Gigabit Speed Internet Now Available in Hermiston, Boardman, and Irrigon.

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Eastern Oregon residents resist new energy transmission line — The Story | March 9, 2023.

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Burglar hits at least 10 food carts, coffee shops and restaurants around Bend; police post photos, seek tips.

Central & Eastern Washington

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Broadband in Eastern Washington.

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A Spokane ISP is rolling out 8 Gigabit speed.

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A heap of trouble: Adams County sheriff deputies arrest man after chase in Othello.


Wyoming receives $70.5M to expand high-speed internet access.

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Wyoming is lagging in Internet access.  25,7% of the population still has no Internet access, aside from satellite systems

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Where do Wyoming’s workers live?

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