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If you have time this morning, come down to The Altar Church in CDA to hear a group of local activists discuss how they began down the path of activism and explain how you can get involved in changing our local government. Click here.
If you’re not on my social media pages you have no idea how amazing it was to listen to Shahram Hadian (The Truth in Love Project) speak on living through a coup in Iran and seeing the similarities here in the US. Click here.
I'm going to give you a quick update on the meetings I've attended - aside from Monday's Commissioners' Status Update meeting where they chose the Alt. Forms of Government Study Commission. Click here.
Yesterday the County Commissioners finally chose their nine people to form the Alternative Forms of Government Study Commission. If you remember there have been fireworks since the very beginning in October, and the drama hasn’t stopped since then. Click here.
We have a special treat for the Panhandle this Saturday as our wonderful Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin will be in Coeur d’Alene speaking in a town hall setting at Candlelight Christian Fellowship! Click here.
Yesterday afternoon was the special meeting for the Coeur d’Alene School District Board of Trustees, exactly two weeks after everyone returned from Spring Break, to see how well the district was doing with C0vid positivity rates after the break “incubation” periods. Click here.
Last Friday, Governor Little had a press conference announcing that he will be vetoing two bills that were sitting on his desk: House Bill 135 and Senate Bill 1136. Both were about limiting the Governor’s powers during an emergency. Click here.
The Kootenai County Commissioners had a meeting this morning about their choice for the Panhandle Health Board of Trustees, replacing Jai Nelson when her term is up in June. Click here.
The Alternative Forms of Government ad-hoc committee met for the very first time Tuesday evening and it did not go as expected. Or maybe it went exactly as expected? You decide. Click here.
The school district is aghast when parents push back against their tyrannical mandates/rules regarding students' and teachers' health. Protests were happening across the district....Click here.
Today is the first day back for our Idaho Legislature after two weeks off due to the Dems trying to figure out how they got C0vid after wearing 2 masks at a time. I kid…sort of. Click here.
The cat’s out of the bag: Kootenai County is a nice, beautiful, semi-rural, America-loving county that people desire, and up until recently the cost of living was low compared to most other areas in the Western half of the country. Click here.
A hot topic in the county – besides the alternative forms of government discussion – is the facilities expansion project that has been taking place in the past 9 months. Click here.
There have been quite a few interesting meetings this week so I’m going to give you my notes from the meetings I’ve watched. From the below notes you could probably tell...Click here.
This morning’s Alternative Forms of Government (AFOG) workshop was something of a cluster for almost all who attended – commissioners and legal counsel too! The purpose of this workshop ...Click here.
The Panhandle Health Board of Trustees will be meeting Thursday at 12:30pm; this will be the first meeting since they put the current mask mandate in place in January. set to stay in place until April 22nd. As a reminder, it was the “hospital is at capacity” reason that Marlow Thompson, Mike Fitzgerald, Jai Nelson, and Richard McLandress all voted yes to extend the mandate until April in the first place. Click here.
Plan to attend a virtual event on Sunday with speakers like Sydney Powell, Sheriff Mack from Graham Co., AZ, and Jeff Brain, CEO of Clouthub. Click here.
Yesterday afternoon the CDA School Board of Trustees had a workshop surrounding the controversies about the school counselor at NExA from last year. Click here.
Tomorrow is the 2nd Kootenai County Legislative Town Hall brought to you by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee. Click here.
As we move away from the first voting cycle of the new year, I keep hearing the question asking what can we do to become more involved in the community? What can we do to affect change? Click here.
Shocking results for the Post Falls School District as their levy failed by only 33 votes! Overall the vote results are not surprising...Click here.
Today is the day to finally vote AGAINST the school district levy plaguing our polling locations. Click here.
Free Idaho Mask Burning Event, vote NO on upcoming school levy, alternative forms of government commission, facilities expansion discussion, and town hall on 3/13. Click here.
The CDA School Board voted IN FAVOR of opening up free full-time Kindergarten for all elementary schools. Click here.
Yesterday was the big day for the Kootenai County Commissioners, seeing a first draft of the bylaws for a committee that will be checking into whether the county needs an alternative form of government. Click here.
The CDA School board met last night for a special meeting to review information about a new Board Handbook, to hear the benefits around having full-day kindergarten in all schools instead of just a select few, and to consider changing the schools to a 5-day in-person schedule. Click here.
There are so many bills being introduced every day that it can easily make one's eyes spin, so I wanted to give you a quick peek at the (in my opinion) important bills and make you aware of some newer updates, votes happening TODAY, and consequences if allowed to pass (or not pass). Click here.
Get out and spread the word: vote NO! on March 9th for the school levys. Click here.
Article about the upcoming school levy, written by Brent Regan and reposted from kootenaigop.org. Click here.
As we wait to hear what comes out of Boise, there have been some smaller, yet weighty, local discussions that need to be called out. Click here.
Last Saturday held a VERY successful legislative town hall with over 450 Kootenai County residents attending to hear our our representatives had to say. Click here.
There's a bit of panic knowing about 3/4 of the words I wrote were deleted as I was about to hit send. Click here.
Hillsdale-affiliated K-12 Kootenai Classical Academy needs our help to show Idaho Dept. of Education that there's interest in this area. Click here.
This upcoming Saturday, February 13, the Kootenai County GOP will be hosting a town hall at the Altar Church consisting of all the legislators representing the Kootenai County area. Click here.
Todd Banducci remains Chairman of the NIC Board of Trustees with a vote of 3-2. Click here.
This is going to be the MOST important meeting we attend...EVER. I tell you why inside. Click here.
See how it's getting through to our children and see what you can do to STOP it. Plus, I got a little rowdy last night and feel the need to explain. Click here.
A quick understanding of HOW a bill goes through the legislature, and the bills to watch are grouped by priority topic. Click here.
PLUS some great information about ACTUAL homeopathic therapeutics. Click here.
Panhandle Health voted 4-3 to extend mask mandate for 90 days. Click here.
Kootenai County Commissioners need help with suggestions about funding a new facilities building. Click here.
Three different topics and reps: Panhandle Health, our Idaho State Legislature, and our US Senators. I love everyone who loves to send emails! Click here.
Bring your signs, bring your smiling faces, bring all that energy to show him, his agency, and our community that his actions SHOULD and WILL be supported by the people. Click here.
NIC Board member, and CDA City Councilman, Christie Wood colluded with the CDA Press to write a smear article about the Conservative Chair of the NIC Board of Trustees. Click here.
The Coeur d'Alene School Board just announced that there will be a special board meeting tomorrow at 12:00pm. Click here.
This past week has been very exciting in the local arena. We not only got an officially official elected sheriff, but Sheriff Norris also gave us an announcement...Click here.
Candlelight Christian Fellowship in Coeur d'Alene wants to say thank you to first responders and will be hosting a Meal-To-Go for all those on the front lines on Friday, January 15. Click here.
Like most people in this area I awoke to no power and the wind ripping through our neighborhood. Click here.
The Idaho House State Affairs Committee has made the first move into drafting legislation not only to stop the existing Idaho state of emergency...Click here.
This Stop the Steal rally will coincide with the festivities happening in Washington DC. Click here.
The first day of rallies is upon us and today's focus is on Senators Risch and Crapo who have both been silent in their support or objections with the electoral votes. Click here.
Happy New Year! I know that problems don't magically go away based on the turn of the calendar, but sometimes I wish that were the case. :) Here's to hoping your 2021 is A LOT better than your 2020. Click here.
Help keep the pressure on our government to finally act in a manner of which they should and represent the people. Contact our representatives and tell them how we feel. Click here.
Merry Christmas to all! Here's a short story that was written in 1943 that later became one of the greatest Christmas movies ever produced. Click here.
Congress passed a $2.3 TRILLION spending bill yet only $600 is allocated to each American. More money is given to foreign nations in this bill and it's time to let our representatives know WE'RE NOT HAVING IT. Click here.
There are some in the Idaho Legislature that don't want to meet on time in January due to the fear of "being exposed to a highly dangerous environment." Click here.
It is SO important to get Conservative, like-minded people into these local positions because we don't know if and when we need to have their support against others. Click here.
After reading both Panhandle Health and draft Central Health "emergency" orders, I am left just as angry now and I was when the PHD mandate was put into place 3 weeks ago. Click here.
Little didn't announce ANYTHING; he used his hour of tv time to bring in three guests stressing the importance of wearing masks, complying with state orders, and Covid is real. Click here.
Idaho's We The People are Pissed. Click here.
States are standing up to election fraud, and it's time for Idaho to join the fight. Click here.
There's been a lot of malcontent amongst parents who have children in the local public school districts this year; most of us are waking up and realizing...Click here.
Due to the mask mandate reissued by the Panhandle Health board last week, the Bonner County commissioners have been very outspoken against the mandate and have openly commented that Panhandle Health should be defunded. Click here.
Enumeration vs. Unlimited Power and the 10th Amendment. Click here.
Hayden is adopting an urban renewal 2040 plan that will help the city expand in an organized, community-focused process. Click here.
Governor Little held a press conference this afternoon discussing the Covid cases and how it affects the state of Idaho. He has announced that he is putting the state back into a 'modified' stage 2...Click here.
There are multiple CDA school district policies that are up for revision and, by law, have to be open for public comment before these revisions can take effect. Now is the time to pay attention. Click here.
I've had this change in the works for a while but it's become officially official: I have changed the name of this email to Kootenai County Spectator to better suit what I do and how I gather information to pass along to you. Click here.
This mail is coming out late this morning for a number of reasons, a few which will be announced later, but also because it's really hard for me to express my gratitude to all who served for our country. Click here.
Post Falls City Council held a special meeting yesterday morning to discuss a potential mask mandate. Click here.
The Hayden City Council voted against a mandate for masks 4-0, stating that this is not the time to divide our city by forcing a health issue they have no business enforcing. Click here.
The Kootenai County FINAL election results came in this morning at 2:31am with 100% precincts reporting. Overall conservatives won big at the voting booths this election with some upsets...Click here.
Today is the day that we've been waiting to arrive for a long time. Today is the day that starts determining if We the People has a chance to survive or if we're on our way down the tube. Click here.
Last night it was announced that the Hayden City Council will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, November 4th, to discuss a citywide mask mandate. Click here.
Friday's mail will be a weekly wrap-up of all the interesting meetings and news tidbits that have happened that don't necessarily need their own mailer about. Click here.
We have received word last night that the Post Falls City Council will follow in big brother Coeur d'Alene's footsteps and discuss a city-wide mask mandate. Click here.
On Sunday afternoon, Idaho Governor Brad Little put out on his Facebook page that he would be having an announcement regarding Covid-19 on Monday afternoon. Click here.
With the upcoming elections, it's vital you take as much time to vote in the local races as you do with the presidential race. Click here.
In an unsurprising move today, the Coeur d'Alene City Council voted 4-2 to put a city-wide mask mandate in place for the next 90 days. Click here.
I'm still in shock as I write this: the Panhandle Health Board of Directors voted to RESCIND the mask mandate in Kootenai County! Click here.
On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the County Commissioners voted 2-1 to pass a resolution to create a Study Commission of 9 volunteers researching the potential to create a County Manager position. Click here.
As we have come to find out through all the Coronavirus nonsense, only a select group of people have real control over our cities, counties, state, and in essence, us. Click here.
There have been a lot of questions about one ballot topic over all the others: how to vote on the Idaho Constitutional Amendment HJR 4. Click here.
Panhandle Health Board of Directors will be meeting this Thursday, October 22nd, at 12:30pm! This is the latest meeting by the BOD regarding the ridiculous COVID 'pandemic'...Click here.
I've put together a mailer to help you get the real Kootenai County facts. Click here.
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