ACLU – Boise 21Sep Training

Dear Rex,

We are excited to announce that the application for the 2019 Statewide Activist Academy Tour is now open for the Boise, Coeur D’Alene and Moscow training locations!

Join the ACLU of Idaho staff and other emerging social justice leaders for a day-long training where you’ll build foundational knowledge in advocacy and grassroots activism.

Activist Academy Boise application
Saturday, September 21
Family Advocates 3010 W State St.
Deadline: September 13 by 5 p.m. MST.
Activist Academy Coeur D’Alene application
Saturday, September 28
North Idaho College, Hedlund Building room 231, 1000 W Garden Ave.
Deadline: September 20 by 5 p.m. PT.
Activist Academy …

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Legislature: Democrats and Republican Relations

Legislative watchers were treated to some rare entertainment recently when ultra conservative legislators tried to blast a Democratic-sponsored resolution out of the House Ways & Means Committee.

Just what motivated an ultra conservative pair—Ron Nate and Heather Scott—to fight for a Democratic proposal?

House Resolution 1, sponsored by Boise Democrat Ilana Rubel, would require that any bill sponsored by five Republicans and five Democrats be guaranteed a hearing and a recorded vote in committee.

One would like to think that all bills with significant bi-partisan support are heard. …

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Non-partisan positions in Canyon County

Interested voters may file from now until March 17 to be included on ballots in May.  Those interested in running may contact the Idaho Democrats for more information.

Canyon Highway District No. 4
District Supervisor 1

Canyon Highway District No. 4
District Supervisor 2

Golden Gate Highway District No.3
District Supervisor 1

Golden Gate Highway District No.3
District Supervisor 2

Nampa Highway District No.1
District Supervisor 1

Nampa Highway District No.1
District Supervisor 2

Notus-Parma Highway District No.2
District Supervisor 1

Notus-Parma Highway District No.2
District Supervisor 3

Kuna Library District
Trustee Seat 1

Kuna Library District
Trustee Seat 2

Lizard Butte Library District
Trustee Seat 2

Lizard Butte Library …

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Environment: The Attack has Started

by Judy Ferro

In his recent speech to Congress, President Trump declared his desire to work across party lines “to promote clean air and clear water.”

Just hours earlier he had signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency, to “reconsider” its definition of “navigable water” covered by the Clean Water Act. The agency’s definition—now being challenged in court— requires permits before polluting any waters with a “significant nexus” to permanent water bodies. Farmers, fertilizer and pesticide makers, and oil producers, among others, don’t want to …

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Education: A Master Mystery for Idaho Teachers

by Levi Cavener

If you are a teacher who feels a little lost about the Master Teacher Premium–which is now also apparently being referred to as the Master Educator Premium–don’t feel bad. The legislature is equally lost in the program of their own making.

A survivor of the shipwrecked tiered licensure, the master teacher premium was hatched as a way to get some educators closer to the original sixty thousand salary goal line after the legislature capped the career ladder salary allocation short at just fifty thousand. …

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