Banning American Indian Names in the U.S. Military


Recently the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the Washington Redskins trademarks on the claiming the name is "disparaging to Native Americans." This effort was largely sparked by Nevada’s Senator Harry Reid. His support of banning ‘Native American’ names from our general lexicon is leading to a new dilemma, this one over the use of such names … Continue reading Banning American Indian Names in the U.S. Military

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SCOTUS Upholds Constitution in Three Cases


The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled police may not search the cell phones of people they arrest without first getting a search warrant. The Obama administration and the states of California and Massachusetts , defending the cell phone searches, said cell phones should have no greater protection from a search than anything else police find. … Continue reading SCOTUS Upholds Constitution in Three Cases

How the GOP Beat the Tea Party in Mississippi


A poll conducted by WPA Research, between June 9th to June 10th, showed Mississippi state Senator Chris McDaniel up eight-points, outside the margin of error of 4.4 percent, over Senator Thad Cochran a little less than a week from Tuesday’s runoff election. The poll of 500 likely GOP primary runoff voters had McDaniel leading Cochran … Continue reading How the GOP Beat the Tea Party in Mississippi

The IRS Scandal Continues to Grow and Grow


Even as Congressman Paul Ryan ripped into IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during an appearance before Congress last Friday, for not being forthcoming, the Commissioner failed to mention how the agency used the services of an email archiving company even after former IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed. Lerner’s computer supposedly crashed in June 2011, but … Continue reading The IRS Scandal Continues to Grow and Grow

Reno Fire Faces Public Relations Blaze


Washoe County District Judge Lidia Stiglich has issued a preliminary injunction to stop the layoff of 32 Reno Firefighters. While it’s not a final decision, but an effort "to preserve the status quo" until a decision is reached, the Judge wrote because the labor dispute is being heard before the Nevada Employee-Management Relations Board, it … Continue reading Reno Fire Faces Public Relations Blaze

Obama’s Manufactured Humanitarian Crisis


A federal judge says putting fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border may be discriminatory. The 2006 federal law orders the construction of fencing or a wall along the most vulnerable portions of the nearly 2,000-mile southern border. Judge Beryl Howell was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by President Barack Obama … Continue reading Obama’s Manufactured Humanitarian Crisis

Harry Reid’s Money Woes


Senator Harry Reid is fixated with the Koch brothers. It’s hard to describe the nonstop onslaught against the billionaire brothers especially when he goes on tirades like this: “The Koch brothers and other moneyed interests are influencing the politics in a way not seen for generations. Republican senators have come to the floor to defend the Koch … Continue reading Harry Reid’s Money Woes

Nevada’s 192nd First All-Female Flight Crew


U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Melinda Mier of the 152nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs in Reno, Nevada released a picture taken Saturday, June 21, 2014, marking the first mission flown by the 192nd Airlift Squadron, with an all-female flight crew. From left to right are Lieutenant Stephenson, Staff Sergeant Morales, Major Moynihan, Captain Magee, Master … Continue reading Nevada’s 192nd First All-Female Flight Crew

The Debate over WMD’s in Iraq Continues


Fox News’ Megyn Kelly confronted former Vice President Dick Cheney after he and his daughter, Liz, published an op-ed blasting President Barack Obama over his handling of Iraq. The pair wrote in The Wall Street Journal that "rarely" has a president ever been "so wrong about so much at the expense of so many." Kelly … Continue reading The Debate over WMD’s in Iraq Continues

The New Progressive Target: Veterans


In 2009 the Department of Homeland Security through its Office of Intelligence and Analysis published a report titled “Rightwing Extremism.” The report states that ultra conservatives form that biggest threat to the security and safety to the United States since the rise of al-Qaida. Then-DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano expressed the fear that soldiers returning home … Continue reading The New Progressive Target: Veterans

Obama’s Gun Control through Executive Order


Last week, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, “The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer.” This followed a question and answer session, where President Barack Obama said executive action isn’t enough. “If public opinion does not demand change in … Continue reading Obama’s Gun Control through Executive Order

A Quick History Lesson: Shaving Razors


The reason I'm posting this is to show you how easily history and objects associated with it can cross through our lives. Above are three different shaving implements. On the left is the straight edge by which my Great-grandpa and grandpa shaved with. In the center is a safety razor -- my father used this style and I … Continue reading A Quick History Lesson: Shaving Razors

Schools Demand Control Even at Senior Graduations


He’s a successful student, yet his high school administration refused to allow him to speak openly about his faith at his graduation. Yet that didn’t stop California’s Brawley Union High School senior Brook Hamby. “In coming before you today, I presented three drafts of my speech, all of them denied on account of my desire … Continue reading Schools Demand Control Even at Senior Graduations

Remembering Del Nortes ‘Nam Dead


The year 2014 marks 50th anniversary of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The action cost the lives of 58, 195 soldiers -- including nine from Del Norte County. The men who lost their lives include James H. Whisenhunt, Donald Shanks, Robert G. Owen, John R. Klotz, Paul O. Klotz, Howard Cramblet, Leonard Greville, Richard … Continue reading Remembering Del Nortes ‘Nam Dead

​Nevada Called ‘Police State,’ During Illegal Seizure


If someone with a gun stops you and takes your money, you would you call police. But what if the person taking your money also has a badge? California resident Tan Nguyen won $60,000 from a Las Vegas casino. On his way back home Humboldt County Deputy Lee Dove stopped Nguyen on I-80 near Winnemucca, … Continue reading ​Nevada Called ‘Police State,’ During Illegal Seizure

Shooting in Spanish Springs Leave One Hospitalized


A man is hospitalized in serious condition after a shooting incident on East Janere Court in Spanish Springs. So far there's no word on the condition of the person who was shot. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says the suspect is still at large. 06/13/14 UPDATE: Deputies have identified the suspected shooter as 19-year-old Brandon Moore-Montgomery. He's … Continue reading Shooting in Spanish Springs Leave One Hospitalized

Rollin A. Treahearne Celebrates 40-years in Radio


Del Norte native Rollin Treahearne celebrated his 40th year in the broadcast business. He first sat down in front of a live mic when he was 15 years old. Back then classmates called him, 'The Rat,' a play on his initials. Trehearne began his radio career at KPOD in Crescent City, going to work before … Continue reading Rollin A. Treahearne Celebrates 40-years in Radio

The Ramifications of Being Jus’ a ‘Stakeholder’


As a writer, I’m constantly at odds with how certain words are misused in the media, by politicians, organizations and individuals. One of those words that give me pause each time I hear it is ‘stakeholder.’ Recently I read a posting from a friend and sheriff: “I attended a meeting where the stakeholders from Southern Oregon … Continue reading The Ramifications of Being Jus’ a ‘Stakeholder’

Common Core and Teacher’s Tenure Take a Drubbing


Last Thursday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law a bill making her state the third to drop the Common Core standards. Instead of using Common Core for the short-term while forming new standards, the state will immediately revert back to older tests and standards. And when new standards are written two years from now, … Continue reading Common Core and Teacher’s Tenure Take a Drubbing

New VA audit: 100K vets experience long-waits for care


Despite of President Obama being ‘madder than hell,’ the resignation of Eric Shinseki and congressional probes, the Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system … Continue reading New VA audit: 100K vets experience long-waits for care

Nevada Senator Warns Administration Over Land-grab


The battle over Nevada’s public land continues. Senator Dean Heller is warning the Obama administration against designating the Gold Butte region of Clark County as a national monument. Gold Butte is the same area where Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management came face to face in a stand-off over grazing rights. The 400,000-acre … Continue reading Nevada Senator Warns Administration Over Land-grab

Two Las Vegas Officers Ambushed and Killed


Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian were shot and killed by a pair of suspects armed with rifles before one of the shooters shot her partner dead before taking her own life. The male and female shooters stormed a North Las Vegas Cici's Pizza location Sunday morning, killing the two patrolmen as they … Continue reading Two Las Vegas Officers Ambushed and Killed

Dispelling the ‘Cattle Guard’ Story


There is a story finding its way around Facebook claiming President Obama and Vice-president Biden are a couple of rubes, who know nothing of the West. Though funny, it isn't true. “For those of you who have never traveled to the west, or southwest, cattle guards are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings, in … Continue reading Dispelling the ‘Cattle Guard’ Story

Russia Continues to Provoke, U.S. Continues to Cave


A Russian fighter jet threatened an American reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the Sea of Okhotsk, which lies off Russia’s east coast, north of Japan. “On the afternoon of April 23, a U.S. Air Force RC-135U flying in international airspace on a routine mission over the sea of Okhotsk was intercepted by a single … Continue reading Russia Continues to Provoke, U.S. Continues to Cave

A New Land Grab in the Land of Enchantment


New Mexico has a new ‘wilderness area’ containing 500,000 acres known as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. It’s located next to the Mexican border and has five mountain ranges with prehistoric rock art and more recent historic sites such as a training area for the Apollo astronauts. The Bureau of Land Management will oversee … Continue reading A New Land Grab in the Land of Enchantment

Obama’s ‘Climate Change’ Speech Leaves Army Cadets Cold


There was a real chill as President Barack Obama told the Class of 2014s United States Military Academy at West Point that fighting "climate change" will "help shape your time in uniform. "Keep in mind, not all international norms relate directly to armed conflict," Obama said. "We have a serious problem with cyber-attacks, which is … Continue reading Obama’s ‘Climate Change’ Speech Leaves Army Cadets Cold

The Progressive Playbook on ‘Caring’


President Barack Obama’s “Summit on Concussions,’ suggests another progressive president’s attempt to ‘protect players from injury.’ Theodore Roosevelt hosted a similar summit on October 9th, 1905 at the White House for coaches and other representatives of the top football powers at the time: the teams from Harvard, Princeton and Yale. TR claimed to love the … Continue reading The Progressive Playbook on ‘Caring’

It’s the Game, Not the Gun, the Knife or the Car


It is exhaustive work, calling out the national media for its inaccurate reporting especially when it concerns the Progressive agenda. This time it’s the murders that happened on and near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus. From the Washington Post: “At least six people were killed and several others injured during a shooting rampage...” … Continue reading It’s the Game, Not the Gun, the Knife or the Car

Truckee Man Among Dead on Rainier


Mount Rainier National Park official says there are no plans to recover the bodies of six climbers who fell 3,300 feet to their deaths. A helicopter crew spotted camping and climbing gear in an avalanche-prone area below the group's last known position of 12,800 feet. Among those presumed dead is Truckee, California resident Matt Hegeman, … Continue reading Truckee Man Among Dead on Rainier

A History of Mining Along California’s Smith River


A mining company from the UK has applied to the U.S. Forest Service to begin exploratory drilling over thousands of acres of forest lands, including Baldface Creek, in Curry County, Oregon, which flows into the Smith River. It’s the last major California River without a dam and is a passageway for spawning fish and a … Continue reading A History of Mining Along California’s Smith River