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Police in Idaho arrested dozens of Patriot Front members near a Pride event


Jun 13, 2022

ALICIA ABBOTT: To be honest, what was really surprising for Idahoans was the actual arrests themselves. It is very rare we see law enforcement take action against white supremacy that has openly threatened violence.

Dr. Ryan Cole's standing on health board elicits polarizing responses

Idaho Press

Sep 4, 2021

“Dr. Ryan Cole presents a clear and present danger to public health in Idaho and his stated views on the treatment of COVID-19 are directly contrary to the vast body of guidance and medical knowledge provided by reputable sources and medical research."

The Fall of Coronavirus in Idaho: Once More Unto the Breach!

Idaho Ed News

Aug 26, 2021

A majority of Idahoans have acted with compassion and common sense, protecting our neighbors and friends — and our fragile health care system — from the rampant spread of this virus. But a vocal minority, fueled by disinformation and extremist politics, is threatening that balance and undermining Idahoans’ innate understanding of the role individual responsibility and civic duty play in citizenship.

Analysis: How critical race theory turned into a political ‘bogeyman’

Idaho Ed News

Jul 1, 2021

“It’s all about looking at these differences, and how does the law engage with people? How do our institutions engage with people?”

Citizens group calls for ethics hearing into actions of Idaho Rep. Priscilla Giddings


Apr 30, 2021

Satz: "“This is about decent behavior, this is about decency that we should all expect from all of our leaders. That’s all it’s about.”

Illegal or not, county commissioner shouldn’t be intervening on behalf of Ammon Bundy

The Idaho Statesman

Mar 21, 2021

"The Idaho 97 Project, a new group opposed to extremism and disinformation, has asked the Idaho Attorney General’s Office to investigate Davidson."

Ada commissioner asked judge to ‘accommodate’ Bundy. Now a group wants him investigated

The Idaho Statesman

Mar 18, 2021

"A new group opposed to extremism and disinformation is asking the Attorney General’s Office to investigate an Ada County commissioner after he asked a judge to make “accommodations” for Ammon Bundy, who was denied access to the Ada County Courthouse in Boise after refusing to wear a mask."

Idaho Teachers of the Year urge better COVID-19 safety

Idaho State Journal

Dec 23, 2020

“I think we’ve seen an imbalance at public meetings across the state,” Hoffman said. “The people who show up are people who aren’t wearing masks and aren’t taking personal responsibility to protect their neighbors.”

United Front: Boiseans react to anti-Semitic vandalism, anti-mask protests

Boise Weekly

Dec 16, 2020

“We have public officials who are trying to do the right thing, and we have public officials who need some help getting there. … We are not ok with extremists interrupting the business of government, and we are not ok with elected leaders folding to their demands.”

Is Idaho a safe haven for extremists? (tl;dr, NO!)

KMVT-11 Twin Falls

Jun 12, 2022

“We also have a lot of people who are just moving into the state who are coming here because they see Idaho as a conservative bastion,” Satz said. “The problem is they’re bringing a different kind of conservatism with them.”

Op-Ed: The fall of coronavirus in Idaho: Once more unto the breach!

Coeur d'Alene Press

Aug 29, 2021

The valiant struggle of today’s healthcare workers against the coronavirus hearkens back to one of the toughest enemies George Washington faced while fighting for American independence: Variola, the smallpox virus.

Boise parents voice frustrations over mask rules, Caldwell keeps masks optional

Idaho Ed News

Aug 9, 2021

The discussion has led to members of other groups, like anti-right-wing extremism group The Idaho 97 Project, to attend meetings as well.

Rep. Giddings Faces Ethics Investigation Over Publicizing Information Of Woman Who Reported Being Raped

Boise State Public Radio

Jun 3, 2021

“We believe that the only thing that is appropriate in her case is that she be expelled from the body because this is conduct unbecoming of a legislator,” he said.

Time for Idaho businesses to step up, lead from the front

Idaho Business Review

Apr 9, 2021

All of the attacks lead to this: Idaho is on the verge of producing students who will not possess the workplace skills — those ever-important soft skills that lead to a happy and motivated workforce — that Idaho employers expect.

VIDEO: Ada County Commissioner asks courthouse to 'make accommodations for Ammon Bundy's trial

KTVB / The 208

Mar 19, 2021

"Satz: This kind of behavior is absolutely unacceptable for any level of elected official."

Police, Ada officials respond to Tuesday's health order protests

The Idaho Press

Mar 9, 2021

"On the other side of the debate, hundreds of people in support of the public health order set up homemade signs in the parking lot of the district office Tuesday. On Wednesday, an online petition by a newly formed coalition called The 97% gained more than 1,600 signatures."

VIDEO : ‘We trust the science’: Idaho group urges COVID public health measures after protests

The Idaho Statesman

Dec 19, 2020

‘We trust the science’: Idaho group urges COVID public health measures after protests

Thousands of Idahoans sign petition in support of 'sensible public health measures'

The Idaho Press

Dec 14, 2020

“The signatures here represent the vast majority of us — Idahoans of all stripes — who are home doing our damndest to get through 2020.”

Opinion: The fall of coronavirus in Idaho: Once more unto the breach

Post Register

Sep 5, 2021

As we enter another fall of COVID-19 across Idaho, let’s conquer our fears together, get vaccinated and work together to protect our many freedoms.

Idahoans are tough. We can protect our freedoms by fighting our common enemy: the coronavirus.

Idaho Capital Sun

Aug 27, 2021

Idahoans are tough, and we have to keep going, protecting our personal freedoms by fighting our common enemy: the novel coronavirus.

The rise and fall of Doug Traubel's candidacy for Ada County sheriff

Idaho Press

Jul 19, 2021

Idaho 97 Project Executive Director Mike Satz views the divide in Idaho politics as between the far right and everyone else.

“I’ve really got to hand it to both of the commissioners, Commissioner Kendra (Kenyon) and Commissioner (Rod) Beck, they really demonstrated how leaders can come together across political lines,” Satz said.

Intensity of Idaho childcare battle shows rise in extremism, post-Trump

The Guardian

May 1, 2021

Walton: "“I believe that there are more moderate people in Idaho who don’t want things run by an armed mob, and that’s why we started."

Idaho 97 petitioners launch advocacy group to oppose extremism

Idaho Press

Mar 25, 2021

'We want to change the image of Idaho to be a place with sane politics'

Ada commissioner's conversation with judge draws criticism, raises legal questions

The Idaho Press

Mar 18, 2021

"The Idaho 97 Project, a privately funded advocacy group that formed in opposition to anti-mask advocates, on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office requesting Davidson be investigated for violating the bribery and corruption statute."

Guest opinion: Look at mask wearing as another way to help your fellow Idahoans

The Idaho Statesman

Jan 15, 2021

"Our masks free us, until we get to the other side of this pandemic. It isn’t how things used to be, but for now it’s the right tool for the job, so Mask Up Idaho!"

Commentary: A pandemic and a governor’s failure to confront it

Lewiston Morning Tribine

Dec 18, 2020

"Hoping to show Little that an overwhelming number of Idahoans support a governor willing to lead more aggressively on the pandemic, a new grassroots group — The Idaho 97% — organized, as one of the founders Emily Walton told me this week, 'to let him know we need him to run Idaho.'"

'We are not going to stand for that any longer': Idaho group wants intimidation of public officials to stop


Dec 9, 2020

'We are not going to stand for that any longer': Idaho group wants intimidation of public officials to stop"

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