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, a few more details on the Idaho stabbings that have attracted national news attention. (See the Idaho section.)


More about the unusual Moscow, Idaho stabbings from CBS: What we know so far about the investigation into the Idaho college student murders.

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Newsweek: Idaho Murders Update: Roommates Break Silence, Victim’s Mom Shares Theory. Here is a passage from the news story:

“In recent days, police and the local prosecutor’s office have provided confusing, and at times contradictory, statements about whether the victims were “targeted.”

“We remain consistent in our belief that this was indeed a targeted attack but have not concluded if the target was the residence or its occupants,” Moscow Police spokeswoman Rachael Doniger told Newsweek on Thursday.

According to investigators, Goncalves and Mogen had gone to a local bar, stopped at a food truck and then caught a ride home with a private party at around 1:56 a.m. on November 13. Meanwhile, Chapin and Kernodle were seen at the Sigma Chi house, just a short walk from the rental house, and made it home around 1:45 a.m.

Police said the two surviving roommates were also out that evening, but returned home by 1 a.m. and did not wake up until later that morning. After waking up, they called friends to come to the house because they believed one of the victims found on the second floor had passed out and wasn’t waking up.

One of their cell phones was used to make a 911 call requesting aid at 11:58 a.m.

Officers arrived to find two of the victims on the second floor and the other two on the third floor. Police have said the roommates and people who were in the residence when the 911 call was made are not believed to be implicated in the crime.”

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A Killer on the Loose Leaves an Idaho College Town Shaken.

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Anonymous donor gives $10 million for ISU student scholarships.

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State House committee seats assigned, Democrats lose spot on powerful budget committee.


Montana Attorney General Knudsen Challenges Biden’s Gun Regulations.

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Montana Judge Restores State Wolf Hunting Regulations.

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A Montana ‘mountain man’ goes to court to protect his property rights.

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanizes moose in Billings.

Central & Eastern Oregon

I-84 sees closures in Eastern Oregon due to winter weather, crashes.

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Deschutes County SO Search and Rescue comes to aid of fallen, injured Smith Rock hiker.

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Oregon Measure 114: Sheriffs, police chiefs tell judge their agencies are ‘unprepared’ to support gun permit program.

Central & Eastern Washington

Spokane Police Department reports three gun store robberies in two days.

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News study ranks Pasco among top ten booming cities in the US.

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Pasco Police Officer, shot in the line of duty, returns home.


Absaroka Valley Ammunition is continuing its construction project in Sheridan and plans to be in full ammunition production sometime in 2023.

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The families of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie have reached a $3 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed after authorities concluded he strangled her during a cross-country trip in August 2021.

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Governor files second lawsuit challenging canceled federal lease sales.

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