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LWV Moscow Idaho

LWV Moscow Idaho

Contact:

Co-Presidents: Karen Lewis (208-883-2862, kiskaren4@gmail.com) and Susan Ripley (208-310-6464, sripley@moscow.com)
  • PO Box 9535, Moscow, ID 83843 * lwvmoscow.org

Calendar

MEETING SCHEDULE
The public is invited.

Candidates for state legislative seats and county offices will discuss their positions on the issues at the League of Women Voters of Moscow primary election forum Wednesday (April 25) .

Candidates running for District 5 Senate and House seats, and contested Latah County offices have been invited to participate in the forum. The forum runs 7-9 p.m. at the Latah ​​​County ​Fairgrounds, 1021 Harold St, Moscow.

Candidates will be allowed a brief introductory statement and then will answer written questions from the audience. The forum will be moderated by Richard Seamon, a University of Idaho College of Law professor. Written statements from the candidates will be available at the forum.

This is an opportunity for you to meet and learn about the candidates to help you determine how your vote will be cast.

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Kate Evans, an associate professor of law at the University of Idaho, presented "DACA, Dreamers, and Congressional Inaction"

Evans, who is also the director of the Immigration Clinic at the UI College of Law, discussed the latest developments in the changing situation for young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children and who received temporary protection under a program started by President Barack Obama.

Photos and videos of this presentation are accessible at:

"DACA, Dreamers, and Congressional Inaction" http://www.moscowcares.com/lwv/DACA_041818

Photos and videos of previous LWV-Moscow forums are accessible at:

"League of Women Voters of Moscow" http://www.moscowcares.com/lwv
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Panel discussion: 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act- The Rich Legacy of Free-Flowing Rivers in Idaho

5:30 PM 8:00 PM University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow ( 711 South Rayburn Street) map The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is turning 50 this year. IRU is pleased to be a part of a Wild and Scenic rivers panel discussion at the University of Idaho with University of Idaho Environmental Law Society, Friends of the Clearwater, Advocates for the West, Idaho River Adventures and the U.S. Forest Service.

The discussion will begin at 6 p.m. Moderated by College of Law professor, Barbara Cosens. Panelists include:

Kevin Lewis, Executive Director, Idaho Rivers United Linwood Laughy, Board President, Advocates for the West Dustin Aherin, Owner, Idaho River Adventures Chris Noyes, Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Manager, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest
For additional information and questions, please call Brett Haverstick at (208) 882-9755


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PAST MEETING VIDEOS AND PHOTOS:
​LWV Moscow video available (thank you Tom Hansen)

On April 11 Representatives from the Moscow School District and the Moscow Police Department discussed the concern regarding shootings at schools, safety procedures implemented within the district, and how a community can help to protect our students.

The program, "School Safety - A Family Issue, a School Issue, a Community Issue, and a National Issue," was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Moscow.

Panelists included: Gregory J. Bailey, superintendent for Moscow School District; James D. Fry Jr., chief of police for Moscow; Charlie Gerke, operations director for MSD; and McKenzie Fosberg, school resource officer for Moscow Police Department.

Videos and photos of this forum are accessible at:

"School Safety - A Family Issue, a School Issue, a Community Issue, and a National Issue" http://www.moscowcares.com/lwv/School_Safety_041118
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On April 4 Clif Stratton discussed "A Brief History of Race and the Lost Cause in American Political Memory" at the League of Women Voters of Moscow (LWV-Moscow) forum.

His talk placed in historical context the recent, highly-charged national debates over the removal, relocation, or reinterpretation of public Confederate symbols--debates that erupted in the wake of the killing of nine African Americans in Charleston, S.C., in June 2015 by an avowed white supremacist. Far from a series of benign discussions concerning "heritage," Confederate memorialization has always unfolded within the politics of race.

Stratton is a historian of race in America. He is the author of "Education for Empire: Americans Schools, Race, and the Paths of Good Citizenship" (2016), and is currently working on a new project titled "Race and the Atlanta Braves from Summerhill to Cobb County." He teaches history at Washington State University and is from Atlanta, Ga.

Videos and photos of this presentation are accessible at:

"A Brief History of Race and the Lost Cause in American Political Memory" http://www.moscowcares.com/LWV/Race_040418/




1) Sharon K. Stoll discussed "Me Too ... in Sport" at the League of Women Voters of Moscow forum on February 21. Stoll's remarks were directed toward the positives and negatives of Title IX on women participation in sport and athletics. She discussed power and its effect on women in sport including sexual harassment. She is the director of the Center for ETHICS at the University of Idaho, and is considered a leading authority in moral education intervention techniques for competitive adults and college-aged students in America.

Videos and photos of this forum are accessible at:

"Me Too . . . In Sports" http://www.MoscowCares.com/LWV/Me_Too_in_Sports_022118/



2) "Syringa Mobile Home Park: Past, Present and Future" was the topic of the panel discussion at the League of Women Voters of Moscow forum at the 1912 Community Center. The panel included: Maureen E. Laflin, professor of law at the University of Idaho College of Law; Jessica Long, clinical professor at UI Collage of Law; Steve Bonnar, executive director of Sojourners' Alliance; and Dave McGraw, Latah County commissioner.

The group talked about the issues facing the residents of the Park since 2014; what will likely happen in the future to them; the physical issues of the land; and what will be left for the county to clean up.

Photos and videos of this presentation are accessible at:

"Syringa Mobile Home Park: Past, Present and Future"

http://www.MoscowCares.com/LWV/Syringa_Mobile_Home_Park_022818/




Videos and photos of previous LWV-Moscow forums are accessible at:

"League of Women Voters of Moscow http://www.MoscowCares.com/LWV/

Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty in Idaho: Shaakirrah R. Sanders discussed "Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty in Idaho" at the League of Women Voters of Moscow forum Oct 17. The event was cosponsored by the Moscow ACLU chapter (ACLU of Idaho).

The presentation explored the history of the issue and presented the legal underpinnings for arguments in favor of a severe mental illness exemption, as well as policy considerations underlying the exception.

Sanders is an associate professor at the University of Idaho College of Law Boise campus. She teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure, and the First Amendment.



Photos and videos: Natural Resources and Environmental Law in the Trump Era: Jerrold "Jerry" Long discussed "Natural Resources and Environmental Law in the Trump Era" at the League of Women Voters of Moscow forum on Oct. 18.

Although the Constitution gives Congress the primary responsibility to craft the nation's natural resources management and environmental protection laws, the executive branch's implementation authority can shape how those laws play out. Without any changes to the underlying legal regimes, the Trump administration has already significantly changed the nation's approach to the natural environment in a number of areas, including how we address climate change, water pollution, public lands management and energy development. Long will share his perspective on the most significant of these changes, with the aim of understanding their consequences on the ground.

Long is a professor of law and the associate dean for faculty development at the University of Idaho College of Law. He earned a B.S. in biology from Utah State University, a J.D. from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studies and teaches in the areas of property, natural resources and environmental law.

Videos and photos of earlier LWV-Moscow presentations are accessible at:

League of Women Voters Of Moscow


At the 1912 Center, handicapped parking and access is available on the east side of the building.