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LWV Pocatello Idaho

LWV Pocatello Idaho



League of Women Voters of Pocatello "Making Democracy Work"

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MEETING SCHEDULE Kerry Hong, trial court administrator for the Sixth Judicial District of Idaho will speak on "State and National Trends in Criminal Justice" on Tuesday, January 16, at 7 p.m. in the Pocatello City Hall Council Chambers. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The Pocatello League of Women Voters, sponsor of the event, encourages the public to attend.

According to Hong, "Emerging research is changing what we know about and "what works" in criminal justice to reduce recidivism and to enhance public safety." He will speak about the intersection of criminal justice and behavioral health. Hong will also discuss pretrial justice reforms nationally and in Idaho.

The League of Women Voters of the United States adopted a position on sentencing policy in 2012. League believes "alternatives to imprisonment should be explored and utilized, taking into consideration the circumstances and nature of the crime. The LWVUS opposes mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses."

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Idaho Climate Summit

"Safeguarding Idaho's Economy in a Changing Climate
Our Water, Our Land, Our Health, Our Future"

November 16th & 17th, 2017

ISU Pond Student Union Building

Keynote speaker Kate Gordon, Senior Advisor with Risky Business Project

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Idaho business and community leaders, including Idaho Power, HP, the American Lung Association, Sierra Club, Monsanto and conference participants will explore solutions for Idaho that mitigate or adapt to the effects of a changing climate.

Morning keynote and panel discussions will be live streamed from Boise State for participants to view at ISU Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello and the U of I in Moscow. Afternoon facilitated workshops will be held at all three venues.

Other event sponsors are Idaho State University, Monsanto, Hewlett Packard, DL Evans Bank, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Power, ISU's Center for Ecological Research, Boise State University, University of Idaho, Water Resources Research Institute, Upper Snake River Tribes, Nez Perce Tribe, Northwest Climate Science Center, Potlatch Corporation, and the Langdon Group.

Facilitators for the afternoon ISU panels are needed. A medical person who is knowledgeable on the effects of mold, asthma from fire smoke, and other effects from climate change is needed to participate in a short panel for an ISU afternoon session. Contact Linda Engle at to help.


Embracing Clean Energy Forum Forum was held April 11, 2016 at Pocatello City Hall - Sponsored by League of Women Voters, The Portneuf Resource Council, and The Snake River Alliance.

League's work on energy policy has become a priority with the emergence of global climate change. League supports: the use of a variety of energy sources, with an emphasis on conservation and efficient technologies; a predominant reliance on renewable resources; policies to limit reliance on nuclear fission; government action to encourage renewable resources, conservation, funding for research & development, incentives and mandatory standards; as well as, policies to reduce energy use and promote demand-management programs. In 2008 League called on Congress to enact legislation to shift to clean, renewable energy, place a moratorium on building new coal-fired power plants, and require utilities to produce a significant percentage of electricity from renewable resource. League strongly supports the EPA's Clean Power Plan and the development of state implementation plans. "Embracing Clean Energy" is important to the Pocatello League and we were honored to co-sponsor this forum.

Pocatello Community Media videotaped the Forum and it is available at

Ken Miller, Snake River Alliance Clean Energy Program Director - Idaho's Clean Energy Future
Lawrence Beaty, ISU Energy Systems Technology Education Center (ESTEC) Director - Renewable Energy
Bob Steinlicht, Power County Building Inspector - Power County Wind Farm and Solar Panel Project

LWV Resources for Climate Action includes information about the EPA Clean Power Plan and resources for League action.