Community is defined as a unified body of individuals: as a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists.
The business dictionary also includes the definiton a self-organized network of people with common agenda, cause, or interest, who collaborate by sharing ideas, information, and other resources. Virtual communities consist of participants in online discussions on topics of mutual concern, or of those who frequent certain websites.
We define it as all of these, as well as location, within the American Redoubt.
This means that “Community” is the section that brings the news back to the local level.
We include Crime and Product Recalls/Safety here, as well.
We also incorporate education and local government, when it applies. Examples would be issues concerning local City Council meetings and local educational levies.
FBI Posing As Militia: Burns, Oregon by John Jacob Schmidt Burns, OR — The FBI have reportedly been following citizens around the town in vehicles, but not apparently in any official capacity. They’re posing as […]
Product Recall – Children’s Cough and Cold Medicine A pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary recall of several brands of children’s cough and cold medicine. The over-the-counter products were sold nationwide under brands including […]
Rejecting Refugee Invitations to North Idaho by Dan Lyman Many North Idahoans are wary of California transplants – and with good reason. The Redoubt region of the Pacific Northwest is one of the final American […]
A DAY OF THANKS TO OUR CURRENT AND PAST LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS By Donna Capurso On Saturday, January 9, 2016, the Oath Keepers of Boundary County put on a Law Enforcement Appreciation Chili Feed […]
Mayor Shelby Rognstad Stuck Between Ideologies by Christian Schwab Sandpoint, Idaho’s newest mayor, Shelby Rognstad, officially took office on Wednesday, January 6th in front of an unwelcoming crowd. As his first act, the Mayor planned […]
Compassion Rally a Political Statement By Shari Dovale and Bret Roush Thoughts of welcoming Muslim refugees brought a couple of hundred people together in Bonners Ferry, Idaho on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Organizers brought in […]
Muslim Refugee Kurbanov Convicted of Terrorism in Idaho Sentenced to 25 Years Fazliddin Kurbanov was sentenced on January 7, 2016 to 25 years in Federal prison. This followed a conviction in August 2015 of […]
Sandpoint Refugee Resolution Gets Tabled The Sandpoint Council chambers is usually considered fairly large at 120 capacity. Wednesday night’s meeting had the doors shut with hundreds of people left waiting in the hallways and […]