The Huckleberries (Spokesman Review) blog polled its readers over the last couple of days, prompted by Nebraska’s decision to abolish the death penalty there – the first “red” state to do tht. The question was, should Idaho do likewise? There’s a growing conservative argument, developed by a number of national conservative columnists, for doing exactly that. The polled, presumably mostly northern Idahoans, were almost exactly split on the question; the pro-abolish side got just three more votes (out of 241) than the pro-death penalty side did. Maybe there’s some shifting going on about this in Idaho.
In the Seattle and San Francisco areas yesterday – and evidently somewhat into today – Internet services from Comcast were widely knocked out, and scattered areas all around the west coast. Columnist Chris Carlson, who lives in a very rural stretch of northern Idaho but relies on Comcast, had his service knocked out. (TV cable apparently was unaffected.) At 11 last night Comcast sent out a tweet saying, “engineers have restored service; everything shld be working. We’re sorry for inconvenience. Let us know if you need help.” It’s an oddity; at least one report referred to a sliced cable as being at fault, though why that would affect such widely scattered areas, or leave TV service unaffected, seems murky. No outage here at RP. Fingers crossed.Share on Facebook