Tennant gets up to 25 years in prison

NewImage17-year-old will serve five fixed years for felony charges related to death of former Pullman High School student

After heart-wrenching victim impact statements and recommendations Thursday from the defense and prosecution, Latah County 2nd District Judge John Stegner sentenced Keagan Tennant, 17, to up to 25 years in prison.

The sentence, which follows a plea agreement with county prosecutors, includes five fixed years for four felony charges that include involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, principal to destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence and principal to robbery.

“I need to be shown that he is not a danger to society before he can be released to society,” Stegner said.

Via the Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Civilization Doomed, Says Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich Again


I do not get why anyone gives him the time of day other than to mock him. He’s like Chicken Little. 

“The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970’s the world will undergo famines – hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate,” asserted Paul Ehrlich in his prologue to The Population Bomb(1968). He added, “We must have population control at home, hopefully through a system of incentives and penalties, but by compulsion if voluntary methods fail.”

“Collapse of civilization is a near certainty within decades,” reads the headline ofThe Guardian articletoday featuring Ehrlich’s latest prognostications. “Population growth, along with over-consumption per capita, is driving civilisation over the edge: billions of people are now hungry or micronutrient malnourished, and climate disruption is killing people,” says Ehrlich.

The Guardian does report that “many details and timings of events were wrong, Paul Ehrlich acknowledges today, but he says the book was correct overall.” Correct overall? Not hardly.

Read more. 

Idaho Gov. Otter signs far-reaching abortion reporting requirements bill into law

Via the AP: 

Idaho is continuing its campaign against abortion with Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signing legislation into law that will increase reporting requirements for abortion providers. Some of the personal information required in the measure is already collected by the state’s health and welfare agency. However, starting July 1, providers will be required by law to report details such as the woman’s age, race, how many children she has, if any of her children have died and how many abortions she’s had in the past. The bill outlines a list of abortion complications such as infection, blood clots and hemorrhaging that must be reported by providers, hospitals and clinics to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Depression, anxiety and sleeping disorders must also be reported. Otter approved the measure without comment on Thursday.

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