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Fox News Long Interview


May 27, 2024

Executive Director Matt McCaw sat down with Fox News for a long interview on the current state of the movement and why this makes sense for everybody involved. https://www.foxnews.com/us/territorial-tug-of-war-rages-out-west-as-blue-state-residents-s...


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Executive Director Matt McCaw Joined NewsNation's On Balance with Leland Vittert


May 21, 2024

Leland Vittert interviewed Executive Director Matt McCaw about the movement and the upcoming Crook County vote. https://www.newsnationnow.com/video/what-is-the-greater-idaho-movement-on-balance/9716172/


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Crook County Becomes 13th E. Oregon County to Pass Greater Idaho Measure


May 21, 2024

Prineville -  On Tuesday, voters in Crook County passed measure 7-86, which asked voters if they support negotiations to move the Oregon/Idaho border to include Crook County in Idaho.  The measure is passing with 53% of the vote (https://results.ore...


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USA Today Covers the Crook County Election


May 19, 2024

Trevor Hughes from USA Today comes to Crook County to cover the upcoming election.  Read the article here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/05/19/oregon-idaho-state-secession-national-divorce/73677225007/


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Le Devoir Visits eastern Oregon


May 18, 2024

French-Canadian journalist Fabien Deglise visits with leaders and supporters of our movement for a two--part story on how Greater Idaho is inspiring similar movements across America. https://www.ledevoir.com/monde/etats-unis/813200/mouvement-separati...


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The Guardian Covers the Crook County Vote


May 18, 2024

Reporter Kiran Moodley spent a few days in Oregon and Crook County covering the upcoming election.  Read the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/18/oregon-idaho-border-vote And watch the accompanying video here: https:/...


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Matt McCaw Joins the RedPill 78 Podcast


May 18, 2024

Executive Director Matt McCaw joined the Redpill78 Podcast for the entire two hours to talk Greater Idaho and take calls.  Watch the podcast here. https://rumble.com/v4vzta9-secession-or-integration-greater-idahos-matt-mccaw-on-sat-night-livestream.h...


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Crook County Omits Pro Greater Idaho Arguments from Voter's Guide


May 06, 2024

Crook County Omits Pro-Greater Idaho Arguments from Voter's Guidefor immediate release. Contact: Matt McCaw 503-367-7065 matt@greateridaho.orgPrineville -  Last week, voters in Crook County began receiving their printed Voter's Guide for the upcoming...


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Read the Omitted Arguments for Crook County Measure 7-86


May 06, 2024

There is a way to get better governance for central and eastern Oregon.  The current location of the Oregon/Idaho border was decided 165 years ago and is now outdated because it doesn’t match the location of the dividing line between the counties tha...


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Crook County Press Release Regarding Omitted Pro Arguments


May 02, 2024


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PBS Newshour Examines the Rural/Urban Divide in Oregon


April 10, 2024

Judy Woodruff and national PBS visit central Oregon and interview rancher Lonny Carter and Greater Idaho executive director, Matt McCaw. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/division-in-oregon-highlights-growing-political-rift-between-rural-and-urban-ar...


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Wallowa County Commissioners ask Idaho and Oregon Governors, Legislatures, to take up Greater Idaho discussion


April 02, 2024

Enterprise - On Monday, April 1st, Wallowa County Commissioners issued letters to the Governors of Idaho and Oregon, as well as the legislatures of both states, asking for their respective bodies to take up the issue of Greater Idaho.  The letters re...


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Crook County To Vote in May


February 22, 2024

The Crook County Clerk yesterday released the final ballot title of a non-binding question about the Greater Idaho proposal that will appear on the county’s May 2024 ballot. Measure 7-86 asks: “Should Crook County represent that its citizens support ...


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Greater Idaho President Mike McCarter joins Alta Live


January 14, 2024

Greater Idaho President Mike McCarter joins Alta Live to talk about the movement.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVE82tpRqY0


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Alta Journal Covers Greater Idaho


December 30, 2023

https://www.altaonline.com/dispatches/a45965333/eastern-oregon-secession-movement-julian-smith/


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East Oregonian Spotlight on Vice President Sandie Gilson


December 15, 2023

https://www.eastoregonian.com/grant-county-business-owner-helps-lead-greater-idaho-movement/article_cf59d3ed-9282-5a17-a6f5-e0ef90cddd4d.html


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Idaho Reports (PBS) dedicates a full program to Greater Idaho


December 01, 2023

https://www.pbs.org/video/whats-driving-greater-idaho-dec-1-2023-rxyr1o/


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NBC National Covers Greater Idaho


December 01, 2023

Hallie Jackson from NBC National visits eastern Oregon to cover Greater Idaho.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cROLCVIFIPg


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Exec. Director Matt McCaw joins Gemstate Substack for a long interview with a focus on Idaho


November 20, 2023

https://gemstate.substack.com/p/interview-with-matt-mccaw-of-greater


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Press Conference from OR/ID Legislator Meeting in Baker


November 01, 2023

Watch the full press conference of the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKtS0O2tU2w


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Oregon & Idaho legislators meet on the Greater Idaho movement


October 19, 2023

(Left to Right) Oregon state rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson meets with leaders of the Greater Idaho movement, Idaho state reps. Judy Boyle & Barbara Ehardt, and Malheur County Commissioner Ron Jacobs in Baker City, Oct 19, 2023. Baker City – To discuss p...


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Oregon animal rights ballot initiative IP3 is a threat


August 03, 2023

State campaign finance records show that an extreme animal rights ballot initiative has gained more than $110,000 in donations this year to pay signature collectors to get onto the November 2024 Oregon ballot. The initiative has to be read to be bel...


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CBS Sunday Morning Follow-up to Previous Story


August 01, 2023

Lee Cowan returns to speak with President Mike McCarter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS0hc9mos8c


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Officials: ‘no cause’ to investigate Greater Idaho campaign email


June 08, 2023

State elections officials say there’s ‘no cause’ to investigate Greater Idaho campaign email. For more, read the Wallowa Chieftain’s reporting. It’s ridiculous that KOIN published an hit piece about our normal campaign activity but never published an...


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Portland Dem Appears to Keep Breaking Transparency Law


May 14, 2023

Former Portland Democrat state rep. Ben Unger appears to have doubled down on his campaign finance violations in his campaign against a Greater Idaho ballot measure in Wallowa County. After being contacted May 1 about the campaign finance violations...


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CBN's Dale Hurd Does a Story on Greater Idaho


April 01, 2023

President Mike McCarter and Spokesperson Matt McCaw talk with Dale Hurd about the movement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cK4mMYCWsA


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KGW does a 5 part series on Greater Idaho


March 21, 2023

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/eastern-oregon/greater-idaho-movement-eastern-oregon-why/283-7facb85a-776e-45cd-bc34-86e85ad377c3


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Fox News interviews Rep. Ehardt about Greater Idaho passing the Idaho House


March 03, 2023

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/greater-idaho-movement-absorb-rural-oregon-counties-bad-country-top-dem-warns


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CNN Visits Eastern Oregon to Cover Greater Idaho


February 10, 2023

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/partisan-rancor-in-oregon-spills-over-into-idaho-effort-to-absorb-its-rural-neighbors/ar-AA18Gf5E


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Economic Analysis


February 09, 2023

An in-depth economic analysis of the economics of the Greater Idaho proposal was published today by Points Consulting. The study finds that although Oregon’s spending per resident in northwestern Oregon is comparable to its spending per resident in e...


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Grant County Writes Letter to Legislators


December 13, 2021

    The County Court of Grant County asked their state legislators to “move this item forward in the state legislature.” (Greater Idaho) You should ask your state legislators to do the same thing.


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