North Korea

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Idaho Sen. Jim Risch (R) will be at the closing Olympic ceremony this Sunday, despite his recent comments on North Korea.

Courtesy of Sen. Risch

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch (R) defended President Donald Trump’s threats to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea Tuesday as tensions over the country’s nuclear weapons program continue to escalate.



Blaine Harden

To this day North Korea operates prison camps. Shin was born inside one of them.  He lived his first 23 years behind barbed wire, without running water, heat, or adequate food.  When his family considered escape, Shin turned them in, and watched them die.  Shin’s story is the focus of a new book, called “Escape From Camp 14.”  Seattle based author Blaine Harden met Shin while he was working for The Washington Post based in Tokyo. Harden was in Boise today to talk about his book.