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An Idaho school board banned 23 books. So a local bookstore gave out copies for free

Thursday, June 09, 2022

A school board in a Boise suburb banned books and state lawmakers cut state library funding — so a local bookstore raised money to buy banned books to distribute for free.


Far-right challengers look to upset the status quo in the Idaho governor's primary

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In Idaho's GOP race for governor, former President Donald Trump has endorsed Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who has long ties to far-right figures and is challenging incumbent Gov. Brad Little.


With hospitals crowded from COVID, 1 in 5 American families delays health care

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Putting off surgeries or routine treatments for serious illnesses has become common during the pandemic, a new NPR/Harvard poll finds.


Idaho's lieutenant governor banned vaccine mandates while Gov. Little was out of town

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

While Idaho Gov. Brad Little left the state for a trip, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who is running for the governor's seat in 2022, issued an order to ban mask and vaccine mandates even further.


Idaho Governor Signs Bill To Ban Critical Race Theory In Schools

Saturday, May 01, 2021

The governor in Idaho has signed a law to ban the teaching of critical race theory in public schools. Some educators in the state are calling it unnecessary and a potential violation of free speech.


COVID-19 Outbreak Forces Idaho Legislature To Close Its Doors For Weeks

Friday, March 19, 2021

Idaho Republicans have declined to institute safety measures such as a mask mandate or social distancing. The House speaker said he had no regrets about their policies.


Legislators In Some States Seek To Roll Back Governor's Powers Amid Pandemic

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Eleven months into the pandemic, lawmakers in more than half of states have filed bills to limit the executive powers of governors saying they are after a greater balance of power.


Idaho Lawmakers Sue Saying Returning To State Capitol Amid COVID-19 Violates ADA

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Across the country, state legislatures are reconvening for the 2021 regular session. Two Idaho state representatives say having a disability makes it even more dangerous for them to meet in person.


Unmasked Protesters Push Past Police Into Idaho Lawmakers' Session

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Anger at the state response to the pandemic spurred dozens of people, some of whom were armed, to barge into and pack the House of Representatives' gallery on Monday.


COVID-19 Hits Idaho Budget, Especially Education, Hard

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Idaho.


New Idaho Laws Target Transgender Residents

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Transgender people in Idaho say two new state laws are aimed at making their lives much harder. One involves changing the sex listed on birth certificates. The other affects trans athletes.


Obsession Or Just Good Hygiene? Keeping The Coronavirus And OCD At Bay

Saturday, June 13, 2020

About 40% of people with obsessive compulsive disorder struggle, as I do, with contamination anxiety. Balancing the need to sanitize a home in pandemic times with the need to tame OCD can be tricky.


Coronavirus Forces Ballot Measure Campaigns To Shut Down Amid Health Fears

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Efforts to raise taxes, change redistricting rules and legalize gaming machines have all fallen victim to social distancing rules to make it nearly impossible to collect signatures.


The Nation's Ballot Measures Fall Victim To COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

People in the U.S. are being urged to social distance until at least the end of April. Ballot initiatives depend on canvassers gathering signatures in person in crowded places and during events.


Reversing Course, Idaho Campus Lets Students Use Medicaid As Health Coverage

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Idaho just expanded access to Medicaid, helping tens of thousands get coverage. But a university there refused to accept Medicaid, forcing students to pay for plans. On Tuesday it changed that policy.


After Complaints, BYU-Idaho Reverses Medicaid Decision

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Brigham Young University-Idaho faced a backlash after it introduced a policy barring students from using Medicaid to meet requirements for health coverage to enroll in the school.


Idaho's 1st Female Lawmakers Properly Honored Thanks To 11-Year-Old Student

Friday, November 15, 2019

A young Idahoan found a plaque, stuffed in a far back corner of the state Capitol, commemorating the first women elected to the state House. So she wrote a letter.


Plaque Honoring Idaho's Female Legislators Moved To Better Location

Monday, November 11, 2019

An Idaho student found a plaque commemorating the first female lawmakers in the state stuffed in a far back corner of the state capitol. She wrote a letter asking for it to be moved to the rotunda.


Court Says Idaho Must Provide Gender Confirmation Surgery To Transgender Inmate

Friday, August 23, 2019

A panel of judges ruled Friday that in denying a transgender inmate gender confirmation surgery, the state violated the Eighth Amendment.


Idaho Voters Speak Up As Lawmakers Work To Make Ballot Initiative Process Harder

Friday, March 15, 2019

Lawmakers in Idaho and other states across the country are trying to make it more difficult for voters to get issues they care about onto the ballot. Voters say they feel silenced.