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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, February 24, 2017
A special state Senate election in Delaware has become an early referendum on President Trump, drawing hundreds of thousands of dollars and volunteer enthusiasm on both sides.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
A two-day uprising at a state prison in Delaware has left one corrections officer dead. Inmates took four guards hostage Wednesday. The Delaware Department of Corrections is back in control of the prison in Smyrna.