Erin Leach stands outside the home she shares with her sister in Caldwell.
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She Says No One Will Hire Her Because She’s Transgender. Now She Wants to Leave Idaho

On a cold December evening, about 100 people gathered in downtown Boise to learn more about Add the Words . The group advocates on behalf of LGBTQ folks, and is focused on adding the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act.

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A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the Trump Administration can’t ask a question regarding citizenship on the upcoming 2020 census.


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A local human rights group is heading back to Cambodia this spring to deliver bicycles to school children in need.

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Idaho’s congressional delegation is lobbying to bring another federal judge to the state.

Waiting on a federal firearms license to open your gun shop? Got an application pending to transfer a machine gun? You’re out of luck until the government shutdown ends, after which you’ll be at the mercy of a lengthy backlog.

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After losing more than $750,000 to an online scam, a rural eastern Idaho school district is working with federal investigators to recover portions of the money.

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The heads of the Gem State’s foreign trade offices in Mexico, China and Taiwan briefed the Idaho Senate Commerce Committee this week. The international officials say they’re optimistic about future business despite ongoing talk of trade wars.

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The Idaho Legislature kicked off Monday with Governor Brad Little’s first State of the State speech. Lawmakers spent much of the week going to orientation, looking at rules and discussing budgets.

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Winter is when the federal government starts spending dollars to prepare for the wildfire season, but the ongoing shutdown has put some of this preparation in limbo.



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Federal Government Shutdown Felt By Idahoans

The federal government has been in a partial shutdown for 25 days, as of Tuesday. We look at the impact on government services and the employees who administer them.

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