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Idaho Gov. Brad Little Signs Initiative Restrictions Bill, Court Challenge Expected

Despite intense public pressure and threats of legal action, Gov. Brad Little has signed a bill making it significantly harder for citizens to get an initiative on the ballot.

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In her bestselling memoir, When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains, Ariana Neumann offers a moving story of personal discovery and a portrait of living, dying, and surviving in war-torn Berlin. Part detective story, part epic family memoir, Neumann’s book dives into the secrets of her father’s past – years spent hiding in plain sight in war-torn Berlin, the annihilation of dozens of family members in the Holocaust, and the courageous choice to build anew.

 

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Idaho House lawmakers Thursday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would’ve blocked the ability of citizens to legalize any drug through a ballot initiative.

Dr. David Pate of Idaho's coronavirus task force and Idaho St. Lukes Pharmacy Director Scott Milner share their thoughts, and what they're doing next.


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A significant backup of container ships off the Pacific coast is becoming very personal for millions of Americans, particularly if they’re wondering where their long-overdue deliveries have been. The whipsaw effect on the global trade system has triggered an unprecedented delivery back-up on everything from automotive parts to bicycles.

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Last week, the Biden administration unveiled its budget plan for managing federal public lands, and it contains big funding increases that reflect the administration's priorities around conservation and climate change.

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Idaho House lawmakers easily passed a measure that would block any level of government from imposing a mask mandate.


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A bill giving raises for public K-12 teachers died by a single vote in the Idaho House Tuesday, with many Republicans again saying there needs to be stronger protections against teaching children about social justice issues.


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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is recommending vaccine providers pause administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention releases more information about six reported cases of rare blood clots in individuals who had received the immunization. 

 

  

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The NCAA Monday reaffirmed its support for transgender athletes, saying championships should only be held in locations “free of discrimination.”


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A $6 million federal grant to boost early childhood education in Idaho passed the state Senate by a single vote Monday.


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Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: April 16, 2021

The Idaho Legislature is nearing the 100-day mark, with much work still to be done and multiple bills addressing perceived 'social indoctrination' of Idaho students with liberal social justice or critical race theories. Our Friday reporter roundtable discusses the various efforts to legislate content in schools, other statehouse news, street parking changes in Boise and more!

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