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As face mask mandates show up across Idaho, there are reports of people displaying fake cards claiming they are exempt from wearing masks.

 

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This interview orginally aired Dec. 18, 2019.   

Idaho Parents Unlimited provides many services to folks with disabilities. One of their programs, called "Work of Art" allows corporations to decorate their offices with art from people in the program. Idaho Matters talks with program coordinators about this unique oppportunity. 

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Idaho Parents Unlimited provides many services to folks with disabilities. One of their programs, called "Work of Art" allows corporations to decorate their offices with art from people in the program. Idaho Matters talks with program coordinators about this unique oppportunity. 

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Until the 1970s, babies born with developmental disabilities were often placed in institutions. A movement started to remove these people from institutions and acclimate them into sustainable communities. The documentary Blessings of Liberty was commissioned by the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities to tell the story of this movement.

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A local advocacy group for people with disabilities released a report this week that claims a Nampa behavioral health treatment center is unsafe for residents.

 


This interview originally aired in August, 2010.

Bob Kustra Interviews Jim Abbott, Baseball Legend and Author of "Imperfect: An Improbable Life"


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Five polling places in southwestern Idaho may need to be relocated if modifications can't be made to make them more accessible.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that a U.S. Department of Justice investigation conducted on Election Day questioned Canyon County's measures to bring the polling places into compliance with the Americans for Disabilities Act.

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A winter's worth of racing and training for the best disabled skiers and shooters culminates later this month at the Paralympic Nordic World Championships in Sweden. For the first time, the U.S. team headed to the competition is made up entirely of disabled veterans. It's a good example of how some wounded soldiers are finding a new mission and purpose.