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It’s only the fourth week of the legislative session, but tempers already are starting to flare in the Statehouse. So far this week, an angry Rep. Lenore Barrett threw a pencil after House Resources Chairman Bert Stevenson gaveled a meeting to an end before she could start an anti-wolf insurrection. The next day, House Speaker Bruce Newcomb threatened to have Idaho ACLU head Jack Van Valkenburgh escorted out after he questioned U.S. Attorney Tom Moss during a Moss speech to lawmakers on the merits of the Patriot Act. “We’ve all heard the other side many times,” Newcomb said.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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