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Wed., Feb. 12, 2014, 10:03 a.m.

Bateman talks of Abraham Lincoln’s life, full gallery looks on…

The House gallery is full, as Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, discourses on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Following the Lincoln ceremony, the House is scheduled to consider amendments to a controversial religious freedom expansion bill. (Betsy Russell)
The House gallery is full, as Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, discourses on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Following the Lincoln ceremony, the House is scheduled to consider amendments to a controversial religious freedom expansion bill. (Betsy Russell)

Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, is addressing the House on the life of Abraham Lincoln, as part of the Legislature's annual Lincoln Day ceremonies. The public gallery above is full, in part because of what's scheduled to happen next - amendment of Rep. Lynn Luker's controversial religious freedom expansion bill, HB 427. Overflow seating is being offered in the Lincoln Auditorium, to listen to the House action.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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