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