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Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

LA Times examines Idaho’s faith-healing exemption and its legislative support

The L.A. Times today wrote about Idaho’s faith-healing exemption and Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue’s  “daunting battle to investigate when children of a faith-healing sect die.” Writes reporter Nigel Duara, “In deep-red Idaho, where the right to be left alone trumps all ideologies, lawmakers have repeatedly rejected proposed changes to the law that would impose criminal or civil penalties for failing to seek medical care for children with life-threatening conditions.” You can read his full report here.




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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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