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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

President Planned Parenthood Federation of America Cecile Richards speak to the crowd during the women's march rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. (Jose Luis Magana / AP)

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 3:36 P.M.

Idaho to stop enforcing telemedicine abortion bans

BOISE, Idaho – Women will no longer be banned from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine in Idaho under a new agreement. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands announced Monday that the lawsuit settlement lifts unnecessary burdens ...

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 11:14 A.M.

Idaho panel reintroduces sign language interpreter bill

An eastern Idaho lawmaker is once again backing legislation requiring sign language interpreters to get a professional license from a state board. Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a similar proposal in 2014, arguing that the plan would have created a strain on already limited resources.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Central Idaho could become a national park under a proposal that has received widespread approval; the lone opponent is the Idaho Farm Bureau. (Idaho Falls Post Register)

SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017, 6:44 A.M.

Idaho Farm Bureau balking at transformation of Craters of the Moon to a national park

The Idaho Farm Bureau is the lone opponent of a proposal to give national park status to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Central Idaho, but the organization has offered scant evidence of how the change could negatively affect agriculture. Farm Bureau officials worry changing the designation would restrict trucks hauling hay or other agricultural products on highways that run through the national monument. Yet organizers and legislative backers of the name change say they have no interest in pushing legislation that includes such restrictions.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 10:07 P.M.

BLM shuts down grazing areas

The Bureau of Land Management has formally barred sheep from three grazing allotments along the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers east and south of Riggins and reduced access to a fourth.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 11:54 A.M.

Idaho Democrat wants top-two primary system

BOISE – A state senator from Boise wants to drastically change Idaho’s primary elections. Democratic Sen. Grant Burgoyne has introduced a personal bill that would create a top-two primary system. That means the top two vote-getters in each race during ...

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Women attempt to take a selfie amid strong winds on Westminster Bridge, London, Thursday. Flights have been cancelled and commuters were warned they faced delays after Storm Doris reached nearly ...