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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 20, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012

Testimony: 'The wrong direction to go'

Former Idaho state Rep. Bonnie Douglas, D-Coeur d'Alene, was among those testifying against HB 530 this afternoon in the House Health & Welfare Committee. "I was a teenager with acne, I have acne scarring," she told the panel. "I was put on birth-control pills -…

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Testimony: 'Abortion is not health care' 

Julie Lynde, executive director of the Cornerstone Family Council, was the first to testify in favor of HB 530 today, following about a dozen opponents. "Why is this good state policy? It protects religious freedom and states' rights," she said. "I don't know that the…

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Senate adjourns after memorial service

The Senate has now adjourned for the day, but it'll be back tomorrow at 10 a.m. and also will hold an afternoon session. Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, noted that more than 40 pieces of legislation are pending on the Senate's calendar, so…

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Idaho Senate holds memorial service Monday for former members who have died in the past year (Betsy Russell)

Lawmakers recall 14 former members...

Here are the former Idaho lawmakers who have died in the past year, who are being memorialized today in memorial services in the House and the Senate: House: Allen Andersen, who served Bannock County from 2003 to 2004; Lee Barnes, Twin Falls County, 1989-1992; Don…

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