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THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017

Idaho asks appeals court to uphold ban on spying at farms 

Idaho is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a statewide ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses after a lower court judge sided with animal rights activists who said the ban violated free speech rights. Idaho lawmakers passed the law in 2014 making it a criminal offense to enter agricultural facilities by misrepresentation...

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THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

Conservation groups move to halt wildlife killing by feds 

A group of conservation advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the federal government's aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho. According to the complaint, the coalition says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services should halt all ongoing killing of native wild animals until it completes...

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MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017

Planned Parenthood, Wasden move to dismiss abortion suit 

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Planned Parenthood say it’s time to dismiss a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho. Earlier this year, a federal judge agreed to give the Legislature time to repeal two laws passed in 2015 banning women from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine. Lawmakers begrudgingly...

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FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017


TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017

Men file sex abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts, Mormon church

Five men who say they were sexually abused as kids while in the Boy Scouts of America are suing the organization and the Mormon church because they say both groups fraudulently presented the Boy Scouts as a safe, wholesome activity for boys. The men filed the lawsuit Monday in Boise's U.S. District Court. They contend that the Boy Scouts...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017


MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Idaho's anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters

A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The Idaho Statesman reports that the groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals detailing their opposition...

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Of legislative rules, vetoes and time limits... 

Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, is taking issue with something I said on Friday’s “Idaho Reports” program, when I said there’s “no limit” on how long the Legislature takes to present a bill to the governor, and she’s got a good point. As Boyle points out, in the Joint Rules of the Senate and House...

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Transgender woman sues Idaho over birth certificate policy 

A transgender woman is suing Idaho in federal court for refusing to change the gender listed on her birth certificate. Most states allow people to change their birth certificate to reflect their gender identity rather than the gender they were assigned at birth.Only Idaho, Kansas, Ohio and Tennessee have policies or laws prohibiting such changes...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017

Otter appeals dismissal of Idaho sage grouse lawsuit 

Gov. Butch Otter has appealed the dismissal of his sage grouse lawsuit, the AP reports, saying the state was not speculating about the damage that implementing the current federal sage grouse plans will have on private and public lands. Otter filed the notice with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. "We are optimistic...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017

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