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FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012

Idaho Dems Optimistic This Year 14 

House Democratic Leader John Rusche is euphoric about what he sees as a rare chance: his party winning seats in the Legislature with an incumbent Democratic president atop the ticket. Rusche concedes President Barack Obama’s unpopularity in Idaho but says the GOP’s effort to mandate...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012

AM: Ultrasound Bill Dead For 2012 

Kerry Uhlenkott, of Right to Life of Idaho, at podium, speaks to a crowd of 150 supporters of a bill to require an ultrasound be performed on women seeking an abortion in Idaho Monday on the steps of the Ohio Capitol in Boise. The rally...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012

DP: 1990 Battle Eclipses Ultrasound Flap 

Think this spring’s ultrasound battle is epic? Join me at 1990 Memory Lane, when Idaho was the epicenter of a national struggle over abortion rights. On March 30, 1990, Gov. Cecil Andrus vetoed House Bill 625, which would have been the toughest anti-abortion law in...

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Idaho's Ultrasound Mandate Has Limits 

As did Virginia's Legislature last month, Idaho's Legislature is wading into controversial territory with a new law that, if enacted, would require that abortion providers administer an ultrasound test and share the results with women seeking abortions before the baby is destroyed. The unproven theory...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Sen. Winder Lands In 'Doonesbury' 

Idaho Sen. Chuck Winder has landed in Garry Trudeaux's "Doonesbury" Web page "Say What?" feature. Dan Popkey/Idaho Statesman writes: "Winder, the sponsor of the stalled ultrasound mandate measure, Senate Bill 1387, is quoted in the comic strip's online "Say What?" feature. Winder's statement in Monday's...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

DM: It Ain't Over Until It's Over 

I may be in error, but the legislative response of halting the proposed House hearing on the bill, now being reported by the national press, may well be a tactical time-out rather than a strategic stop. The national press will go home. And the Idaho...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012

Ultrasound Remarks Launch Firestorm 

Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise reports that Chuck Winder's comments in his closing argument re: his pre-abortion ultrasound bill has launched a firestorm nationwide. He said: "In his closing debate in favor of SB 1387, Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, said, “This bill does not require a...

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Ultrasound Vote Could Haunt Keough 13 

Senate Bill 1387, the Idaho ultrasound bill, passed 23-12. Likely result: Passage in the House by a larger margin a few days from now, and signature by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter some days after that. And this likely will be the piece of legislation for...

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May Is On The Way

Idaho's political round Is clearly closed-primary bound. When hot-button issues Mean get out the tissues It's lawmaking in ultrasound. Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise (More here) (AP photo: Vote tally board on pre-abortion ultrasound issue in Virginia on Feb. 28)

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A Prolife Woman & The Ultrasound Bill 30 

HucksOnline has received the following op-ed column from Linda Cook of Rathdrum: "I attended a Town Hall meeting in Hayden on March 17th and listened to Phil Hart, Steve Vick and Vito Barbieri address the crowd and take questions. One man inquired about the legislation...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.