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Lawmakers can’t cite local examples of trans girls in sports

UPDATED: Wed., March 3, 2021

Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public high schools. Yet in almost every case, sponsors cannot cite a single instance in their own state or region where such participation has caused problems.
News >  Pacific NW

Idaho transgender athlete ban is template for other states

UPDATED: Wed., March 3, 2021

Idaho lawmaker Barbara Ehardt was on her evening walk back in 2018 when she was struck by worry. The longtime basketball coach had recently heard about some talented transgender athletes — a pair of high school girls from Connecticut who were regularly winning sprint championships.

News >  Idaho

Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 26, 2021

A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content.
News >  Idaho

Idaho Democrats say GOP priorities amount to power grab

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 24, 2021

Democratic lawmakers from the Idaho House and Senate blasted their Republican colleagues Wednesday for engaging in what they called a power grab from the governor, local governments and voters while key legislation languishes.
News >  Idaho

Idaho bill to outlaw demonstrating at private homes advances

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 20, 2021

A bill to make illegal demonstrating at a person’s residence headed to the full House on Friday, after a series of demonstrations at the homes of officials and police officers spurred by frustration with restrictions on gatherings or mask-wearing mandates to slow infections and deaths because of the coronavirus pandemic.