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News >  Idaho

Weathercatch: March flirts with spring while hanging on to a fading winter

Hello, March. Have we ever welcomed the arrival of this particular month as much as in 2021? Driven indoors by a pandemic and a February dominated by a blast of Arctic air, gusty winds and multiple snow falls, many of us are itching to spend more time outdoors without the need for heavy coats, clunky boots or propane heaters.

News >  Pacific NW

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 >  Crime/Public Safety

Court documents: Sandpoint man accused of participating in Capitol insurrection refused to leave elevator

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 26, 2021

Michael Pope, 32, met his brother, William, in Philadelphia the morning before a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump interrupted the authorization of the 2020 election results, a complaint filed in federal court in Washington D.C. said. The brothers were identified by witnesses who recognized them in television coverage of the event, and William Pope posted photos and video of himself and his brother on social media during the occupation.