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News >  Idaho

Court: Idaho must give transgender inmate gender surgery

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

BOISE – Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men’s prison, a federal appeals court said Friday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a federal judge in Idaho that the state’s denying the surgery for 31-year-old Adree Edmo amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
News >  Spokane

‘A good sadness’: 1st-year Gonzaga students move in

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Gonzaga University welcomed 1,257 first-year students on Friday, the official move-in day. The class of 2023 is the strongest academically in Gonzaga’s history, with an average 3.82 grade-point average, average ACT score of 28 and average SAT score of 1,280.
News >  Family

Retiree Eileen Dugger, 65, has cross-country grit

Eileen Dugger, 65, lives near Diamond Lake and dreamed of cycling a popular coast-to-coast trek. Now retired, she completed the trip Aug. 11 assisted by husband Cliff Dugger, truck and trailer driver.
News >  Business

U.S. stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investors

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors. The broad sell-off sent the S&P 500 to its fourth-straight weekly loss. Stocks tumbled after President Donald Trump responded angrily on Twitter following China’s announcement of new tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods. In one of his tweets he “hereby ordered” U.S. companies with operations in China to consider moving them to other countries – including the U.S.
News >  Health

Illinois patient’s death may be first in U.S. tied to vaping

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.
News >  Family

Ask Dr. Universe: How do we talk?

When you were a little kid, maybe you played Peek-a-Boo or sang “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” These kinds of games and songs have a lot of the different sounds we make when we are first developing speech.