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News >  ID Government

Protesters calling for repeal of Idaho’s faith-healing exemption deliver 183 child-sized coffins to Capitol steps

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

Protesters marched to the Idaho state Capitol on Monday with 183 child-sized, symbolic coffins, which they stacked on the Statehouse steps as they called for Idaho lawmakers to repeal the state’s faith-healing exemption, under which parents are immune from criminal or civil liability if they deny their children medical care and the kids die.
News >  ID Government

Murray, Otter in war of words over Idaho’s health insurance move

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018

Washington Sen. Patty Murray on Thursday criticized Idaho’s decision to allow the sale of health insurance plans that don’t comply with Obamacare rules as “illegal Idaho junk plans,” prompting Idaho Gov. Butch Otter to retort that Washington has sanctuary cities and recreational marijuana – also bucking federal rules.
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Testimony favors new Idaho science standards

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Testimony was 100 percent in favor of proposed new school science standards at an Idaho Senate committee hearing on Wednesday, after a House panel voted earlier to remove large portions of the new standards.