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Idaho lawmaker accused of rape was warned about his behavior

An Idaho lawmaker facing rape allegations from a 19-year-old intern was previously warned against hitting on women who work at the Statehouse after his colleagues heard complaints from other staffers, according to documents gathered by the Legislature’s ethics committee and obtained by The Associated Press.

Numerica Credit Union donating $300,000 to local charities

Numerica Credit Union, which serves Eastern Washington and North Idaho, will donate $300,000 to regional nonprofits as part of its annual donation promise, including to 13 nonprofits in the Spokane area and three in North Idaho, according to a Numerica news release.

On 100th day of Idaho Legislature, is there an end in sight? Not really.

On the 100th day of Idaho's legislative session, senators reintroduced a wolf-killing bill. House members debated over, but didn't approve, cutting half a vacant position in the lieutenant governor's office. And they passed a measure that would allow legislators to call themselves into a special session. They have yet to introduce critical education funding they must pass this year.

A Grip on Sports: This Sunday morning started fast and will only slow down a bit as the day wears on

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see what is on tap for today. Spend some time reading the Sunday paper. That’s a given. Wait for the eldest son to return from his second vaccine shot and hope he feels well enough to enjoy his scheduled round of golf. Turn into ESPNU and see where Eastern Washington is headed in the FCS playoffs. Watch the M’s and the Astros. That’s more than enough, isn’t it?

A Grip on Sports: Now we know life is getting closer to normal when there are two pro sporting events on at the same time

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We had a disagreement on what to watch last night. On one hand, the Mariners were hosting the Astros and we really wanted to hear all the booing. (Let’s be clear. It was booing of the visiting team.) Someone else in the house wanted to watch the Sounders’ season opener against Minnesota. Thankfully, we were able to watch the best of both.

A COVID-19 ‘vaccine passport’? Local lawmakers urge caution on possibility while also longing for herd immunity

Companies including Microsoft and IBM have been developing software intended to make it easier to determine whether someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19. But the prospect of proving one's defenses against the global pandemic has some lawmakers and privacy advocates skittish about the prospect of "vaccine passports," a phenomenon that's existed in some form in the United States since outbreaks of smallpox in the 19th century.