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Northwest lawmakers pursue different priorities in new COVID relief package

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol on Monday after a two-week break, facing a de facto deadline at the end of the month to pass another round of coronavirus relief, but Republicans and Democrats will first need to reconcile dramatically different visions for what the legislation should include.

Looming Louisiana abortion case in Supreme Court divides region’s lawmakers

Republicans have asked that the nation’s highest court uphold a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Supreme Court threw out a similar Texas law less than four years ago. But Democrats see a pattern of eroding reproductive and privacy rights for women that will once again be fought in the courts.

Eye on Boise: Fulcher: ‘We only have 2 bullets in the congressional gun’

While the relationship between Idaho’s two GOP congressmen has been famously prickly – in 2015, news surfaced that U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador hadn’t spoken in six months – Russ Fulcher, the GOP nominee for Labrador’s seat, says if he’s elected and Simpson wins an 11th term, he’ll get along with Simpson.