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Bible shortage? Publishers say tariffs could cause it

Religious publishers say President Donald Trump’s most recent proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could result in a Bible shortage.


Holy nights: New Marriott rooms to get Bible, Book of Mormon

Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Allegations against Alabama’s Roy Moore dividing GOP women

The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said Friday her husband won’t quit the race in the face of allegations that he sexually assaulted young women years ago.


Slavic churches bring traveling Bible exhibit to Spokane

Spokane’s Slavic Christian community is bringing the Bible Truck to town. A semi truck walk-through exhibit on the history of the Bible, local Slavic clergy hope the installation will provide …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of ‘lunar Bibles’

Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is …


Frankincense and myrrh are making a comeback in the Holy Land

Guy Erlich is a pioneering Israeli farmer, but not in the way you might imagine.


Eye on Boise: Summit eyes elevating civility in Idaho’s public discourse

The “Idaho Civility Summit” wrapped up on a positive note last week, with participants including elected officials, civic leaders and members of the press backing several moves to enhance civil …


Tennessee governor vetoes bill making Bible official book

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has vetoed a bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book of Tennessee.


Otter vetoes Bible-in-schools bill for fear of ‘costly litigation’

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a Bible-in-schools bill on Tuesday, saying it violates the Idaho Constitution and could result in “costly litigation for Idaho public schools.”


Gary Crooks: Look inward, Islam critics

If one could pigeon-hole a religion by merely reading its holy works, why are there so many denominations that spring from the Bible?


Shawn Vestal: ‘Little Supreme Court’ in legislator’s head a symptom of a wider malady

The little Supreme Court in Sage Dixon’s head is an emblem for our times: Nobody has to believe anything they don’t want to, and everybody has a source of information …


Idaho lawmakers pass Bible-in-schools bill, dismiss constitutional questions

Legislation saying the use of the Bible as a reference in Idaho’s public schools is “expressly permitted” passed the Idaho House on Monday and headed to the governor’s desk, though …


Ted Cruz dismisses top aide who shared Marco Rubio video

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Monday he asked national spokesman Rick Tyler to resign for tweeting a story alleging that Marco Rubio had disparaged the Bible.


Eye on Boise: Tearful Idahoans push for Medicaid expansion

BOISE – Hundreds of people filled the state Capitol’s largest hearing room Friday morning to press for expanding Medicaid to help Idahoans who don’t have health insurance, reforming the state’s …


Witness: Mother said devil made her toss baby

A 25-year-old woman told a witness Saturday she threw her 15-month-old son down 50 feet of a river embankment because the devil told her to do it, according to court …


Faith and Values: For a good summer read, rediscover the Bible

The New York Times doesn’t recommend it. It’s not on Oprah’s summer reading list. Nor does it make the cut for suggested summer reading at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or …


Bible booklet blocks bullets from hitting Ohio bus driver

CINCINNATI (AP) — A biblical booklet in a shirt pocket apparently helped a bus driver survive a shooting, and authorities were looking Tuesday for three suspects, police say.


Board affirms closure of Idaho charter school

BOISE – The state Board of Education is upholding the closure of a charter school that had been tangled in a debate over classroom use of the Bible and is …


NIV Bible translation revisions set for 2011

The top-selling Bible in North America will undergo its first revision in 25 years, modernizing the language in some sections and promising to reopen a contentious debate about changing gender …


Spokane digital Bible publisher aims to stay in lead

Having just moved into its first Spokane office, startup Olive Tree Software is betting the house on keeping its leadership role in a tough and competitive online publishing arena.


Court won’t get involved in Bible club question

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to stop a school district from blocking a group of Christian students from forming a Bible club on campus.


Japanese version of iPhone has anti-peeping function

The latest Japanese version of the iPhone 3G has something that hasn’t been added to versions in the United States or Europe.


Red Sea Parted Long Before Moses, And It’s Still Widening

The original parting of the Red Sea saw the Earth’s crust separate like the rigid leaves of a table, say geologists disputing an earlier theory that the sea unzipped gradually …