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  1. From the Far MarginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Boise Weekly

    It began with two mass shootings followed by large-scale desertion from the National Guard and an exodus that led to refugee camps being set up for former Idahoans in Ontario, Ore.; Lovelock, Nev.; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and Spokane, Wash. In retrospect, then-Governor Brad Little admitted he should have seen it coming but he managed his conservatism carefully, distancing himself from U.S. President Bernie Sanders, who had artfully leveraged Congress to turn against the insurance industry, passing a universal Medicare-For-All health plan.

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  2. Prominent Legal Blogger Calls U.S. Attorney's Statement on Twin...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Boise Weekly

    As national media attention continues to focus on the controversy surrounding the assault of a Twin Falls child, a prominent legal blogger is calling a rare statement from the office of U.S. Prosecutor Wendy Olson-who called for calm amid a flurry of inaccurate reports concerning the incident- a threat to free speech . "It looks like an attempt to chill constitutionally protected speech through the threat of federal prosecution," wrote Eugene Volokh for The Washington Post .

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  3. U.S. Attorney's Office Issues Rare Statement on Investigation into Child Assault in Twin FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Boise Weekly

    While the office of U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson hasn't indicated it could launch an investigation into the assault on a 5-year-old girl at an apartment complex in Twin Falls, her office has issued a statement on the controversy surrounding the attack. The statement is a call for calm as Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs and Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury investigate the crime and mete out justice for those responsible.

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  4. False Claims Surrounding Twin Falls Sex Assault Draw National HeadlinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Boise Weekly

    National media outlets picked up on the convoluted story about an alleged sexual assault against a 5-year-old girl in Twin Falls. While local officials confirmed an assault was reported and is under investigation, many of the details have been twisted with some accounts claiming the girl was raped at knifepoint by Syrian refugees.

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  5. Times-News: Scathing Editorial Against 'Ruthless Refugee Opponents'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Boise Weekly

    A blistering editorial in Wednesday's Twin Falls Times-News takes what it calls "ruthless refugee opponents" to task for creating and sustaining lies in connection with false reports that spread across the nation, alleging refugees were to blame for a rape at a Twin Falls apartment complex. The story exploded last week as refugee opponents began spreading false stories about a white, mentally disabled child being raped by knife-wielding Syrian refugees.

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  6. Times News, Snopes.com Call Foul on Report of Islam Link to Twin Falls Sexual AssaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Boise Weekly

    Despite claims made by a number of anti-refugee websites, an alleged gang rape of a disabled minor by Syrian refugees in Twin Falls didn't happen. The false reports of an alleged sexual assault included claims that three boys from refugee families attacked the child at a low-income apartment complex.

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  7. Times-News: Twin Falls Restaurant Bans FirearmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Boise Weekly

    A popular Magic Valley restaurant is telling its patrons to leave their firearms outside. This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports the century-old Depot Grill, "one of Twin Falls' best-known restaurants," has posted signs reading: "No firearms or weapons allowed on this property."

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  8. Dietrich in Crisis: 'A Pervasive Threat Has Forced People to Leave Town'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Boise Weekly

    The headline in this morning's Twin Falls Times-News reads, "Town in Crisis." That's not sensationalism; it's fact.

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  9. New Panama Papers Disclosures Reveal More Idaho ConnectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Boise Weekly

    It has been a month since a worldwide partnership of newspapers and media organizations went public with the leak of 11.5 million documents detailing the offshore dealings of more than 200,000 business entities. The Panama Papers - so called because the leaked documents came from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca - were first published April 3 and filled with the names of financial elites, celebrities and world leaders as well as international criminals.

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  10. Degrees of Separation: Treasure Valley Graduation Season BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Boise Weekly

    Idaho will show some real class in the coming weeks as graduation season comes into full bloom. Boise State University got things started Saturday, handing out more than 2,500 degrees and certificates at its 98th commencement ceremony.

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  11. In Other Yogurt News: NNU Student Wins Yogurt Franchise in Class CompetitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Boise Weekly

    The business of making yogurt is big news this week. First, Chobani Yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya announced he was handing over to his employees stock worth around 10 percent of the company.

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  12. Probe Into Canyon County Sheriff's Charity Concluded, Recommendations PendingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2013 | Boise Weekly

    The investigation in alleged misconduct by Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue has concluded, but whether the lawman will face any charges has yet to be announced. Complaints against Donahue, filed anonymously with the Idaho attorney general's office, accuse the sheriff of abusing his position to operate the nonprofit K. Donahue Foundation Inc., which runs the Man Up Crusade raising awareness of domestic violence.

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  13. Clif Bar Hires 170, Approaches 'Late Spring' Opening of Idaho BakeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | Boise Weekly

    More than a year after breaking ground on a $90 million, 275,000-square-foot bakery in Twin Falls, Clif Bar officials said April 7 they still hadn't settled on an opening date but expected to be open by "late spring." The idea for an Idaho-based Clif Bar bakery was first floated in 2013 , promising hundreds of jobs with what the company promised would be "living wages."

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  14. Study: Idaho's Growing (and Younger) Hispanic PopulationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Boise Weekly

    New research from the University of Idaho's McClure Center for Public Policy confirms the Gem State is catching up with much of the nation in terms of diversity, due in large part to its growing Hispanic population. According to the report, Hispanic Idahoans make up 12 percent of the state's census.

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  15. Medicaid Expansion Proposals Surface at Idaho StatehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | Boise Weekly

    Who is to say how far a new proposal to expand Medicaid might advance through the 2016 Idaho Legislature? Moscow Democratic Sen. Dan Schmidt-who is also a physician-says he has two measures to put before Idaho lawmakers: one is a full-tilt expansion of Idaho Medicaid to adults earning up to 138 percent of the poverty level, and a second would expand Medicaid to the 100 percent federal poverty level. Even though Schmidt said he has been fighting an uphill political battle to get some kind of bipartisan support, he's still anxious to get his proposals on the record and allow the public and lawmakers to weigh in on the matter in a formal arena.

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  16. Faith Healing Bill May Resurface at Idaho StatehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Boise Weekly

    In 2014, Boise Democratic House Rep. John Gannon told Boise Weekly about a proposed measure to lift protections from parents who use faith healing or prayer as primary treatment for children who may later die. As written, Gannon's bill would have called for criminal charges if a child died or suffered a permanent disability after parents turned to faith healing as the primary source or care or had refused traditional medical care.

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  17. Video: Boise Interfaith Community Stages Silent Demonstration Against ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | Boise Weekly

    Anti-Islam, anti-refugee pastor Shahram Hadian opened his presentation at the Idaho Statehouse the evening of Jan. 14 with a prayer, a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and a statement about the points he and Center for Security Policy Vice President Christopher Holton were about to cover. "I will be addressing some legitimate national security concerns, legitimate economic concerns and legitimate ideological concerns," Hadian said.

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  18. Slow Going For Twin Falls Anti-Refugee Ballot InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | Boise Weekly

    Hundreds of people from across the state gathered at the Idaho Capitol to show solidarity with the Gem State refugee community. Opponents of an Idaho refugee support center in the Magic Valley don't seem to be having much luck in securing signatures in their effort to ban such facilities from their county. 1 comment

  19. Climate Change, Booming Potato Chip Market Threaten Idaho Potato HarvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2015 | Boise Weekly

    As Idaho prepares to embrace its potato state stereotype by dropping a giant spud in front of the Statehouse on New Year's Eve , Gem State farmers are expressing serious concern about the fate of Idaho potato crops in 2016. According to the Idaho Department of Agriculture , more than 131 million units of potatoes were harvested across 316,000 acres of Idaho farmland during 2013.

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  20. Winter Storm, Avalanche Warnings in Central IdahoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | Boise Weekly

    The Treasure Valley woke up Monday morning to overcast skies and hint of light showers, but much of southern and eastern Idaho began the work week with severe winter weather-triggering scores of spin-offs on roadways, delays or closures of schools, and even avalanche warnings in the Sawtooth National Forest. The avalanche center in Ketchum issued a backcountry avalanche warning early Monday-in effect until Tuesday morning-for the Soldier Mountains, including mountains near Fairfield.

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