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  1. Wilderness bill passes US Senate; protects 275,000 acresRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a bill protecting 275,000 acres in central Idaho. The U.S. House of Representatives passed similar legislation last week, meaning it now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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  2. A Federal Judge Just Struck Down Idaho's Ag Gag...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Mother Jones

    Captured by undercover investigators and released in 2012, the above video depicts a disturbing scene inside a large Idaho dairy facility. We see workers committing various acts of violence against cows: kicking and punching them, beating them with rods, twisting their tails, and, most graphically, wrapping a chain around the neck of a downed cow and dragging it with a tractor.

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  3. Federal court strikes down "ag-gag" law, protects undercover journalismRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Hot Air

    The ACLU, PETA, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund won a major First Amendment case yesterday - and it should delight pro-life activists. The state of Idaho passed a law forbidding the use of undercover and other secret surveillance for journalistic purposes, a protection of the dairy and meat industries that had suffered public-relations disasters at the hands of exposA s conducted by animal-rights activists.

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  4. Idaho "Ag-Gag" Law Ruled Unconstitutional in Federal CourtRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Indybay.org

    Idaho's Ag-Gag law is unconstitutional, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho ruled on August 3. In a landmark victory for a broad-based public interest coalition of national nonprofits, including the Animal Legal Defense Fund , People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals , the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, and Center for Food Safety , the court held that the Ag-Gag law, Idaho Code sec. 18-7042, violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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  5. Jim Jones sworn in as Chief Justice of Idaho Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KLEW-TV Lewiston

    The Idaho Supreme Court has a new chief justice. Justin Jim Jones says he is excited about the new responsibility.

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  6. Idaho hunter defends her 'kill' photosRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Hunter Sabrina Corgatelli, of Idaho, is defending "kill" photos she recently posted on Facebook during a legal hunt in South Africa. Idaho hunter defends her 'kill' photos Hunter Sabrina Corgatelli, of Idaho, is defending "kill" photos she recently posted on Facebook during a legal hunt in South Africa.

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  7. Eb I-84 closed after crash east of BoiseRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | KBCI CBS 2

    A stretch of eastbound Interstate 84 has been closed after a crash between Boise and Mountain Home Monday night. The Idaho Transportation Department says the crash is located at milepost 66, about eight miles east of Boise.

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  8. Spokane VA still faces staffing concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KHQ-TV Spokane

    KHQ spoke with the new interim VA medical center director, Ron Johnson. The center sees nearly 32,000 veterans annually.

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  9. U.S. Court Judge Strikes Down Idaho Ag-Gag Law: 'The Remedy is...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Boise Weekly

    In a major blow to the Idaho Legislature and Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter-and the fortification of the First Amendment-the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho Monday ruled that the so-called "Ag-Gag" law was unconstitutional because the court found it "violates the Equal Protection Clause because it was motivated in substantial part by animus towards animal welfare groups, and because it impinges on free speech, a fundamental right." In April 2011, Boise Weekly visited a Jerome livestock auction as part of our award-winning investigation where we discovered high levels of drugs found in cattle linked to Idaho dairies .

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  10. Racists Phone Bomb IdahoansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Spokesman-Review

    Opposition to overseas refugees, immigration and one Idaho mayor's recent remarks in praise of diversity prompted a white supremacist group to blanket the state of Idaho with a recorded phone message Saturday espousing their defiantly racist, whites-only agenda. The American Freedom Party's 48-second call ends with an invitation to support the party's 2016 presidential candidate, visit the party's website or call them.

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  11. Gov. Butch Otter creates task force to handle hackersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | KREM-TV Spokane

    Gov. Butch Otter creates task force to handle hackers The task force comes after the state Supreme Court's website was defaced in November Check out this story on KREM.com: http://on.krem.com/1N4T8Z8 HAMBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 28: A participant holds his laptop in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club computer hackers' congress, called 29C3, on December 28, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The 29th Chaos Communication Congress attracts hundreds of participants worldwide annually to engage in workshops and lectures discussing the role of technology in society and its future.

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  12. Huckleberries: The Arabs Are ComingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Spokesman-Review

    Remember that 1966 film comedy, "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming"? Well, in Elk River, Idaho, it would be "The Arabs Are Coming, the Arabs Are Coming." Seems the tiny town in the northern Idaho boondooks went bananas when four dark-complected strangers with cameras showed up recently.

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  13. Otter creates task force to handle hackersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | KIVI

    The Idaho Statesman reported that Lt. Gov. Brad Little will chair the group, which is scheduled to have its first meeting Sept.

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  14. Health and Welfare prep for back-to-school immunizationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | KIVI

    It's time to start getting into back to school mode and health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on their immunizations. All 50 states now have legislation that requires specific vaccines for students and if you think shots are just for kids, think again.

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  15. Idaho governor creates task force to handle hackersRead the original story

    Monday | KSL-TV

    The Idaho Statesman reports that Lt. Gov. Brad Little will chair the group, which is scheduled to have its first meeting Sept.

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  16. Smart Bombs: Congress unlocked fetal cells - Sun, 02 Aug 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | The Spokesman-Review

    The popular conservative blog RedState.com says this about Planned Parenthood: "Our muddy moral moment might obscure this searing truth: we are not simply keeping up to speed with the Nazis. We are outpacing them.

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  17. Op-ed: Give Utah teachers a tax break to keep them on the jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | Salt Lake Tribune

    In the time that I have spent in the Utah State Senate, I've found that there are few things more hotly debated than public education funding. More often than not, Utah's educators leave the Capitol at the end of each legislative session feeling some disappointment.

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  18. Is anyone heeding the "Texting while Driving" awareness campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | KBCI CBS 2

    Crashes, caused by distracted drivers, continue to be a significant problem in Idaho, and this despite a taxpayer-funded educational campaign. But transportation officials insist the money is well spent.

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  19. Idaho spends $180,00 to fight distracted drivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | KBCI CBS 2

    The Idaho Transportation Department says 27 percent of all distracted driving accidents last year were caused by electronic devices. That's up from 23 percent in 2013.

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  20. West Nile virus infection of a human is confirmed in southwest IdahoRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | KLEW-TV Lewiston

    A health alert. Public health officials confirm a woman in Idaho is infected with the West Nile virus, but that's not all.

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