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  1. abortion
    Idaho Finds a New Way to Criminalize AbortionAdults who help minors travel out of state for the procedure could now face prison time.
  2. politics
    Idaho’s No. 2 Attempts Power Grab in Governor’s AbsenceFor the second time, Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin issued COVID-19 mandate orders that Governor Brad Little – a fellow Republican – opposes.
  3. 2022 midterms
    Anti-Government Extremist Ammon Bundy Joins Wild Governor’s Race in IdahoBundy and Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin could compete for the militia vote in a 2022 gubernatorial race that may not have an incumbent.
  4. 2020 elections
    Another Deep-Red State Votes to Expand MedicaidIn a fairly close vote, Missouri became the 38th state to sign on, even as Republicans try to cripple the Affordable Care Act.
  5. medicaid expansion
    Utah Republicans Move to Thwart Voter-Ordered Medicaid ExpansionThe bill substitutes a partial expansion with right-wing conditions they expect the administration to approve, in place of a voter-mandated expansion.
  6. Primary Roundup: Victories for Women and ProgressivesPennsylvania’s all-male congressional delegation will be a thing of the past. And Nebraskans made a surprise choice.
  7. Today’s Primary Preview: 3 Quiet States and Some Pennsylvania NoiseThe aftermath of re-redistricting in Pennsylvania’s House delegation is the highlight of four states’ primaries.
  8. White House Tells Idaho to Sabotage Obamacare More SubtlyIdaho wanted to nullify the law’s protections for people with preexisting conditions. Trump wants the state to quietly circumvent them.
  9. HHS Secretary Calls Blatant Violation of Health Care Law a ‘Cry for Help’In what’s supposed to be a law-and-order administration, HHS’s tolerance for Idaho’s efforts to nullify the Affordable Care Act is astonishing.
  10. Idaho Tries Bold Gambit: Ignoring Obamacare RulesIt’s unclear whether the Trump administration and insurers will go along with this blatant effort to sabotage Obamacare by state executive order.
  11. Congressman Raul Labrador to Run for Idaho GovernorHe will not let his widely mocked comments about health insurance hold him back.
  12. Previewing the Democrats’ March 22 Primaries: Some Western Relief for Sanders?Sanders is expected to sweep the caucuses in lily-white Idaho and Utah, while Clinton wins the Arizona primary. 
  13. Rancher Dies in Shoot-out After Police Kill His Raging BullJack Yantis saw Idaho cops putting down his injured animal.
  14. John Kerry Went to Russia and All He Got Was This T-Shirt (and Some Tomatoes)According to the Secretary of State’s Twitter feed, they had “frank discussions.”
  15. An Idaho Lawmaker Learns a Valuable Lesson About the Female Reproductive SystemNo, a woman can’t swallow a small camera so her doctors can conduct a remote gynecological exam. 
  16. equal rites
    Judge Strikes Down Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage BanGay couples may be able to wed on Friday.
  17. crimes and misdemeanors
    Missing San Diego Teenager Rescued in Idaho [Updated]After her kidnapper was shot and killed by the FBI.
  18. early and awkward
    Senator Michael Crapo Says He Was Not Doing Vodka Shots Before His DUI Arrest He was drinking vodka tonics, like a civilized Mormon.
  19. early and awkward
    Mormon Sen. Michael Crapo Drinks His Vodka By the ShotThe nominal teetotaler did not shirk from the sauce.
  20. corn mazes
    President Obama and Mitt Romney Face Off in Giant Idaho Corn Maze“We just want to have a little bit of fun with it.”
  21. early and often
    Idaho Hates President ObamaHis approval rating is only 27 percent there.
  22. early and awesome
    New York’s Secret Purpose: Supplying the Rest of the States With GovernorsWhy are so many governors of other states born in New York?
  23. early and awesome
    New Yorker Running for Idaho Senate — From New YorkAh, nothing like taking advantage of a quirky election loophole.