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‘Make it a Christian town’: the ultra-conservative church on the rise in Idaho

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A Guardian investigation has revealed that a controversial church whose leader has openly expressed the ambition of creating a “theocracy” in America has accumulated significant influence in the city of Moscow, Idaho....

Idaho lieutenant governor bans vaccine mandates while governor out of state

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Idaho’s Republican governor, Brad Little, temporarily left the state on Tuesday on government business and his deputy, Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, immediately began issuing rightwing orders while she was tem...

Idaho enacts ‘crisis standards of care’ protocol to battle worsening Covid

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Idaho public health leaders have activated “crisis standards of care” allowing health are rationing for the state’s northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The...

Coronavirus live news: Idaho rationing healthcare; pandemic’s ‘devastating’ impact on HIV, TB and malaria

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Idaho public health leaders activate “crisis standards of care” amid soaring cases; Global Fund says 2020 was first year in history of fund that key programmatic results on HIV, TB and malaria have gone backwards

Far-right activist Ammon Bundy announces run for Idaho governor

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Far-right anti-government activist and militia figure Ammon Bundy has announced a bid to be governor of Idaho governor in a further sign of the rightward trend of politics in the rural and Republican-dominated state. ...

Idaho candidate for governor endorsed by rightwing militia leader, video reveals

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Idaho’s Republican lieutenant governor and gubernatorial candidate, Janice McGeachin, attended a gathering where she was endorsed in a glowing introductory speech by a rightwing militia leader, as revealed in a video ...

‘Tyranny’: Idaho governor repeals lieutenant’s mask mandate ban

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The Republican governor of Idaho has repealed an executive order prohibiting mask mandates that was issued by his lieutenant governor while he was out of the state. Brad Little called Janice McGeachin’s action “an ir...

Idaho teacher disarmed school shooter and hugged her until help arrived

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When a student opened fire at an Idaho middle school, teacher Krista Gneiting directed children to safety, rushed to help a wounded victim and then calmly disarmed the sixth-grade shooter, hugging and consoling the gi...

Idaho governor signs bill to ban critical race theory from being taught in schools

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Idaho governor Brad Little has a bill signed into law that aims to restrict critical race theory from being taught as a subject in schools and universities. The bill, H 377, prevents teachers from “indoctrinating” stu...

Idaho could kill over 90% of its wolves in new effort to shrink their numbers

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Lawmakers in Idaho are pushing to drastically reduce wolf numbers in the state, perhaps by as much as over 90%, complementing other US efforts to shrink their population. Idaho’s gray wolf population was recently esti...

‘Here fire, you hungry?’ Idaho Covid protesters burn masks in front of capitol

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A least 100 people gathered in front of the Idaho state capitol on Saturday to burn masks, in a protest against measures to limit infections and deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Some groups, predominantly r...