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Reclaim Idaho submits 100,000 signatures for education ballot initiative

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports “When I say ‘vote’ you say ‘yes’” echoed outside the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday as enthusiastic supporters filled the statehouse hall. Advocacy group Reclaim Idaho submitted signed petitions for its Quality Education Act to the office, marking the final step before getting the initiative on November’s ballot.  According to Reclaim Idaho, theContinue reading “Reclaim Idaho submits 100,000 signatures for education ballot initiative”

Crisis line 9-8-8 goes live statewide on July 16

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Información en español: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/988-factsheet-spanish.pdf Idahoans looking for help for themselves or others experiencing a mental health crisis will soon have another emergency response option. The 988 crisis line goes live statewide and across the nation on July 16, said Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen at a Wednesday meeting of the IdahoContinue reading “Crisis line 9-8-8 goes live statewide on July 16”

Idaho’s abortion law puts medical expertise, prosecutorial discretion on collision course

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Idaho’s trigger law, set to take effect 30 days after the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health is finalized, will criminalize abortions except in cases of reported rape, incest, or the life of the mother. That last exemption in particular could present difficulties for both doctors and prosecutors. Medical expertise and prosecutorialContinue reading “Idaho’s abortion law puts medical expertise, prosecutorial discretion on collision course”

Idaho leaders react to Dobbs decision

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Idaho elected officials and stakeholders are reacting to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade with Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, released Friday. Idaho Reports will update this post throughout the day as more statements come in. Note: With the exception of Gov. Brad Little’s comments, all statements and press releases have been postedContinue reading “Idaho leaders react to Dobbs decision”

Idaho Democrats prepare for general election and beyond

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The Idaho Democratic Party held their annual convention July 17-18 in downtown Boise. County delegates from across the state debated more than 20 resolutions and adopted a platform for the year, as candidates for office requested more tangible support from the party. The adopted resolutions included stances officially opposing the proposed constitutional amendment that wouldContinue reading “Idaho Democrats prepare for general election and beyond”

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