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File photo. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden during a 2017 interview in Boise. GOP Idaho lawmakers frustrated with the Republican Idaho attorney general have put forward a series of bills that could significantly defund his office. Wasden irked lawmakers by not joining a Texas lawsuit to invalidate the presidential election. CREDIT: Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP

Idaho Lawmakers Look To Cancel Funding Of Their Fellow Republican: The State’s Attorney General

Lawrence Wasden, who was elected Idaho’s top lawyer in 2003, has called some legislation from conservative lawmakers unconstitutional. The state has paid over $3 million in legal fees since 1995 — some of it after ignoring his advice and losing court challenges. Continue Reading Idaho Lawmakers Look To Cancel Funding Of Their Fellow Republican: The State’s Attorney General

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Kristin May, an EMT with the Seattle Fire Dept., gives the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to a patient at a City of Seattle community COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic in Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood in February 2021. CREDIT: Ted S. Warren/AP

CDC Says It’s Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities, Should Continue Masking In Public

The new guidance is specific to freedoms that vaccinated people can resume in their own homes, but the agency warns that everyone – even those who are vaccinated – should continue to follow recommended guidelines in public settings, including masking. Continue Reading CDC Says It’s Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities, Should Continue Masking In Public

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States Look To Ramp Up Wolf Kills Following Previous Administration’s Move To Ease Protections

The timing of the Wisconsin hunt was bumped up following a lawsuit that raised concerns President Joe Biden’s administration would intervene to restore gray wolf protections. The group behind the suit has close links to Republican political circles including influential donors the Koch brothers and notable Trump loyalists — Kris Kobach, a former U.S. Senate candidate from Kansas, and rock star and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent. Continue Reading States Look To Ramp Up Wolf Kills Following Previous Administration’s Move To Ease Protections

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U.S. Capitol Police push back rioters trying to enter the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. CREDIT: Jose Luis Magana/AP

Former State Department Aide Charged In Connection With Capitol Riot

The FBI has arrested a former mid-level State Department aide in the Trump administration for allegedly assaulting police officers while storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Federico Klein, who also worked on the 2016 Trump campaign, was taken into custody on Thursday in Virginia. He is facing several charges, including obstructing an official proceeding, obstructing law enforcement and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon. Continue Reading Former State Department Aide Charged In Connection With Capitol Riot

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