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Ammon Bundy, center, who led the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, stands on the Idaho Statehouse steps in Boise. Mainstream and far-right Republicans are battling for control of the party and the state in deeply conservative Idaho. CREDIT: Keith Ridler/AP

In Idaho, The Next Political Fight Is Not Blue Versus Red, But What Shade Of Red The State Will Be

Mainstream Idaho Republicans, who have dominated the state for three decades and would be considered far right in many states, have themselves become targets, including protests at lawmakers’ homes. They fear disinformation and intimidation is driving the changes in the rural Western state. Continue Reading In Idaho, The Next Political Fight Is Not Blue Versus Red, But What Shade Of Red The State Will Be

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Author Becky Albertalli with her book collection.

‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 12: Becky Albertalli & Scott Leadingham On Literature Helping Form Identity

In this unique episode of “Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella,” NWPB’s Scott Leadingham interviews author Becky Albertalli. The two talk about identity, representation of LGBTQIA+ books in school libraries, and how people come out and present themselves to the world. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 12: Becky Albertalli & Scott Leadingham On Literature Helping Form Identity

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Medical assistant Andreea Marian, right, gives a COVID-19 vaccine to Gabina Morales at a clinic at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Bellingham, Wash. Washington is the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with Gov. Jay Inslee announcing a series of giveaways during the month of June that includes lottery drawings totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets and game systems. CREDIT: Elaine Thompson/AP

Washington Announces $1 Million Lottery, Hundreds Of Other Prizes For Vaccine Incentives

Washington is the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announcing a series of giveaways that includes lottery drawings totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets and game systems. Continue Reading Washington Announces $1 Million Lottery, Hundreds Of Other Prizes For Vaccine Incentives

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Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin speaks at an anti-mask protest on the steps of the Idaho Capitol Tuesday. Nik Streng/Idaho Education News

Analysis: Unmasking The Political Strategy Of Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin

For anyone who somehow missed last week’s news, the lieutenant governor made the most of her brief stint as acting governor. With Gov. Brad Little in Nashville, Tenn., for a Republican Governors Association conference, McGeachin issued an executive order rescinding local mask mandates. McGeachin said she wanted to keep kids from being forced to wear a mask — at least in the schools that are still in session, in districts with mask requirements still in place. Continue Reading Analysis: Unmasking The Political Strategy Of Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin

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