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The U.S. Attorney's Office for Oregon has charged 39-year-old Cody Melby after he allegedly fired five shots from a handgun at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland. Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office for Oregon

Man Charged With Shooting Portland Federal Courthouse Attended Salem ‘Stop The Steal’ Protest

Cody Levi Melby, 39, reportedly climbed over the temporary security fence erected this summer to keep racial justice protesters outside the federal courthouse before he opened fire on the building, the documents state. No one was injured in the attack. Continue Reading Man Charged With Shooting Portland Federal Courthouse Attended Salem ‘Stop The Steal’ Protest

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Senators watch Gov. Brad Little’s 2021 State of the State address from the floor of the Senate chambers. Because of COVID-19 precautions, Little delivered the address remotely instead of in the traditional joint gathering of the House and Senate chambers. CREDIT: Nik Streng/ Idaho EdNews

In Opening Legislative Session, Idaho Governor Calls For Reversing Budget Cuts, More Teacher Pay

Idaho Gov. Brad Little called for reversing budget holdbacks, increasing teacher pay, cutting taxes and fighting the coronavirus virus pandemic during a historic, remote State of the State address Monday. In conjunction with the 30-minute speech, Little unveiled a budget proposal that would increase K-12 general fund spending beyond $2 billion for the first time in Idaho history. Continue Reading In Opening Legislative Session, Idaho Governor Calls For Reversing Budget Cuts, More Teacher Pay

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Poll showing 63 percent of adults says Trump is mostly or partly to blame for attack - 35 percent say not

Poll: Most Americans Blame President Trump For Capitol Attack But Are Split On His Removal

Nearly two-thirds of Americans place a good deal of the blame on President Donald Trump for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, but the country is evenly split over whether he should be removed from office before his term ends on Jan. 20, according to the latest PBS NewsHour-Marist poll. Continue Reading Poll: Most Americans Blame President Trump For Capitol Attack But Are Split On His Removal

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Washington National Guard troops set up outside the state Capitol Jan. 10, 2021, ahead of the session beginning on Monday, Jan. 11. Security is heightened after threats recently, following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. CREDIT: Austin Jenkins/N3

Washington’s 2021 Legislative Session Kicks Off Under The Cloud Of Heightened Security Concerns

The Washington Legislature kicks off its 2021 session today. It comes with heavy security outside the building amid threats of protesters trying to force their way in. Inside, lawmakers are meeting to approve the rules that will allow them to meet mostly remotely this year due to the pandemic. That could mean the session has fewer partisan policy disagreements – or more. Continue Reading Washington’s 2021 Legislative Session Kicks Off Under The Cloud Of Heightened Security Concerns

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Idaho Democratic state Rep. Muffy Davis, seen here in 2019, and Democratic Rep. Sue Chew are suing Idaho's top House Republican. They contend he's preventing them from safely participating in the upcoming legislative session amid the pandemic. CREDIT: James Dawson/Boise State Public Radio

Idaho Lawmakers Sue, Say Returning To State Capitol During Pandemic Violates ADA

Two Idaho state lawmakers, both Democrats, have filed suit against Republican state House Speaker Scott Bedke, saying he has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by forging ahead with the legislative session — scheduled to begin Monday — without providing them an option to participate remotely in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading Idaho Lawmakers Sue, Say Returning To State Capitol During Pandemic Violates ADA

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A first-grader raises her hand at Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School in Fall River, Mass., in November. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe via Getty Images

Where Is It Safe To Reopen Schools? New Research Offers Answers

Since the beginning of this pandemic, experts and educators have feared that open schools would spread the coronavirus further, which is why so many classrooms remain closed. But a new, nationwide study suggests reopening schools may be safer than previously thought, at least in communities where the virus is not already spreading out of control. Continue Reading Where Is It Safe To Reopen Schools? New Research Offers Answers

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Protesters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber inside the Capitol on Wednesday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Several Well-Known Hate Groups Identified At Capitol Insurrection

The precise composition of the mob that forced its way into the Capitol on Wednesday, disrupting sessions of both houses of Congress and leaving a police officer and four others dead, remains unknown. But a review by a ProPublica-FRONTLINE team that has been tracking far-right movements for the past three years shows that the crowd included members of the Proud Boys and other groups with violent ideologies. Videos reveal the presence of several noted hardcore nativists and white nationalists who participated in the 2017 white power rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that President Donald Trump infamously refused to condemn. Continue Reading Several Well-Known Hate Groups Identified At Capitol Insurrection

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President Trump's Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, has been permanently suspended, the company announced. CREDIT: Twitter/screenshot

Twitter Bans President Trump, Citing ‘Risk Of Further Incitement Of Violence’

Twitter has permanently suspended President Trump from Twitter over a pattern of behavior that violated company rules.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a statement announcing the ban. Continue Reading Twitter Bans President Trump, Citing ‘Risk Of Further Incitement Of Violence’

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Hundreds of citizens (most unmasked) crowd the Statehouse hallways during a special legislative session in August. That contentious special session, combined with the state’s rising coronavirus case numbers, has education leaders uneasy about the 2021 session, which starts Monday. CREDIT: Sami Edge/Idaho Education News

Analysis: An Unsettling And Potentially Unsafe Idaho Legislative Session Begins Soon

The Idaho Legislature will begin an unsettling and potentially unsafe 2021 session in four days. The state’s 105 part-time lawmakers will meet in the midst of a surging pandemic that has killed more than 1,500 Idahoans, and in the aftermath of rioting at the U.S. Capitol that left four people dead. Continue Reading Analysis: An Unsettling And Potentially Unsafe Idaho Legislative Session Begins Soon

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