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U.S. Supreme Court temporarily keeps Title 42 immigration program in effect

BY: - December 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is keeping Title 42 in place until the justices can review whether the pandemic-era program should be lifted or continue. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in an order on Monday stayed a lower court’s ruling that would have allowed the program, which was put in place by the […]

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Idaho one of few states with no appropriated funds for domestic violence services

BY: - December 12, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was originally published Dec. 12 on Idaho Reports. Idaho is one of the only states that provides no general fund dollars for domestic violence services, outside of funding the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Idaho does have a dedicated fund that generates $15 per marriage license, $20 per […]

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Future of U.S. election law at stake as Supreme Court hears North Carolina case

BY: and - December 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — North Carolina Republicans appeared to have at least three of the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative justices on their side Wednesday in a case that could determine the future of elections nationwide, and leave decisions about federal elections in the hands of state legislatures and beyond the reach of state courts.  The Supreme Court […]

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U.S. Supreme Court to review Biden student debt relief plan in February

BY: - December 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear oral arguments in February over a legal challenge by six Republican-led states to the Biden administration student borrower relief plan. Until the arguments are heard and the court issues a ruling, the $400 billion Biden plan is on hold due to a nationwide injunction […]

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Idaho inmate Pizzuto’s execution canceled, state doesn’t have lethal injection chemicals

BY: - November 30, 2022

This story was first published on Nov. 30, 2022, on Idaho Reports.  The state of Idaho no longer plans to execute Gerald Pizzuto Jr. on Dec. 15 after being unable to obtain the necessary chemicals for his scheduled lethal injection killing. The Idaho Attorney General’s Office filed a notice with the court Wednesday, just 15 […]

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Advocates sue federal agency for failing to adopt national gray wolf plan

BY: - November 30, 2022

As the fate of Montana’s wolf hunting season was being decided in Lewis and Clark County, a national environmental group was filing a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., that claims the United States Fish and Wildlife Service has shirked its duty and ignored federal law by failing to devise an adequate national recovery plan for the […]

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Judge rules that Montana’s wolf hunt will continue

BY: - November 30, 2022

A Lewis and Clark County judge has ruled that the state of Montana’s plan to harvest as many as 456 wolves can proceed because two organizations which challenged the state’s wolf hunting rules were unable to prove that Montana’s wolf population would be permanently harmed by the increased hunting, which includes the use of snares. […]

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Two abortion rights protesters file tort claims against Boise city, police over arrests

BY: - November 30, 2022

Two people who were arrested by Boise Police Department officers during abortion rights protests in May have filed tort claims against the city of Boise alleging violations of civil rights, assault and battery and infliction of emotional distress, according to documents obtained by the Idaho Capital Sun. The Idaho Statesman first reported the notice of […]

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University of Idaho considering scenarios for spring semester as murder investigations continues

BY: - November 29, 2022

Originally posted on on November 29, 2022 As the University of Idaho concludes a fall semester marred by tragedy, university officials are weighing their options for spring. And that might include expanded online offerings for students who are uneasy about being on campus. Before the holiday break, the U of I hopes to have […]

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Idaho seeks to dismiss Satanic Temple abortion lawsuit, says a suit requires a pregnant woman

BY: - November 29, 2022

Attorneys representing the state of Idaho have asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit from the Satanic Temple over Idaho’s abortion laws, saying the organization lacks standing to pursue the case and refuting its legal arguments. The Satanic Temple filed its lawsuit in U.S. District Court of the District of Idaho at the end of […]

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Idaho health department asks court to dismiss trans discrimination lawsuit

BY: - November 29, 2022

An attorney representing the state of Idaho filed a motion Friday asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare over alleged discriminatory policies that deny transgender people coverage under Medicaid for gender reassignment surgery. The motion to dismiss the case argues, among other things, that Idaho has no […]

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Requests for welfare checks surge in aftermath of University of Idaho student slayings

BY: - November 28, 2022

Originally posted on on November 28, 2022 As classes resume Monday at the University of Idaho, police have reported a big uptick in calls for welfare checks. Since Nov. 13 — the day four U of I students were found slain in an off-campus house — the Moscow Police Department has received 78 “calls […]