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U.S. Senate Democrats fail to enshrine nationwide abortion protections, vow more action 

BY: - May 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Efforts to secure the nationwide right to an abortion stalled for a second time Wednesday when U.S. Senate Democrats failed to get enough votes to overcome the legislative filibuster.  Republicans, including Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, Maine Sen. Susan Collins and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, voted uniformly against limiting debate on […]

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I’m an Idaho employer. Here’s why I’m covering out-of-state abortion care for our employees.

BY: - May 9, 2022

The leaked U.S. Supreme Court opinion was a gut punch to me. Knowing the makeup of the Supreme Court and watching abortion rights erode locally and nationally, I wasn’t surprised. My home state of Idaho has a trigger law which would make all abortions illegal upon the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. When my […]

Photo of Dr. Ryan Cole in Washington, D.C., speaking at a "Defeat the Mandates" rally on Jan. 23, 2022.

Taking COVID-19 funds, Cole was ‘reckless’ with lab operations, records and former staff say

BY: - May 6, 2022

Dr. Ryan Cole made his ascent in the past two years from pathologist at a small laboratory in Garden City, to board member for a Treasure Valley public health department, to national figure in a movement that eroded trust in medical institutions and public health advice. According to interviews and records gathered by the Idaho […]

Photo of Dr. Ryan Cole in Washington, D.C., speaking at a "Defeat the Mandates" rally on Jan. 23, 2022.

Idaho doctor who falsely links COVID-19 vaccine to cancer has misdiagnosed two patients

BY: - May 6, 2022

One woman thought she had cancer. Another woman thought she was developing it. There was no cancer. They were misdiagnosed by Dr. Ryan Cole, according to reporting by the Sun. Cole diagnosed the patients in the past year — while claiming to see a spike in cancers at his laboratory and attributing that spike to […]

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Vote on abortion rights planned in U.S. Senate next week, but likely will fall short

BY: - May 5, 2022

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will force a vote next week on a bill to codify abortion protections, following the disclosure that the Supreme Court could be ready to overturn a landmark abortion rights ruling, he and other Senate Democrats announced Thursday.  The effort appears largely symbolic. Democrats are well short of the 60 […]

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As more Americans get to know the great outdoors, poop on public lands is becoming a problem

BY: - May 4, 2022

“Go before you go.” That’s the advice Glacier National Park’s Bradley Blickhan has for hikers heading up a trail. Translation? Go to the bathroom before you go on your adventure. “We have a staff of wilderness rangers, and part of their job is to take care of these structures,” Blickhan said. “But we’re finding it […]

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Planned Parenthood in Oregon ‘prepared’ for increased demand for abortions 

BY: - May 4, 2022

The leaders of Planned Parenthood in Oregon on Tuesday condemned the draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and promised their organizations will be ready for an expected increase in demand. “The Supreme Court is acting in defiance of the American people,” Lisa Gardner, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of […]

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Overturning Roe would hand power over abortion to states. Many would ban it.

BY: and - May 3, 2022

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a nearly 50-year-old right to abortion would lead to strict restrictions or bans by states across nearly half the country almost immediately. The court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, as well as a subsequent ruling on fetal viability, according to an initial […]

Abortion rights demonstrators at the U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Senate to try again on abortion rights after bombshell disclosure of draft opinion

BY: - May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday pledged a new vote codifying the right to an abortion after publication of a draft court ruling that showed the Supreme Court on track to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Democrats, who likely won’t have the votes to advance that bill, also predicted that abortion […]

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Biden on leaked draft opinion on abortion: The ‘right to choose is fundamental’

BY: - May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that his administration “will be ready when any ruling is issued” on abortion rights, after the nation was rocked by the leak of a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that confirmed the court is planning to overturn access to abortion.   “I believe that a woman’s right […]

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Advance care planning for guns: Owners can help ensure safe use and transfer of weapons

BY: - May 2, 2022

Kerri Raissian didn’t know what to do about her father’s guns when he died of COVID-19 in December at age 86 and left her executor of his estate. Her father, Max McGaughey, hadn’t left a complete list of his firearms and where they were stored, and he hadn’t prepared a realistic plan for responsibly transferring […]

A microscopic image of human patient cells infected by the SARS-CoV2 virus.

White House pushes COVID antiviral amid funding stalemate with Congress

BY: - April 26, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration hopes that a new push to get a COVID-19 antiviral into more pharmacies, along with getting the message through to doctors that it’s no longer in short supply, will help reduce hospitalizations.  The plan to ship out more of the antiviral comes as Congress returns from a recess this week […]