mask mandates

McGeachin’s order was likely unconstitutional, Idaho Attorney General’s opinion says

BY: - May 28, 2021

A legal opinion from the Idaho Attorney General’s Office says Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin likely went beyond her legal authority by ordering a statewide ban on mask mandates. McGeachin’s order also likely encroached on the legislative branch’s powers, it says. In her capacity as acting governor while Idaho Gov. Brad Little was out of state […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little

One day after it was signed, Little repeals McGeachin’s order banning mask mandates

BY: - May 28, 2021

Saying she disrespected the rule of law and threatened the state’s ability to protect children, first responders and seniors, Gov. Brad Little repealed the executive order Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin issued Thursday banning mask mandates  McGeachin issued the original order Thursday while Little was out of state and McGeachin was acting governor.  “The action that […]

Coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine

Southwest District Health says it won’t “infringe on the rights” of residents during pandemic

BY: - May 4, 2021

The board that oversees Southwest District Health on Tuesday passed a resolution vowing not to issue or enforce COVID-19 restrictions or vaccine rules. The health district has never issued a mask mandate or other rules beyond those issued by the state. When local business owners and physicians asked the board to pass a mask mandate, […]