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Reacting to LeFavour’s hiding in closet, Idaho Senate suspends her floor privileges (w/photo)

After Idaho Sen. Nicole LeFavour spent more than five hours in an 11-by-4 closet just off the Senate floor, the Senate voted Wednesday to temporarily suspend her floor privileges. The change is only for the balance of the 2014 session,

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LeFavour raises hopes of Add the Words hearing, Bedke says she misunderstood

Add the Words organizer Nicole LeFavour told supporters early Thursday she had “amazing news.” House Speaker Scott Bedke “implied” the group will get a hearing before the Legislature’s adjournment, fulfilling the unrequited goal of an eight-year campaign to apply the

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Agitated Otter confronted Idaho Statesman over gay rights coverage (w/audio)

Sunday’s three-page package exploring how the absence of civil rights protections for gays impacts business and Idaho’s image was sparked by Gov. Butch Otter’s challenging the assumption made in the Idaho Statesman’s Feb. 12 story that the Gem State has

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Nampa mayoral candidate to pitch City Council on gay rights

Melissa Sue Robinson has secured a spot on the Aug. 5 Nampa City Council agenda to argue that Nampa should join Boise and other Idaho cities in adopting an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Robinson,

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