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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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Bracing for more arrests, Idaho lawmakers hope to limit disruption

With escalating tactics by “Add the Words” protesters aimed at delaying business in the Capitol, the Legislature’s top leaders say they hope to avoid disruption that might postpone their March 21 target for adjournment. Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill,

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