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More on Rosa Parks in the Idaho Legislature and an unexpected apology from Nonini

Civil rights hero Rosa Parks’ name was invoked again Thursday by an opponent of a state health exchange, arguing Idaho shouldn’t cooperate with President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, used Parks as an example of defying

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Labrador wants distance from friend Crane on Rosa Parks flub

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador’s spokesman asked that a photo including Labrador alongside Idaho House Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane, R-Nampa, be replaced on the Statesman’s website. The photo accompanied my column Friday exploring Crane’s erroneous claim that civil rights icon

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Nampa Rep. Crane twists history, says Rosa Parks stood up to the feds

“We need to have our Rosa Parks moment,” House Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane said in Wednesday’s debate against a state-run health exchange, erroneously making the U.S. government the bad guy in America’s history of segregation. In Crane’s telling, “One

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