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Eight years into quest, Idahoans still pressing to ‘Add the Words’

Efforts to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity have failed in the socially conservative Idaho Legislature. But momentum to “Add the Words” to the Idaho Human Rights Act may be building. To that end, supporters scheduled five

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Crapo sets Wednesday Tele-town Hall to hear from Idahoans on Syria, debt

Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo says he expects Syria to be high on the agenda, along with the budget and farm bill, as he takes phone calls Wednesday at 7 p.m. Mountain Time. The Sept. 18 call will be the

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Town hall semantics: When is a lawmaker dodging constituents?

The criticism heaped on Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and GOP Rep. Mike Simpson for not holding any unscripted “town halls” during the August recess has prompted a conversation with Crapo spokesman Lindsay Nothern. Nothern took issue

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Labrador, patting self on back, explains why he held Idaho town halls

Idaho’s junior member of Congress, Republican Rep. Raul Labrador, says he’s been asked why he bothered to hold four town halls during the August recess. His senior colleagues — GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and GOP Rep. Mike

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Labrador hosting town halls in Lewiston, Grangeville & Meridian

Home for what Congress calls the “August Work Period,” 1st District Republican Raul Labrador begins a three-city town hall tour Wednesday in Lewiston, followed by Thursday in Grangeville. The congressman will be in Meridian Aug. 14. All three events are

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