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Protecting the sanctity of life or violating religious freedom? Idaho faith leaders talk abortion.

As the Idaho Legislature considered several laws restricting abortion in the past two years, leaders from at least one faith group have advocated for the passage of these laws. In a petition requesting to appear as an amicus curiae in the cases before the Idaho Supreme Court, the Diocese of Boise stated that they see Idaho’s anti-abortion laws as a critical part of their faith. “Throughout the (2022 legislative) session,...
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Income Guidelines Released for 2022-23 Free and Reduced Price Meals in Idaho, Applications Being Accepted Now

BOISE - Families interested in applying for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year can now view income guidelines and submit applications. The 2022-23 school year will be the first time since 2020 that families need to apply in order to receive free or reduced-price meals in schools operating the National School Lunch Program and for free milk in schools operating the Special Milk Program.
Idaho State Journal

Healthy vision, stronger kids: How to protect your child’s eyesight

The triple digits are here, and Idahoans of all ages are trying to beat the heat in any way possible. Swimming, finding shade or buying shades (sunglasses) are all on the table. As an ophthalmologist, with an emphasis on pediatric eye care, I want to focus on the best methods to protect your child’s eyes while enjoying another hot Idaho summer.

Reproductive rights advocates rally outside of Idaho statehouse, after Idaho Supreme Court hearing on abortion laws

BOISE, Idaho — In the next couple of weeks, five justices from Idaho's Supreme Court will likely decide whether abortion will become illegal in the Gem State. Wednesday morning, the court heard arguments from Planned Parenthood, which originally filed multiple lawsuits against the state over its abortion laws, and those defending the laws, including the Attorney General's office and the outside counsel representing the legislature.

How Idaho investigates discrimination

Because of the recent claims of religious discrimination by members of the Micron Employees for Religious Freedom (MERF), The Idaho Business Review decided to profile the workings of the Idaho Human Rights Commission (IHRC), which recently investigated complaints filed against Boise-based Micron Technology. Often flying below the radar of most residents, the IHRC fills an ...

PHOTOS: Pro-choice rally at Idaho State Capitol

About 900 pro-choice advocates gathered in front of the Idaho State Capitol building during a rally against Idaho’s abortion law on Wednesday. The rally happened the same day the Idaho State Supreme Court heard arguments on three procedural questions involving two lawsuits over Idaho’s anti-abortion laws, including whether either or both should be prevented from taking effect while they’re challenged in court.
Sandpoint Reader

Sandpoint arts organizations receive state grants

The Idaho Commission on the Arts announced a long list of fiscal year 2023 grants Aug. 1, amounting to $645,592 that will support 81 organizations and schools across 27 communities in the state. Included among those grants were several going to the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint; Pend Oreille Arts Council; Creations for Sandpoint, Arts Alliance, Inc.; the Festival at Sandpoint; and Panida Theater.