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It seems that Sen. Jim Risch cares about nothing other than his party: not human rights, not American global standing, not even the safety of American troops.

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"It’s my face man. I didn’t do nothing serious man. Please, please, please, I can't breathe. Please, man. Please, somebody. Please, man. I can't breathe. I can't breathe. Please."

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In Idaho Falls, it has for several years been illegal to fire or evict an LGBT person because of who they are. Finally, it is also illegal to deny them public accommodations. This is now the case in more than a dozen cities and two counties in Idaho. The Idaho Falls City Council should pride…

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Rep. Britt Raybould should retain her seat in the Idaho House. She has racked up accomplishments well beyond what could be expected from her first two years in office and is admired by her fellow lawmakers both as a sharp mind and as a hard worker.

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On Feb. 1, 1960, four college freshmen walked into the F.W. Woolworth Company building in Greensboro, N.C. and sat down at a lunch counter. They ordered coffee. The counter would not serve them. They were black and sitting in an area that had been designated for whites only. They sat for hou…

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In recent weeks, the Idaho Freedom Foundation has transformed itself from an ultraconservative policy advocacy organization into one whose primary purpose is encouraging violations of the law and endangering public health. Leading its Disobey Idaho campaign of intentional lawbreaking, the Id…

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Gov. Brad Little did the hard thing but the right thing by extending his stay-home order through the end of the month.

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Gov. Brad Little has always been known as a practical man and a negotiator. And that makes his decisions on March 31 — which will be remembered as the worst day in his long career in public office to date — so baffling.

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Last week, Idaho Gov. Brad Little took the responsible step of placing the state under a stay-at-home order. Maybe he waited longer than he should have, but Little is clearly among the mainstream of governors acting to break the chains of infection with the few tools at his disposal.

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If you are not doing work that cannot be done from home, buying essentials or seeking medical care, you should be staying home right now.

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A bill that would reduce regulations on aerial pesticide application has moved too quickly through the House. The Senate should give it a much more critical look.

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Idaho’s largest employers sent a strong message to the Capitol this week: Drop the legislative attacks on transgender Idahoans. It makes us look unwelcoming, and it’s bad for business.

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Watching Idaho’s Department of Correction prepare to ship more than 1,000 overflow state inmates to a now-shuttered private prison in Colorado, you’d think it’s a done deal.

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“When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils, but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”

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Everyone who knows Rep. Barb Ehardt knows she cares deeply about sports, particularly about women’s sports.

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No one in the Legislature knows education policy better than Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls. For precisely that reason, it’s difficult to understand a particularly bad bill she introduced recently.

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The state of Idaho is on the verge of repeating a terrible mistake. The Idaho Department of Correction has announced that it plans to contract with CoreCivic to house hundreds of inmates in Colorado due to a shortage of prison beds.

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A presentation by James Taylor of the Heartland Institute at the House Resources and Conservation Committee on Thursday should be an embarrassment to every lawmaker who takes his organization seriously.

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A lot of policymaking relies on guesswork. How many people will be eligible for a program? How much will it cost to cover each person? That’s especially true of big changes like Medicaid expansion, which is finally plugging the Medicaid gap.

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Gov. Brad Little’s second State of the State address set a promising tone for the coming legislative session, emphasizing key state investments even in a time where disappointing revenues force lawmakers to make tough decisions.

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When you talk to lawmakers, you get the sense they’re gearing up for a fight. There seems to be heated disagreement brewing between the House and Senate over the process through which administrative rules are approved, among other matters.

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On Saturday, a plane crash in South Dakota left a gaping hole in this community. It took pillars of the business, civic and religious communities. It took men just beginning to build their lives. It took children.

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We’re thankful this week for Brigham Young University-Idaho’s announcement that it will accept Medicaid as valid insurance for students to remain enrolled.

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The Brigham Young University-Idaho administration has placed the university into a position of needless controversy by requiring students who qualify for Medicaid to buy a duplicative, expensive health insurance policy in order to remain enrolled.

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”I go on this great republican principle, that the people will have virtue and intelligence to select men of virtue and wisdom. Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks — no form of government can render us secure. To suppose that an…

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Brigham Young University-Idaho is denying its students the opportunity to access cost-free health care through Medicaid expansion without explanation.

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In the early days of the nuclear age, the deeply irresponsible decision was made to treat Idaho as a dumping ground. Waste created by nuclear weapons production was shipped from Colorado and buried in our backyard, as were a number of other kinds of nuclear waste.

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Editor’s note: This is the Post Register’s final endorsement of this election season. Endorsements have already been released in the Idaho Falls and Ammon city council races, and in the Zone 4 seat for District 91.

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Editor’s note: Over the next two days, the Post Register’s editorial board will announce endorsements in the Idaho Falls School District 91 board races. Endorsements have already been released in the Idaho Falls and Ammon city council races.

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Editor’s note: Over the next several days, the Post Register’s editorial board will announce endorsements in the Idaho Falls and Ammon city council races and the Idaho Falls School District 91 board races.

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Editor’s note: Over the next several days, the Post Register’s editorial board will announce endorsements in the Idaho Falls and Ammon city council races and the Idaho Falls School District 91 board races.

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Kudos are due to Rep. Doug Ricks, R-Rexburg, who has outlined a bill he is drafting that would remove Idaho from the shameful list of states that provide no compensation for the wrongfully convicted.

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Rep. Chad Christensen, R-Ammon, has settled into his role as the Legislature’s Don Quixote, so desperate to be seen slaying giants that windmills all around him take on threatening form.

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White Pine Charter School is a high-performing school full of excellent students and teachers. It has recently established the only high school in the city specializing in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, a vital addition to education in Idaho Falls where high-…

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A healthy democratic republic requires the active participation of informed citizens. A particularly important event for such citizens to take part in is scheduled this week.

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It is our ordinary custom not to respond when a guest columnist criticizes this newspaper. We usually give them the last word. But when a group uses the space we offer to the community to mislead our readers about important matters of fact, that demands a response.

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The Idaho Freedom Foundation likes to hold itself out as a serious, policy-minded group devoted to conservative and libertarian principles. But the controversy it has kicked off over diversity programs at Boise State University tells a different tale.

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More than two weeks ago, 28 Idaho House Republicans, led by Rep. Barbara Ehardt of Idaho Falls, chastised Boise State University’s newly arrived president, Marlene Tromp, about campus diversity programs.

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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides considerable evidence that Medicaid work requirements, even if they sound good on paper, are in practice simply an architecture of cruelty that produces no discernible positive effects, simply a lot of pain.

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We live in a political time period marked by both extreme partisanship and pervasive incompetence. Congress hasn’t functioned well in more than a decade. Sweeping new executive branch policies are haphazardly announced on Twitter, sometimes coming as a surprise to the career officials who wi…

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Two weeks ago, Destiny Osborne, who served as the key witness in the case that led to the conviction of Chris Tapp for the 1996 murder of Angie Dodge, completely recanted her testimony.

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Memorial Day, a time to remember the war dead, is also a holiday that encourages outdoor activities and family gatherings. The days are warmer and summer lies ahead.

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Angie Dodge’s murder has hung over this city like a dark mist for 23 years. It has torn countless lives to shreds. It has left a large family and her many friends in continuous grief, wondering what happened in that I Street apartment on a warm June night all those years ago.

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Two words buried in a court document should strike our collective conscience like a lightning bolt.