Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Maryland Democrats push for an early primary election date in 2024, LGBTQ+ advocates endorse New Mexico primary candidates, and Ms. magazine relaunches its 1972 "We Have Had Abortions" petition.

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President Biden says the U.S. would aid Taiwan if China invades, Ukraine's president addresses the World Economic Forum, and the Supreme Court weakens a path for incarcerated people to challenge their convictions.

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From off-Broadway to West Virginia: the stories of the deadly Upper Big Branch mine explosion, baby formula is on its way back to grocery shelves, and federal funds will combat consolidation in meatpacking.

Idaho

HOPE Week Promotes Positive Experiences for Kids' Mental Health

May is mental health awareness month. As part of that, groups in Idaho are using HOPE Week to help kids in crisis and reduce the state's worrying …

Bilingual Resource Helps Spanish-Speaking Idahoans Vote

Voting can be hard for non-English speakers in Idaho, but a newly launched resource is helping Spanish-speaking Idahoans answer essential questions …


ID Looks to Recruit More Parents During Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month and Idaho is focused on bringing more foster parents into the fold. It's always been difficult for states to …

Clean-Energy Groups: ID Needs Community-Owned Solar Projects

Clean-energy advocates are calling on Idaho Power to go further with its energy plans, pushing for community ownership of renewable energy sources…


Idaho High-School Students Speak about Child-Abuse Prevention

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, highlighting ways people can help stop abuse in their communities, and at one Idaho high school, students are …

With ID Primary Approaching, Poll Workers 'Backbone' of Elections

Poll workers will be out in force across Idaho next month, helping with the state's primary election. They'll play an integral role in ensuring …


As Columbia River Fishing Shuts Down, NW Considers How to Save Salmon

Salmon-season restrictions on the Columbia River are prompting regionwide discussions on what can be done to save the fish in the Northwest. Bob …

Tips for Avoiding Scams When Helping Ukrainians

Many people are looking for ways to help Ukrainians affected by war. However, they should be on the lookout for scams. Lynn Heider - vice president …


ID Council Spreads Word on Benefits of Prescribed Fires

Fire can play a helpful role on the landscape in Idaho, and a council in the state is getting the word out on its benefits and how to use it safely…

ID Advocates Look to Future as Abortion Access Curtailed

Access to abortion care will be significantly reduced in Idaho after the Legislature passed one of the most restrictive laws in the country. The …


Tens of Thousands of ID Kids' Health Coverage in Peril

A change to Medicaid enrollment in the coming months could put health coverage for millions of children across the U.S., and thousands in Idaho…

Elections Expert: Idahoans Should 'Vote for Democracy' in 2022

In the wake of misinformation about the 2020 election, one expert believes democracy is on the ballot this year. David Levine, elections integrity …


 

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