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BOISE — After an ardent hourlong debate, the Idaho House voted 51-18 Thursday in favor of amending Idaho’s Constitution to allow the Legislature to call itself into special session whenever 60% of the members of each house want, with no input from the governor.

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BOISE — Almost a year after Gov. Brad Little “shocked” lawmakers by vetoing the Idaho Wrongful Conviction Act, a Senate Committee has voted in favor of introducing a new version of that bill. Bill sponsor, Sen. Doug Ricks, R-Rexburg, said he worked with the governor’s office to create a vers…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Atlanta called Monday for a renewed dedication to nonviolence following a turbulent year in which a deadly pandemic, protests over systemic racism and a divisive election capped by an attack on the U.S. Capit…

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SPOKANE — The agriculture industry is asking Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to move migrant farmworkers and food factory workers closer to the front of the line for the coronavirus vaccine because they perform work that cannot be delayed or performed remotely.

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Jewish Americans from a variety of branches of the faith are celebrating Hanukkah with smaller-than-usual gatherings this year, in hopes of keeping the year-end holiday safe but still joyful as coronavirus cases spike across the country.