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Legislative Update With Randy Stapilus 2/14/11

This week Idaho political expert Randy Stapilus talks about the nullification bill, The education reform bill, cutting the kindergarten budget and offers a preview of what's in store for lawmakers this week.

Randy Stapilus has been a journalist, analyst and author in the region since 1974. An award-winning reporter an

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Jill’s Take: Is This Really Taking Care of Our Military Widows?

When I first read this article, I had to shake my head.... a few times! This does not make any sense at all! "Tens of thousands of the nation's war widows find it perplexing and downright disrespectful to their late military husbands: In order to fully collect on insurance their husbands bought for them when alive, they must marry another man."

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Plan That Would Bar Ethics Complaints Against Lawmakers Moves Forward

A House committee has approved a plan to bar residents from filing ethics complaints against state lawmakers.  The House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday approved the new restriction that's part of a series of proposed changes awaiting final vote befor

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Nullification Hearing Draws Large Crowd

More than 200 people flocked to the Idaho Capitol this morning for a hearing on a bill to void President Obama's health care overhaul.  Dozens at the House State Affairs Committee wore yellow "Yes Nullify" stickers on their shirts or jackets.  Many wer

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Jill’s Take: Good News! House Rejects Extensions to Patriot Act

Jill says:  I was very disappointed the Patriot Act was enacted in the first place and I am glad this has been defeated...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/08/house-rejects-extensions-patriot-act_n_820554.html

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Feb. 4th Mubarak’s Day of Departure?

Jill says...It is heartbreaking to see how the once peaceful demonstations in Egypt have turned so violent. There are demonstrations planned in the region today with the hope Mubarak will resign. I hope there will be no violence today

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Top Story Podcast / Insta-poll: Should They Listen?

"Idaho residents came in droves to testify Friday before state lawmakers who are considering the governor's proposed cuts to public health programs next year. "The stress on us has been incredible," said Scott Burpee, an operator of assisted-living homes in southea

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Protests Swell in Egypt [VIDEO]

Many thousands of protestors took to the streets of Cairo on Friday to protest the long rule of President Hosni Mubarak, who they claim has undermined freedoms of Egyptian citizens while neglecting issues like the nation's suffering economy. The recent ousting of a similarly authoritarian Tunisian leader inspired the revolt.

Military enforcement has been called in by the government to deal with the demonstrators, firing water cannons and tear gas to into the crowds as seen in the below video footage:

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InstaPoll: Does the President’s birth certificate matter?

As states take a look at passing so called "birther bills",  talk show host Laurie Roth asks a good question, "Where's the President's?....

"As a curious,  national talk radio host,  I have wondered where the real journalists are who will dig to China for the truth regardless of political party,  race or popularity.  Is it not curious that Obama has spent nearly 2 million dollars on attorney fees to hide all his records,  birth certificate,  passport and College?

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Idaho Lawmakers considering “Blunt” Ban…

"An Idaho Senate panel will consider banning blunt wraps, products that the backer of the ban said can be used to mask the use of marijuana and other illegal drugs.

Blunt wraps, which can also be called tobacco wrappers and roll your own cigar wraps, are hollow wrappers made of reconstituted tobacco that can be flavored and filled with a smokeable product

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