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Your Government is More Than a Little nosy
A friend sent me a video today and I think it sums up the lack of respect for the American people and the Constitution of the United States.  At least the Constitution as Madison knew it and I think he'd be calling for another revolution.  Take a look at the video and see for yourself…
Why Do I Keep Getting Picked For Jury Duty [POLL]
Jury duty is the responsibility that we all have and mostly look for an excuse to not do. Some people never have to come up with an excuse - because they never get called in - so why do I keep getting picked for jury duty?
Idaho Supreme Court Looking at Death Penalty Review Law
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court is deciding just how much of each death penalty case they must consider under Idaho's mandatory review law. The ruling could change the landscape of capital punishment in Idaho. The issue arose in the case of Timothy Dunlap...
Idaho Given Break on No Child Left Behind Law
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has finally granted Idaho a waiver from some of the toughest provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind law. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna celebrated the waiver Wednesday, saying it marks a great day for Idaho teachers, s…
Some Idaho Abortion Laws Unconstituional
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says some Idaho abortion laws are likely unconstitutional, including one barring medication-induced abortions. But the judges didn't pass judgment on Idaho's fetal pain law, saying a woman who sued over the law doesn't ha…
Law School Seeks State Funding
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho's plan to seek state funding to expand its Boise law program won approval from the Board of Education, but not without concerns from one trustee that the cart was getting ahead of the horse. The Moscow-based university is now offering third-year law course…
Gov. Otter Signs Public School Funding Bill
(AP) - Idaho Gov. "Butch" Otter has signed a 2013 funding plan for public schools that includes funds for the state's new education reforms, including merit pay bonuses and laptops. The budget includes $1.27 billion in state general funding, a $56 million bump over the current fiscal year.…
Idaho Changing System For Evaluating Schools
(AP) - Idaho plans to adopt a new grading system for public schools while seeking a federal waiver to get around provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law. Under the state Department of Education's new accountability system, Idaho will use a five-star scale to evaluate and recognize …

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