Idaho http://nwpr.org en Thou Shalt Not... http://nwpr.org/post/thou-shalt-not <p>A little-known display of the 10 Commandments in North Idaho has attracted the attention of a couple of national legal organizations. &nbsp;The issue involves a stone monument in a city park in Sandpoint. &nbsp;It has similarities to a controversy over a war memorial in Coos Bay, Oregon.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:39:17 +0000 Jessica Robinson 43124 at http://nwpr.org Thou Shalt Not... Multiple Protests, Arrests, But Is Idaho Any Closer To Gay Rights? http://nwpr.org/post/multiple-protests-arrests-idaho-any-closer-gay-rights-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This winter, protests hit the Idaho Capitol at a level rarely seen in Boise. Gay rights activists blocked entrances and were marched away in handcuffs. They want Idaho's Republican-controlled legislature to pass an anti-discrimination law similar to those in Oregon and Washington. It would make it illegal for employers, landlords and most businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Lawmakers plan to wrap up the session this Friday without ever printing the bill.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:56:11 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42960 at http://nwpr.org Multiple Protests, Arrests, But Is Idaho Any Closer To Gay Rights? Proposal Would End Idaho Sales Tax on Groceries http://nwpr.org/post/proposal-would-end-idaho-sales-tax-groceries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Idaho state senator and gubernatorial candidate has introduced a bill that would repeal the sales tax on groceries.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican State Senator Russ </span>Fulcher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it’s time </span>Idahoans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were able to take advantage of the same savings that neighboring states like Washington, Oregon, and Montana have, by not having to pay sales tax on most grocery items.</span></p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:48:24 +0000 Steve Jackson 42160 at http://nwpr.org Proposal Would End Idaho Sales Tax on Groceries Idaho Colleges Ask Lawmakers To Consider Fiscal Side Of Guns On Campus http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-colleges-ask-lawmakers-consider-fiscal-side-guns-campus <p>State colleges and universities across Idaho are appealing to state lawmakers' fiscally conservative side in an attempt to sideline a proposal to allow guns on campuses. A House committee is scheduled to consider the bill Friday morning. But schools say it could cost hundreds of thousands – even millions – of dollars a year.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:29:40 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42109 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Colleges Ask Lawmakers To Consider Fiscal Side Of Guns On Campus More Than 200 Idaho Students, Faculty Rally Against Guns On Campus http://nwpr.org/post/more-200-idaho-students-faculty-rally-against-guns-campus <p>More than 200 people protested in the rain outside Idaho’s statehouse Thursday. They want lawmakers to reject a bill that would allow concealed weapons on college and university campuses.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:14:09 +0000 Adam Cotterell 42107 at http://nwpr.org More Than 200 Idaho Students, Faculty Rally Against Guns On Campus Idaho Schools Chief Is Not Running For Re-election http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-schools-chief-not-running-re-election <p>Idaho Schools superintendent Tom Luna announced Monday he won’t run for reelection this year. Luna says running for a third term would get in the way of implementing the recommendations of the Governor’s education task force. That group was created after voters overturned Luna’s signature legislation known as Students Come First in November 2012. Luna’s popularity took a hit during the fight over those laws but Luna says he decision to not run for re-election didn't come out of fear that he'd lose.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:01:09 +0000 Adam Cotterell 40587 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Schools Chief Is Not Running For Re-election Idaho Boy Dies In School Bus Crash http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-boy-dies-school-bus-crash <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An 11-year-old boy was killed this Thursday and four other children were injured when a school bus was hit by a dump truck. The bus was on its way to an elementary school in the town of Kuna near Boise.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:27:37 +0000 Adam Cotterell 38311 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Boy Dies In School Bus Crash Northwest Retailer Coldwater Creek Hopes Makeover Will Pay Off http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-retailer-coldwater-creek-hopes-makeover-will-pay <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This holiday shopping season, women's clothing retailer </span>Coldwater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Creek is trying to make it back into the black. The Sandpoint, Idaho-based company known for its distinctively Northwest style has had years of declining sales. The company's new strategy comes straight from the pages of the catalogs that made it famous.</span></p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:04:40 +0000 Anna King & Jessica Robinson 37913 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Retailer Coldwater Creek Hopes Makeover Will Pay Off Idaho E-Cigarettes Need Regulation http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-e-cigarettes-need-regulation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Idaho Attorney General Lawrence </span>Wasden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and 39 of his colleagues want tougher regulations for electronic cigarettes. The group hopes the federal government will act by Halloween.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:24:34 +0000 Samantha Wright 36140 at http://nwpr.org Idaho E-Cigarettes Need Regulation Treasure Hunters Destroy Idaho’s Historic Oregon Trail Ruts http://nwpr.org/post/treasure-hunters-destroy-idaho-s-historic-oregon-trail-ruts-1 <p></p><p>The Oregon Trail passed through Idaho for hundreds of miles a century and a half ago. In some places you can still see the ruts from the wagons that brought people west. Now vandals have damaged a section of the trail in Idaho.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:21:10 +0000 Adam Cotterell 33269 at http://nwpr.org