“This initiative would bring health care coverage to those who need it the most, and it will allow Idahoans to decide what we want in our health care system, no matter what politicians in Boise or Washington, D.C. do,” Emily Strizich, a co-founder of Reclaim Idaho, said in a statement. “These are moms and dads who work hard in jobs that don’t provide health coverage, and people who are nearing retirement who have lost their jobs.” … [Read more...] about Medicaid Expansion In Red Idaho Takes A Huge Step Forward
But for all the wars he waged, Kamiakin was trying to make peace, she said. And he didn’t give up, even when U.S. military leaders repeatedly killed the people he sent over to broker a peace deal. That’s where Jordan sees herself following in his footsteps. … [Read more...] about She Hails From Tribal Chiefs. Now She’s Ready To Be Idaho’s Governor.
But she has some advantages, namely that her campaign is just plain exciting. She is a young woman of color running for a seat that a woman has never held in Idaho. She would make history as the country’s first Native American governor. And her campaign comes at a time when Democrats are energized and flooding the polls nationwide in response to Donald Trump’s presidency. … [Read more...] about Idaho Inches Closer To Electing The Nation’s First Native American Governor
The incoming governor will take over a state experiencing tremendous growth in residents and low unemployment. However, the state is facing a deficit of skilled workers to fill key tech jobs and grappling with a troubled education system where teachers often leave due to low wages. … [Read more...] about Brad Little Wins Idaho’s GOP Gubernatorial Primary
“Plaintiffs and all other women in Idaho of childbearing age who have executed health care directives are denied their constitutional rights to privacy and equal protection under the law because the validity of their health care directives is called into question by the pregnancy exclusion,” the lawsuit states. “Unlike other people in Idaho, they face uncertainty about whether their explicit wishes about their own medical care will be honored because, if subsequent testing reveals they are pregnant, their health care directives will be rendered void and unenforceable.” … [Read more...] about Four women challenge Idaho’s ‘pregnancy exclusion’ for living wills