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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 23, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video...

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right wing

Jul. 21, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to reelection in deep-red Oklahoma. A devout Baptist, Lankford was the director of the nation’s largest Christian youth camp for more than a...

Idaho lieutenant governor keeps focus on vaccine mandates

Jul. 20, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, acting governor with Gov. Brad Little out of the state, on Tuesday sent what she called a formal inquiry to the director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare concerning private health care businesses requiring their employees get...

Grazing fees could rise on state-owned land in Idaho

Jul. 20, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Grazing fees for cattle and sheep on state-owned land in Idaho could rise about 50% next year. The Idaho Department of Lands on Tuesday presented a draft proposal to Republican Gov. Brad Little and four other members of the Idaho Land Board that...

Groups: Idaho wolf law will cause grizzly bear, lynx deaths

Jul. 19, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups have notified Idaho Gov. Brad Little and other state officials of their intent to file a lawsuit over an expanded wolf-killing law they believe will result in the illegal killing of federally protected grizzly bear and lynx. The...

Idaho GOP senators deny session to ban worker vaccine rules

Jul. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republicans in the Idaho Senate are declining to reconvene the Legislature amid calls for legislation to prevent employers from requiring workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations, lawmakers said Friday. Republican Senate Pro Tempore Chuck Winder and...

The Latest: Mississippi hospital to require masks

Jul. 16, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s only level-one trauma hospital and academic medical center will require all employees and students who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear an N95 mask while inside, a decision that a top official acknowledged would not be popular with everyone in the...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jul. 15, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: McGeachin was for business before she was against it July 14 The Lewiston Tribune This year’s winner of the John Forbes Kerry Award for Achievement in Political...

Lt. Gov. McGeachin faults governor, lawmakers on vaccines

Jul. 15, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State lawmakers and Republican Gov. Brad Little are failing Idaho residents by not preventing employers from requiring workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, GOP Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin said Thursday. McGeachin, who is running for governor, held a...

Fire restrictions expand as 14 large wildfires burn in Idaho

Jul. 14, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fire restrictions were implemented in Idaho due to hot and dry weather as 14 large wildfires burned throughout the state on Wednesday, state and federal public land managers said. The wildfires have scorched about 200 square miles (518 square...