Tag: Idaho

One of the Best Climate Solutions Is an Unlogged Forest. Let’s Keep Them That Way.

My career as a songwriter began in Manhattan, not far from where I was born. When I moved to Los Angeles in 1968, I became part of the singer-songwriter community that coalesced around Laurel Canyon. I thought California would be wild in the sense of nature. It turned out to be wild in the sense […]

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Judge Halts Idaho’s Abortion Ban, Saying It Violates Emergency Health Law

A federal judge in Idaho blocked part of the state’s strict abortion ban on Wednesday, delivering a limited but significant victory to the Biden administration, which has tried to support reproductive rights since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. This month, the Justice Department sued Idaho, one of the most reliably conservative […]

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Idaho Supreme Court Rules That Strict Abortion Ban Can Take Effect

Idaho’s near-total ban on abortion can go into effect at the end of August while legal challenges to the restrictions are reviewed, the Idaho Supreme Court said in a ruling late Friday. As a result of the decision, the ban is scheduled to begin on Aug. 25. The Court issued the decision based on three […]

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The Justice Department Has Opened a New Front in the Abortion Wars

The department argued in its complaint that the restrictions violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, a federal law better known as EMTALA. That law defines the minimum level of emergency care that hospitals must provide if they receive Medicare funds, which nearly all do. Its language requires doctors to provide “stabilizing treatment” if […]

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Biden Administration Sues Idaho Over Its Abortion Restrictions

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday sued Idaho over a strict state abortion law set to take effect this month that the Justice Department said would inhibit emergency room doctors from performing abortions that are necessary to stabilize the health of women facing medical emergencies. The lawsuit, announced by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, […]

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After Days of Punishing Heat, the Pacific Northwest Is Expected to Cool

After getting pummeled by multiple consecutive days of 90 degrees or higher that had climbed into the triple digits in some cities, the Pacific Northwest is expected to gain some relief this week before temperatures rise again this weekend, forecasters said. In Portland, Ore., a heat wave has lasted for a week, with a record […]

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A Town’s Housing Crisis Exposes a ‘House of Cards’

HAILEY, Idaho — Near the private jets that shuttle billionaires to their opulent Sun Valley getaways, Ana Ramon Bartolome and her family have spent this summer living in the only place available to them: behind a blue tarp in a sweltering two-car garage. With no refrigerator, the extended family of four adults and two young […]

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