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Here's what we're covering.....Another Republican has come out against President Trump's healthcare bill, advocates across the country are speaking out about the new GOP plan for healthcare, and actor Johnny Depp is apologizing for joking around the President Donald Trump should be assassinated

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Public News Service - ID: Immigrant Issues

The Idaho Conference on Refugees is being held in Boise today as the country continues to debate Trump's immigration ban. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The annual Idaho Conference on Refugees is meeting in Boise today while the country at large continues to grapple with the Trump administration's immigration ban. The ban was temporarily blocked by a federal judge on Friday, but the wider conversation is raging on. The theme for

The Obama administration recently increased the number of Syrian refugees accepted into the U.S. Just over 100 have settled in the past year in Boise. Above, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a refugee camp in Jordan. (U.S. Dept. of State)

BOISE, Idaho – Boise has accepted more Syrian refugees for relocation than New York City and Los Angeles combined, according to The New York Times. Boise and other mid-sized cities are attractive relocation destinations because of their affordability. Jan Reeves, director of the Idaho Offi

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BOISE, Idaho — A major protest outside the Republican National Convention Tuesday will address anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Organizers of the Community Unity to Stop the Hate march hope to fill Cleveland's Public Square even as Idaho's delegates to the convention prepare

April 12 is Equal Pay Day, highlighting the pay gap between men and women which, in Idaho, is substantial. (calgrin/morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks the number of additional days the average American woman would have to work just to earn the same amount her male counterpart made in 2015. In terms of equal pay, a new study from the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress ranks Idaho fifth

The College of Southern Idaho's Refugee Center program is the target of a protest march this Sunday. Credit: Magic Valley

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - A so-called patriot group called the Idaho 3 Percent - or "III% Idaho" - will march at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls at noon on Sunday to protest a program there that has helped resettle refugees for the past 30 years. III% Idaho wants the program suspended. Accord

More than 500 people have signed up for a group

BOISE, Idaho - Refugees are a top news headline around the world, as well as here at home, with debate over resettlement programs and the thought-to-be accidental fire that destroyed the Boise International Market. Two Boiseans have organized a gathering on the Idaho Statehouse steps for Saturday,

Boise, ID – There's a new kind of "Welcome Wagon" in Idaho. The "Welcoming Idaho Initiative" features advertisements, now popping up across the state, to let newcomers know that Idaho really is a friendly place. Leo Morales with the Idaho Community Action Network says human rights groups and c

Boise , ID – Secrecy is becoming a more common theme for government, according to a new report that tracks how state and federal governments keep information from the public. Report coauthor Patrice McDermott, with the watchdog organization OpenTheGovernment.org, says "National Security Letter

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