Tag Archives: Brad Little

Former Idaho GOP State Rep Found Guilty Of Rape

The Associated Press reports: A former Idaho lawmaker was convicted Friday of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern after a dramatic trial in which the young woman fled the witness stand during testimony, saying “I can’t do this.” The intern told a Statehouse supervisor that Aaron von Ehlinger raped her at his apartment after the two had dinner at a Boise …

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ID Republicans Refuse To Debate Primary Challengers

Boise’s NBC News affiliate reports: Ahead of Idaho’s May 17 Republican primary election, Gov. Brad Little confirmed to KTVB on Friday that he will not be participating in any debates for governor of the Gem State. According to Betsy Russell, the president of the Idaho Press Club, this is the first time in more than three decades that the sitting …

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GOP Idaho Gov Signs Texas-Style Abortion Bounty Bill

CBS News reports: Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to enact a law modeled after a Texas statute, banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allowing the law to be enforced through civil lawsuits to avoid constitutional court challenges. Republican Gov. Brad Little signed into law the measure that allows people who would have been family members …

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Fugitive GOP Idaho Ex-State Rep Charged With Rape

The Idaho Statesman reports: The Ada County Sheriff’s Office arrested former Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger on Friday afternoon after he was extradited from Georgia to his home state. Ada County deputies flew to Georgia on Thursday afternoon and returned to Boise the next day with von Ehlinger in custody. He was processed under a “book-and-release” warrant and was released …

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With GOP Idaho Gov Out Of State, Lt Gov Tries To Send Troops To Mexican Border, Ban Employer Vax Mandates

Politico reports: Idaho Gov. Brad Little said he will rescind an executive order involving Covid-19 vaccines by Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, and the commanding general of the Idaho National Guard also on Tuesday told McGeachin she can’t activate troops to send to the U.S.-Mexico border. Little and Major General Michael J. Garshak made the statements as McGeachin on Tuesday in …

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GOP Idaho Gov Deploys National Guard In “Last Ditch Effort To Avoid Activating Crisis Standards Of Care”

Via press release from Idaho Gov. Brad Little: Governor Brad Little announced today a last-ditch effort to avoid the first-ever activation of statewide crisis standards of care by adding hundreds of new medical personnel for Idaho hospitals, but he said the real solution to the crisis is more Idahoans choosing to receive the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly all …

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GOP Idaho Gov Rescinds Day-Old Mask Ban Ordered By “Self-Serving” GOP Lt Gov While He Was Out Of State

Boise’s NBC News affiliate reports: Idaho Gov. Brad Little repealed an executive order banning mask mandates across the state Friday morning, 24 hours after Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin issued the surprise action while the governor was out of town. In a statement, Little slammed McGeachin issuing the executive order as “an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt” that subverted the decisions of …

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Idaho Gov Signs Bill Meant To Block Weed Initiative

The Associated Press reports: Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Saturday signed legislation making it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots in what is widely seen as an attempt to stop a medical marijuana initiative and other left-leaning causes in the conservative state. The Republican governor signed into law the measure backers said is needed because the current …

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GOP Idaho Gov Signs Order Banning Vaccine Passports

Via press release from GOP Idaho Gov. Brad Little: Governor Brad Little signed an executive order today banning any State of Idaho governmental entity from requiring so-called “vaccine passports” – or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for citizens to receive public services or access facilities. “Idahoans should be given the choice to receive the vaccine. We should not violate Idahoans’ personal …

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GOP Idaho Gov Signs Two Anti-Trans Bills Into Law

Courthouse News reports: Idaho Governor Brad Little Monday evening signed into law two bills that place new restrictions on transgender individuals in the state. The first of the two bills the Republican governor signed targets a transgender person’s ability to request a birth certificate change. Under the new law, transgender individuals will no longer be able to change their listed …

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