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Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

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Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Reading, Writing and “Anti-Meth” in Idaho Classrooms

September 14, 2007

Boise, ID – Chocolate and strawberry-flavored methamphetamine wrapped like candy has been found in Idaho, and the Idaho Education Association is sounding the alarm. The group's "Task Force of Retired Educators" is coming out of retirement, so to speak, to purchase and deliver "Life or Meth" DVDs to every secondary school in the state. IEA's Sherri Wood says it's a documentary teachers can use in their classrooms to show how thoroughly meth use can destroy lives.

"We have grown more concerned about the incredible damage that methamphetamine traffic and abuse is causing in our state. We are especially troubled by its effect on our youth."

The Governor's office says 80 percent of the child placements by the Department of Health and Welfare are directly related to drug abuse, and meth is the drug of choice. Wood says it's time to erase Idaho's meth reputation.

"This is not acceptable to any Idaho citizen. We are aware that Idaho is now in the top ten states for trafficking methamphetamine."

Deborah Smith/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - ID