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President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Public News Service - ID: Civil Rights

Idaho laws grant the public access to government records and meetings. (joevare/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The transparency and openness of government is in the spotlight this Sunshine Week. Events around the country, led in large part by journalists, are touting the virtues of public access to records and meetings. Betsy Russell reports from the Idaho Capitol for The Spokesman-R

Hate crimes against Muslims increased 54 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to FBI statistics. (Samia Ann El Moslimany/CAIR-Washington State)

BOISE, Idaho – Members of the Muslim community are speaking out against Idaho legislation they say is targeting them. House Bill 419 passed through the House this week and is now heading to the Senate. The bill would "prohibit the application of foreign laws in Idaho courts." It's the third

The coffins at Monday's march signify the children who have died from faith-based medical neglect in Idaho. (Bruce Wingate)

BOISE, Idaho – Marchers will carry 183 child-sized coffins to the State Capitol Monday to honor and symbolize each of the children they say have died because of Idaho's faith healing exemption law. Idaho is one of only six states where parents who withhold medical care for religious reasons

States have never called for a convention under Article V of the Constitution. (Chuck Coker/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho lawmakers are once again proposing joining 28 other states in the call for a Constitutional Convention. On Thursday, legislators printed the bill that would allow states to convene a convention under Article Five of the Constitution once 34 states had signed on. Conventi

About 2,500 refugees have resettled in Twin Falls since the 1980s. (Danny Canfield/Flickr)

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – On Sunday, Adrienne Evans, executive director of United Vision for Idaho, addressed Twin Falls about what her coalition sees as a rising tide of hate and discrimination in the city. Last week, The New York Times featured an article about a fake news story involving refuge

A hearing was held Monday on a bill concerning faith-healing exemption laws in Idaho. (DieselDemon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Senate held a hearing on a bill Monday concerning the exemption faith healing receives as a medical practice for treating children. The Senate State Affairs Committee heard from Sen. Dan Johnson of Lewiston, Senate Bill 1182, which would make changes to the civil pro

State legislators want to enact Article V in order to add a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. (Wikilmages/PIxabay)

BOISE, Idaho – So far, 28 states have passed resolutions calling for a Constitutional Convention to add an amendment requiring the federal government to balance its budget - but Idaho isn't one of them. A state Senate resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention was defeated last week,

A federal judge struck down Idaho's ag-gag law, which cracks down on whistleblowers who reveal conditions for animals at agricultural facilities. (Stephane Mignon/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- When a district court threw out Idaho's "ag-gag" law, the state appealed the ruling - and that case is still in court. Oral arguments in the federal appeals case are expected in April over the Idaho law that makes it illegal for food-safety and animal-rights activists to gain emplo

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