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Idaho to address faith healing exemption

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This is GREAT news. Another challenge to a religious shield law that allows for faith healing exemptions. Those exemptions allow for parents to withhold medical care on religious grounds. Idaho rep tackles faith healing after child deaths – SFGate. After several recent child deaths, an Idaho lawmaker wants to follow Oregon’s lead and require parents…

Oregon media traces child faith healing deaths to Idaho

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Portland Oregon news station investigates faith healing deaths of children whose parents were members of the Followers of Christ church in Idaho. The same church community occupies Oregon City where dozens deaths were caused because the members fail to seek modern medical attention. Fallen followers: Investigation finds 10 more dead children of faith healers |…

Bigfoot in science class – that’s a problem

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John Pedersen has a 7-foot-tall sasquatch in his middle school classroom. Bigfoot researcher donates to middle school classroom | KTVB.COM Boise. Pedersen says he uses the creature to teach kids about ecology and scientific possibilities. What’s more, he now says Idaho State University Professor Dr. Jeff Meldrum, who is a bigfoot researcher, saw KTVB’s story…

Dog danger in Idaho or rumor panic?

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Dogs are claimed to be missing. One is dead. But is something more going on? Or less? Police: Dog Dies In ‘Ritualistic Execution,’ Nearly 40 Others Mysteriously Vanish « CBS Seattle. Idaho authorities are investigating the mysterious disappearances of nearly 40 dogs, including one that died in a suspected ritual killing. Reuters reports the dogs…

Baby dies from pertussis in Idaho

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It’s heartbreaking to have to bring news of the first death from whooping cough in Idaho, a state that has experienced a spike in illnesses due to lack of vaccinations. Idaho infant dies from whooping cough amid regional outbreak | Reuters. Whooping cough took the life of a 9-week-old girl from Idaho this week, the…