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Sparse crowd for the COVID skeptic rally in Twin Falls today organized by the John Birch Society and featuring Lt Gov McGeachin and at least 7 GOP lawmakers. #idpol #idleg #COVID19 #idahoCovid19
Guys with ear pieces wearing III% militia gear appear to be providing security. And Idaho III% president Eric Parker was scheduled to speak, although not seeing him as of yet.
Almost no masks, lots of hugs and handshakes, no distancing as Idaho’s. COVID-19 cases continue to spike.
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For those listening to Panhandle Health District, their stream went down. Their PIO said they're trying to get the county to fix it. #idpol #idahocovid19
Watching the KHQ feed, which is nice, but doesn't fulfill the open meeting obligations. I believe they are stopping the meeting right now to try to fix the Internet issues, though!
Kudos to the Panhandle Health District for shutting down the meeting to address the Internet connectivity issues.

They're back in session now. Currently, a man wearing a VAXXED shirt is giving false information about mask safety.
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Central District Health is holding their weekly meeting. Check out these slides: The positivity rate by week, the number of cases by week, cases by age, and the positivity rate in children. #idahocovid19
TL;DR: The positivity rate is hovering around 15 percent. While people ages 18-29 continue to make up highest percentage of positive cases, people in other age groups are catching up. Teenagers and kids also have high positivity rates.

This is not great news.
Dr. David Peterman of Primary Health, who is presenting, says there will be kids who get sick and will need to be hospitalized. He says it pretty bluntly. #idahocovid19
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One reason I find this interesting is most of the #maskmandates so far have been in places where Democrats control local politics. This would be the first one in a more Republican city. #idpol #idahoCovid19 postregister.com/news/local/ida… via @thepostregister
Bonneville County’s quirky. The local GOP central committee is one of the most conservative in the state but the City Council is actually pretty liberal, it’s a mix of Republicans, Democrats and independents. They recently voted to expand the local anti-discrimination ordinance.
Mayor Casper is a Republican but a more moderate one. Bryan Smith and Doyle Beck spent a lot of money trying to unseat her in 2017. As for local GOP primary voters they’re all over. This city has produced some of the most conservative and most moderate Republicans in the #idleg
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Today's general session at the Idaho Republican convention has started. Started with a prayer, pledge and the singing of the first (the one everyone knows) and less commonly known fourth verses of the Star Spangled Banner #idpol
Sen. Risch is speaking now. Said he brings greetings from Trump and that if the national media think they have him down they're wrong. "It drives the other side crazy, too bad for them. He does give America the leadership it demands." #idpol
Risch is defending Trump's handling of #COVID19. Points to the China travel ban, says Democrats called him a racist for it and the media doesn't talk about this. "Who was the first person to take dramatic action against the spread of coronavirus? It was Donald Trump!!"
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Idaho did not meet all of the criteria to advance in reopening. The state will stay in Stage 4 for at least two more weeks. #IdahoCOVID19 #idpol Image
Case numbers have continued to rise over the last two weeks, and test results have creeped above 5% positive. #IdahoCOVID19 Image
Governor Little: "We're not slamming on the brakes, we're tapping on the brakes." #IdahoCOVID19 #idpol
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Smaller crowd than the Disobey Rally, roughly 250 people at today’s protest to open up Idaho. Almost no masks, no social distancing.
There is a kind of meta aspect to the rally: lot of complaints about heavy handed tactics by police, but police are standing by while nearly every participant violates the same governor's order they say is unconstitutional. #IdahoCovid19 #Covid_19
Rep. Christy Zito (R-Hammett) is addressing the crowd. She was also at the Disobey Rally.
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What a week, huh?

It's been extra stressful for @idahostatesman journalists as @mcclatchy still refuses to recognize our unanimous union. Now our election is on hold due to coronavirus shutdowns.

Here are some examples of the essential work McClatchy doesn't want to protect.
.@Jacob_Scholl, our newest Statesman reporter, is not eligible to vote for our election but will be protected by our union. We look forward to including him! In just his second week here, he broke some of the state's biggest stories, like this one: idahostatesman.com/news/coronavir…
City reporter @Hayley__Harding has had her hands full with changing directives in Boise but still managed to find time to answer reader questions about how coronavirus is affecting them: idahostatesman.com/news/coronavir…
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.@GovernorLittle says he’s trying to take steps to boost healthcare capacity in a state that already has problems with access. Other states and countries are severely strained, or already at their breaking point. “We don’t think it will” happen in Idaho. #IdahoCovid19 #idpol
@GovernorLittle “It” meaning a rush on hospitals and a need for ventilators #IdahoCovid19 #idpol
@GovernorLittle .@IDHW Director Dave Jeppesen: If you don’t show symptoms, you won’t be tested. Even if we had capacity, we would not be recommending that you get tested. #idpol #IdahoCovid19
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