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Donald Trump may have accidentally created a new women’s movement

Not only did Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee of a major political party, lose after her presidential election victory was taken for granted, but she lost to Donald Trump, a man caught on tape boasting about groping women. Now the sadness, alarm and ensuing determination that many young American women felt after the door-slam of the 2016 election have become catalysts for a resurging women’s movement.

Politics & Government

Former Black Caucus chair skipping inauguration, cites concern about Trump and Russia

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat from North Carolina and a past chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday he doesn’t think President-elect Donald Trump is prepared to take office and he’s worried about his ties to Russia. Another N.C. Democrat, U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, also said she’s skipping Trump’s inauguration on Friday, and she criticized the way the incoming president has talked about women, minorities and people with disabilities.

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Meet the Boise mom who designed 'Snowpocalypse' badges for us

Chryssa Rich designed Girl Scout-style achievement badges for Boise area folks enduring a winter with record snow, plus a number of challenges due to fluctuating temperatures and rain. Some of the proceeds for the badges will go to Interfaith Sanctuary, a local homeless shelter. (Video by Katy Moeller)
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Meet the Boise mom who designed 'Snowpocalypse' badges for us 1:40

Meet the Boise mom who designed 'Snowpocalypse' badges for us

Idaho lawmakers show solidarity with Rep. Heather Scott 2:08

Idaho lawmakers show solidarity with Rep. Heather Scott

Idaho lawmakers show solidarity with Scott 2:10

Idaho lawmakers show solidarity with Scott

Lt. Gov. Brad Little on new Idaho cybersecurity measures 1:25

Lt. Gov. Brad Little on new Idaho cybersecurity measures