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NEWBERG, Oregon — An Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its businesses.

BOISE — An advocacy group for older adults has filed a civil rights complaint against Idaho over the state’s “crisis standards of care” guidelines for hospitals that are overwhelmed by patients amid the coronavirus pandemic.

BLACKFOOT — After months of anticipation, the new McDonald’s fast food restaurant opened at 1275 Parkway Dr. earlier this month, giving local residents their McDonald’s “fry fix” without having to leave town.

POCATELLO ­— The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees acknowledges a complaint received by the district’s legal counsel that the Board was potentially in violation of the Idaho Open Meeting law.