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No government entities in Idaho will require a vaccine passport, most deputies in Spokane County are expected to be wearing cameras by the end of the year and more.

SPOKANE, Wash. —

Gov. Little signs executive order banning 'vaccine passports' in Idaho

Gov. Brad Little signed an executive order Wednesday banning all state governmental entities from requiring so-called “vaccine passports” – or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for citizens to receive public services or access facilities.

“Idahoans should be given the choice to receive the vaccine. We should not violate Idahoans’ personal freedoms by requiring them to receive it,” Little said. “Vaccine passports create different classes of citizens. Vaccine passports restrict the free flow of commerce during a time when life and the economy are returning to normal. Vaccine passports threaten individual freedom and patient privacy.” Read more

After years without, Spokane County green-lights body cameras for sheriff's deputies

In recent years, body cameras have become more and more common for law enforcement across the country. Spokane city police have worn them for years. But Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies still don't.

That's now expected to change in 2021. The Board of Spokane County Commissioners voted Tuesday to give the green light to Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich to sign a contract purchasing the cameras. Read more

What the Gonzaga men's basketball roster could look like next season

Gonzaga men's basketball came up one game short of winning the national championship this season.

When the final buzzer sounded in the 86-70 loss to Baylor on Monday, it signified the last time the Bulldogs roster would look the same. The question is what it will look like when the Zags return for the 2021-2022 season. Read more

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