Idaho Statesman 'Copyrights': Really?


The Idaho Statesman has a copyrighted story in this morning's edition that reports "Boise will consider gay rights ordinance." It's a good story; it was also a good story on Oct. 24, when Boise Weekly first reported the same thing.

The Boise City Council is set to hear a proposal at its Tuesday, Nov. 13, session that would extend nondiscrimiantion protection to gender identity and sexual orientation.

"It's very important to [Council President] Maryanne Jordan and I that, in Boise, we treat everyone with dignity and respect, no matter who they love," Boise City Council Member Lauren McLean told BW. "I really feel confident that our council understands the importance of this."

Today's Statesman "copyright" follows other recent "copyrighted" stories on issues such as the Idahoan who lived through the real-life drama that inspired the hit movie Argo and new life for the old Boise Armory. Boise Weekly readers were well familiar with both from earlier BW stories.