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1 hr ago | KMVT Twin Falls

Perrine Bridge Inspection Postponed

The Idaho Transportation Department has postponed the inspection of the Perrine Bridge because of disabled equipment. The inspection process was scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and would have closed one lane on each side as crews used a "reach all" bucket truck to access the underside of the bridge deck.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

2 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Legislative Director Youtz honored as retirement approaches - after 36 years

Legislators, staffers, state agency heads and more are among the crowd gathered in the third-floor rotunda of the state Capitol this afternoon for longtime state legislative services Director Jeff Youtz' retirement reception, which runs from 3-5 p.m. today. Youtz is retiring Sept.

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4 hrs ago | AutoWeek

Idaho is home to the rudest drivers in America

A new study about bad drivers -- and there's always new studies about this sort of thing, aren't there? -- shows from where the rudest drivers in America hail. Number three is New York -- that much isn't surprising, if every Al Pacino movie is to be held up to a universal truth.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Porsche, Hybrid, Porsche Panamera, Sedan, Autos

7 hrs ago | Ridenbaugh Press

Eyes on District 15

He is the only Republican senator living in the Boise city limits, which is surprising considering Idaho's status as one of the reddest of the red states. So while Idaho is decidedly Republican, Boise is ruled by Democrats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Healthcare Law, Law, Ada County, ID, Democrat, Robert Scott

9 hrs ago | Health and Welfare

Get the facts.

What is an enterovirus? Non-polio enteroviruses are very common and are continually circulating. If you've ever had a cold in the summer or early fall, you've probably had an enterovirus.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

15 hrs ago | Post Register

Guest editorial: Luna preaches what he fails to practice

From the time he burst onto Idaho's political stage, state schools Superintendent Tom Luna has pounded away at one theme: Teachers should be paid according to merit - instead of the number of years they put in and the amount of training they've received. "We used salary savings to create our own pay for performance plan," Luna told the Lewiston Tribune's Mary Stone.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Post Register

House editorial: Let Bujak debate

The two primary candidates for governor, Republican incumbent C.L. "Butch" Otter and Democrat A.J. Balukoff, will debate four times between now and Election Day: in Coeur d' Alene, Nampa, Boise and Idaho Falls. In three of those debates, Libertarian Party candidate John Bujak will participate.

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Related Topix: Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, Idaho Falls, ID, Libertarian Party, US News, Opinion

Post Register

Otter and Balukoff differ on education

When it comes to education, Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter wants voters to look back no farther than December 2012. That's when he appointed his task force on education that since has developed a bipartisan list of 20 recommendations for improving education, including increasing spending more than $350 million over the next five to six years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Idaho Government

Post Register

Catching some air at Noise Park

Riders in a combined 250 class catch some air off a jump while participating in the Rocky Mountain Motocross Series Idaho MX State Championship at Noise Park on Saturday morning. Racing continues today.

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Related Topix: Nampa, ID, Idaho Falls, ID, Rigby, ID, Twin Falls, ID

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Boise Weekly

Data Shows People Born in Idaho Usually Stay

This summer, the New York Times put together data on state-to-state migration, looking at changes since 1900 in the origins of each state's population. When it comes to Idaho, The Times ' data showed the California-born population of the Gem State tripled during the past 34 years.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, California, California Government

Boise Weekly

Nampa's Roudabout Lawsuit Heads to Idaho Supreme Court

The city of Boise has experienced its own tribulations with the proposal to build a downtown roundabout. Earlier this summer, Boise Weekly readers learned about the plan to build a mini-roundabout at Third and Bannock streets starting this fall.

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Related Topix: Nampa, ID, Boise, ID, Ada County, ID, Boise City, ID

Post Register

FCC subpoenas Idaho over broadband contract

According to an Aug. 26 letter from Idaho Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna to public schools chief Tom Luna, the FCC Office of the Inspector General has subpoenaed the state for documents related to the Idaho Education Network, which has been the subject of a five-year lawsuit alleging the state illegally awarded the contract to provide broadband service to Idaho schools. In March 2013, federal payments to the state broadband program stopped due to concerns about the IEN contract, leaving the state with an $8.5 million budget hole so far.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

Daily Kos

Article Critical of Republican Tom Luna Disappears from Idaho Statesman Website

We believe that we live in the 'age of information,' that there has been an information 'explosion,' an information 'revolution.' While in a certain narrow sense that is the case, in many more important ways just the opposite is true.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Raul Labrador, US News, Idaho Government

Post Register

Guest column: Separating the powers

On November 4, Idaho voters will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment approved by the 2014 Idaho Legislature without a single dissenting vote. House Joint Resolution 2 will amend the Idaho Constitution to confirm the Legislature's authority to review rules proposed by state agencies each year.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Opinion

KSL-TV

Here is the latest Idaho sports news from The Associated Press

Jurors have begun deliberations in the federal trial of the owner of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak five years ago. U.S. District Court Judge Louis W. Sands told jurors they won't return until Thursday because scheduling conflicts will require the court to recess the first part of next week.

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Related Topix: Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, Idaho Falls, ID, Pocatello, ID

KISU-TV Pocatello

Science Trek

SCIENCE TREK, produced by Idaho Public Television, airs the third Tuesday of the month throughout the school year and focuses on a variety of science-related topics. Host Joan Cartan-Hansen and guest scientists answer questions that students have submitted either as a video or as an email.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Miami Herald

WSU regents approve plan for new medical school

Washington State University's board of regents on Friday unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the "dire need" for more doctors in the state. "The easy path for us to take would be to support the status quo," Regent Scott Carson said.

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Related Topix: Washington State University, Washington, University of Washington, Idaho Government

Ridenbaugh Press

About a flaming hour

Idaho has produced a number of officeholders and office-seekers who met untimely deaths, either in plane or auto crashes, or job accidents. All had potential to grow and might have been quite successful.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Shoshone County, ID

KMVT Twin Falls

Frost Advisory For Parts Of The Magic Valley

Burley, Idaho Frost Advisory is in effect from tonight into Friday morning for Lincoln, Minidoka, northern Cassia, and southeastern Blaine counties. This includes the towns of Dietrich, Shoshone, Richfield, Minidoka, Paul, Rupert, and Burley.

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Related Topix: Burley, ID, Minidoka, ID, Shoshone, ID, Dietrich, ID, Paul, ID

Post Register

Cheers and jeers: Risch's crass calculation

JEERS to Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho. For more than three decades, candidates for statewide and congressional offices have participated in debates sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Idaho Press Club.

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Related Topix: Senator James Risch, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Idaho Falls, ID, Jefferson County, ID, Opinion

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