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11 hrs ago | KMVT Twin Falls

2010 Numbers Show Idaho's Poverty Concentration Is Rising

Idaho's poverty concentration is on the rise. According to the U.S. Census, the amount of people moving to poverty areas tripled between the years 2000 and 2010.

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12 hrs ago | KBCI CBS 2

Idaho lawmaker committee examines public defense

Lawmakers on a committee charged with fixing Idaho's public defense system were cautioned Tuesday that if they create new standards to ensure indigent defendants get a fair shake in court, the state could open itself up to lawsuits.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Ada County, ID, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

16 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Land Board members laud record earnings from both lands, endowment fund

The state Land Board, which consists of the state's top five elected officials and is chaired by the governor, has sent out an opinion piece to Idaho news media hailing the endowment's record earnings in the past year, from the record 18.8 percent return on investments in the endowment fund to a 14-year high of $102 million from state endowment ... (more)

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Related Topix: Idaho, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, University of Idaho

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KBOI-AM Boise

Interstate Speed Limit Increase to Take Effect Thursday

Interstate speed limits in Southern Idaho will increase to 80 miles per hour for most vehicles and 70 miles per hour for trucks on Thursday.

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The Spokesman-Review

Judge lauds Idaho gay-rights protesters for courage - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - The last of more than 100 Idahoans arrested this year in gay-rights protests at the state Capitol were sentenced in a four-hour-plus hearing Monday, and the judge had this message for them: "I respect your courage in doing what you did."

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The Spokesman-Review

Protester at sentencing: 'Simply our duty to work for justice'

After completing the first three sentencings, the court has now gone to a short recess.

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The Spokesman-Review

Otter Opposes Idaho Monument

Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter said today that he strongly opposes and will resist any attempt by President Barack Obama to use executive authority under the Antiquities Act to lock up more public land by creating a Boulder-White Clouds national monument.

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Related Topix: Idaho, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, C. L. Otter, US Governors

The Spokesman-Review

Many Idahoans likely to qualify for payments under DRAM settlement, deadline approaching...

Many Idahoans who bought products containing DRAM, or dynamic random access memory chips, between 1998 and 2002 are due a refund thanks to a price-fixing settlement, according to Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, but the Aug. 1 deadline for filing claims is past approaching.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Computers, Digital Video Recorders, Electronics

Fri Jul 18, 2014

World News Report

Idaho Outfitter River Adventures Says Hells Canyon Jet Boat Day Trips Are Popular Summer Getaway

River Adventures LTD, an Idaho outfitter says that despite its devilish name, taking a jet boat day trip in Hells Canyon is a slice of heaven in summertime.

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KMVT Twin Falls

Idahoans to receive refunds from Utah Security System Company

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has reached a settlement with a Utah home security company accused of violating Idaho's Consumer Protection Act.

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KMVT Twin Falls

Smoke Is Becoming An Issue Statewide

Smoke from wildfires in Idaho and neighboring states is affecting the air quality in nearly every Idaho community, and public health officials are reminding residents to be aware of the conditions so they can take proper precautions.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Daily Kos

ID Election 2014: Idaho Statesman Affirms Risch's "Dilettante" Rep

Well a who wouldn't like a high-paying job that gave you lots of clout and respect and perks without making you work for them? " You know, I really enjoy this job.

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

The Spokesman-Review

Langhorst named state parks chief

Current Idaho state tax commissioner and former state Sen. David Langhorst, D-Boise, has been named the new director of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Aggressive callers target Idahoans in 'IRS agent' scam

Idahoans increasingly are being targeted by a scam in which aggressive callers claim to be IRS agents and threaten arrest, liens, and even "bodily harm" if the victims don't pay up immediately, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden reported today.

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The Spokesman-Review

Idaho Lottery celebrates 25th year with record dividend to state of $49M

The Idaho Lottery celebrated its 25th year today by presenting a record dividend to the state of Idaho the 11th straight year it's set a record.

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Related Topix: Lottery, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Idaho, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Tue Jul 15, 2014

KTVB Boise

Executive director of Your Health Idaho resigns

Your Health Idaho Board Chairman Stephen Weeg accepted the resignation of Amy Dowd, who was the exchange's executive director.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Stung by IEN mess, lawmakers hail stricter rules for state contract oversight

Idaho's state Division of Purchasing is making progress toward better monitoring of multimillion-dollar state contracts, according to a new state report to lawmakers.

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The Spokesman-Review

Idahoans, Iowans Tired Of Mix-Ups

Idaho and Iowa are, in fact, two different states, and entrepreneurs, writers and creative-types want the world to learn the difference.

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Ridenbaugh Press

Governor JVE, RIP

Think of it this way: without a John V. Evans there never would have been an Interior Secretary named Cecil D. Andrus.

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KFVS12

After appeal, jail in NYC Dead Sea Scrolls case

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Idaho, Control Group, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

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