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Yesterday | The Spokesman-Review

Otter appoints new public records ombudsman - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 PST

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter today signed an executive order creating an Idaho public records ombudsman's office under his office, charged with collecting information and compiling concerns and complaints about state agencies' compliance with Idaho laws requiring disclosure of public records, and working with the governor, stakeholders and the public to ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Idaho, Boise, ID

Wednesday | KLEW-TV Lewiston

Understanding Alzheimer's disease talk at Wedgewood Terrace

Did you know someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease every 67-seconds.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Idaho

Wednesday | Boise Weekly

Idaho Foodbank Relies on Upcoming Food Drive to Feed Thousands

In the Treasure Valley, 86,610 people are considered "food insecure," meaning they don't know where their next meal will come from.

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Wednesday | Wisconsin Gazette

Dairy group wants to defend Idaho 'ag gag' law against filming animal abuse

The Idaho Dairymen's Association is asking a federal judge to allow the industry group to intervene in a lawsuit against a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Idaho, Animal Rights, Agriculture, Science, Activism, Prison

Wednesday | Boise Weekly

Idaho Says No to Final Resting Place for Veteran and Spouse

It's entirely possible that Madelynn Taylor is the best reason for Idaho to add the words.

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Related Topix: Idaho, US Military, US Navy, Life, Veteran Affairs, Gay/Lesbian

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KMVT Twin Falls

Work Continues On Idaho 75 Near Ketchum

Following a five-month hiatus from construction activities, work is set to resume on Idaho 75 between East Fork Road and the Big Wood River Bridge, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Ketchum, ID, Shoshone, ID

KLEW-TV Lewiston

ID. State representative Shirley Ringo runs for 1st Congressional Dist. Seat

She's spent 14-years in the Idaho Legislature and now she's running for Congress.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College

The Spokesman-Review

Hillman Changes GOP Oath Response

Shauna Hillman, a candidate for the House District 7A seat now held by Shannon McMillan, has revised her response to the Idaho GOPlatform loyalty oath.

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Related Topix: Idaho, US Supreme Court, US News

The Spokesman-Review

Sen. Hill lauds Idaho insurance exchange

Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, has a guest opinion in the Idaho Falls Post Register today lauding Idaho's decision to establish a state health insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Health Insurance, Health, US News, US Supreme Court

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Trib: Tax Shift Is All Risch Has

In this newspaper Sunday and elsewhere, Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is defending his 2006 scheme to cut the $260 million school maintenance and operation property tax levy and replace about $210 million by raising Idaho's sales tax from five to six cents.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Republican, Larry Craig, Idaho, W.

KMVT Twin Falls

Time To Remove Those Studded Tires

Drivers can still use studded tires on Idaho roadways, but only for a few days longer, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Washington, UT

The Spokesman-Review

Bedke joins Utah public lands summit

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke was among 50 politicians from nine states who gathered at the Utah state Capitol on Friday to discuss ways states can take over management of federal lands, reporter Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News reports.

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KMVT Twin Falls

Idaho 24 Work Near Rupert Underway

The Idaho Transportation Department said that crews will begin reconstructing the railroad crossing on Idaho 24 between Rupert and Interstate 84 Monday April 21 as part of a highway resurfacing project expected to continue in May, Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction across the railroad tracks south of the 200 South Road ... (more)

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Motorist hits barrel on southeast Idaho interstate

Idaho State Police are investigating after a motorist on Interstate 15 struck a barrel in the road near Inkom in southeast Idaho.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Deseret News

Idaho, Wyoming watching Utah's Medicaid expansion efforts

Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion is getting attention from neighboring states that initially rejected the coverage available under President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Utah, Utah Government, Wyoming Government, Wyoming, Idaho

Boise Weekly

Mr. Cope's Cave: Dig This

I want to quote a letter that appeared in the Idaho Statesman a little over a week ago.

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Related Topix: Idaho, US News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Seattle Gay News

Effort to add four words sparks activist wave in Idaho

Or where you can be denied a roof over your head simply because you are perceived to "look or act Gay."

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Related Topix: Idaho, Activism, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

The Spokesman-Review

Loggers PAC Endorses McGrane

"As Idaho Loggers and Haulers, we know that Phil understands the importance of active management of the State's forest lands to make sure those lands remain productive and healthy, earn money for the public schools while providing high-quality jobs for hardworking Idahoans," said Rich Nordstrom, PAC Chairman.

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Ridenbaugh Press

Idaho and the 17th

The Idaho Republican Party endorses repeal of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, which allows election of U.S. senators by popular vote - and not the Legislature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Republican, Mike Crapo, Larry Craig, Idaho

Thu Apr 17, 2014

American Thinker

Identity Theft as Rationale for Tax Evasion

Now the inevitable has occurred -- claimed fears of identity theft have been proffered by tax evaders as an excuse for not filing tax returns.

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Related Topix: Tax, Social Security, Personal Finance, Idaho

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