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Liam, Sophia Top Idaho Baby Names
If you're a baby boy in Idaho, chances are your name is Liam. A girl? Sophia. Those were the most popular names given to babies born in Idaho in 2012, according to the state's latest annual vital statistics report, out this week from the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare.
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Wed Jul 09, 2014
ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory, ID
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how APs general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
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UI survey shows Idahoans want roads, bridges fixed, but funding unclear - Tue, 08 Jul 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - Idaho's long-awaited survey on transportation improvements is out from the University of Idaho, and it turns out an overwhelming majority of Idahoans think Idaho's roads and bridges need big fixes or they'll fail in the next 10 years.
Idaho agency pays $56,000 for asbestos complaint
The Environmental Protection Agency says Idaho inmates were exposed to asbestos when they were sent to work at an Idaho Transportation Department maintenance shop without proper training or equipment.
Former Idaho Gov. John Victor Evans dies at age 89
Former Gov. John Victor Evans Sr., one of Idaho's last Mormon Democrats to achieve statewide political success, has died.
Andrus on Evans: 'A strong and capable governor'
Former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus, who both preceded and succeeded the late Gov. John V. Evans in office, issued this statement today: "Carol and I are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Gov. John Evans.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Lawmakers wary of marijuana-derived treatment for seriously ill child
The parents of a terribly ill 9-year-old Idaho girl worked with state lawmakers from both parties this past session, Boise State Public Radio's Adam Cotterell reports, to get an exception to Idaho's strict anti-marijuana laws for a treatment that could help reduce the child's frequent, lengthy seizures but, while lacking in the ingredients that ... (more)
Idaho's new 80 mph speed limit scrutinized
When Idaho lawmakers this year voted to boost the state's top speed limit to 80 mph, all the focus was on southern Idaho, where the road to Utah connects up to a similarly wide, smooth freeway that already has an 80 mph limit.
Idaho Independent Bank Announces Partnership With American Health Value
Idaho MSA is a premier medical savings account program. By combining IIB's local presence with AHV's 18 years expertise, Idahoans can now benefit from a premier, tax-favored, medical savings account they can actually use and understand.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
BSPR: More Than a Third of Idahoans Were Living in 'High-Poverty' Areas in 2010
A recently released report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Idaho's poor people are becoming increasingly concentrated.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Forest fire burning south of Stanley
Crews are battling a forest fire that broke out in an area about 10 miles south of Stanley this afternoon in the central Idaho wilderness.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Idaho Dept. of Labor Receives $3.5 Million to Train Jobless
The Idaho Department of Labor announced earlier this week that it has received $3.5 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Labor to help train jobless Idahoans for high-demand jobs.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Guest column: It happened in Arkansas
Years ago, I bumped into my old boss, former Arkansas Congressman Ed Bethune, on an elevator and he was gushing about how nice it would be to live in Idaho, where Republicans receive such enthusiastic support.
Edit: Time To Mix Broccoli w/Candy
In an Idaho Post Register editorial today, Corey Tauley writes that it's time Idahoans quit voting straight ticket: Think of the Idaho Republican Party as candy and the Idaho Democratic Party as broccoli.
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Idaho petitions U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Case
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the state's appeal of a lawsuit challenging the Medicaid reimbursement rates paid to providers.
State takeover of troubled Idaho private prison now under way
As of this week, Idaho's largest prison is now under state control, as Idaho takes it over from the private prison firm Corrections Corp. of America, which built and operated the lockup south of Boise for the state throughout its troubled 14-year history.
A transformative governor
July 20 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of a governor never elected by the people of Idaho who nonetheless had a more profound and lasting impact upon Idahoans than many of its elected governors.
House editorial: Mix in a little broccoli
If Idaho's Republican Party was a dog, you'd put it down. If it was a horse, it'd be heading for the glue factory.
Otter rips Balukoff over Hobby Lobby ruling, Balukoff responds
In addition to the official statement Gov. Butch Otter sent out yesterday lauding the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, Otter also sent out another rather different statement from his campaign sharply attacking his Democratic opponent, A.J. Balukoff, and suggesting Balukoff "would happily go along with Obama's attempts to repress ... (more)