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7 min ago | The Spokesman-Review

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

Washington Times

ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory, ID

Good afternoon! Here's a look at how APs general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Boise, ID, University of Idaho

Tue Jul 08, 2014

School Bus Fleet

NAPT Summit: Driving innovation, new certification

If you want to open the e-mail floodgates, sign up for automatic news alerts about school buses! Not a day passes without lots of news about our industry.

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The Spokesman-Review

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.

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

Washington Times

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.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, St. Anthony Work Camp, State Prisons, Prison

KSL-TV

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.

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Related Topix: Idaho, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion

The Spokesman-Review

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.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

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)

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The Spokesman-Review

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.

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Hispanic Business

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.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Boise Weekly

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.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

KTVB Boise

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.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Idaho

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KBOI-AM Boise

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.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Post Register

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.

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The Spokesman-Review

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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KMVT Twin Falls

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Idaho, US News, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Spokesman-Review

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Idaho, State Prisons, Idaho Correctional Institution - Orofino, Prison

Ridenbaugh Press

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.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Montana, Montana Government, Helena, MT, Lewis and Clark County, MT, University of Washington

Post Register

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.

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The Spokesman-Review

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)

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