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Recent audit findings drive challenger in Idaho treasurer race

But he's best known for a series of critical state audits over the past five years, the most recent suggesting that Crane made an inappropriate transfer between two funds that cost state taxpayers more than .

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Related Topix: Idaho, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Local NEWS 8

Add the Words documentary shows in Pocatello

The Add the Words campaign has been made into a documentary. The Add the Words campaign is working to get "gender identity" and "sexual orientation" added onto Idaho's Civil Rights Act.

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Related Topix: Pocatello, ID, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Idaho, Gay/Lesbian

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KBOI-AM Boise

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for Boise River Crossing

The Idaho Transportation Department has announced an August 15 ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new Boise River Bridge and an extension of Idaho Route 16. According to the IDOT, 2.5 mile extension of the state route will feature the first new crossing of the Boise River in at least two decades.

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NWCN.com

Otter: Dont send illegal immigrant children to Idaho

Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter is calling on the feds to not use Idaho as a destination or staging area for the influx of unaccompanied and undocumented immigrant children crossing the southern U.S. border.

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Related Topix: Idaho, US News, Illegal Immigration

The Spokesman-Review

Immigrant Kids In Idaho, Guv Upset

Eight migrant children from Central America apprehended at the Mexican border already have been sent to Idaho, according to a U.S. Health & Human Services Report quoted late yesterday by the Associated Press, though they've gone to sponsors, not to state custody; that means they've been taken in by relatives, family friends or foster parents.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

PolitiFact

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: 'There were 36 states where Republicans who ...

Two recent federal court cases, both about federal subsidies for health insurance, came within hours of each other this week, putting the future of the Affordable Care Act into question.

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Related Topix: US News, Health Insurance, Health, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Idaho, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

State Destroys Ed Board Applications

This week, Gov. Butch Otter's office released paperwork on some - but not all - of the Idahoans who applied for two vacant spots on the State Board of Education.

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KBCI CBS 2

Occupy Boise: Idaho should pay $175K in legal fees

Members of Occupy Boise are asking a federal judge to order the state to pay more than $175,000 in attorney costs and legal fees after the group won a lawsuit over rules designed to curb protests and rallies around the Capitol.

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Longford Leader

US Senator a researching his Longford links

Senator Jim Risch, who is a representative for the state of Idaho, is also hoping to find distant relatives who may still be living in the region.

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

The Spokesman-Review

Taxpayers Union releases poll on online taxes, Idaho retailers, lawmaker dispute results

The National Taxpayers Union says it's conducted a poll in Idaho that shows Idahoans oppose taxes on online sales, with questions such as, "Please tell me if you agree or disagree with the following statement.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Collecting, Life, Hobbies, Tax

KMVT Twin Falls

Careless Visitors Put Sawtooth National Recreation Area at Risk

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is extremely dry and very vulnerable to wildfire.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Idaho, Epidemic

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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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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

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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Related Topix: Idaho, Riggins, ID

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