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10 hrs ago | Boise Weekly

Families Out of Balance: Idaho Reality Is Nowhere Near Living Wage

A sobering report, titled "Families Out of Balance," published this morning, confirms what too many Idaho middle- and lower middle-class families know all to well: They are struggling more than ever to put food on the table and clothes on their backs.

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18 hrs ago | The Arbiter

Catch up with the times Idaho

It's hard to imagine living in a world of intolerence, where jobs and housing only go to straight, white people and individuals are bullied because of whom they choose to date.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Employment / Labor Law, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KNIN-TV Boise

Flaggers to help traffic flow on Idaho 55/Banks-Lowman junction over Labor Day holiday

As they do every year, Idaho Transportation Department flaggers will again help with traffic flow through the Idaho 55 junction at the Banks-to-Lowman Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway over the Labor Day weekend, according to ITD spokesman Reed Hollinshead.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Banks, ID, Lowman, ID, Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Boise, ID

Medical News

Report tallies funds committed to federal insurance exchange

The federal government has committed nearly $800 million to the project, according the Health and Human Services' inspector general.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Oregon Government, Oregon, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Otter touts ed results, new tax incentive in address to business community

Gov. Butch Otter defended the state's direction on education - and its funding commitment - in a speech to some 600 Treasure Valley business leaders today, reports Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.

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

The Spokesman-Review

Commerce chief apologizes, says firm getting tax incentive will be named when deal finalized

Idaho state Commerce Director Jeff Sayer apologized today for promising last week that the first recipient of Idaho's generous new tax reimbursement incentive would be named at an Economic Development Council meeting today at which the council approved a 25 percent tax break for the firm.

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USA Today

Injured mom who texted urges people to 'Just Drive'

Injured mom who texted urges people to 'Just Drive' BOISE - In 2010, Ashley Zumbrunnen was partially paralyzed in a car accident because she was texting while driving.

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The Spokesman-Review

ITD to suspend most road work over holiday weekend

The Idaho Transportation Department says it'll suspend roadwork statewide that impacts travelers to ease the way for motorists over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, with one exception: The Gowen Road interchange project just east of Boise.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Justice Scalia speaks at Idaho water conference

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Jim Risch, Idaho, Antonin Scalia, Science / Technology, CPU, Boise, ID

Norwalk Citizen News

Medicaid payment woes plague Idaho care providers

The state's effort to rein in Medicaid costs has created deep friction between small businesses that deliver behavioral-health services to Medicaid patients and a new contractor hired to manage them.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Small Business, Personal Finance

The Spokesman-Review

Lawmakers to eye endowment land investments, public defense reforms

An interim committee of Idaho lawmakers tasked with determining if Idaho endowment lands are being managed properly to generate revenue is scheduled to meet for the first time Thursday, the Lewiston Tribune reports; click below for a full report from the Trib via the AP.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Otter challenger Balukoff launches second TV ad - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - The newest TV ad to surface in Idaho's gubernatorial campaign this year is a second one from Democrat A.J. Balukoff, themed around the historic Oregon Trail wagon runs south of Boise.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Boise State University

The Spokesman-Review

Non-Republican sought for vacancy on state Tax Commission

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is looking for someone who's not a Republican to serve on the state Tax Commission.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Idaho Workforce Shrinks 6%

Fewer Idahoans, nearly 6 percent, are working today than in 2007 before the Great Recession began.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Crapo's Message To Labrador

Republican Senator Mike Crapo, and his political advisors, lost little time this past week in reading and reacting to First District Congressman Raul Labrador's hiring of Idaho Statesman ace political reporter Dan Popkey as his press secretary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mike Crapo, Representative Raul Labrador, US House of Representatives, Michael Crapo, Idaho

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Ridenbaugh Press

Finishing the debate

Gov. Butch Otter, the longtime "Happy Warrior" of Idaho politics, who prides himself on running "positive campaigns," has taken on a far different approach against his Democratic challenger, A.J. Balukoff.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Idaho, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Boise Weekly

Chasing a Mega-Load in North Idaho

It was just past 2 a.m., Aug. 15, and members of environmental group Wild Idaho Rising Tide were crawling down North Idaho's Highway 200 in a rented Kia.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Sandpoint, ID

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Boise Weekly

Amtrak's Terrible On-Time Performance in North Idaho

Writing that its "broken," an article in the Kalispel, Mont.-based Flathead Beacon chronicles how the Empire Builder, once Amtrak's premier passenger service to the West is regularly late-very late-when it rolls across Idaho's Panhandle for its only stop in the state .

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Boise Weekly

Idaho Add the Words Advocates Return to Statehouse For Training

The Idaho Statehouse is a very pleasant place to visit in the summer months-it might have something to do with the fact that the Legislature is nowhere in sight.

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Medical News

Calif.'s Medicaid expansion brings renewed concerns about pay for doctors

Some advocates fear that state efforts to cut payments to doctors and other providers will make it hard for new enrollees to get care.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Medicine, Texas, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Idaho

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