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  1. Moscow townhall to Idaho congressmen: Do your jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Spokesman-Review

    Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho gives his victory speech at the Idaho GOP Election Night Party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho. A "do your job" chant reverberated off the walls of a packed Great Room at Moscow's 1912 Center at the end of Thursday night's town hall meeting hosted by the Palouse Action League and LC Valley Indivisible.

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  2. Idaho Lottery procurement bill heads to governor's deskRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | The Spokesman-Review

    Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - Legislation requiring the Idaho State Lottery to comply with the state's contracting laws is headed to the governor's desk for approval. Lawmakers were alarmed earlier this year after learning that the lottery was asking potential vendors to provide information on how they offer Keno, simulated racing, fantasy sports and other illegal gambling games while bidding lucrative decade-long contract.

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  3. Idaho militia group founder faces aggravated assault charge - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | The Spokesman-Review

    In this Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, Brandon Curtiss of the "Idaho 3%" group speaks to the media after arriving at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. More than 30 members of the "Idaho 3%" group say they've resigned after Curtiss, the group's president, spent $2,900 in donations on personal items rather than using it to help four Idaho men facing charges from a 2014 armed standoff with government agents in Nevada.

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  4. Resolution honoring Idaho immigrants, refugees gets pushbackRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | The Spokesman-Review

    Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho Democratic lawmaker's resolution honoring immigrants and refugees faced opposition from a legislative panel after Republican members questioned the timeliness of such praise. Rep. Hy Kloc, of Boise, says his resolution introduced Thursday is intended to recognize the ongoing contributions of immigrants and refugees in Idaho.

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  5. Idaho lawmakers approve second payment in pesticide cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | The Spokesman-Review

    Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - State budget writers have approved allocating $526,900 to help research and dispose of contaminated fields in eastern Idaho. The request, made up of both state and federal funds, is part of an ongoing effort to treat the negative impacts of a pesticide known as methyl bromide, applied on potatoes in Bingham and Bonneville counties in 2006.

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  6. Review: Most Idaho teacher evaluations in complianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Spokesman-Review

    Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - The latest review of Idaho's teacher evaluation system found that 64 percent of the selected evaluations were in compliance with state law. Blake Youde, spokesman for the State Board of Education, told lawmakers Thursday that an 18-member review board vetted evaluations from 77 school districts conducted during the 2015-2016 school year.

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  7. Private prison official: Bonuses were paid for cutting costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Spokesman-Review

    Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - A former regional manager for private prison company Corrections Corporation of America says top employees at a private prison in Idaho were given yearly bonuses if they cut costs on salary, wages and other operational expenses and met other company goals. CCA, which has since changed its name to CoreCivic, operated the Idaho Correctional Center under a $29 million annual contract with the state of Idaho until chronic understaffing, violence and other problems prompted Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to order the state to take over the facility in 2013.

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  8. Idaho's boat inspection program faces big budget shortfall - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Spokesman-Review

    This Idaho license plate, immersed in Lake Mead for nine months, emerged thickly encrusted with invasive quagga mussels; some have been scraped off to show the plate underneath. Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, has the plate on display in her Capitol office in Boise; she wants Idaho to avoid similar infestations in its waterways.

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  9. Coburn comes to Idaho to press for con-con, amid buzz for, against the idea here...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | The Spokesman-Review

    Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, a senior adviser to the Convention of the States Project , is speaking in the Lincoln Auditorium this afternoon in favor of states petitioning for an Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution for the purpose of "limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government." His talk comes the same day that an Idaho Senate committee agreed to introduce a proposal from Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, to petition for a convention to pass a balanced budget amendment.

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  10. Senators refuse to introduce bill to reverse special legislative pension perkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | The Spokesman-Review

    Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, at the Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday morning; at left is Chairman Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton; at right is Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, R-Huston Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, unsuccessfully proposed legislation in the Senate State Affairs Committee this morning to repeal a 1990 law that allows longtime state legislators who, late in their careers, are appointed to high-paying full-time state positions to count their years of legislative service as full-time, thereby ballooning their retirement pensions. "This basically sets the calculations to reflect our part-time status as it is today in that calculation for retirement," Hagedorn told the committee.

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  11. Idaho House panel backs shifting funds from ISP to roads - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Spokesman-Review

    Idaho House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, argues for his legislation to shift funding from the Idaho State Police to roads. The Idaho House Transportation Committee voted 10-7 in favor of HB 157 , to shift funds from the state police to road work; 10 Republicans voted yes, while four Republicans and three Democrats voted no.

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  12. House Transportation backs phased-in $17M shift from ISP to roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Spokesman-Review

    House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, pitches his bill on a transportation funding shift to the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 The House Transportation Committee has voted 10-7 in favor of Rep. Joe Palmer's proposal to phase out, over five years, the more than $17 million in highway funds that currently go to the Idaho State Police, instead shifting that money to roads. ISP spoke against the bill, saying that's currently the funding source for 42 percent of its patrol budget.

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  13. Idaho's sex offenders to submit DNA samples under new billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Spokesman-Review

    Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would require registered sex offenders to submit a DNA sample to the state's criminal DNA database. The Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee introduced the Idaho State Police-backed proposal on Monday, clearing it for a full legislative hearing.

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  14. House panel introduces body camera retention billRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | The Spokesman-Review

    Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation on new video retention requirements for police body cameras. In Idaho, individual police departments decide whether or not they want to implement body-worn cameras because there is no statewide policy on the practice.

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  15. Idaho lawmakers reject anti-fireworks bill - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | The Spokesman-Review

    An Idaho House committee voted down legislation Monday to ban the sale of illegal aerial fireworks in Idaho - even though they're illegal to use in the state, under current law, if people sign an affidavit saying they'll be shooting them off elsewhere they can be sold in-state, and two southwestern Idaho sales outlets do big business under that clause. Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan, a prime backer of the bill, reacted angrily.

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  16. House panel rejects legislation to ban sale of illegal aerial fireworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | The Spokesman-Review

    The House State Affairs Committee voted down legislation this morning to ban the sale of illegal aerial fireworks in Idaho even though they're illegal to use in the state, under current law, if people sign an affidavit saying they'll be shooting them off elsewhere they can be sold here. Two Southwest Idaho businesses sell lots of the fireworks.

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  17. Bill would give Idahoans choices on Real ID complianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | The Spokesman-Review

    Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would allow two options for driver's licenses - one that complies with federal identification requirements and one that doesn't. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Republican Sen. Steve Vick, of Dalton Gardens, said Thursday that some people have concerns about privacy issues and older drivers not being able to provide all the necessary documents.

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  18. Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: Idaho bills would let passing cars speed...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | The Spokesman-Review

    Rep. Robert Anderst, R-Nampa, in his office at the Idaho state Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. House Bill 132 would let motorists travel up to 15 mph over the speed limit while passing other vehicles on two-lane roads.

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  19. Forest audit finds Idaho loggers following state rules - Sat, 11 Feb 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | The Spokesman-Review

    This 2016 photo provided by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality shows a stream in a protection zone in a timber sale near Priest Lake in northern Idaho. Officials say Idaho's logging rules intended to protect water quality in streams inhabited by fish are effective and that loggers are following the rules.

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  20. Rep. Scott proposes bill to protect sled-dog racing - Fri, 10 Feb 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | The Spokesman-Review

    Idaho Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, addresses the House State Affairs Committee on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 BOISE - Idaho Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, persuaded a House committee on Friday to introduce her bill to clarify that sled dog racing is exempt from Idaho's ban on dog racing, which was imposed in 1996 amid concerns over reported abuse of greyhounds raced at a North Idaho dog track. Scott said she wanted to ensure that state law doesn't "make Idaho mushers felons."

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