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  1. Quiet but not inactiveRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Ridenbaugh Press

    A place for the writings and the ideas of the people in and around the Ridenbaugh Press. Six months ago, and six months from now, the Idaho Legislature was and will get getting into gear, reviewing budgets and rule and bill proposals.

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  2. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Post Register

    Ambitious stamp collectors - not drug dealers or users - are the likeliest source of the $150 to $450 Idaho makes in a typical year from a state tax on illegal substances , according to the Idaho Tax Commission. Idaho charges $200 per gram for controlled substances like cocaine, $3.50 per gram for pot and $775 for a growing marijuana plant.

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  3. Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Post Register

    Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green. The Mother Road has seen in recent months a growing number of electric car charging stations along the 2,500-mile path, and some states even are pushing for solar panels and electric buses.

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  4. Enthusiasts, Policymakers Weigh How To Juice Electric Car SalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KUOW-FM Seattle

    California, Oregon and Washington state have lofty goals for increasing the number of non-polluting vehicles on the road. To achieve those goals, you and your neighbors will need to buy electric cars at a higher rate that we're seeing now. 1 comment

  5. Delegation sees convention as successRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Post Register

    Local members of Idaho's delegation to the Republican National Convention are making their way back home from Cleveland following Donald Trump's acceptance of the GOP presidential nomination Thursday night. They see the convention as a success that will provide the national party with unity in the presidential race and help to bury hatchets within the state party as well.

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  6. Firefighters Save Valuable ID Wildlife Management FilesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | FireHouse.com

    July 21--When you see the blackness surrounding the Boise River Wildlife Management Area office on Idaho 21, it's surprising that the trailer didn't go up in smoke. "BLM fire crews did a wonderful job, and I was lucky they were able to save my office," said Krista Muller, wildlife biologist for the Wildlife Management Area.

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  7. Quiet but not inactiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | The Spokesman-Review

    Six months ago, and six months from now, the Idaho Legislature was and will get getting into gear, reviewing budgets and rule and bill proposals. And while that will look like the busy season, a lot of what they do actually has its origins in work being done now, in the quiet time, in the middle of summer.

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  8. Western States Win Awards for Transportation ProjectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Construction Equipment Guide

    The projects are grouped into three sizes, small for projects costing less than $25 million, medium for those between $26 million and $199 million and large for those costing $200 million or more. Seven western state departments of transportation claimed awards in a national competition highlighting excellence in projects that have improved travel safety, reduced roadway congestion and provided more mobility options.

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  9. War Bonnet Roundup rodeo coming to I.F.Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Post Register

    The 105th annual War Bonnet Roundup will once again draw thousands of eastern Idahoans to Sandy Downs next month, and for the first time ever it'll be run by the city of Idaho Falls. "The War Bonnet Roundup is Idaho's oldest rodeo.

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  10. The beautiful but elusive evening grosbeakRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Post Register

    As I pulled into a parking space at Harriman State Park for Heritage Days last week, a small flock of birds flushed from the gravel. I didn't pay them much mind at first, thinking instead how to best set up my display to sell a few more copies of my book.

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  11. Utilities want answers on Tuesday power outageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Post Register

    Officials on Wednesday said they are continuing to investigate what caused a fire at Goshen Substation that triggered the widespread power outage Tuesday evening. Rocky Mountain Power spokeswoman Margaret Oler said the issue was with the substation's capacitor bank, a piece of equipment that regulates the flow of electricity.

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  12. Loertscher, Hagedorn optimistic that '17 session will address health...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Spokesman-Review

    Both Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, and Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, came away heartened from today's first meeting of the Legislature's interim working group on the state's health coverage gap. The two are co-chairing the joint committee, which is charged with bringing solutions to the problem to the 2017 legislative session.

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  13. Homage to EvelRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | KTIK-AM Boise

    Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun will attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon on September 17th. It's been tried just once.

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  14. Armstrong on why PCAP failed...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Spokesman-Review

    Rep. John VanderWoude, R-Nampa, asked state Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong why the governor's PCAP primary care proposal died last year. Amid some laughter Armstrong was the plan's chief architect and proponent he told the Legislature's joint interim working group on the state's insurance coverage gap, "It didn't do anything to solve the counties' problems, it didn't do anything to solve the hospitals' problem with the uninsured, it didn't do anything for the Idaho Medical Association.

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  15. Idaho Lawmakers Take Up Medicaid Gap Problem... AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Boise Weekly

    Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in the Idaho House and Senate spent a lovely summer Wednesday morning huddled across a Statehouse conference table, once more trying to find a way forward to solve the state's Medicaid gap dilemma . Politics-and particularly partisanship surrounding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act- have hindered Idaho lawmakers from finding a solution for the tens of thousands of Idahoans who earn too little to apply for subsidized insurance on the state-run exchange, but too much to qualify for Medicaid-funded services.

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  16. Legislative panel on health coverage gap opens first meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Spokesman-Review

    Idaho Legislature's interim working group on the state's health coverage gap convenes its first meeting on Wednesday at the state Capitol The Legislature's joint working group on Idaho's health coverage gap has convened its first meeting this morning. Co-Chairman Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, talked about "the resistance that we're having among members" in the House.

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  17. Mile Marker 14, Pioneer Wildfires Scorch Landscape, Destroy Structures, Knock Out PowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Boise Weekly

    According to investigators, the Mile Marker 14 fire, which has consumed more than 3,500 acres east of Boise, was human-caused. Touched off on Tuesday, the fire has since knocked out electricity to thousands of Idaho Power customers, destroyed three structures and threatened nearly a dozen more in the Robie Creek area.

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  18. Idaho moves up in team ranks at NHSFRRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Post Register

    Several Idahoans put forth a solid showing in the arena Tuesday at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo., and it showed in the team standings. Through Tuesday morning's performances, Idaho took the top spot in the boys team standings with 1,536.66 points to surpass Texas, who was in second with 1,370.

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  19. DHHS streamlines benefit process for INL workersRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Post Register

    Certain former Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West workers are finally eligible to receive streamlined medical benefits and other compensation for radiation exposure, federal officials said Tuesday. Two groups of Idaho workers will now be included in the nation's "special exposure cohort."

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  20. Power being restored across regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Post Register

    Workers from Rocky Mountain Power responded to a power outage at the Goshen Substation on Tuesday afternoon. Bryan Clark / Post Register An outage was first reported about 5 p.m. affecting residents across eastern Idaho and into western Wyoming and southwestern Montana.

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