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  1. House panel hears tribal slots billRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Post Register

    The first day of hearings on a proposal to ban tribal slot machines ended without action Tuesday because so many people showed up to testify on the bill. Hearings are expected to continue Wednesday.

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  2. Rape kit retention legislation headed to Idaho House floorRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Law enforcement agencies would have to follow new statewide standards on how long physical evidence in sexual assault investigations should be retained under new legislation headed to the House floor. According to the proposal, rape kits involved in felony or anonymous cases would have to be retained for 55 years or until the sentence is completed.

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  3. Trump immigrant declarations spark fear in ag communityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Post Register

    The Trump administration's rhetoric and proposals about deporting illegal immigrants by the millions aren't just sparking fears for undocumented Idahoans, they potentially pose a crippling blow to the state's agriculture industry and overall economy, agriculture leaders said Tuesday. "The economic vitality of rural Idaho stands on the shoulders of foreign-born laborers," said Bob Naerabout, executive director of Idaho Dairymen's Association, which estimates those workers make of more than 85 percent of the state's 8,300 dairy employees.

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  4. Legislation to retain rape kits headed to Idaho House floorRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Spokesman-Review

    Law enforcement agencies would have to follow new statewide standards on how long physical evidence in sexual assault investigations should be retained under new legislation headed to the House floor. "God forbid we ever throw out evidence that could have led to somebody's conviction," said Rep. Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, who has become the Legislature's top leader in reforming the state's sexual assault laws.

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  5. Report recommends changes at INL to boost profileRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Post Register

    Idaho National Laboratory might be starting to show attributes of a "world-class" research institution. But fundamental changes in how the lab operates and engages with the public must be made over the next decade to maintain its elite status.

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  6. Senate OK with 18YO colleaguesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    It wasn't the original focus of the bill, but the Idaho Senate today voted 34-1 in favor of allowing 18-year-olds rather than just those 21 or older to run for the Idaho Legislature. That's already allowed under the Idaho Constitution.

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  7. Should folks under 21 be able to run for Idaho Legislature? Senators say yes - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    It wasn't the original focus of the bill, but the Idaho Senate today voted 34-1 in favor of allowing 18-year-olds - rather than just those 21 or older - to run for the Idaho Legislature. The twice-amended bill, HB 12aa , originally was proposed by the Idaho Secretary of State's office in response to a court case that pointed out an inconsistency between Idaho's state law and the state Constitution as far as who is eligible to run for the Legislature.

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  8. Repeal the exemptionRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Ridenbaugh Press

    It is time for the Legislature to repeal the faith-healing exemption to Idaho's statute prohibiting the injury of children. Section 18-1501 of the Idaho Code penalizes conduct by "any person" that is likely to endanger the person or health of a child.

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  9. Senate votes 34-1 for twice-amended bill to let folks under 21 run for Idaho LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    It wasn't the original focus of the bill, but the Senate today voted 34-1 in favor of allowing 18-year-olds rather than just those 21 or older to run for the Idaho Legislature. The twice-amended bill, HB 12aa , originally was proposed by the Idaho Secretary of State's office in response to a court case that pointed out an inconsistency between Idaho's state law and the state Constitution as far as who is eligible to run for the Legislature.

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  10. Attorney: 'The legislation is an illegal attempt to unilaterally amend tribal gaming compacts'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    Scott Crowell, attorney for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, told lawmakers, "The legislation is an illegal attempt to unilaterally amend tribal gaming compacts." If HB 127 were to pass, he said, the state would quickly have another lawsuit.

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  11. New Java Espress store set to open next monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Post Register

    "You might be able to tell that I have a problem," he says, laughing as he moves the cups out of the way. This coffee problem, however, is a good one for Murphy to have considering he is the sole owner of Java Espress, a local drive-thru chain that serves coffee, smoothies, teas and soda.

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  12. McGeachin, Loertscher: 'Not one ounce of truth' in 'affidavit'Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    A former House committee secretary who claims she overheard an offensive conversation between then-House Assistant Majority leader Scott Bedke and Tom Perry, then an attorney for Gov. Butch Otter, during testimony at a 2012 House committee hearing, claimed in an "affidavit" that she provided to Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, and two far right news outlets that then-Rep. Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls, heard the conversation, was offended and felt threatened by Perry, and could corroborate her story. But McGeachin says the woman's report is false.

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  13. Return of the grizzly?Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | High Country News

    In the summer of 1993, Bill Gaines, a young wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service in Washington state, took a break from field work to climb in the Glacier Peaks Wilderness in the North Cascades. As he trekked through the remote, subalpine Napeequa Valley, Gaines spotted a furry face peering at him from behind a log some 40 feet away.

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  14. Guest column: Tipping point for Medicaid expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Post Register

    With talk of block grants replacing Medicaid, failing to expand now could forever make Idaho a second class state, writes Kenneth Krell MD. According to the recently released Idaho Public Policy Survey, conducted in December 2016 by Boise State, 70.8 percent of Idahoans favor the governor and state Legislature taking action to provide the 78,000 low income citizens in the gap with access to quality health care.

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  15. Magistrate shuffle bill diesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Post Register

    The Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee voted unanimously Monday to kill a bill that would remove the requirement that every county in the state have a magistrate judge. The issue is of prime importance in Bonneville County, and in nearby rural counties such as Butte and Clark.

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  16. Facility dog' bill printedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Post Register

    The Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee unanimously agreed Monday to print a bill that would allow for "facility dogs" in courtrooms around the state. Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall explained that facility dogs are specially trained canines that help children face the anxiety of testifying on the stand about abuse.

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  17. Java Espress is Spreading the - Java Love'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Post Register

    "You might be able to tell that I have a problem," he says, laughing as he moves the cups out of the way. This coffee problem, however, is a good one for Murphy to have considering he is the sole owner of Java Espress, a local drive-thru chain that serves coffee, smoothies, teas and soda.

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  18. Informational hearings set for Wed. on Pre-K, but no bill...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Spokesman-Review

    Informational hearings on the benefits of early childhood learning and preschool education will be held in the House and Senate Education committees on Wednesday, Idaho EdNews reports, but no bill is being considered. A bipartisan group of 18 speakers, including educators and politicians, are scheduled to speak, including Lt.

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  19. Salmon junior does everythingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Post Register

    The Salmon High School junior was among five fall 2016-2017 Interscholastic Stars named by the Idaho High School Activities Association last week. Burgess runs cross-country in the fall, plays basketball in the winter and competes in track and field in the spring.

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  20. Official: Gaming ban bill could face legal issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Post Register

    An attorney general's legal review of legislation seeking to ban lucrative video gaming at tribal casinos in Idaho says the measure could spark multiple legal headaches for the state and has holes in its language. House Assistant Minority Leader Ilana Rubel of Boise requested Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's office review HB 127 earlier this week.

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