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Plan to Raise Idaho Hunting, Fishing Fees Stalls

Plan to Raise Idaho Hunting, Fishing Fees Stalls

BOISE (AP) | A bill to raise hunting and fishing fees for Idaho residents for the first time since 2005 has stalled.

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Gallery: Ybarra Presents Budget to JFAC

Gallery: Ybarra Presents Budget to JFAC

Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra presents her budget and answers questions from the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee o…

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House Committee OKs Resolution against E. Idaho Monument

BOISE (AP) | A non-binding resolution has been introduced in the Idaho House declaring that President Barack Obama shouldn't designate a natio…

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Gallery: 'Add the Words' Debate

Gallery: 'Add the Words' Debate

Follow the debate at the Idaho Legislature over the "Add the Words" bill, would include sexual orientation and gender identity protections to …

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UPDATE: Ybarra Seeks $87M School Budget Boost

UPDATE: Ybarra Seeks $87M School Budget Boost

BOISE (AP) | Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she wants local school officials to decide how money should be spen…

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Former Gov. Andrus Prefers Central Idaho National Monument

Former Gov. Andrus Prefers Central Idaho National Monument

BOISE (AP) | Former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus says a scaled-back version of a central Idaho wilderness bill being put together by U.S. Rep. Mike…

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Storify: Social Media Reaction to 'Add the Words' Vote

Storify: Social Media Reaction to 'Add the Words' Vote

"I can hear a few people weeping in the audience."

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Universities don’t Warm to U of I Tuition Freeze

Universities don’t Warm to U of I Tuition Freeze

When University of Idaho President Chuck Staben offered a partial freeze on tuition earlier this week, he said it was time to change the tuiti…

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Idaho NRA License Plate Could Make a Comeback

BOISE (AP) | A new National Rifle Association-themed license plate could soon make an appearance on Idaho roads, two years after an earlier NR…

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Former Frank Church Staffers Ask for National Monument

Former Frank Church Staffers Ask for National Monument

BOISE (AP) | Forty-four staffers who worked for U.S. Sen. Frank Church have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to designate a …

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Committee to Decide Fate of 'Add the Words' Bill Thursday

Committee to Decide Fate of 'Add the Words' Bill Thursday

BOISE • The House State Affairs Committee will decide Thursday morning whether to move or kill a bill that would add sexual orientation and ge…

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Idaho Medicaid Mental Health Manager Focuses on Improvements

Idaho Medicaid Mental Health Manager Focuses on Improvements

BOISE | Nearly one year after lawmakers and small-business owners cast a critical eye at the contractor managing mental health and substance t…

January 28, 2015 5:28 pm(1)

BLOG: AG's Office Says 'Add the Words' Wouldn't Limit Free Speech

BLOG: AG's Office Says 'Add the Words' Wouldn't Limit Free Speech

The "Add the Words" bill likely won't affect free speech if it passes, the Idaho Attorney General's office said in a written opinion Tuesday.

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Fox: CSI Needs Cash to Recruit

Fox: CSI Needs Cash to Recruit

BOISE • College of Southern Idaho President Jeff Fox says he wants to put more resources into getting students who might not consider enrollin…

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Supporters Dominate Day 2 of 'Add the Words' Hearings

Supporters Dominate Day 2 of 'Add the Words' Hearings

BOISE • Supporters of a law amending Idaho’s Human Rights Law to include protection for sexual orientation and gender identity dominated the s…

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UPDATE: Oregon Wolf Population Meets Level to Consider Delisting

UPDATE: Oregon Wolf Population Meets Level to Consider Delisting

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wolves in Oregon have hit the threshold for consideration of taking them off the state endangered species list.

January 28, 2015 1:00 am(0)

House Committee Approves New Rules for Idaho Oil and Gas

House Committee Approves New Rules for Idaho Oil and Gas

BOISE | Idaho lawmakers on a House committee have approved rules involving the state's nascent oil and gas industry.

January 27, 2015 5:05 pm(0)

BLOG: Ybarra, Others Talk School Choice Support at Boise Rally

BLOG: Ybarra, Others Talk School Choice Support at Boise Rally

The Capitol steps were aglow with yellow scarves and red shirts Wednesday, as a number of speakers, including Superintendent of Public Instruc…

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BLOG: Idahoans Want Compromise in D.C., are More Likely to Blame Obama for Gridlock

A large majority of Idahoans want Congress and the president to compromise, but a plurality would be more likely to blame Barack Obama than Co…

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BLOG: New License Plate Would Support Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

BLOG: New License Plate Would Support Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Idaho drivers may soon have a second elk license plate to choose from.

January 27, 2015 9:00 am(1)

Idaho Waiting on Court Before Making $3 Million in Broadband Payments

BOISE • Idaho is holding off on paying the $3 million or so in school broadband bills that have piled up since a court ruled in November that …

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Gay Rights Face Off Against Religious Rights in 'Add the Words' Testimony

Gay Rights Face Off Against Religious Rights in 'Add the Words' Testimony

BOISE • Does “Add the Words” protect the rights of gay and transgender people, or does it discriminate against Christians?

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UPDATE: University of Idaho President Proposes Tuition Freeze

UPDATE: University of Idaho President Proposes Tuition Freeze

BOISE (AP) | The University of Idaho will freeze undergraduate resident tuition rates next year if lawmakers fully fund a 3 percent salary inc…

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