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Idaho, other states release food stamps early amid shutdown

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has joined a growing number of states issuing February’s allotments of food stamps early because of the federal government shutdown. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced on Wednesday that people receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive their February food stamps on Jan. 20. The […]
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Judge says suspect in Idaho mass stabbing unfit for trial

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho judge says the suspect in a mass stabbing attack that injured 12 and killed a 3-year-old girl is unfit to stand trial. The ruling from 4th District Judge Nancy Baskin on Wednesday means that Timmy Kinner Jr. will be committed to a state mental health hospital where doctors will […]
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Little cites collaborative efforts at environmental forum

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little says the state’s collaborative efforts with federal agencies, conservation groups, industries and residents have put Idaho out front in tackling tough environmental problems involving forests, rangelands, water uses and other issues. Little told several hundred people at the Idaho Environmental Forum on Wednesday that he’s optimistic about […]
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Doctors Remove 50-Pound Tumor From Woman

The Idaho woman lost 65 pounds during surgery to remove the growth.
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Idaho governor receives oil and gas chairman’s resignation

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has received Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Chairman Kevin Dickey’s resignation after a potential conflict of interest. Little said in a statement Tuesday to the Idaho Statesman that he “asked for and accepted” Dickey’s resignation, and that his office “will work to fill the vacancy on […]
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‘Add the Words’ demonstrators gather at Idaho Statehouse

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Roughly 200 demonstrators have gathered inside the Statehouse to get Idaho lawmakers to pass legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from employment and housing discrimination. The demonstrators on Wednesday carried signs describing past instances of discrimination they or someone else has experienced. They want lawmakers to add the […]
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Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades. Boise television station KTVB reports Brenda Cridland of Meridian chalked up her weight gain to aging, but when her health started to quickly decline […]
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Idaho wolf control board seeks $200,000 to kill wolves

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A member of an Idaho board that manages money to pay a federal and state agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and big game says a $200,000 budget request by Gov. Brad Little is sufficient for fiscal year 2020. Wolf Depredation Control Board member Carl Rey also told the budget-setting […]
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Only 1 candidate applies for Idaho county prosecutor job

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — Officials say only one person has applied to be appointed as Bingham County prosecutor, and the deadline for applications is looming. The Idaho State Journal reports the current prosecutor, Cleve Colson, has been appointed magistrate judge. That means The Bingham County Republican Party is expected to submit three nominees for the […]
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Idaho courts facing court reporter shortage, seek pay boost

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An official with the Idaho courts system says the state is facing a shortage of court reporters and needs $340,500 to boost salaries for its 45 court reporter positions. Administrative Director of the Courts Sara Thomas told the budget setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Wednesday that some district courts haven’t been […]
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Rule clarifies who must pay to film in Idaho state parks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have advanced a proposed rule giving a sharper focus on who can take photos and record moving images in Idaho state parks without having to obtain a permit. The House Resources and Conservation Committee on Tuesday voted 16-2 to approve moving ahead with the new rule proposed by the […]
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Trapping ban urged for cat-sized forest predators in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates are asking Montana officials to ban trapping along much of the state’s border with Idaho to protect a cat-sized predator living in old-growth forests. Representatives of five environmental groups said in a petition submitted Tuesday to Montana wildlife commissioners that trapping is a serious threat to the Northern Rockies […]
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Complaint: Health facility staff weren’t fired after neglect

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A complaint survey says two employees who falsified records and failed to check on a resident who died at an Idaho health care facility were not fired. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the employees at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center instead received more training. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare concluded […]
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Idaho’s Veterans Services Division struggles to hire nurses

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of Idaho’s Division of Veterans Services says beds for veterans are going empty despite waiting lists because the agency can’t hire enough medical staffers. Director Marv Hagedorn told Idaho’s legislative budget-setting committee on Monday that it’s difficult to hire nurses in today’s market, and wages need to be increased […]
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Commission eyes new model for protecting vulnerable adults

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have advanced legislation Gov. Brad Little’s administration says will help prevent abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults. The House Health and Welfare Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved moving forward with the legislation brought forward by the Idaho Commission on Aging. Commission Administrator Judy Taylor says the commission wants to […]
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Northern Idaho man gets up to 10 years for infant’s death

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s 7-month-old daughter has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. First District Judge Scott Wayman said Monday that 24-year-old Cody Hull will have to serve at least five years before he can be eligible for parole on the voluntary […]
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Idaho officials want to cap hundreds of artesian wells

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers have advanced legislation to help state officials cap what are thought to be hundreds of artesian wells across southern Idaho in a plan that could help irrigators and a federally protected snail. The Senate Resources and Environment Committee on Monday unanimously approved moving ahead with legislation that will alter a […]
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Lawmakers consider money request for math, science training

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The top official of a state program to boost student participation in science and technology learning to keep Idaho competitive in those fields says there are thousands of openings for jobs requiring those skills. Idaho STEM Action Center Executive Director Angela Hemingway on Monday told members of the budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations […]
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Shutdown threatens state’s hatchery-based steelhead season

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho nonprofit says the federal government shutdown is threatening the state’s ability to keep hatchery-based steelhead season open, and thus affecting local families and businesses that depend on the fish for their livelihoods. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the Idaho Conservation League, in a letter to Gov. Brad Little, calls on […]
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Have CBD, Will Travel: A Brief Guide To Traveling With CBD Oil For Newbies

Medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states, while recreational cannabis is legal in 10. Michigan’s the latest addition to those 10 where you can use recreational marijuana. Soon, Utahns and Missourians may also get legal access to medical cannabis. With more states legalizing this 500 BC-old plant, it’s easy to see why many wonder if traveling with CBD is fine. If getting across state borders with cannabidiol products in their bags isn’t a crime. Especially now that hemp has become legal in the...
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Idaho arts commission seeks increase in operating budget

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Commission on the Arts is requesting a budget committee accept Gov. Brad Little’s request that will result in an operating budget of just more than $2 million for fiscal year 2020. Commission Director Michael Faison on Monday told the Joint Finance-Appropriation Committee that the commission helps support such events […]
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The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition. Jonathan Tepper and Denise Hearn. A review...

The Myth of Capitalism is a polemic about the reduction in competition in many industries in the US. And it starts in an entirely appropriate place. Dr Dao - a doctor with patients to serve the next day - was "selected" by United Airlines to be removed from an overbooked plane. As he had patients to tend the next day he did not think he should leave the plane. So the airline sent thugs to bash him up and forcibly removed him. The video (truly sickening) went viral. But the airline did ...
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Grant allows rural Idaho kids to get ready for kindergarten

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A $14.2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow children in Idaho and other rural states to prepare for kindergarten through an online program. The Times-News reports Sunday that pilot programs will also be offered in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. The nonprofit Waterford Institute will […]
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Boy, 2, found dead in Idaho house fire; 2 adults escaped

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters found a 2-year-old boy dead during a blaze in an Idaho house. Authorities say two adults in the Sandpoint home escaped early Saturday’s fire through a window. By the time firefighters were able to reach the toddler, he was dead in his upstairs bedroom. KREM-TV reports a community memorial site […]
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Trump Repeatedly Undermines Loyal Soldier Pence In The Shutdown Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progress made, said one. Not so, said the other. We’ll meet again, said one. Waste of time, said the other. Such has been the life lately of Mike Pence, the loyal soldier dispatched by President Donald Trump to lead negotiations over the partial government shutdown. The vice president has been one of the administration’s most visible emissaries during the shutdown fight, meeting with lawmakers, sitting for interviews and leading staff-level talks. But he’s been repeatedly — a...
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Fish and Game surveys eastern Idaho fawns

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The helicopter hovered low over the hills southeast of Kelly Mountain, snow billowing up from the ground, and deer bounded down the slope to flee the noisy monster. Idaho Fish and Game research biologist Mark Hurley spoke into his radio to a couple of dozen Idaho Department of Fish and […]
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Optimist Club Youth House opens for young adults in need

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Alex Frandsen considers herself lucky. She was in two foster-care homes before she lived with her grandmother for two years. When she was 18 years old, she was homeless. She lived out of motels for months. Now, Anderson is the first resident living in the Twin Falls Optimist Club’s Youth […]
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Californias Monarch butterfly population hits 'potentially catastrophic' low in 2018

California’s Monarch butterfly population hit a record low in 2018 after dropping a whopping 86 percent from the previous year. According to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the total population has declined 97 percent since the 1980s, but this latest one year drop is “potentially catastrophic.” In the western part of the United States, monarchs migrate to California for the winter, traveling from Idaho and Utah. In 2017, the traditional California coastal sites like Pismo Beac...
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These states drink the most wine

People in the US are drinking more wine than ever before — twice as much as in the 1960s, according to the National Institutes of Health. And while Americans are sipping more vino from coast to coast and northern border to southern border, some states are breaking out the bottles more than others. The NIH compiled data on exactly how much wine each state drinks based on wine sales (which it calls “apparent alcohol consumption for the States”) in 2016, and the results might not be what you’d...
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Call for entries: IFAF Gem Awards

Who killed it in 2018? That’s what the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation wants to know. And it’s also why they’ve issued a call for entries for the Gem Awards. The Gem Awards recognize outstanding creative throughout eastern Idaho, and all Diamond and Star Garnet award-winning work is automatically forwarded for consideration to the Idaho Advertising Federation’s Rockie Awards. Full details about the awards and how to enter can be found here.
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