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TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2014

Idaho man convicted of killing grizzly bear

An Idaho man has been sentenced to 2 years' probation after Idaho Fish and Game officials said he illegally killed a grizzly bear, the AP reports. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced the conviction on Monday, saying it was the first time the...

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MONDAY, DEC. 15, 2014

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa at his final state Land Board meeting on Monday (Betsy Russell)

Ysursa: 'Honor and privilege to serve'

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa says he’s attended more than 400 state Land Board meetings in the past 40 years; he’s retiring at the end of his current term and participated in his final one today. He lauded the board for sticking to its...

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Idaho names new state fire marshal

Knute Sandahl has been named Idaho’s new state fire marshal, effective next week, replacing former Fire Marshal Mark Larson, who retired in October. “He brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to his new position, and I am confident that he will continue to...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 12, 2014

Former Sen. Mel Richardson dies at 86

Former state Sen. Mel Richardson, R-Idaho Falls, has died at the age of 86 after a battle with cancer, the Idaho Falls Post Register reports today. Richardson was a longtime radio and television personality in eastern Idaho, a former mayor of Ammon and an unsuccessful...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2014

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter addresses the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho on Wednesday (State of Idaho)

Otter's goal for next four years: Cut taxes 10 

In his keynote speech to the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho, Idaho Reports co-host Melissa Davlin reports, Gov. Butch Otter outlined his goals for the next four years, which include lowering the income tax to less than 7 percent across the board, and entirely eliminating the...

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Ybarra names interim chief deputy, transition team 

Idaho state schools Supt.-elect Sherri Ybarra has named an interim chief deputy to join her administration when she takes office in January: Former Nampa interim schools Superintendent Pete Koehler, Idaho Education News reports. She also named a 16-person transition team to help her gear up...

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Idaho Media Initiative offers grants for reporting projects

The Idaho Media Initiative at Boise State University is inviting journalists to submit applications for one of five $2,000 reporting grants for public affairs reporting projects in 2015 that investigate Idaho public affairs issues that would otherwise go unreported, enhance learning opportunities for BSU journalism...

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