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FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2014

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little (Betsy Russell)

Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Idaho's governor in waiting

If newly re-elected 72-year-old Idaho Gov. Butch Otter didn't complete his full third term, Idaho's new governor would be Brad Little, the second-term lieutenant governor, rancher and former state senator who's been toiling full-time in the part-time, low-paid post since Otter appointed him to it...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014


TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014



Idaho state prisons chief submits resignation

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke is stepping down from his post after leading the department since 2007. His tenure included overseeing the fallout of a private-prison scandal, handling the first two...

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Lawsuit challenges Snake River dredging

Environmental groups and the Nez Perce Tribe have filed a lawsuit to stop proposed dredging of the lower Snake River to aid barge traffic to Lewiston, the AP reports. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Seattle, challenges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'...

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MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014









FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2014


Idaho AFL-CIO chief: Immigration action 'rational and humane'

In sharp contrast to statements from Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation, Idaho AFL-CIO President Aaron White has issued a statement praising President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Here’s his full statement: “We have witnessed an important step toward rational and humane enforcement of immigration law....

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Mumps outbreak hits University of Idaho 

A mumps outbreak at the University of Idaho has prompted the state Department of Health & Welfare to advise students to use their winter breaks to make sure they're caught up on vaccinations, including the MMR vaccine, which is for measles, mumps and rubella. More...

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Idaho unemployment drops to lowest in 6 years 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in October. The Idaho Department of Labor in a statement Friday says that's the lowest unemployment rate in the state in more than six years. The...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2014


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