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TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017

Idaho plans to more than triple services to children with serious mental illness, without increasing state funding 

The most significant budget request in the Medicaid budget for next year isn’t the biggest in dollars. In fact, the request to transform Idaho’s children’s mental health services – for children with serious emotional disturbances – calls for hardly any increase in state spending next year. But it will result in more than tripling...

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Idaho House committee introduces new felon firearm ban

An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would expand the list of the worst kind of felons banned from owning firearms. Lawmakers spiked a similar effort last year after Republicans opposed including felony convictions for arson, racketeering and rioting as qualifiers to lose one's right to own firearms...

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017








Field burning bill passes the Senate, 29-5

Legislation loosening the air quality standards for when field burning will be allowed in Idaho passed the Senate today on a 29-5 vote, and now moves to the House side. The change affects only ozone, not particulate pollution, the type of pollution that field-burning creates....

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SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017


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