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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018

Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end 'fire borrowing'

A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years. The bill sets aside more than $20 billion over 10 years to allow the Forest Service and other federal agencies end a practice of raiding non-fire...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 2, 2018

MONDAY, DEC. 18, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 2017

MONDAY, OCT. 30, 2017

Senate GOP leadership posts draw hopefuls

Leadership contests are taking shape in the Idaho Senate, as the departure of longtime Majority Leader Bart Davis prompts a ripple effect through the Senate GOP leadership. Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder, R-Boise, told Eye on Boise on Friday that he’s running for majority leader, and so far there’s no one running against him. That leaves..

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FRIDAY, OCT. 27, 2017


THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 2017

FRIDAY, SEPT. 8, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017

Labrador, Simpson split votes on spending bill 

Idaho’s two House members split in the House vote today to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and fund the federal government through Sept. 30: 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador voted no, and 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson voted yes....

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THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017

MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016

Rep. Simpson decries Trump's 'hateful diatribes' 10 

Idaho 2nd District GOP Congressman Mike Simpson has joined Sen. Mike Crapo in decrying Donald Trump’s comments that a federal judge can’t be fair in his Trump University fraud case because he is of Mexican heritage. Here is Simpson’s statement: "America is a country where...

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MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2016

Idaho delegation blasts Obama's executive action on guns 

Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation today blasted President Obama’s executive action on gun control, which includes expanding background checks, hiring more ATF agents and expanding research. 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador said Obama has “subverted our Constitution,” and Sen. Jim Risch branded the move “unconstitutional lawmaking.”...

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