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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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News >  Idaho

Food stamps absorb shutdown impact

Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, are being urged to budget their resources carefully after receiving their February benefits weeks earlier than usual.
News >  Idaho

Did you know that these ‘odd laws’ existed in Idaho?

Some laws were created to keep us safe. Others help enhance or protect the state’s business and agriculture. Certain acts are against the law because they are offensive or deemed to be in bad taste. And others are an attempt to conform to a moral code. But as far as Twin Falls Attorney Grant Loebs can tell, there is a pretty clear reason for most of them.
News >  Idaho

Hundreds gather at Idaho Capitol for Womxn’s March

Several hundred people rallied in front of the Idaho Capitol for the state’s Womxn’s March. The Idaho Statesman reports the event Saturday was aligned with a national event, the Women’s March, occurring in Washington, D.C. Idaho organizers say the name was changed to “Womxn” to be more inclusive. Idaho organizer Maddie Oppenheimer says the first march in 2017 had somewhat of an “angry” theme but the 2019 event focused on kindness.
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Idaho environmental official seeks money for mine pollution

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

Idaho’s top environmental official says his agency needs money needs money to clean up toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine near one of the world’s top ski destinations. Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Director John Tippets on Friday also told the Legislature’s budget-setting committee that additional money is needed as the agency takes over for the federal government in regulating pollution that gets into waterways.
News >  Idaho

Huckleberries: We suspect new Disneyland prices have Walt spinning in his grave

Count Evielynne Holbrook, of Spirit Lake and Spokane Valley, among those who aren’t impressed with the higher cost of visiting Mickey, Donald Duck, Goofy et al. in their natural setting, Disneyland. The former Disneyland employee suffered sticker shock at the new admission fees recently announced by the company, including $129 for a regular, one-day pass.