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TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2016

MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016

Idaho’s virtual charter schools have 20 percent graduation rate 13 

BOISE – Idaho officials who’ve been troubled by news this year that the state’s high school graduation is much lower than had long been thought have identified where the problem’s occurring: At the state’s “virtual” charter schools and alternative schools. The graduation rate for Idaho’s state-authorized virtual charter schools is just 20 percent.

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Man gets life in prison for killing wife, stepdaughter in North Idaho 21 

A judge in Coeur d’Alene imposed a sentence Monday of life in prison for a Mexican man who admitted killing his wife and stepdaughter a year and a half ago. Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga, 26, will serve two consecutive life sentences with no chance of parole for the strangling deaths of Facunda Velenzuelaleon, 24, and Dyanna M. Valencia, 6, inside a Post Falls apartment on July 8, 2014.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2016


FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016



K9 Maxx greets his former handler, Officer Amy Knisley, while being led by his current handler, Officer Andy Sterling, during the dog’s retirement party Thursday. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Photo: A police dog retires in Coeur d’Alene 

K9 Maxx greets his former handler, Officer Amy Knisley, while being led by his current handler, Officer Andy Sterling, during the dog’s retirement party at the Coeur d’Alene Police Department on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016


Fight continues to keep invasive mussels out of Northwest states

BOISE – Idaho, Washington and a few surrounding states are the last places where invasive quagga and zebra mussels haven’t taken hold, and a Montana legislator wants it to stay that way. Montana Rep. Mike Cuffe, a Republican from Eureka, told the Idaho House Resources Committee on Thursday that the state can’t back away now from funding efforts to fight the invasive species.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016


Annual Idaho tax bill raises questions, from gay marriage to tractor depreciation 

An Idaho House committee agreed to introduce the annual IRS conformity bill on Wednesday, but only after lots of questions about everything from tractor-depreciation to same-sex marriage. Because Idaho, like most states that have state income taxes, uses federal adjusted gross income as its starting point for its state income tax, the state has to conform its tax laws each year to match federal tax changes. Otherwise, Idahoans would have to make extensive calculations each year to adjust for the differences.

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Eye On BoiseThe week that was… 

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” rounds up the happenings of the fourth week of this year’s legislative session, from Medicaid expansion to tax cuts. Melissa Davlin interviews House Health & Welfare Chairman ...





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