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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Idaho’s state firefighting bills come to $17 million for season

The fire season bills are in for the state of Idaho, and it looks like the state’s net firefighting expenses this year will be just over $17 million.


Budget office warns Idahoans may face bigger tax bills

Idahoans may see smaller refunds when filing their 2018 taxes next year because of major changes tied to the new tax law, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s budget office warned on …


Utility bills will pay for Howard Street bridge construction in Riverfront Park

The city had originally intended to use utility dollars to replace the so-called “Blue Bridge” in Riverfront Park, but that replacement was determined not to be needed. Instead, green bond …


New Jersey lawmakers advance bills to tighten gun laws

New Jersey’s Democrat-led Assembly passed six measures aimed at strengthening the state’s already-strict gun laws.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Brutal U.S. cold snap highlights higher energy costs

Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren’t going to go as far this winter …


Avista seeks to lower natural gas bills in Idaho

Avista is proposing to lower natural gas bills for Idaho customers by just over $1 per month, effective Nov. 1. Natural gas prices are adjusted each fall to take fluctuations …


Don’t be fooled into paying big pay-by-phone fees

The nation’s consumer watchdog agency recently issued a bulletin warning companies against tricking customers into paying expensive and unnecessary pay-by-phone fees.


Montana governor vetoes bills on abortion, concealed weapons

Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a proposal that would bar doctors from performing late-term abortions and another that sought to allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons in the Capitol and other …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Abortion, guns, state plane among bills vetoed by Montana governor

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed bills to restrict abortions and the governor’s use of the state airplane, along with another that would have allowed people to carry concealed weapons …


Idaho governor signs nearly 60 bills into law

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed more than 60 bills into law, including the state’s $1.7 billion public schools budget for next year.


NerdWallet: 9 bills where you can cut a better deal

The word “bills” used to be synonymous with “fixed expenses.” But there’s nothing fixed about many of the bills a typical household pays today.


NFL notebook: Saints top pick Rankins has fractured fibula

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle and first-round draft choice Sheldon Rankins has been diagnosed with a broken fibula, an injury that occurred Monday during training camp practice in West Virginia, …


NFL notebook: Jackson vs. Norman is must-watch matchup of Redskins camp

Kirk Cousins unloaded on a throw down the right sideline and watched as receiver DeSean Jackson and cornerback Josh Norman raced after the ball. When Jackson got a step to …


Super Bowl champs return to work minus Miller, Ware

The Super Bowl champions reconvened Monday minus some notable star power. Von Miller is in California doing the jive with Lindsay Arnold on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and fellow …


Patriots improve to 10-0, beat Bills 20-13

Tom Brady called out Rex Ryan and then he beat the Bills – again.


Spin Control: Governor’s actions seal legislative action

Although the Legislature left town July 9, the true end of the session came Wednesday when Gov. Jay Inslee signed the last three of the 363 bills lawmakers managed to …


Exemption could save homeowners money

OLYMPIA – Washington’s 2008 legislative session began with a small band of property tax protesters battling cold winds and rain on the Capitol’s granite steps. But after last fall’s one-day …


2008 legislative session promises to be busy one

OLYMPIA – With a month to go before lawmakers pack their cars and flock to Olympia, 2008 is already shaping up to be a busy legislative session. More than two …