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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Of Rep. Scott and lemonade… 

In a newsletter sent out to her constituents today, Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, accused House Speaker Scott Bedke of stripping her committee assignments for “no addressed reason in order to flex his muscle to intimidate new liberty legislators.” Scott wrote that high points of the...

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Davis questions Katsilometes' attorney; listen live... 

Though no cross-examination was planned as part of today’s Senate committee hearing on the challenge of the District 29 election, Sen. Bart Davis’ close questioning of Kahle Becker, attorney for election contestant Tom Katsilometes, is a thing to hear. A sample: “This isn’t about discretion;...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Bryan Clark, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television (Idaho Public Television / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television includes an update on the events of the tumultuous first week the of the legislative session; co-host Aaron Kunz’s interview with BSU School of Public Service Dean Corey Cook about the new Idaho Policy Survey; a report on...

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New bill to require background checks for massage therapists 

Massage therapists in Idaho would be required to undergo criminal background checks under newly introduced legislation. Mitch Toryanksi, with the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses, says that Idaho law does not require a fingerprint-based background check to receive a massage therapist license. Adding the background...

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Idaho lawmakers approve update to child mental health rules

Idaho lawmakers are considering a set of rule changes that would strengthen a community approach to the state's mental health treatment for children. The Post Register reports that the rule changes would allow Idaho to continue implementing the Jeff D. lawsuit settlement. The nearly four-decade-old class-action lawsuit...

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No charges in North Idaho voter intimidation case 

Idaho's top prosecutor has decided not to file criminal charges after his office was asked to review accusations of possible voter intimidation and interference during campaigning for last November's election, the AP reports. A Democratic Party volunteer in Bonner County had reported harassment by backers of Rep. Heather Scott.

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