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News >  ID Government

28 Idaho lawmakers oppose Boise State diversity programs

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

A group of 28 Idaho Republican lawmakers have sent a letter to Boise State University criticizing the school’s efforts to aid underrepresented minority students because the lawmakers say the programs increase costs and go against the “Idaho way.”

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Idaho workgroup starts efforts on salmon, steelhead recovery

UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says a salmon and steelhead recovery workgroup he formed should focus on achievable goals that can bolster the state’s struggling fish populations. Little on Friday also told the nearly two dozen panel members comprised of environmentalists, ranchers, recreationists, power companies and state officials at their first meeting that the workgroup will help define Idaho’s position for federal efforts to save salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin.
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Issues aired at Idaho Medicaid hearing

UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

A plan to give low-income Idahoans a choice between free government health care and subsidized private health insurance drew a lukewarm response at best during a public hearing in Lewiston on Thursday.
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Study suggests plan for Idaho education

Results from a new study focused on education and the economy in Idaho released in part on Thursday could be used as “a map” of sorts to guide policymakers as they attempt to strengthen Idaho’s long-term competitiveness in both categories.
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Judge: Work can continue on Central Idaho hiking-biking trail

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

A judge has ruled that work can go forward on a trail crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale late last week rejected a request by the owners of Sawtooth Mountain Ranch to halt construction of the 4.4-mile trail for pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders and snowmobilers.