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Museum of Idaho receives $500,000 donation for new exhibit

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Museum of Idaho has received a $500,000 donation that will be used to create a permanent exhibit telling the history of eastern Idaho. The Post Register reports that Westmark Credit Union made the donation Friday at ...

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Idaho House Minority Leader Erpelding will resign Friday

Democratic House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding announced Wednesday that he will resign on Friday. The Boise lawmaker said in a resignation letter to Republican Gov. Brad Little and Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke that he’s joining the Boise Metro Chamber ...

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Little calls for third-party review of lake water quality

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little is calling for a third-party review of Lake Coeur d’Alene water quality, as the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has expressed frustration with management plans. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports for the past two decades, the ...

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New Idaho law targeting uninsured drivers effective Jan. 1

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A new law in Idaho targeting uninsured drivers by suspending their vehicle registrations is expected to take effect Jan. 1, state lawmakers said. The state Department of Motor Vehicles can now cross-check vehicle identification numbers ...

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Idaho utility will dismiss lawsuit against EPA over dams

An Idaho utility will dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because it has now approved allowing warmer water temperatures in an area where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce. Idaho Power in documents filed earlier this week ...

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Ohio selects rape kit tracking system created by Idaho

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio plans to use a system developed in Idaho that lets sexual assault survivors anonymously track the processing and testing of rape kits collected as evidence. The Plain Dealer reports legislators last year approved use of a tracking system. ...

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Idaho community mourns 9 relatives killed in plane crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Jim Hansen boarded his company’s single-engine aircraft for a pheasant-hunting trip to South Dakota, he brought along the same people he trusted with his business: his family. Three generations of Hansen’s clan ran a ...

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Sockeye salmon run falters, but Idaho officials optimistic

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fisheries managers are optimistic a program to save imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon is heading in the right direction despite few of the ocean-going fish making it back to central Idaho this year. Of the 730,000 ...

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Idaho sports company sentenced for defrauding Oglala Sioux

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Executives of an Idaho company that claimed to help schools fund athletic programs have been sentenced for taking thousands of dollars from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The owner of All Around Sports ...

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University stops accepting Medicaid as health insurance

REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho university has stopped accepting Medicaid as health insurance coverage for full-time students amid concerns they said they received from local health care providers. Brigham Young University-Idaho officials have required students to buy a university-backed ...

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