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States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The opioid crisis has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones. But a curious divide has opened up. The nation’s Republican state attorneys general ...

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Idaho legislative committee eyes federal lands, education (access required)

A panel of lawmakers formed to monitor how federal laws affect Idaho’s sovereignty and report back to the Legislature has created three subcommittees to examine federal lands, education, and health and welfare. Republican Rep. Jason Monks, co-chair of the Committee ...

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Officials spar with senators over plan for mortgage giants (access required)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials on Tuesday defended their plan to Congress for ending government control of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, clashing with Democratic senators on whether the change would raise home borrowing costs and ...

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US consumer borrowing posts biggest gain since late 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing surged in July at its fastest pace since late 2017, driven by a big jump credit card use. Consumer borrowing increased by $23.3 billion in July after a $13.8 billion advance in June, the Federal ...

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Tuition makes up larger chunk of university funding in Idaho

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Universities in Idaho have been asking students to make up the difference as state funding has decreased over the last few decades, according to a report. A report by the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy ...

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Mental health resources expanding slowly in eastern Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — When Brett Nelson started at the Behavioral Health Center in 2002, he said the shortage of therapists in the state made it difficult for the center to ensure further treatment for patients after they left ...

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Developer releases controversial Spokane homeless video

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane isn’t dying, but it needs curing. That’s the argument made in “Curing Spokane,” a 17-minute video released Thursday and produced by Spokane developer Larry Stone. The video comes five months after the controversial KOMO-TV special “Seattle is ...

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Idaho school district to investigate malware attack source

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho school district has distributed some unaffected computers to employees following a department-wide cyberattack. The Idaho Press reported Friday that a malware attack hit the Nampa School District Aug. 21 leading to a network shutdown and loss ...

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