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Politics color governors’ decisions on Medicaid

Partisan politics are coloring governors’ decisions about whether to expand Medicaid in their states, affecting billions of dollars and thousands of low-income people. The question of whether they receive Medicaid coverage may have little to do with need, and much ...

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Fewer US homes entered foreclosure path in November

The number of U.S. homes entering the path to foreclosure or winding up repossessed by lenders has fallen to levels not seen in more than six years. While foreclosures remain a concern in select states, the trend is the latest ...

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Western governors show habitat maps

Governors in 16 states unveiled a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project Dec. 12 that they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region’s environmental treasures – an ambitious effort that’s winning praise from conservationists and the ...

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Poll shows strong opposition to in-flight calls

As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. The Federal Communications Commission was to officially start the debate ...

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Boise State hires Harsin as football coach

Boise State has hired former player and offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin to be the Broncos next head coach. Athletic Director Mark Coyle confirmed Dec. 11 that he had lured Harsin back to Boise and away from Arkansas State, where Harsin ...

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China seeking to export apples to US

China has its sights set on exporting its fruit to the United States. And that’s OK with growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America’s apple crop. Having the world’s No. 1 apple producer as a competitor may seem ...

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Appeals court reverses tribal jurisdiction ruling

A federal appellate court says the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes don’t have absolute jurisdiction over land owned by non-tribal members on the Fort Hall Reservation. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 5 reversed a decision by U.S. District Judge ...

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Idaho farm exports on pace for another record year

Idaho is on pace to set a record for agricultural exports for the third consecutive year, state officials say. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture tells the Capital Press that the value of all Idaho agricultural products exported to other ...

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Petersen leaving Boise for Washington

Chris Petersen is headed to Washington after finally being persuaded to leave Boise State. Petersen agreed to become the Huskies’ new football coach on Dec. 6, leaving behind an unprecedented run of success with the Broncos. The Huskies made the ...

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