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N. Idaho meetings set to discuss plan for Panhandle National Forests

The U.S. Forest Service plans to hold a series of public meetings in northern Idaho to discuss a draft management plan that will guide decisions for the Panhandle National Forests for the next 10 to 15 years. Forest Supervisor Mary ...

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N. Idaho lawmaker responds to federal tax lawsuit

A state lawmaker whose log home has been threatened with foreclosure claims the IRS was wrong in asking him to pay eight years’ worth of business deductions, according to court documents. The Internal Revenue Service said that Republican Rep. Phil ...

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Federal judge rejects Idaho’s anti-union laws

A federal judge threw out Idaho’s two newest anti-union laws, saying the measures violate federal rules and would restrict the free play of economic forces. The laws, intended to weaken the power of labor organizations in the state, were passed ...

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County scales back school recycling sites

A decades-old recycling program serving more than 40 public schools in northern Idaho will be significantly scaled back next year in a move that is expected to save Kootenai County about $170,000 a year. Teachers and students who recycle can ...

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Idaho to eliminate certification stipend for teachers

The state is ending a stipend for teachers earning National Board certification and some fear that the loss of that incentive will result in fewer educators completing the rigorous program, which can take up to three years to finish. Lawmakers ...

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Bypass planned for Lucky Friday Mine

A bypass will be dug around an area of a northern Idaho mine where a rock burst injured seven workers last week, allowing work to resume in one of the nation’s deepest underground mines once a closure order is lifted, ...

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