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Cleanup money flowing into Silver Valley

Money from a $460 million trust fund intended to clean up mining pollution is starting to flow into Idaho’s Silver Valley. About $8.5 million will be spent this year from the Asarco trust, which was created as part of the ...

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Idaho prison lawsuit agreement could cost $1.6 million

Lawmakers will have to approve more than $1.6 million in staffing increases and other costs for the Idaho Department of Correction under an agreement designed to bring a decades-old lawsuit over conditions at a Boise-area prison to an end. Idaho ...

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Idaho to boost prison medical staff

The Idaho Department of Correction has agreed to increase staffing and dramatically increase medical care oversight as part of a long-running lawsuit over conditions at a prison south of Boise. The agreement filed with the U.S. District Court in Idaho ...

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Corizon counters Idaho prison health care report

The national prison health care company Corizon says a scathing court-ordered report on the care provide at an Idaho prison is full of errors and that a review they commissioned themselves proves it. But a close review of both reports ...

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Potato pest found in more eastern Idaho fields

Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture say a microscopic parasite that damages potato crops has been found in three more eastern Idaho fields, bringing the number of infected fields to 15. Tina Gresham with the USDA in Idaho Falls ...

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Climate change poses challenges for Idaho water managers

Scientists say climate change is making it tougher for Idaho reservoir managers to forecast weather, control floods and manage water for farming, recreation and fisheries. Future challenges were foreshadowed recently, when two days of record high temperatures, accompanied by record ...

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Environmentalists’ challenge complicates Idaho pollution-trading proposal

An environmental group’s challenge to Boise’s new wastewater discharge permits is complicating a pollution-trading proposal that federal regulators and Idaho leaders hope will help other U.S. cities manage sewage and reduce farming’s impact on water quality. Idaho Rivers United objects ...

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Idaho school reform foes hire outside consultant

A political group working to overturn Idaho’s new education reforms has hired an out-of-state consultant who last November helped repeal a hotly debated Ohio law that limited collective bargaining. David Williams left his home in Bethesda, Md., last month to ...

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