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Groups sue to stop power transmission line in eastern Oregon

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Two groups have filed a federal lawsuit to block a proposed power transmission line that would run through two counties in northeast Oregon, a newspaper reported Thursday. The Stop B2H Coalition and Greater Hells Canyon ...

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October was Idaho’s coldest on record

Last month’s chilly weather broke records for Idaho, coming in as the coldest October since the state began recording the average temperatures in 1895. Boise State Public Radio reports the average temperature for October 2019 was 36.7 degrees Fahrenheit. That compares ...

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Simplot proposing east Idaho phosphate mine with 5 open pits

Federal land managers have released a final plan for a phosphate mine with five open pits as well as reclamation work in eastern Idaho proposed by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service ...

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Democrat who narrowly lost in state Senate race to run again

Jim Bratnober says he will again challenge incumbent Republican state Sen. Fred Martin in Boise’s District 15. Bratnober, a Democrat, lost to Martin in the November 2018 election by 11 votes following a recount of the vote that had Martin ...

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Pocatello to pay $1.1 million to lawyers in utility lawsuit

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A judge says the city of Pocatello must pay $1.1 million in legal fees to the attorneys who represented residents in a class-action lawsuit over illegal utility fees. The Idaho State Journal reports 6th District Judge Stephen Dunn ...

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Idaho governor orders health review of Lake Coeur d’Alene

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The governor of Idaho has ordered a third-party data review of Lake Coeur d’Alene as its health continues to deteriorate. The Spokesman-Review reported Thursday that Republican Gov. Brad Little announced the request Wednesday at an annual water quality ...

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Idaho, Energy Department sign deal on spent nuclear fuel

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Idaho granted a conditional waiver Thursday to the U.S. Department of Energy that could allow research quantities of spent nuclear fuel into the state after years of blocking such shipments. The agreement announced by Gov. Brad Little and Attorney General ...

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Idaho anti-discrimination agency bolsters interpreter staff

An Idaho agency responsible for enforcing state and federal anti-discrimination laws is bolstering its verbal and written translation abilities to make sure individuals with limited English skills have access to services. The Idaho Human Rights Commission last week launched the ...

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Sex assault lawsuit against University of Idaho can advance

A federal judge is allowing a student athlete’s lawsuit alleging the University of Idaho placed her at a higher risk of sexual assault to move forward. In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David Nye said former diver Mairin Jameson ...

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Longtime Idaho lawmaker Robert Schaefer dies at 83

Robert Schaefer, an architect and state lawmaker who served in the Idaho House of Representatives for 28 years, has died. He was 83. His wife of 54 years, Betty, said Thursday he died Tuesday morning following a battle with prostate ...

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