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Disgraced former state senator running for city council seat

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A former Republican state senator who resigned amid a sexual harassment investigation and later pleaded guilty to harassing a 25-year-old female Senate staffer is running for a city council seat in Caldwell. The Idaho Press reports that John ...

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Federal officials: Landlord will pay family denied rental

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says a Nampa homeowner has agreed to pay $15,000 to a family of nine to resolve allegations that the homeowner violated the Fair Housing Act. HUD officials said ...

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Official: Development of salmon-saving policies takes time

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say it will take time for the governor’s Salmon Working Group to come up with policies in hopes of helping salmon recover. Pressure on the group created by Gov. Brad Little is increasing, as ...

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Former Idaho governor candidate investigated in 1984 killing

A former candidate for Idaho governor says he’s under investigation in connection with the 1984 killing of a 12-year-old Colorado girl. Steve Pankey, who ran as a Constitution Party candidate for governor in 2014 and again as a Republican in ...

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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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