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Idaho athletic director placed on 60-day leave

Idaho athletic director Rob Spear was placed on administrative leave April 3 for 60 days as school officials investigate concerns that he mishandled some past reports of sexual harassment involving student-athletes. School President Chuck Staben said officials are trying to ...

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Idaho to require coverage for autism treatment

Idaho is joining a long list of states to require health insurers provide coverage for the treatment of autism, Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron announced April 2. “Due to currently inconsistent coverage of treatments for autism spectrum disorder by ...

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Idaho AG supports religious protections for health workers

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has signed a letter supporting President Donald Trump’s effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures. Wasden, a Republican, joined 16 other attorneys general in a ...

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Mining exec: ‘bad actor’ label is bid to delay Montana mines

The head of an Idaho mining company said March 30 that Montana officials appeared to be seeking to delay two mines proposed for a remote wilderness area by designating him a “bad actor” because of past pollution at other sites. ...

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Plan to block new gold mining near Yellowstone moves forward

U.S. government officials are moving forward with a plan to block new gold mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park with the release March 29 of a draft analysis of the proposal’s effects on the environment. The ...

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Idaho moves ahead with possible grizzly bear hunting season

Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly. The Fish and Game Commission in a 7-0 vote March 22 directed the Department of Fish ...

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US new-home sales dipped in February, but demand is solid

Sales of new U.S. homes slipped 0.6 percent in February, a third straight monthly decline. But year to date, sales are up 2.2 percent compared with 2017 in a sign that buyer demand remains solid. The Commerce Department said March ...

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Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end borrowing

A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years. The bill sets aside more than $20 ...

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Idaho bill to provide health insurance for poor stalls again

An Idaho health care proposal to provide insurance to the state’s neediest population met its death once again on March 21. Repeating the actions taken earlier this year, House lawmakers sidestepped debating the merits of the health care bill by ...

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