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Gov. Little: Climate change is real, must be reversed

Idaho’s collaborative efforts with federal agencies, conservation groups, industries and residents have put Idaho out front in tackling tough environmental problems involving forests, rangelands, water uses and other issues, Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday. The 64-year-old Republican sworn into office ...

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Legislative committee cuts Little’s budget figure (access required)

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Citing concerns about a possible recession, the Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee (EORAC) voted along party lines on lower budget numbers than those proposed by Gov. Brad Little, meaning the budget he proposed will need to be cut by ...

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Idaho officials want to cap hundreds of artesian wells

Lawmakers have advanced legislation to help state officials cap what are thought to be hundreds of artesian wells across southern Idaho in a plan that could help irrigators and a federally protected snail. The Senate Resources and Environment Committee on ...

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Let there be light: Post Falls hospital uses germ-zapping robot (access required)

High-intensity light from a robot is being used to kill germs in a Northern Idaho hospital – and hospital staffers say the investment offers an extra layer of protection to keep patients safe. Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls recently ...

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Catching up with GIMM — as it trains the next generation of developers (access required)

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Boise State University’s Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology major, popularly known as GIMM, will be graduating its first cohort of about 26 students this spring, and five of them already have jobs. In fact, one of director Anthony Ellertson’s ...

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Kuna updates comp plan, asks for comments (access required)

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Kuna has released a draft copy of its comprehensive plan update, available for public comment through Jan. 25. “There is a strong focus on economic development and a healthy community that includes open space, parks, pathways, recreation and entertainment opportunities,” ...

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Idaho’s Veterans Services Division struggles to hire nurses

The director of Idaho’s Division of Veterans Services says beds for veterans are going empty despite waiting lists because the agency can’t hire enough medical staffers. Director Marv Hagedorn told Idaho’s legislative budget-setting committee on Monday that it’s difficult to ...

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