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Idaho: Throw out education funding ballot initiative lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lawsuit seeking more time to collect signatures for an education funding ballot initiative and to allow electronic signature gathering for the effort should be thrown out, state officials say. The Idaho attorney general’s office in ...

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Trump administration backs Idaho transgender sports ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on June 19 from the administration of President Donald Trump. The support ...

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Idaho Commission on the Arts to relocate offices next month (access required)

The Idaho Commission on the Arts will relocate to a new office on West Emerald Street this July. “We’ll move into a modern office building,” said Michael Faison, the commission’s executive director. “It’s easier to coordinate and collaborate because it’ll ...

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Shea still hopes to create 51st state in eastern Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Matt Shea is giving up his seat in the Washington House of Representatives, but he hasn’t given up his dream of creating a 51st state out of the eastern half of the state. Shea spoke Saturday ...

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US delays repairs for Idaho road in grizzly bear habitat

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials will delay the repair of an impassable northern Idaho road in important grizzly bear habitat near the Canadian border because of a lawsuit filed by environmentalists, according to court documents filed June 10. Work ...

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NCAA says it will review Idaho’s transgender law in August

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — NCAA officials will discuss Idaho’s law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports amid calls for the organization to move men’s basketball tournament games scheduled to be played in the state next March. In a ...

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Idaho Medicaid expansion numbers continue to increase

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — About 80,000 Idaho residents through early June have signed up for Medicaid under the state’s voter-approved expanded coverage, state officials said June 12. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare officials said that the overall number of ...

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Nursing homes account for 60% of Idaho COVID-19 deaths

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 60% of Idaho’s coronavirus-related deaths are among residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, according to numbers released by the state on May 5. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said ...

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Meat-rendering company where worker died fined by OSHA

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — The owner of an Idaho meat-rendering plant where an employee died earlier this year has been fined more than $63,000 by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Darling Ingredients, which uses animal products to create ...

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Fulcher, Simpson, Jordan win Idaho Congressional primaries

Rep. Russ Fulcher has won the Republican primary for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Fulcher defeated Boise resident Nicholas Jones, who owns several board game shops and burger eateries. Fulcher, who is seeking his second term in the U.S. House, will ...

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