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House urges federal agency to issue steelhead fishing permit

Legislation to urge federal officials to complete work on a federal permit requested by Idaho to make sure the state can open a steelhead fishing season this fall has cleared the House. The unanimous voice vote on Tuesday sends to ...

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Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party resigns (access required)

The chairman of the Idaho Republican Party has resigned. The party in a statement on Tuesday released Jonathan Parker’s resignation letter he sent on Monday. Parker says he’s resigning because the effort of maintaining a full-time job and being fully ...

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Liquor license bill being reworked (access required)

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A bill that would have made it easier for establishments that sell food to also sell liquor was held in the Senate State Affairs committee, but the bill’s sponsor hopes it can be changed before the legislative session is over ...

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New Idaho law to make overdose reversal drug more available

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed legislation into law Thursday aimed at reducing the number of opioid deaths in the state by making naloxone overdose reversal medication more available. The new law approved unanimously by the Legislature alters wording in an ...

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Business is growing for Idaho State Liquor Division

The Idaho agency that sells whiskey, vodka and other distilled spirits wants to relocate or remodel nine of its liquor stores. State Liquor Division Director Jeffrey Anderson also told the Legislature’s budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Tuesday that the agency ...

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Idaho water legislation bill headed to governor’s desk

Legislation to end years of litigation and help finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho is headed to the governor’s desk. The Senate voted 35-0 on Tuesday to send to Gov. Brad Little the bill that ...

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