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Idaho hemp legislation heads to full Senate for amending

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Legislation involving transporting hemp through Idaho — where it’s illegal — is heading to the full Senate. The Senate State Affairs Committee on Monday approved sending the legislation to the Senate for amending. The legislation passed the House last week, ...

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Bill allowing Idaho needle exchange programs signed into law

Legislation intended to lower the risk of people being inadvertently jabbed with discarded used medical needles has been signed into law by Idaho Gov. Brad Little. Little late last week signed the legislation allowing groups to start a syringe and ...

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Landowner liability bill signed into law by Idaho governor

Legislation to protect private landowners who allow the public on their land from liability under Idaho’s recreational immunity statute has been signed into law. Idaho Gov. Brad Little late last week signed the legislation that clarifies that the state’s recreational ...

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Critics seek to block easing of oil and gas rules in West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Conservation groups are asking a federal judge to block the Trump administration from easing restrictions on energy companies that were meant to protect a struggling Western bird species. Attorneys for Western Watersheds Project, Prairie Hills Audubon ...

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Updates to Idaho mining law signed by governor

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Legislation rewriting portions of Idaho’s mining law has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. Little signed the legislation Tuesday that’s backed by the Idaho Mining Association that updates the state’s nearly 50-year-old mining law. Backers say the update ...

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Idaho kicks off commemoration of women’s right to vote

Idaho was the fourth state in the union to grant women the right to vote in 1896. Starting this month, leaders and organizations statewide will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national right to vote in a series of events ...

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Bill to license Idaho naturopathic doctors signed into law

Legislation creating a licensing path in Idaho for naturopathic medical doctors has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. Little on Monday signed into law the legislation allowing the state to issue licenses to those who have graduated from ...

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Mayor: Nampa is a ‘community of potential’

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Amid a skirl of bagpipes, Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling, now in her second year in office, said, “I am happy to report that the state of the city is strong and moving forward in the right direction.” The annual speech ...

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