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Sen. Crapo closes Caldwell office in renovated building

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, has closed his office at 524 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, to cut costs and allow Regional Director Bryan Ricker to visit rural southwest Idaho locations more frequently. Crapo spokesman Lindsay Nothern said the Caldwell office ...

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Legislation would give dental hygienists more leeway in treating patients (access required)

Idaho’s dental hygienists will ask lawmakers this year for more freedom in how they practice their trade. The Idaho Dental Hygienists Association said it has sponsors for two pieces of legislation being introduced for the first time this year. One ...

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Legislature unlikely to add money for roads (access required)

The Idaho Legislature probably won’t increase funding for the state’s highway system this year, said Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, a member of the Senate Transportation Committee and a statewide task force that recently issued recommendations to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. ...

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ACLU seeking to ban Idaho prison practices

The American Civil Liberties Union said Dec. 30 that practices at an Idaho prison that include guards opening the wrong cell doors and allowing inmate-on-inmate attacks have caused violence at the facility and should be immediately banned. The ACLU also ...

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Employees say tax commish helped pal

Idaho State Tax Commission employees say Chairman Royce Chigbrow tried to use his position to help a friend who is embroiled in a dispute with a business partner. Documents show Chigbrow sought to help Benton “Skip” Hofferber, who supported Chigbrow’s ...

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