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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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Legislation legalizing hemp in Idaho heads to full Senate

The state Senate will consider legislation to legalize hemp that Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Monday could get his signature if amendments sought by law enforcement officials are approved. The amendments seek to make it possible for officials to intercept ...

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Treasury grants further relief on IRS withholding penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department announced Friday that it is expanding again the relief it grants taxpayers who had too little in income taxes withheld from their paychecks in the first year of a sweeping tax overhaul. Treasury said ...

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Starting teacher pay raised to $40,000 in Idaho

Starting teacher pay will increase to $40,000 annually in a move Idaho lawmakers hope will attract and keep more teachers in the state. Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday signed into law the legislation that received overwhelming support in the House ...

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