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Idaho Health and Welfare seeks $3.7 billion overall budget

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on Monday asked for an additional $70 million from the general fund and $300 million overall that includes federal money for an 8.7% increase in next year’s budget. Director Dave Jeppesen told the ...

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Idahoans deserve a second chance

Our criminal justice system is intended to ensure there is an appropriate penalty associated with crime. We refer to this as paying one’s debt to society. However, under some of Idaho’s current laws, the payment never seems to stop. Our ...

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$4.2 million in HUD homeless grants for Idaho (access required)

Twenty-seven Idaho homeless assistance projects have received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling $4.2 million. On Jan. 14, Secretary Ben Carson announced the awards, known as Tier 1 grants. They are designated to support projects that are ...

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Idaho not in the running for new Air Force squadron (access required)

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The Air Force is looking for a site for a new aeromedical evacuation squadron for next year, but Idaho isn’t on the list. “The Idaho Air National Guard is continuously looking for new missions, but the Air Force is looking for a unit that already ...

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Boise embarks on new North End planning process (access required)

A new vision of Boise’s North End neighborhood is beginning to take shape thanks to a workshop that allowed the public to offer feedback. The City of Boise and the North End Neighborhood Association held the evening workshop on Jan. ...

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ADA ramp grants available (access required)

The Idaho Transportation Department announced the availability of Americans with Disabilities curb and ramp grants on Jan. 13. The grant awards will be up to $60,000. The application period will end on March 13. “The great thing about these grants is that ...

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