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5 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Prosecutor: Idaho worried about money before releasing FLDS boys

The agency responsible for child protection in Idaho wanted to send eight boys from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints home with their parents to save the state money, a prosecutor said last week.

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Related Topix: FLDS, Religion, Idaho Government, Bannock County, ID

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Boise Weekly

Eastern Oregon Prison On Lockdown Following Shooting Death of Inmate

An Eastern Idaho prison is on lockdown after an inmate was shot dead from a yard tower following an assault.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Violent Crime, Idaho Government, State Prisons, Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Prison

Boise Weekly

Labor Day Weekend in Idaho: Slip-n-Sliding, Mules and Axe Throwing

AAA Idaho expects about 147,000 Idahoans to hit the road this week in their last grasp of summer.

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Related Topix: Boise, ID

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Miami Herald

5 things to watch in Idaho November elections

Gem State voters will return to the polls this November. Here are five things to keep in mind as the general election approaches: The majority of Idaho's most fiercely contested races were determined in the GOP primary election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter

The Spokesman-Review

80 MPH Limit Bringing More Tickets

Idaho State Police say troopers have handed out more speeding tickets on interstates where speed limits have increased to 80 mph compared to the same time period last year.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

SFGate

Feds investigate Idaho Medicaid contractor

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Medicaid, Health, Boise, ID, Privacy, Science / Technology

KMVT Twin Falls

Idaho Auctions 59 Priest Lake Lakefront Lots For $27 Million

Coeur D'Alene, Idaho - The Idaho Department of Lands auctioned 59 lakefront lots at Priest Lake for deeded ownership to the highest bidder during an auction at the Coeur d'Alene Resort today.

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Related Topix: Coeur d'Alene, ID

Washington Examiner

Feds investigate Idaho Medicaid contractor

Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Medicaid, Health, Privacy

The Washington Post

States push to nullify federal gun laws

Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, keeps shell casings in oatmeal canisters on the basement floor beneath shelves of ammunition.

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Related Topix: Guns, US News, Idaho Government, Oklahoma, Sports

Daily Mail

Missing student found dead in a car wreck after vanishing in Idaho wilderness for a week

He left Horseshoe Bend in Idaho last Tuesday but never arrived at the University of Montana, which is 340 miles away A Montana college student whose disappearance prompted a search by hundreds of police and volunteers was found dead from injuries sustained in a car accident in the mountains of central Idaho, authorities said late on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Horseshoe Bend, ID, Boise County, ID, Garden Valley, ID, Lowman, ID

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Boise Weekly

Families Out of Balance: Idaho Reality Is Nowhere Near Living Wage

A sobering report, titled "Families Out of Balance," published this morning, confirms what too many Idaho middle- and lower middle-class families know all to well: They are struggling more than ever to put food on the table and clothes on their backs.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

The Arbiter

Boise State ROTC helps shape the leaders of tomorrow

Along with their other commitments, these students participated in conditioning every morning at 7 a.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays they wore uniforms out of tradition.

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Related Topix: US Army

The Arbiter

Catch up with the times Idaho

It's hard to imagine living in a world of intolerence, where jobs and housing only go to straight, white people and individuals are bullied because of whom they choose to date.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Employment / Labor Law, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KNIN-TV Boise

Flaggers to help traffic flow on Idaho 55/Banks-Lowman junction over Labor Day holiday

As they do every year, Idaho Transportation Department flaggers will again help with traffic flow through the Idaho 55 junction at the Banks-to-Lowman Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway over the Labor Day weekend, according to ITD spokesman Reed Hollinshead.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Banks, ID, Lowman, ID, Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Boise, ID

The Spokesman-Review

Military equipment in demand among Idaho police agencies

Idaho law enforcement agencies have received at least 2,905 pieces of donated military equipment worth more than $9.3 million, mostly during the past three years, the Idaho Statesman reports today, according to data from the Idaho State Police.

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Related Topix: Nampa, ID, Post Falls, ID

Medical News

Report tallies funds committed to federal insurance exchange

The federal government has committed nearly $800 million to the project, according the Health and Human Services' inspector general.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Oregon Government, Oregon, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

The Spokesman-Review

Otter touts ed results, new tax incentive in address to business community

Gov. Butch Otter defended the state's direction on education - and its funding commitment - in a speech to some 600 Treasure Valley business leaders today, reports Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, C. Otter, US News, Idaho Government

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KTMF

Seven-year-old boy still in critical condition after being shot

The seven-year-old accidentally shot while playing with a hand gun remains in critical condition, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Kootenai County, ID, Hayden, ID, Medicine, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Kootenai, ID

KTMF

Saluting the Brave: Veterans finally recognized with full military honors

Veterans who have long passed away were finally remembered, honored for their service, and recognized with full military honors.

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Related Topix: Hayden, ID, Kootenai County, ID, Kootenai, ID, Coeur d'Alene, ID

The Spokesman-Review

Commerce chief apologizes, says firm getting tax incentive will be named when deal finalized

Idaho state Commerce Director Jeff Sayer apologized today for promising last week that the first recipient of Idaho's generous new tax reimbursement incentive would be named at an Economic Development Council meeting today at which the council approved a 25 percent tax break for the firm.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Boise, ID, Ada County, ID

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