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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

USA Today

Injured mom who texted urges people to 'Just Drive'

Injured mom who texted urges people to 'Just Drive' BOISE - In 2010, Ashley Zumbrunnen was partially paralyzed in a car accident because she was texting while driving.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

The Spokesman-Review

ITD to suspend most road work over holiday weekend

The Idaho Transportation Department says it'll suspend roadwork statewide that impacts travelers to ease the way for motorists over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, with one exception: The Gowen Road interchange project just east of Boise.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Justice Scalia speaks at Idaho water conference

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Jim Risch, Idaho Government, Antonin Scalia, Science / Technology, CPU, Boise, ID

Health and Welfare

free meningitis clinics

Boise State mascot Buster Bronco is going to roll up his sleeve on Tuesday to lead students and staff in being vaccinated from meningitis, a dangerous and potentially fatal disease.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Boise State University, Boise, ID

KREM-TV Spokane

Montana student reported missing in Idaho

HORSESHOE BEND, Idaho - The Boise County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a 21-year-old University of Montana student last seen in Horseshoe Bend in southwest Idaho.

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Related Topix: Horseshoe Bend, ID, Boise County, ID, Boise, ID

Deseret News

Idaho Mormons, community members gather for Meridian Temple groundbreaking ceremony

On a breezy summer day in an open field just south of the Boise River, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others in the community gathered Saturday morning for the groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the start of construction on the Meridian Idaho Temple.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Meridian, ID, Boise, ID, Kuna, ID, Nampa, ID

Norwalk Citizen News

Medicaid payment woes plague Idaho care providers

The state's effort to rein in Medicaid costs has created deep friction between small businesses that deliver behavioral-health services to Medicaid patients and a new contractor hired to manage them.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Small Business, Personal Finance

KHQ-TV Spokane

Investigation underway after 22-month-old child dies in Shoshone County

The Shoshone County Sheriff's office responded to a Kingston home early Saturday morning to find the child unresponsive.

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Related Topix: Shoshone County, ID, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Athol, ID

The Spokesman-Review

Lawmakers to eye endowment land investments, public defense reforms

An interim committee of Idaho lawmakers tasked with determining if Idaho endowment lands are being managed properly to generate revenue is scheduled to meet for the first time Thursday, the Lewiston Tribune reports; click below for a full report from the Trib via the AP.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Lewiston, ID

The Spokesman-Review

Idaho support groups - Mon, 25 Aug 2014 PST

Classes are 7:15 p.m. on Mondays and 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at AMEND Center, 520 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene; 665-2432.

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Related Topix: Coeur d'Alene, ID, Boise, ID, Kootenai, ID, Post Falls, ID, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Sat Aug 23, 2014

KISU-TV Pocatello

Science Trek

SCIENCE TREK, produced by Idaho Public Television, airs the third Tuesday of the month throughout the school year and focuses on a variety of science-related topics.

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The Spokesman-Review

Idaho clubs - Sat, 23 Aug 2014 PST

Kinnikinnick Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society - Meets the fourth Saturday of the month, 9:45 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave.; 265-2674.

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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Otter challenger Balukoff launches second TV ad - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - The newest TV ad to surface in Idaho's gubernatorial campaign this year is a second one from Democrat A.J. Balukoff, themed around the historic Oregon Trail wagon runs south of Boise.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Boise State University

The Spokesman-Review

Non-Republican sought for vacancy on state Tax Commission

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is looking for someone who's not a Republican to serve on the state Tax Commission.

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

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