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9 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Idaho Workforce Shrinks 6%

Fewer Idahoans, nearly 6 percent, are working today than in 2007 before the Great Recession began.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

18 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Plenty of fun to lasso at North Idaho Fair & Rodeo - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The North Idaho Fair & Rodeo opened Wednesday morning with a striking new entryway and plaza that pays tribute to a century and a half of Kootenai County history, from mining and logging through present-day tourism that drives the local economy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Kootenai County, ID, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Cataldo, ID

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Towleroad

Idaho, 'GoldenEye', ISIS, Creationist Theme Park

Focus on the Family says court ruling that fined an upstate New York wedding venue for turning away a same-sex couple constitutes a "home invasion."

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Related Topix: Classical, Focus on the Family, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Ridenbaugh Press

Crapo's message to Labrador

Republican Senator Mike Crapo, and his political advisors, lost little time this past week in reading and reacting to First District Congressman Raul Labrador's hiring of Idaho Statesman ace political reporter Dan Popkey as his press secretary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Raul Labrador, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Mike Crapo, Senator Jim Risch, Michael Crapo

The Arbiter

Idaho Shakespeare Festival holds its position as integral part of Boise summer culture

A staple destination for enormously tasty ice cream treats, high-end and dynamic acting, and literary enrichment, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival is an integral part of summer Boise culture.

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Related Topix: Boise, ID, Theater, Literature

Boise Weekly

Lessons Learned: Idaho Educators Spend Much of The Summer Preparing for Fall

Tara Coe began her education career in the Boise School District in 1994. She's the new principal of White Pine Elementary.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Boise, ID, Education Etc., Dietrich, ID

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KMVT Twin Falls

Idahoans Spending Large Percentage Of Income On Everyday Essentials

Twin Falls, Idaho Idahoans are spending a vast majority of their yearly income on everyday items.

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Related Topix: Twin Falls, ID

Ridenbaugh Press

Finishing the debate

Gov. Butch Otter, the longtime "Happy Warrior" of Idaho politics, who prides himself on running "positive campaigns," has taken on a far different approach against his Democratic challenger, A.J. Balukoff.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Idaho Government, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Barker: Snake River 'Idaho's Sewer System'?

Richard Manning has made a career out of telling Western readers how the corporations on which many of us depend have reshaped our diets and our landscape.

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Related Topix: Books, The Bully Pulpit

Boise Weekly

Chasing a Mega-Load in North Idaho

It was just past 2 a.m., Aug. 15, and members of environmental group Wild Idaho Rising Tide were crawling down North Idaho's Highway 200 in a rented Kia.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Sandpoint, ID

Ridenbaugh Press

Flawed giant

Idaho has produced its share of congressional mavericks - folks who because of their character and style, were colorful and quotable.

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Related Topix: Idaho Falls, ID

The Spokesman-Review

Idaho support groups - Mon, 18 Aug 2014 PST

Support for mothers of multiples of all ages. Meets the second Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mountain View Bible Church, 3974 N. Chase Road, Post Falls.

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Related Topix: Post Falls, ID, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Sandpoint, ID, Kootenai, ID, St. Maries, ID

Sun Aug 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 8/17/2014

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Mystique Performing Arts and Events Center 7/11-8/23/2014 ANNIE GET YOUR GUN scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone .

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Related Topix: Jazz, Irving Berlin, Theater, Arts

Boise Weekly

Amtrak's Terrible On-Time Performance in North Idaho

Writing that its "broken," an article in the Kalispel, Mont.-based Flathead Beacon chronicles how the Empire Builder, once Amtrak's premier passenger service to the West is regularly late-very late-when it rolls across Idaho's Panhandle for its only stop in the state .

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

Boise Weekly

Video: Idaho School District May Need to Delay Beginning of School Year

Idaho students are counting down the final days before the beginning of another school year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

News Max

Contentious Giant: Remembering Ex-Rep. George Hansen

To older reporters, the death of former Rep. George V. Hansen, R-Idaho, at age 83 on Friday brought back vivid memories with mixed feelings.

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, Tax

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Boise Weekly

Idaho Jobless Rate Up, Boise's July Rate Holds Steady

Mirroring the national trend, Idaho's jobless rate ticked up in July to 4.8 percent-the first monthly rate increase since August 2010.

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Related Topix: Boise, ID, Ada County, ID, Canyon County, ID, Franklin County, ID, Clearwater County, ID

Boise Weekly

Idaho Add the Words Advocates Return to Statehouse For Training

The Idaho Statehouse is a very pleasant place to visit in the summer months-it might have something to do with the fact that the Legislature is nowhere in sight.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

Medical News

Calif.'s Medicaid expansion brings renewed concerns about pay for doctors

Some advocates fear that state efforts to cut payments to doctors and other providers will make it hard for new enrollees to get care.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Medicine, Texas, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Idaho Government

Fri Aug 15, 2014

SanLuisObispo.com

Former Idaho GOP congressman dies

In this Wednesday, April 25, 1979, file photo, Rep. George Hansen, R-Idaho, left, and other members of Congress gather around a truck loaded with 44,300 simulated gold bricks, in Washington to indicate their strong opposition to the estimated $4.1 billion dollars it will cost the U.S. taxpayers to give away the Panama Canal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Federal Prisons, Prison

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