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Rural communities develop collaboration efforts to draw-in big businesses

On July 17, members from the Eastern Idaho Development Partnership and community leaders from 13 counties pooled together to find a way to drive-up the economic force in order to make our rural communities competitive and able to draw-in those big businesses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Marketing, Soda Springs, ID, Bannock County, ID

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Slate Magazine

Fire Starter

A wildfire that began last week in central Washington has already destroyed an estimated 150 homes.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Republican, John McCain

County 10 News

It's Official: July 26th declared National Day of the American Cowboy

For the tenth year in a row, the U.S. Senate has declared a National Day of the American Cowboy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Craig Thomas, Senator John Hoeven

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Senate votes to extend terrorism insurance program

11 terrorist attacks. The program is designed to cushion the financial blow to insurance companies in the event of another massive attack.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US News, US Senate, Republican

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Reuters

U.S. senators urge Treasury to fix money fund tax concerns

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pressuring the Treasury Department to relieve money market fund investors from tax rules that will kick in if the Securities and Exchange Commission decides to force some funds to float their share price.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Bob Menendez, Senator Pat Toomey, Republican

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Ridenbaugh Press

A congressional success story

Congress is doing a great job, and this is not a joke. Sure, there's a lot of gridlock in Washington and on many issues, Congress can't seem to agree on the color of the sky, let alone reach agreement on anything of substance.

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Related Topix: US News, Medicine, Diabetes, Health, US Politics, Michael Simpson, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Republican, US House of Representatives

WSJ Media and Advertising

Watch Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's semi-annual testimony. GO

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen opens two days of congressional testimony Tuesday as she delivers the central bank's semi-annual report to Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Financial Markets, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Advertising

Mon Jul 14, 2014

USA Today

Politician to lure donors with booze, guns and cigars

With only a few weeks left before the Republican primary, an Arizona House candidate hopes he has landed on a formula to attract new donors.

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Related Topix: Guns, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Housing Wire

Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD Secretary

The Senate voted Wednesday and confirmed the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development .

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Company plans logging as Idaho land swap stalls

Western Pacific Timber Co. has worked with the U.S. Forest Service on the Lochsa Land Exchange for several years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Raul Labrador, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Idaho County, ID

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Lawyer: Aug. 2 Best For Warring GOP

The Republican National Committee's lawyer says the Idaho GOP can send a full compliment of three representatives to the party's summer meeting in Chicago if they meet as Gov. Butch Otter, Sen. Mike Crapo and Rep. Mike Simpson suggest - on Aug. 2 - and elect a chairman.

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

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Washington Post

Climate-Driven Firefighting Takes Cash From Prevention Budgets

Wildfires blamed in part on climate change are consuming timber in the U.S. West at such a furious pace that half the Forest Service's budget is now spent fighting them -- up from 21 percent in 2000.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Agriculture, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Business News

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Free Republic

Idaho senators demand Obama enforce immigration laws

Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch demanded that the President Obama dispel misinformation regarding U.S. immigration policies, which they say is causing thousands of undocumented children to cross the border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Republican, Prison, Illegal Immigration, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Washington Times

GOP: Finding the middle ground

Sen. Mike Crapo , Idaho Republican, has been in a yearlong tug of war to revamp the nation's $10 trillion mortgage market.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Michael Crapo, Democrat, Tim Johnson

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Post Register

Guest editorial: By going it alone, EPA does damage

The Environmental Protection Agency could set its own mission back for decades if it pushes through the proposed "Waters of the United States" rules, which dissenters say will bring canals and ditches under the same regulatory magnifying glass as natural rivers.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Republican, Opinion

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Motley Fool

Could This Democrat's Support Lead to Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Going Away?

A bill to do just that passed the Senate Banking Committee earlier this year, but opposition from Democrats provided some comfort for the agencies' shareholders.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics

Wed Jun 25, 2014

NAFCU

urges Senate Banking action on IOLTA bill

June 26, 2014 - NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler urged Senate Banking Committee leaders Wednesday to support and pass H.R. 3468, which would ensure credit unions have parity with FDIC-insured institutions when it comes to escrow accounts, such as Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican

Dallas Morning News

Senate panel OKs San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro for Housing secretary

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro cleared his first hurdle in a bid to join the Obama Cabinet, as the Senate Banking Committee voted 16-6 this morning to approve his nomination for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, David Vitter, Senator Pat Toomey, Senator Jerry Moran, Tom Coburn

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Post Register

Guest column: Creating a sound fiscal plan

Congress must continue to address the nation's transportation infrastructure without adding to the nation's massive deficit, writes Sen. Mike Crapo.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Opinion

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