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  1. This week at progressive state blogs: equal pay in NH, tax day in MI, sharia fears in ID, guns in VARead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching.

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  2. Idaho health insurance exchange enrollment fourth in nationRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

    Idaho health insurance exchange enrollment fourth in nation Only Florida, Maine and Georgia had more enrollees per capita than Idaho. Check out this story on KREM.com: http://on.krem.com/1G4YYHv BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's health insurance exchange ranks fourth in the county for the number of people enrolled per capita.

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  3. What's a liberal doing in Idaho?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2009 | Examiner.com

    I must confess that I'm not home-grown. I hail from New Jersey, and emigrated to Idaho in 1998.

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  4. Idaho's unemployment rate dropsRead the original story

    Yesterday | KBOI-AM Boise

    The Idaho Department of Labor is reporting 5,400 people found jobs in march, dropping the unemployment rate to 3.8%. 4,800 Idahoans entered the labor market last month, boosting the labor participation rate -- the percentage of working age people either working or looking for work -- to 63.5%.

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  5. Pyle: Utah catches a break on the crazy meterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Salt Lake Tribune

    Partly, that was because the distinguished lawgivers of Utah weren't so nutty this year. They came up with a widely admired bill that merged protections for gay rights with a minimal number of provisions allowing people to opt out of what is rapidly coming to be seen as simple human decency on religious grounds.

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  6. Idaho Jobless Rate Drops Again, Now at 3.8 PercentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Boise Weekly

    Idaho's unemployment rate dipped .10 percent in March to its lowest level in seven years. This morning, the Idaho Department of Labor reported another 5,400 Idahoans were added to Gem State payrolls in March, dropping the state's unemployment rate to 3.8 percent.

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  7. Mr. Cope's Cave: Official State Dumbshit: We have a WinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Boise Weekly

    If you remember, back in January when I launched the continuing series "Just When You Thought Your Legislature Couldn't Get Any Dumber...," I set forth a goal to pick an Official State Dumbshit of 2015 from the rich field of possibilities provided by the assembly of men and women who congregate in Boise every winter to the purpose of getting Idaho through another year. Now that they have finished up that business and gone back to their separate squats scattered about the hills and hollers of our state, there is no more occasion for potential winners to display their credentials for the title-at least in such a public way.

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  8. Idaho in Top Five States Per Capita for Health Insurance Exchange Sign UpsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KMVT Twin Falls

    Idahoans' interest in obtaining health insurance coverage peaked during the state's second open enrollment period that ended on February 15. Your Health Idaho, Idaho's health insurance exchange, has more than 85,000 customers currently enrolled in health insurance plans. Idaho ranks fourth in the nation per capita for the number of residents who selected health insurance plans offered on the exchange.

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  9. Backcountry flyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Ridenbaugh Press

    IDAHO Our acclaimed weekly e-pubs: 35-45 pages Monday mornings getting you on top of your state. Samples available.

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  10. Gov. Otter vetoes cannabis oil billRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KREM-TV Spokane

    Gov. Otter vetoes cannabis oil bill The Idaho House voted 39 to 30 to approve the bill after its was revived in committee. Check out this story on KREM.com: http://on.krem.com/1yCkkw6 BOISE -- Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed a bill that would have legalized oil extracted from cannabis plants to treat children with severe forms epilepsy.

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  11. Idaho Assisted Living Facility, Targeted in Prior Investigation, Has License ReinstatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Boise Weekly

    A Wood River Valley assisted-living slammed for improper care-including not providing enough food to its infirm residents-has had its license reinstated. In February, Idaho Mountain Express reported investigators had discovered several issues at the Safe Haven Home in Bellevue, including failure to properly administer medication, failure to keep accurate medical records and failure to maintain an appropriate infectious-control program when the facility ran out of cleaning supplies.

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  12. Idaho governor vetoes marijuana extract oil billRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KREM-TV Spokane

    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vetoed a bill that would have allowed kids with severe forms of epilepsy to treat the disease with oil extracted from marijuana plants. Idaho governor vetoes marijuana extract oil bill Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vetoed a bill that would have allowed kids with severe forms of epilepsy to treat the disease with oil extracted from marijuana plants.

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  13. Twin Falls Teacher Negotiations Scheduled To Begin SoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KMVT Twin Falls

    Teachers' salary negotiations in Twin Falls begin next Wednesday. Earlier this week both parties involved took a class on interest based negotiations to review the upcoming process.

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  14. Governor Not Ready To Call Special Session over Child SupportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KMVT Twin Falls

    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he will take action to address the potential collapse of Idaho's child support system, but he's not yet ready to call lawmakers back for a special session. The governor told reporters Thursday that he's also not ready to detail the path he expects to take to address the failure of the bill.

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  15. Souza SpeaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Spokesman-Review

    COEUR d'ALENE - Sen. Mary Souza's first legislative session was controversial from the start of the session and it ended the same way. Souza, R-Coeur d'Alene, was the guest speaker at the Reagan Republicans' luncheon meeting on Thursday, where she discussed several hot topics the Idaho Legislature dealt with this year.

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  16. Who are the humanists and atheists of Boise, Idaho?Read the original story

    Jun 15, 2009 | Examiner.com

    Here are a few interesting bits of data about Idaho in terms of religious beliefs. According to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey , which surveyed 54,461 adults with a margin of error of less than 0.5 percent, 23% of Idahoans claim to have no religious beliefs.

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  17. Yet another attempt to teach the Bible in our public schoolsRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2009 | Examiner.com

    On June 9, the Idaho Statesman published a story, " Petition seeks to allow Bible in schools ," covering the efforts of Charles Seldon, Founder and Director of Our Godly American Heritage , to collect 51,000 signatures that would allow Idahoans to vote on whether the Bible should be taught in public school. It appears that Seldon has been pushing this initiative in the range of 20 years now with no success.

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  18. Otter considers special session to ensure child support payments - Fri, 17 Apr 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Spokesman-Review

    Gov. Butch Otter declared Idaho's just-concluded legislative session "incomplete" on Thursday and indicated he's laying the groundwork to call lawmakers back for a special session to address a crisis they created in Idaho's child-support enforcement system. "I'm not prepared to stand up here today and tell you I'm going to call a special session, because I think there's a lot of homework to do, in that if we were to have a special session, that we have a successful one," Otter said.

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  19. Shawn Vestal: Imaginary crisis averted, Idaho's real kids suffer - Fri, 17 Apr 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Spokesman-Review

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  20. Federal tools for child support funding at riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KBCI CBS 2

    Wage withholding and services to track down parents who owe child support could disappear if Idaho doesn't come up with a fix for child support regulations, according to Idaho Health and Welfare. Most of the discussion has focused on federal money the state might lose, but children and single-parent families will be the ones suffering without these services.

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