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  1. Memorable Idaho Moments In 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KMVT Twin Falls

    This year the gem state saw the legalization of same-sex sex marriage, the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity, and the reelection of Governor Butch Otter.

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  2. A little less salt on roads is goal of WSU researchRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Seattle Times

    Researchers at Washington State University are working on environmentally friendly ways that use less salt to reduce snow and ice on roads. Their work comes amid growing concerns about the impact of salt and chemical de-icers on the environment, said Xianming Shi, WSU associate professor in civil and environmental engineering.

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  3. Slick Highway Conditions Claim Another Idaho LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Boise Weekly

    Treacherous driving conditions claimed yet another Idaho life Saturday when a northbound car slid across the center lane on U.S. 95 in northern Idaho and slammed into a southbound vehicle. Idaho State Police report that the southbound vehicle hit the passenger side of the northbound car near the Benewah County community of Tensed.

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  4. WSU studies green winter road technologyRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Researchers at Washington State University are working on environmentally friendly ways that use less salt to reduce snow and ice on roads. Their work comes amid growing concerns about the impact of salt and chemical deicers on the environment, said Xianming Shi, WSU associate professor in civil and environmental engineering.

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  5. George Will: A Texas-sized license plate disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 25 | Dallas Morning News

    The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the Civil War, but the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans might consider that judgment premature, given its conflict with the state's Department of Transportation and Department of Motor Vehicles. This skirmish is of national interest because it implicates a burgeoning new entitlement - the right to pass through life without encountering any disagreeable thought.

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  6. Christmas Marred by Tragedy on Idaho HighwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 26 | Boise Weekly

    Driving conditions were particularly challenging over the Christmas holiday, triggering slide-offs and multiple accidents across the region. Idaho State Police reported that a Christmas Day one-vehicle accident on Ustick Road, just west of Middleton Road in Canyon County, resulted in the death of a passenger and the hospitalization of the driver.

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  7. Highway 16 closed at Freezeout Hill due to crashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | KBCI CBS 2

    Multiple slide-offs and crashes on Highway 16 near Freezeout Hill have caused the road to shut down. Gem County Dispatch says the highway is closed in both directions.

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  8. Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: December 2014 #4Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | JD Supra

    With the holiday season underway, this week the Federal government awarded $110 million in exchange establishment grants, released proposed rules to permit employees to receive employer-sponsored insurance and tax credits, and issued a draft Letter to insurers seeking to offer plans on the Federally-facilitated Marketplace in 2016. Meanwhile, Virginia's Governor incorporated Medicaid expansion into the State budget, Alaska's Governor appointed a director to oversee Medicaid expansion, and Vermont's Governor announced a move away from the State's proposed single-payer healthcare system.

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  9. A Child Is Born: A Christmas Visit to the Marian Pritchett SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Boise Weekly

    Maj. Rhonda Lloyd: "I think it was Mother Teresa who said, 'Preach the Gospel at all times and , if necessary, use words.' Well, we use very few words at Marian Pritchett, but the girls know we love them.

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  10. Citizens of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | Boise Weekly

    Should old acquaintances be forgot? Not a chance. We met an outstanding selection of citizens in 2014--caregivers, artists, lawmakers, faith leaders, athletes, foodies, you name it.

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  11. Idaho pump prices continue to dropRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | KLEW-TV Lewiston

    Right now the price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Idaho is lower than the national average. Idahoans are paying an average price of $2.37.

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  12. Fund has more than enough to cover court-ordered legal fees in marriage caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | The Spokesman-Review

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said today that he'll confer with the other members of the state's Constitutional Defense Council the speaker of the House, president pro-tem of the Senate, and Attorney General before calling a meeting of the council to pay a new $401,663 judgment for attorney fees in Idaho's thus-far unsuccessful bid to defend its ban on same-sex marriage. But Otter said he's glad the Legislature last year, at his urging, deposited another $1 million in the fund, giving it a balance that can easily cover the payment with plenty left over.

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  13. Constitutional Defense Council could convene to pay legal-fees billRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | The Spokesman-Review

    When the Idaho Legislature appropriated $1 million to the state Constitutional Defense Fund this year, some protested that they didn't want to put that much money toward litigation against gay marriage. The money wasn't tabbed for any particular case; it merely refilled the fund that, by law, can be spent "to examine and challenge, by legal action or legislation, federal mandates, court rulings, and authority of the federal government, or any activity that threatens the sovereignty and authority of the state and the well-being of its citizens."

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  14. AAA: Cheaper Gas, But Higher Hotel and Car Rental Rates This ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Boise Weekly

    More than a half-million Idahoans are expected to be on the region's byways this week and next as AAA expects the highest growth rate in traffic since 2009. All in, AAA is forecasting that 94.8 million Americans-including 516,000 Idahoans-will travel at least 50 miles from home between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4. About 90 percent of them will be passengers or drivers in motor vehicles.

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  15. Idaho Secretary of State Ysursa to retire after 40-year career - Sun, 21 Dec 2014 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 21 | The Spokesman-Review

    Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - After 40 years in state government, Ben Ysursa has some strong opinions about how things ought to work in Idaho - and how, on occasion, they have.

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  16. Instant horse racing earns big bucks, draws concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 21 | KOMO News

    Nestled in the heart of the small town of Garden City, just outside of Boise, are 200 slot-like machines collecting millions of dollars each month. Friendly staffers at Les Bois Park walk around offering drinks from the bar while rows of machines display brightly colored animations, blast chirpy music as bets are placed in mere seconds.

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  17. First Day of Winter Includes Idaho Avalanche WarningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 21 | Boise Weekly

    This weekend's precipitation, which has dumped plenty of rain in the Treasure Valley and much-welcomed snow at area ski resorts, has also triggered avalanche warnings. The Payette National Forest Avalanche Center in McCall has issued a warning, effective until Monday morning, for the West-Central Idaho mountain near McCall and Cascade, including the Deadwood Summit Area.

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  18. Video: Protest Points to 'Unsafe' Stretch of Idaho HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | Boise Weekly

    Motorists driving Idaho's north/south Interstate spine were greeted Dec. 19 by protesters who want state officials to pay more attention to what they say is a particularly dangerous stretch of highway. A group, calling itself the Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition, said it sent petitions to the Boise headquarters of the Idaho Transportation Department and the Federal Highways Administration this week, pointing to a rash of accidents and fatalities on U.S. Highway 95 near Moscow.

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  19. The white Yuba or the Sumpter DredgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | Examiner.com

    Challis , in central Idaho's Bayhorse Mining District, has the only other known gold mining dredge left from this incredibly noisy by gone era. People today complain about roosters crowing at dawn in towns; but can you imagine the noise generated by this huge rock biter running 24-7 - nonstop.

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  20. Idaho Education Board endorses tiered teacher payRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | KSL-TV

    The state Board of Education has endorsed legislation that would set Idaho teachers' pay based on performance standards and experience. Board member Richard Westerberg says the state needs to pay teachers more, but also allow districts to reward their best teachers.

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