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  1. Religious leaders seek Idaho Senator's apology who termed Hindu faith & gods 'false'Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Merinews

    In a remarkable interfaith gesture; various Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Native American spiritualist, etc., leaders have urged public apology from Idaho Senator from Cottonwood, Sheryl L. "Sherry" Nuxoll, who reportedly said on March three: "Hindu is a false faith with false gods". She made this statement in a media interview regarding historic first Hindu invocation of Idaho State Senate by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed on March three, which she and two other state senators reportedly refused to attend.

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  2. On eliminating gerrymandering, our vote mattersRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | State Press

    Let us back track to the year 2000. Since I know most of us have no recollection of that year because we were young kids - I will refresh your memory.

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  3. FDA plans to test cannabis oil in Treasure ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | KBCI CBS 2

    As lawmakers work on amendments to a bill that would legalize cannabis oil, the federal Food And Drug Administration is gearing up to test cannabis oil in the Treasure Valley. The FDA trial will be the first-ever in the Treasure Valley to test the effectiveness of a pharmaceutical-grade cannabis oil or CBD oil known as Epidiolex on children with intractable seizure disorders.

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  4. Senate tax panel endorses removing sales tax from prescription glasses, contactsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    Members of the Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee debate legislation Thursday to remove Idaho's sales tax from prescription glasses and contact lenses; they committee approved the bill on a 5-2 vote. The Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee today approved HB 75 , the bill to remove Idaho's 6 percent sales tax from prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, and sent it to the full Senate for a final vote; the bill earlier passed the House, 57-12.

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  5. 50 Years After Bloody Sunday, Voting Rights Are Under AttackRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Nation

    Tens of thousands of people - including President Obama - will travel to Selma this weekend to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of " Bloody Sunday ," the infamous march that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. The progress since then has been remarkable.

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  6. Boise WaterShed Raising $650K for New River CampusRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Boise Weekly

    The new Boise WaterShed River Campus at the Boise Wastewater Treatment Plant will cost $3.1 million and should be completed by June 2016. Boise WaterShed Exhibits, Inc. is partnering with the city of Boise to build a new outdoor space called the Boise WaterShed River Campus at the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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  7. Mike Simpson: the guy who ended the manufactured crisis over DHS fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho stands with a group of bipartisan members of Congress at a news conference on debt-limit negotiations on Capitol Hill on Nov. 16, 2011. From left are, Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho, Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Congressman Simpson, Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina, Sen. Joe Manchin of W.V., Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, and House minority whip Steny Hoyer of Md.

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  8. Wild Card/Thursday -- 3.5.15Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    Legislative leaders are beginning to discuss adjournment by month's end, with much left to be done, including finding a way to upgrade roads and bridges. Still, not much damage has been done -- except, perhaps, to North Idaho's reputation and the chances of salamanders becoming an esteemed amphibian.

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  9. First Amendment: The perils of a a oeChristian AmericaaRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Janesville Gazette

    Thanks to the First Amendment, the United States is arguably the most religiously diverse - and most religiously free - society on Earth. Several lawmakers boycotted the invocation because, as one explained, "Hindu is a false faith with false gods."

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  10. Op-Ed: IACI Should Help StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    After being privy to the meltdown that Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry President Alex LaBeau suffered upon hearing that Sen. Jeff Siddoway had put his foot down about cutting additional taxes until teacher pay was raised, we have to wonder: Who exactly is IACI helping here? With a state that's 50th in the nation on nearly every count, what success does IACI have to talk about anymore? The thing that should scare us about the profanity-ridden email isn't LaBeau's apparent skill in wording nasty emails, but instead the complete lack of foresight that IACI has about funding education.

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  11. PTAC 2015 Kick-Off Meeting Planned for March 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mass Transit

    Idaho's Public Transportation Advisory Council will select a new leader, review applications for new members and discuss an agreement extension when the group meets March 11 in Boise. The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Idaho Transportation Department Headquarters.

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  12. Idaho winery puts wine in a beer canRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KREM-TV Spokane

    Split Rail is one of the smaller wineries in Idaho, producing only about 800 cases of wine a year, but for being so tiny they are on the forefront of something big. Idaho winery puts wine in a beer can Split Rail is one of the smaller wineries in Idaho, producing only about 800 cases of wine a year, but for being so tiny they are on the forefront of something big.

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  13. Higher wages could mean fewer jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KLEW-TV Lewiston

    The state with the highest minimum wage in the nation could see another increase. The Washington State House voted to raise the state's hourly rate to $12 an hour.

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  14. GOP leaders weigh in on 'Add the Words' compromise, gun bills, state contracting...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Spokesman-Review

    In their annual talk and Q-and-A session with the Idaho Press Club today, House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill were asked about an array of legislative issues, from an "Add the Words" compromise to concealed-carry gun legislation. Here are some of their comments: Bedke on possible compromise on civil rights protections for gays: "I'll tell you what it's going to look like: It's going to touch both bases that were described in that hearing.

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  15. Hill, Bedke: Ed Top Priority NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Spokesman-Review

    House Speaker Scott Bedke, right, and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, left, address the Idaho Press Club on Wednesday House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill both say the Legislature can still wrap up its session by March 27, as long as it addresses education funding. Both also want to see movement on transportation funding.

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  16. Hill, Bedke: Education funding top priority as end of session nears...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Spokesman-Review

    House Speaker Scott Bedke, right, and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, left, address the Idaho Press Club on Wednesday House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill both say the Legislature can still wrap up its session by March 27, as long as it addresses education funding. Both also want to see movement on transportation funding.

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  17. News of Record for March 4, 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday | Baker City Herald

    Yvonne Carroll: 70, of Baker City, died Feb. 27, 2015, at a care facility. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.

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  18. Washington fail: College-educated women earn less than men with just a high school diplomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Crosscut.com

    Last week, Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Jean Godden announced a new paid parental leave benefit for City of Seattle employees. It was another way Seattle showed its progressive mentality.

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  19. State News for March 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | McKnightsonline.com

    A former circuit court judge recently admitted that a campaign contribution induced him to lower a jury award in a negligent death lawsuit brought by a nursing home resident's family. Mike Maggio pled guilty earlier this year to charges that he took a bribe in exchange for reducing a $5.2 million judgment against a nursing home to $1 million, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

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  20. Teacher career ladder bill introduced; would bump minimum teacher pay to $37K in five yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Spokesman-Review

    This morning, on the 52nd day of this year's legislative session, the House Education Committee has voted to introduce one of the most significant bills of the session the teacher career ladder measure. That clears the way for a hearing on the bill, proposed by Gov. Butch Otter.

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