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  1. Idaho officials were warned about Capitol makeover shortcomings - Fri, 29 May 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    When Kelly Buckland and Bobbie Ball rolled their wheelchairs into a meeting with state public works officials several years ago, bringing a list of specific changes needed in Idaho's state Capitol restoration project to accommodate people with disabilities, they thought they'd gotten the state's attention. Buckland was the executive director of the State Independent Living Council at the time; Ball was the director of the Idaho Task Force on the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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  2. Oregon uses Google as spellcheck less than any other stateRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    This week's national spelling bee will quiz more than 200 kids ages 9 to 15 on words many of us would likely have to Google to spell, let alone define. But Oregonians seem to have an advantage.

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  3. Idaho Politician -- Longevity = PowerRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    "In the Idaho Legislature, power and longevity are closely intertwined. How does your lawmaker compare to his or her colleagues? This graph shows how many two-year terms each Idaho Legislature has been elected.

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  4. Rubio To Address Idaho GOPRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    That $2M that Idahoans of all political stripes ponied up for the GOPresidential Primary next year to attract A List candidates is paying dividends. This morning, the Idaho GOP tweeted that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has agreed to give the keynote speech at the state convention in Idaho Falls June 5-6.

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  5. Infrasense Participates in the 2015 Western Bridge Preservation...Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Infrasense members attended the 2015 Western Bridge Preservation Partnership Meeting in Portland, OR and the 9th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets in Arlington, VA. The WBPP conference discussed the benefits of Bridge Preservation through education and application.

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  6. BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

    Their sport is inherently death-defying, growing at the bleeding edge of high-risk extreme sports, and they tend to be hostile to any attempt at containing their passion. In the U.S., their devil-may-care culture has been pushed out of urban areas, national parks and anywhere else where limits are imposed.

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  7. Freedom Foundation's Hoffman escalates war of words with Rep. MalekRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    After Idaho Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, penned a guest opinion published in The Spokesman-Review on May 17 that was critical of the Idaho Freedom Foundation's lobbying efforts against the child support enforcement bill, IFF President Wayne Hoffman has stepped up a war of words against Malek in response, penning not just one but two online columns attacking Malek, the second directly impugning the second-term lawmaker's integrity. You can read Malek's piece here , which is headed, "Idaho should resist politics of obedience."

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  8. Visalia Man Allegedly Involved in Murder for Hire Case in Las VegasRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KSEE-TV Fresno

    A man from Visalia is behind bars in Las Vegas for allegedly murdering his brother-in-law with a hatchet. A man from Visalia is behind bars in Las Vegas for allegedly murdering his brother-in-law with a hatchet.

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  9. Spokane Teachers Join WalkoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Spokesman-Review

    Finch Elementary School teachers, from left, Marcie Zambryski, Jolene Knudsen, Paulla Lally and Courtney Michelson acknowledge passing motorists at the corner of Ash and Northwest Boulevard today, during Spokane Public School's one-day strike to bring awareness to funding public education. Spokane and East Valley teachers began their one-day walkout Wednesday morning to protest the Washington Legislature's failure to meet a state Supreme Court demand to increase school funding.

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  10. I.T.D. First in Nation to Use New Online ToolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KMVT Twin Falls

    The Idaho Transportation Department is the first in the nation to unveil a new online tool. The new tool is called the Driver Record Dashboard--also known as the D.R.D. It allows businesses to constantly track employee's driver's license status by building and managing an unlimited list of drivers.

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  11. Learn why firewise landscaping is important when you live in the northwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KLEW-TV Lewiston

    As the weather starts warming up, state officials want to make sure Idahoans know how to prevent wildfires from spreading to their property. Reporter Suzette Reynoso has more fire safety tips that can help you.

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  12. Mother left Down syndrome daughter, 7, home alone and was arrested...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Mail

    Mother left Down syndrome daughter, 7, home alone and was arrested for DUI with blood alcohol level three times the legal limit Police say woman's special-needs daughter was left home alone with her service dog and had no access to a phone An Idaho speech therapist was arrested Tuesday after police say she left her 7-year-old special-needs daughter home alone and then got behind the wheel of her car while drunk. Deborah Havens Merritt, 47, was stopped by police at around 12.30am in the Boise suburb of Kuna after an officer observer the driver swerving in an out of traffic.

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  13. Hoffman: I Don't Trust Luke MalekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Spokesman-Review

    On the Idaho Freedom Foundation Facebook page, Wayne Hoffman takes another shot at state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, in response to Luke's shot across the IFF bow : the Spokesman-Review newspaper: I like Luke Malek. I do.

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  14. TriMet Welcomes Two New Board MembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Mass Transit

    Two women have been appointed to the TriMet Board of Directors, representing Southwest and Southeast Portland. Shelley Martin and Lori Irish Bauman were appointed by Gov. Kate Brown and confirmed by the State Senate.

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  15. Labrador Named Rand Paul's Western States Chairman for Presidential BidRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Boise Weekly

    Republican U.S. Senator and presidential contender Rand Paul named Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador today as Western States Chairman of Rand Paul for President. Labrador would provide campaign insight in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Washington and Arizona.

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  16. Idaho, Twitter, Instagram, More: Wednesday Morning Buzz, May 27th, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | ResearchBuzz

    A Brooklyn cemetery has launched a database of Civil War veterans . "The online biographies are part of a Memorial Day exhibit that opened Saturday at Green-Wood Cemetery.

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  17. Exhibit At Sun Valley Museum Of History Honors Idaho's Military PastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | KMVT Twin Falls

    The Community Library and the Sun Valley Museum of History unveiled a special exhibit following the celebration of Memorial Day. The exhibit is called, "Those Who Served: Honoring Idaho's Military Past" and is part of a collection from the Idaho State Historical Society.

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  18. Plague in Idaho ground squirrels prompts warningRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    Boise, Idaho a Ground squirrels south of Boise have tested positive for plague, and humans and pets should avoid the area, Idaho health officials say. The bacterial disease can be spread by the bites of fleas or by direct contact with infected animals, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said in a statement Friday.

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  19. Kenck to step down as Idaho Dems chair - Tue, 26 May 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | The Spokesman-Review

    Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Larry Kenck, chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party, will step down for medical reasons at the end of this week, and party Vice Chair Jeanne Buell will become acting chair and will head the search for Kenck's replacement.

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  20. Idahoan To Auction Nobel PrizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | The Spokesman-Review

    A retired Chicago physicist has put his 1988 Nobel Prize up for auction. The minimum bid for Leon Lederman's medal is $325,000.

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