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  1. Supreme Court sides with Idaho in Medicaid disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision that broke across ideological lines, the justices said medical companies have no private right to enforce federal Medicaid funding laws against states if Congress has not created such a right.

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  2. The City of Heyburn Named Idaho State Capital for the DayRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | KMVT Twin Falls

    Heyburn, Idaho The City of Heyburn officially became the Idaho State Capital on Tuesdaya for at least the day. Every month Governor C.L. Butch Otter names one city in the Gem State the honorary capital for a day.

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  3. Fourth graders compete to name ID Parks & Rec mascotRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

    The Department of Parks and Recreation reached out to fourth-grade students in Idaho for help naming the agency's newly adopted mascot, the Fourth graders compete to name ID Parks & Rec mascot IDAHO-The Department of Parks and Recreation reached out to fourth-grade students in Idaho for help naming the agency's newly adopted mascot, the Check out this story on KREM.com: http://on.krem.com/1bOPyFY IDPR staff members will select the top three name ideas to be considered for an online vote, open to the public from April 26, 2015 to May 1, 2015.

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  4. Idaho gets extension to comply with Real ID actRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KLEW-TV Lewiston

    Idahoans can still use their state IDs to board a plane, at least for now. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted Idaho an extension to comply with the federal Real ID Act.

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  5. Kevin Richard Wernecke v. State of Idaho Idaho Transportation DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | FindLaw

    Decision of the district court, acting in its appellate capacity, affirming the administrative suspension of driver's license, affirmed. a Danny J. Radakovich, Lewiston, for appellant.

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  6. State of Idaho v. Gerald UmphenourRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | FindLaw

    Gerald K. Umphenour appeals from his conviction for possession of methamphetamine, contending that the district court committed fundamental, structural error by conducting a court trial without first obtaining Umphenour's personal waiver of his constitutional right to a jury trial. a We vacate the conviction.

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  7. Feds approve Idaho extension to comply with Real Id ActRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

    State officials say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Idaho an extension to comply with the federal Real ID Act. Feds approve Idaho extension to comply with REAL ID Act BOISE -- State officials say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Idaho an extension to comply with the federal Real ID Act.

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  8. Widmyer, Bloem Want Otter To SignRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    We support Senate Bill 1011, the bill to repeal Instant Racing in Idaho, and ask you to sign the bill into law. Over the past few months, this bill has received a lot of attention across the state and the issue has been debated thoroughly in the Legislature.

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  9. Rally backs Medicaid redesign, to 'close the gap'Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    People rally for Medicaid redesign at a "Close the Gap Coalition" rally on the state Capitol steps on Tuesday Backers of redesigning Idaho's Medicaid program and saving the state $173 million rallied on the Capitol steps over the noon hour today. The "Close the Gap Coalition," including health care providers, members of Gov. Butch Otter's Medicaid Redesign Work Group, health advocates and people who fall into the current coverage gap joined the rally, calling the $173 million figure "the cost of doing nothing."

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  10. Supreme Court rules on Supremacy Clause and Medicaid complianceRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Jurist

    Exceptional Child Center [opinion, PDF] that the Supremacy Clause [Cornell LII backgrounder] does not grant a private right of action to file a lawsuit. The court held that Medicaid providers do not have the ability to sue for an injunction to force compliance with the Medicaid Act [text].

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  11. Correction: XGR--Public Schools Budget storyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    In a story March 27 about an increase to Idaho's public education budget, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra misstated the percentage amount of the increase. Ybarra was including projected funding from an additional bill when she said the increase was 7.5 percent.

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  12. Idaho Senate backs increase in open meeting law finesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | KNIN-TV Boise

    The Senate voted 33-2 on Tuesday to hike the penalties, which haven't changed since the Idaho Legislature originally passed the law in 1974. The bill also says that local governments can close their meetings from the public if officials are talking about labor contract negotiations or specific employees.

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  13. ITD: Idaho receives driver's license extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | KBCI CBS 2

    The state of Idaho has received an extention from the Department of Homeland Security that will allow residents to use their driver's licenses and identification cards for federal purposes. On Tuesday, the Idaho Transportation Department says it received the extenstion request last week and will be good through Oct. 10 2015.

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  14. Non-binding memorial rewritten after concerns raised by Turkish consulateRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    It's been 13 years since a non-binding memorial in the Idaho Legislature caused an international incident, but lawmakers have quickly reworked a memorial about human rights and religious freedom in Turkey after hearing concerns from the Turkish consulate. "We just changed some language," said Rep. Mat Erpelding, D-Boise.

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  15. Idaho lawmakers rewrite resolution after concerns raised by Turkish consulate - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - It's been 13 years since a non-binding memorial in the Idaho Legislature caused an international incident, but lawmakers have quickly reworked a memorial about human rights and religious freedom in Turkey after hearing concerns from the Turkish consulate.

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  16. Idaho House passes sweeping tax reforms - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Spokesman-Review

    The Idaho House endorsed sweeping tax changes Monday that would increase taxes for middle-income Idahoans and cut taxes for the state's wealthiest, according to two new analyses. Opponents dominated the House debate on Monday, but the bill passed 53-17 and headed for the Senate, where its fate is uncertain.

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  17. Idaho House passes tax bill overhaul, hikes fuel tax 7 centsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KHQ-TV Spokane

    An aggressive three-part proposal to eliminate sales tax on groceries, lower income taxes on Idaho's top earners while hiking the fuels tax by 7 cents per gallon has passed the Idaho House. Majority Leader Mike Moyle says the bill will boost Idaho's economy by attracting more businesses and providing families with more money they would have spent on grocery taxes.

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  18. Idaho House panel kills marijuana extract oil billRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KOMO News

    An Idaho House panel has killed a proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants used to treat children with severe forms epilepsy. The bill failed to garner enough votes to advance Monday after facing an 8-8 vote, where Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer, was not at the meeting.

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  19. Outdoor IdahoRead the original story

    Yesterday | KISU-TV Pocatello

    OUTDOOR IDAHO explores the beauty, the drama, and the science of nature, while examining the significant environmental and resource issues facing the west. This episode features stories of Idahoans who have found strength and solace in nature as they confront illness and injury.

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  20. Idaho House passes tax bill, sends to Senate - Mon, 30 Mar 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Spokesman-Review

    Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - The Idaho House endorsed sweeping tax changes Monday, to eliminate the sales tax on food, raise the gas tax and change the state's top income tax rates - even as two new analyses showed the overall impact would be a tax increase for middle-income Idahoans and a break for the wealthy.

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