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Increasing ESA transparency

According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), 22species have been listed in Idaho under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). There are 1,590ESA listings nationwide.

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Friday 02/20/2015
Transportation funding crucial to economy, citizen safety
Posted: February 20, 2015

By now you’ve heard about the discussion at the Idaho Legislature regarding Idaho’s need for funding our deteriorating transportation system. The Governor’s Transportation Task Force, of which I was a member, identified a $543 million annual shortfall in the state’s transportation system, and $262 million annually is necessary just to preserve the existing system.

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Panel approves broadband stopgap
Posted: February 20, 2015

BOISE (AP) — Idaho budget writers have approved a nearly $3.6 million stopgap measure to maintain broadband access in public high schools for at least another four months, acknowledging that questions are still swirling around the troubled program’s long-term fate.

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Quest Aircraft sold to Japanese firm
Posted: February 20, 2015

SANDPOINT — Quest Aircraft is being acquired by a Japanese firm with extensive experience in shipbuilding and transportation, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Teacher pay boost on way?
Posted: February 20, 2015

BOISE (AP) — The head of Idaho’s Senate Education Committee said Wednesday a plan to boost teacher pay will be revealed soon, despite facing a bumpy delay that has jolted the anticipated piece of legislation.

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Friday 02/13/2015
Officials warn of mumps’ spread
Posted: February 13, 2015

An outbreak of mumps that began in September 2014 among students at the Moscow campus of the University of Idaho continues to spread outside the Moscow area.

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IFG director wants fee increases
Posted: February 13, 2015

BOISE (AP) — Idaho’s Department of Fish and Game director Tuesday continued to push for a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees, despite a panel voting to hold the bill last week.

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Thursday 02/12/2015
Insurance deadline approaches
Posted: February 12, 2015

BOISE — Time is running out for Idahoans who want to purchase health insurance in 2015. In order to buy coverage through Your Health Idaho, the state’s health insurance exchange, customers must complete and submit their application by Feb. 15 at 11:59 p.m., MST.

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Friday 01/09/2015
Tribes: Stop use of instant racing machines
Posted: January 09, 2015

COEUR d’ALENE — Four Idaho-based indian tribes sent a letter Tuesday to Idaho’s governor and attorney general asking them to put an end to “Historic Horse Racing Machines.”

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