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Moscow law clinic will answer legal questions for free - Sat, 19 Aug 2017 PST

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:53:37 GMT

Moscow-area residents with legal questions will be able to find many of their answers for free starting later this month when the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Street Law Clinic expands to Moscow starting Aug. 28. ITLA members, Moscow-area law practitioners, the Tim Gresback law firm, the Idaho Volunteer Lawyer Program and University of Idaho College of Law students will meet in Gresback's office at 210 E. Seventh St. in Moscow to help individuals with topics ranging from child custody modifications, divorce, landlord/tenant issues and any other basic legal issues, said Quinn Perry, ITLA director of communication.

Two major Highway 95 improvements in North Idaho approved for funding - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 PST

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:22:31 GMT

That stretch of road is one of two major construction projects on U.S. 95 in North Idaho that were approved for funding this week from the a transportation bill that Idaho lawmakers passed, which includes $300 million in new highway bonding. Two major upgrades to U.S. Highway 95 in North Idaho were approved for funding this week by the Idaho Transportation Board.

Regence names new Idaho government affairs director

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:13:20 GMT

Regence BlueShield of Idaho announced today that Mitch Toryanski has agreed to lead the company's government affairs efforts. He assumes the role from Shad Priest, who announced his intentions to step away from his long-held position back in May. In his new capacity, Toryanski will represent Regence in its dealings with state and local government agencies and officials across the state.

The wisdom and the history

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:13:54 GMT

On occasion there are quirks of history one should pay attention to because they are accurate predictors of the future even in the face of conventional wisdom. For example, virtually every political pundit in Idaho takes it as a given that whoever wins the Republican gubernatorial primary next May is a lock to become Idaho's governor in January 2019.

Malek makes it official: He's running for 1st District congressional seat

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:44:29 GMT

Luke Malek chats with his mother after his announcement that he's running for Congress. His brother is in the background.

2 outdoors Traveling to see the total solar eclipse? Here is what you ...

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:05:55 GMT

Storee Powell planned on being one of the many Utahns heading north to witness the total solar eclipse on Monday. She and her husband would pack up their car and head to Shelley, Idaho, just south of Idaho Falls, to watch the moon block out the sun, turning day to night for two minutes, from her parents' backyard.

The Power Brokers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:44:36 GMT

Any Idaho candidate with an eye on the governor's seat shouldn't underestimate the considerable sway held by Wayne Hoffman, Alex LaBeau and Courtney Washburn of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, and Conservation Voters for Idaho, respectively. The trio are loath to brag about their political clout, however.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:30:23 GMT

With little to no precipitation in the forecast and the current Fire Danger level across the Grangeville Dispatch Zone at Extreme, local land management agencies will implement additional Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in the Grangeville Fire Restrictions Area, Uplands including the Orofino area, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 16. Coeur d'Alene Dispatch Area, including Latah County, is moving into Stage 2 Fire Restrictions at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 16. See more below.

a I detest white supremacy as much as I detest black nationalism,a GOP rep says

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:22:37 GMT

Three days after chaos and violence erupted in Charlottesville, Va., U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, finally issued a formal statement Tuesday, something his congressional colleagues from Idaho had already done. "I have not issued a statement or made a comment about the events in Charlottesville because it's not my style on these issues - and my constituents know that," Labrador said in the statement.

Idaho approves 7% boost in school funding from endowment - Tue, 15 Aug 2017 PST

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:47:40 GMT

Idaho's public schools will see a 7 percent boost in their payout from the state endowment next year, under a plan approved unanimously by the state Land Board on Tuesday; another $129 million in excess investment earnings will be put into the endowment's permanent fund to boost future years' payouts. "I think it's awesome," said state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra.

Idaho officials eye selling 10 commercial properties

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:47:39 GMT

State officials on Tuesday moved forward with a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy timberland and agricultural land that the state uses to generate revenue to fund schools. The Idaho Land Board voted 4-0 to advance a possible auction of 10 properties in December as it seeks to generate money from the state's 2.4 million acres of endowment lands.

Science Trek

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:30:49 GMT

SCIENCE TREK, produced by Idaho Public Television, airs the third Tuesday of the month throughout the school year and focuses on a variety of science-related topics. Host Joan Cartan-Hansen and guest scientists answer questions that students have submitted either as a video or as an email.

'Great Outdoors Bandit', who robbed several banks in Idaho, arrested boarding plane in Los Angeles

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:56:52 GMT

The U.S. Department of Justice reported Monday that a serial bank robber known as the 'Great Outdoors Bandit' was arrested on Sunday on a warrant for bank robbery at the Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say he was attempting to board a flight to Brussels, Belgium.

Crapo, Simpson, Risch condemn racist violence; Labrador stays mum - Mon, 14 Aug 2017 PST

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:37:04 GMT

An excavator digs into a dilapidated cook shack which had a swastika on the roof at the Aryan Nations compound north of Hayden Lake in 2001; the complex was demolished and turned into a peace park after a lawsuit bankrupted the white supremacist group. Three of the four members of Idaho's all-GOP congressional delegation have spoken out strongly against the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, condemning racism and white supremacy as counter to American values.

North Idaho residents sought for health survey - Mon, 14 Aug 2017 PST

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:10:16 GMT

North Idaho residents can take an online survey to give input on local health-related needs and concerns. It requires only about 10 minutes to complete and responses are kept anonymous.

Catching up on the news...

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:31:16 GMT

The depths of summer used to be such a slow news time that a week off wouldn't yield a ton of missed news but not this year. Here's a catchup on some of the news from the past week while I was off: NEO-NAZI VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIGILS IN IDAHO: The violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Salt Lake tech firm to help Idaho navigate eclipse traffic

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:56:01 GMT

As millions across the country prepare to journey into the path of totality to experience the upcoming solar eclipse, there's one scenario that Idaho highway officials are hoping doesn't come to fruition - that the expected 500,000 to 1 million visitors they're expecting turn I-15 itself into the most populated viewing area in the Gem State. "We're not sure what to expect exactly, but there is a chance that traffic could come to a complete standstill during the eclipse," said Idaho Transportation Department Resident Engineer Scott Redding.