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Idaho lawmakers react to Trump's inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:31:26 GMT

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo released a prepared statement Friday congratulating Trump on becoming the 45th president. The Idaho Republican added that he was looking forward to setting a sound course for the country.

Idaho Arts, Public Broadcasting Organizations Respond to Trump Plans to Cut Federal Funds

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:31:25 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump is ringing a familiar bell: Cut federal spending on arts and broadcasting to save money. According to a report from The Hill , the transition team has floated privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

BLM approves final routes for Gateway West transmission line

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:09:07 GMT

The Bureau of Land Management has authorized the final routes connecting the high-voltage Gateway West transmission line project between southwestern Idaho and central Wyoming. The BLM's Record of Decision, signed Friday, means Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power can build and operate 321 miles of 500-kilovolt transmission lines on public land in Idaho's Gooding, Elmore, Owyhee, Cassia and Twin Falls counties.

Women's marches planned Saturday in Boise and across the state, in conjunction with big D.C. march

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:32:08 GMT

With the big Women's March on Washington planned Saturday, Idaho has seven women's marches planned as well, including the Women's March on Idaho in Boise, organized by two Boise high school students. Colette Raptosh, a Capital High School junior, and friend Nora Harren, a senior at Borah High School, formed "People for Unity" after the November election, and are the driving force behind the Boise march, the Idaho Statesman reports; thousands are expected.

Heavy snow load causes building to collapse under pressure

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:19:30 GMT

Clearwater County Sheriff's Deputies say they responded to a report of a building that had collapsed in the Konkolville area of Idaho. SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash.

More on Idaho

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:02:56 GMT

Odd Squad "My Better Half/The Confalones" My Better Half - When symmetrical objects become vandalized, Olive and Otto must figure out why. Curriculum: Geometry and spatial Sense; symmetry.

Study: Idaho natural gas and oil tax rates below many states

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:51:59 GMT

Idaho's effective tax rate on natural gas and oil production is less than half the average when compared with eight other producing states, according to a tax-comparison study released Thursday. The study made public at the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meeting found Idaho's rate at 4 percent compared with the 9.5 percent average of the eight other states.


Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:44:37 GMT

Idahoan Esther Emery discusses her book "What Falls from the Sky" and her journey to disconnect from the internet and reconnect with herself and her faith. Marcia Franklin talks with Rep. John Lewis , the last of the so-called "Big Six" leaders of the African-American civil rights movement.

Outdoor Idaho

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:09:35 GMT

OUTDOOR IDAHO explores the beauty, the drama, and the science of nature, while examining the significant environmental and resource issues facing the west.

Idaho DEQ moving forward with plans to take over water pollution permitting from the EPA

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:09:34 GMT

Idaho's Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to add nine new employees next year as part of the phase-in of Idaho's effort to achieve state primacy on the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System, though which Idaho would take over permitting and enforcement of discharges of pollutants into surface waters in the state from the EPA. Idaho is currently one of just four states that doesn't have primacy for the NPDES program, meaning the EPA handles it in their states; the others are New Mexico, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

The rural economic back story

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:50:57 GMT

Dialing in the details of the Tax Reimbursement Incentive to suit smaller marketplaces is an appropriate move. This graph of population in the North Central region of Idaho gives you a sense of what small towns face.

Starting at the top

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:19:01 GMT

Idaho is a state that historically has elected governors and senators from the pool of veteran politicians - mostly men who have served in previous public offices. There's a sense that this pool has been vetted already and passed muster by virtue of prior election.

Dems propose student loan forgiveness program for rural Idaho teachers

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:02:50 GMT

House Democratic Reps. Sally Toone, D-Gooding, and Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer, announce proposed legislation to grant student loan forgiveness to teachers in struggling rural Idaho schools House and Senate Democrats, led by new Rep. Sally Toone, D-Gooding, a retired teacher, and Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer, are proposing legislation to grant student loan forgiveness to rural teachers to help alleviate a "critical" teacher shortage at low-performing rural Idaho schools.

Idaho police offer road safety class for winter driving

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:46:09 GMT

The Idaho State Police are holding a Road Safe Class for the 2016/2017 winder driving season on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The classroom presentation is designed to educate drivers of all ages on the typical problems associated with winter road condition in Idaho. The class will consist of a PowerPoint presentation and video on safe driving tips as well as suggestions on how to prepare for the winter driving season.

4 students from School for Deaf and Blind will join 1,000 Idahoans at inauguration

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:31:12 GMT

Four students and two facility members from the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind are getting ready to head out to witness the historic event after winning an all-expense-paid trip to the inauguration. They placed third in an online contest.

Idaho exchange's subsidies at risk under health care repeal

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:59:35 GMT

The head of Your Health Idaho says the state would lose $220 million in tax subsidies if President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is repealed. Director Pat Kelly said Wednesday that nearly 90 percent of the 95,000 Idahoans currently enrolled on the state-based health insurance exchange receive a tax subsidy.

AASHTO Honors Idaho's Transportation Department for Innovation

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:59:34 GMT

The Idaho Transportation Department's employee-driven innovation program has been saluted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. "Innovation involves personal initiative, which a transportation agency is wise to cultivate," said Keith Platte, AASHTO's associate program director for project delivery.