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Malek earns a Tribune CHEER

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:18:27 GMT

In his recent Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives a CHEER to state Rep. Luke Malek, R-CdA, and and Mat Erpelding, D-Boise: At a time when the Trump administration is pandering to the anti-Castro enclave of Little Miami, Fla., these two Idahoans are offering a bipartisan, united voice toward opening up trade with Cuba. That puts them in sync with Otter, who has led several trade delegations to Cuba and is chairman of the Idaho State Council of Engage Cuba.




Malloy: Voters yawn at big races ahead

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:39:53 GMT

Next year, Idahoans can look forward to one of the most exciting elections in the state's history with a long list of candidates lining up to run for governor, lieutenant governor and First District Congress, to name a few. If the turnout stays true to form in primary elections, roughly 75 percent of Idaho voters will not have a say on who gets elected to those offices.




Idaho Democrats head north to recruit volunteers

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:56 GMT

The Idaho Democratic Party is sending field organizers up north for the first time since pulling a volunteer nearly a year ago amid intimidation accusations. Democratic leaders announced this week that the move is part of a statewide effort to locate volunteers and train activists in an overwhelming Republican-dominant state.




Census Data: Idaho Hispanic Population Continues Steady Growth

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:12:59 GMT

Outpacing the national trend, the growth rate of the Hispanic population in Idaho continues to rise, growing by 3.3 percent between mid-2015 and mid-2016. The Gem State saw a 2.9 percent growth rate in the previous twelve months.




Catching up on the news...

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:38:17 GMT

STATE WEBSITE HACKED: Idaho officials are currently working to restore a government website that was hacked with a message that claims to support the Islamic State terrorist group, the AP reports. A page on Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane's website was hacked Sunday that included the message: "I love the Islamic state."




WIPP continues to receive shipments

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:48:49 GMT

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M., has accepted 17 waste shipments from Idaho since April, U.S. Department of Energy-Idaho Assistant Manager Jim Malmo said Thursday during an Idaho National Laboratory Citizens Advisory Board meeting in Idaho Falls. The WIPP repository temporarily closed in 2014 after a pair of accidents resulted in a low-level release of radioactive material.




Was pilot sought in triple murder entangled in love triangle?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:32:45 GMT

Canyon County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Marv Dashiell says 60-year-old Gerald Michael "Mike" Bullinger, formerly of Utah, is considered a person of interest in the murders discovered June 19 and has been charged with failing to report the deaths. He was last seen in Ogden, Utah, about 10 days ago.




Idaho district lines favor Republicans

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:01:57 GMT

Republicans have controlled the Idaho Legislature for nearly six decades, but a national Associated Press analysis shows that the state GOP may have gained even more control last fall with the help of Republican-friendly districts. The Associated Press used a new mathematical formula to scrutinize roughly 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election last year and found a decided advantage for Republicans in numerous states, including Idaho.




Trump attacks Obama's handling of Russian meddling

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:27:14 GMT

California water officials are relying hydrology tests performed in Utah on a replica of the Oroville Dam spillway to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway that was torn... California water officials are relying hydrology tests performed in Utah on a replica of the Oroville Dam spillway to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway that was torn apart in February. A former pharmaceutical CEO who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving medication 5,000 percent can't keep quiet ahead of his fraud trial.




The Latest: UK leader tries to ease anxiety over Brexit

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:27:13 GMT

The leader of a North... . Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster, right, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Monday June 26, 2017.




9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:36:40 GMT

The "B" in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce or Bruno Mars: Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday's show, where they will compete in four of the same categories, including video of the year. The "B" in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce or Bruno Mars: Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday's show, where they will compete in four of the same categories, including video of the year.




Idaho Briefing - June 26

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:25:56 GMT

This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for June 26. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com . It's a quiet period in the early summer stretch leading up to Independence Day, but state politics got a little shakeup with the campaign change of Russ Fulcher, and with ongoing developments out of Washington.




UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:23:57 GMT

The apartments wer... . Camden Council workers talk to residents outside Dorney block, part of the Chalcots Estate in the borough of Camden, north London, Saturday June 24, 2017, after the local council evacuated some 650 homes overnight.




The Latest: Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 153

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:15:07 GMT

An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing people who had rushed to the ... . In this image taken from video, black smoke rises from oil tanker on road in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017.




Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:08:49 GMT

The sequoia tree sent more than a century ago by nat... . FILE -This Nov. 22, 2006, file photo a giant sequoia tree sits next to St. Luke's Hospital in downtown Boise, Idaho.




Eye on Boise: Fulcher and Labrador do Idaho's political switcheroo - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 PST

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:59:39 GMT

Idaho's big political switcheroo - with former state Sen. Russ Fulcher dropping out of the governor's race after nearly a year of campaigning, switching instead to the 1st Congressional District race, and earning current 1st Congressional District Rep. Raul Labrador's endorsement in the bargain - is raising plenty of questions about how Idaho's hot 2018 political campaigns are shaping up. The move dropped the number of big-name Republicans already in the 2018 race for governor of Idaho from four to three - Labrador, Lt.




18 Idaho Department of Health and Welfare v. Doe 2017

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:26:17 GMT

In the Interest of: Jane Doe, A Child Under Eighteen Years of Age. IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE, Petitioner-Respondent, v.