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A generally weaker U.S. dollar last year was a major factor in the increase in ag exports, said Rita Du, an assistant professor in University of Idaho's Department of Agricultural Economics. "It makes U.S. export goods relatively cheaper, thus more competitive in the world market," she told Capital Press in an ...

Idaho's state Capitol, shown on Monday, March 5, 2018, when the Idaho Senate voted 29-5 to reverse a law passed in 2016 regarding non-compete clauses that's drawn negative national attention, including suggestions that those planning new startups shouldn't move to Idaho. (Betsy Z. Russell / The ...
The House is holding its commemoration now, and the Senate plans one as well; from noon to 1 in the Lincoln Auditorium, a public ceremony will be held, coordinated by the Idaho State Historical Society. The theme of "Idaho Day" this year is "Idaho Remembers," in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ...
In a story March 4 about new school safety technology, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the American Falls School District implemented the software in response to school threats made in recent weeks to districts around the state. The software effort was implemented more than a month ago, ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho's House has narrowly approved a measure that would create a new scholarship program for private schools. ... BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho lawmakers have once again spiked a proposal seeking to expand the rights of crime victims after opponents argued the change could lead ...

Idaho lawmakers have once again spiked a proposal seeking to expand the rights of crime victims after opponents argued the change could lead to costly ... The proposal would have changed Idaho's 1994 Victim Rights Amendment by requiring victims to be timely notified of all court proceedings involving ...
That's what I've come to realize over the past few weeks. I've spent a lot of time talking to people who would defend the state's plan to allow non-Obamacare insurance plans back onto the market and the people who view those arguments as patently ridiculous. What I've learned is: This isn't just about ...
BOISE -- A group of small- and medium-scale farmers in southwestern Idaho is part of a fledgling project that seeks to grow heirloom corn seed for the local tortilla market. The project, funded in part by a USDA grant, has so far conducted field trials of 24 heirloom corn cultivars. Heirloom corn, sometimes ...
If Sen. Steve Vick had his way, North Idaho would be on Mountain Standard Time year-round - so it'd be in the same time zone as Boise in the winter, but wouldn't change clocks for daylight-saving time in the summer. Vick proposed a resolution to the Idaho Senate last week noting that the state of ...
KIFI-TV reports that Anita Smith will lead the School of Nursing following Interim Dean Nancy Renn. She will oversee programs at both the Pocatello and Meridian campuses. Smith received her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Washington and her doctorate from the University of San ...
He had applied for the College of Idaho presidency, but he did not know if Everett, former CEO of the region's YMCA, had also thrown his hat into the ring for the job. Everett told Brigham he had in fact applied. And Brigham pitched the idea of a co-presidency. "I said, 'I'll tell you what, I have a crazy idea,'" ...
The U.S. Humane Society and the Idaho Humane Society are working jointly to create the "pet friendly" specialty license plate to fund spay and neuter services to rural areas or low income families. House Bill 540, sponsored by Boise Democrats Rep. Hy Kloc and Rep. Melissa Wintrow, would provide a ...
The futures of a storied Idaho park and a planned highway without a dollar to its name have become oddly entangled as one lawmaker tries to bring more control to the governor's office. Last month, House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, introduced a bill that would shift the hiring of three ...
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, a group of steelhead fishermen have the Clearwater River to themselves, as the make their way down river in Lewiston, Idaho. Fisheries managers should shut down steelhead fishing in the Columbia and Snake river basins to protect a wild run that returns to Idaho's ...
Idaho officials have auctioned timber on federal land as part of an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service intended to increase logging and reduce the severity ... The Jasper II West timber sale on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests in northern Idaho is the third timber sale sold by the Idaho Department of ...
A group of Idaho lawmakers has signed off on one of two proposals designated to signal the Legislature's campaign against pornography. March 2, 2018, at ... BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group of Idaho lawmakers on Friday approved a proposal declaring pornography a public health risk. "Pornography has ...

Boise, Idaho - Could a proposal from the Idaho Power Company cast a shadow on the future of solar energy in the Gem State? ... Public meetings on the proposal are planned in Boise on Thursday in the Idaho public utilities Commission hearing room and Pocatello on March 5 at the City Council ...
Last week, the Idaho Legislature, a decade or so behind several of its neighbors, moved toward banning use of hand-held cellphones by motor vehicle drivers. Not all the ... And they were up here looking for a house because Idaho doesn't have laws, rules and regulations like California does. And that's ...
Kellogg, Idaho - At around 2:18 a.m. on Sunday, Idaho State Police responded to a one vehicle crash on westbound I-90 at milepost 49.5 near Kellogg. 22-year-old Michael A. Seymour of Smelterville, Idaho, was driving his maroon 2001 Chevy Silverado truck, when he left the right roadway edge and ...
Motorists traveling through northern Idaho's Silver Valley will see the signs of a $48 million federal project to keep heavy metals out of the South Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River. The work to trap and divert polluted groundwater to a wastewater treatment plant gets underway this spring and will last through ...
An Idaho man has been charged with disturbing the peace after police say he posted a threatening message on facebook. Feb. 24, 2018, at 10:53 a.m. ... Idaho Falls, Idaho (AP) -- police in Idaho Falls arrested a 26-year-old man accused of threatening violence on social media. The agency said in a statement that ...
OGDEN, Utah - Nate Sherwood had 15 points and 10 rebounds and hit all four of his free throws in the final 24 seconds to help Idaho beat Weber State 68-62 on Saturday night. The Vandals (20-8, 12-4) moved into a tie with the Wildcats (19-9, 12-4) for second place in the Big Sky Conference standings ...
BOISE - Two Idaho lawmakers are launching a pilot program to accept remote testimony during legislative hearings. The Post Register reports that the program will allow citizens to testify from Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Salmon, Twin Falls, Post Falls and Moscow. While legislative hearings are open to the ...
Kevin Satterlee, the chief operating officer, vice president and special counsel at Boise State University since October 2015, first fielded questions from students in the Center Suite of the Rendezvous Building in Pocatello before addressing members of the Idaho Falls campus. He then returned to Pocatello ...
All 50 states in America have their own virtues and vices, but according to a new study done by WalletHub, Idaho might be a little less sinful than the rest. WalletHub looked into 38 key immorality indicators to rank the states from most to least sinful, and Idaho was in the top 10 least sinful states. The gem ...
Don't get those winter tires off your car, or put away those skis just yet. Mother Nature dumped almost 5 inches of snow on Boise Thursday -- a record for Feb. 22 -- and that was only round one of several storms to come, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is in the forecast for the Treasure ...
Idaho State Department of agriculture Director Celia Gould presents a Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement to Meridian farmer Drew Eggers Feb. 20 during the 24th annual Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit. Eggers was one of eight people honored during the event for their contributions to Idaho's ...
Idaho's legislature had scrubbed all mentions of human-caused climate change from its teaching standards last year. The State Department of education then put forth revised standards, but this month the House education committee voted to gut the supporting content, which was designed to help teachers ...
homeless veterans could get a new home in Idaho, with access to health care and other services, under a proposal from housing agencies and local officials. Feb. 23, 2018, at ... Hunter said the housing project could end up anywhere in Idaho, depending on the proposals that are submitted. But Boise city ...
Boise, Idaho (AP) -- Two high-profile judicial reform proposals are headed to the Idaho House. The Idaho House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee voted Wednesday to advance legislation implementing new rules for body camera retention policies and revising the penalties for driving ...
prosecutors have charged an eastern Idaho man with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the wake of a boating accident last year that left two Utah residents dead. ... The Post Register newspaper reports 63 -year-old Michael Kingston of Idaho Falls is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 7.
A proposal to provide legal protections for breastfeeding mothers is advancing through the Idaho Statehouse. Feb. 22, 2018, at 2:22 p.m. ... The Idaho House on Thursday unanimously approved sending a bill designed to exempt breastfeeding mothers from Idaho's indecent exposure law. Fifteen years ago, Idaho ...
Former Coeur d'Alene Fraternal Order of Eagles president Ronald Nold - twice convicted of child sex crimes before he went on to hold leadership positions in at least six other Eagles posts around Idaho - will plead guilty to a criminal charge related to an internet sting operation in which a police officer ...
Nampa, Idaho - The chips were stacked against the Post Falls girls basketball team Saturday night. Facing nationally ranked, undefeated Eagle in front of a partisan crowd at the Ford Idaho Center, the Trojans faced their toughest test of the season. Together, they found a way to get it done. Despite foul ...
The city of Idaho Falls is sponsoring showings of the new MacGillivray Freeman documentary "Dream Big" that explores the engineering profession. The film will be shown at the Colonial Theater along with presentations by local engineers about their work in Idaho Falls. The first showing, referred to in an ...
Moscow, Idaho - In a game in which Idaho consistently came up with big plays, it saved the best for last. Nate Sherwood tipped in Brayon Blake's missed baseline drive at the buzzer as the Vandals edged Montana 79-77 in overtime in Cowan Spectrum on Saturday. Blake led Idaho with 27 points.
These hate groups masquerade as policy think tanks and have in their pockets lawmakers in legislatures across the country willing to do the their bidding by introducing bills exactly like the one advanced by Idaho's State Affairs Committee. In fact, the groups even offer model legislation so lawmakers don't ...
For the second year in a row, the members of the Idaho House education Committee have done their best to endumben the state's children by stripping the truth about climate change from educational science standards. Their discussions of the matter have been such bloviating roundelays of nonsense that ...
You might remember from Sarah's overview last month: Idaho has told health insurers that they can sell plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act's regulations -- those are the rules that prevent plans from discriminating against people with preexisting medical conditions and that require them to ...
A southwestern Idaho school is informing parents that a middle school student brought a BB gun to class. ... Nampa School District spokeswoman Kathleen Tuck tells the Idaho Press Tribune that a staff member at East Valley Middle School on Thursday received a tip that a student was carrying a weapon.
9, 2018 photo, Dr. Matt Larsen, Psychiatry Department Chairman for Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, poses for a photo in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Dr. Larsen uses characters from the movie "Inside Out", a Pixar film where the character learns how to deal with emotions. "It's about realizing all emotions are ...
An Idaho utility is challenging a decision by federal regulators rejecting its request to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing ... Idaho Power on Friday petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Of Columbia Circuit to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's ...
Only a few weeks after Governor C.L. Butch Otter issued a controversial -- and legally questionable -- executive order allowing insurers to sell plans that do not meet all of Obamacare's mandates, Blue Cross of Idaho unveiled a set of policies that could cost half as much as those sold on the exchanges.
SHOSHONE -- Work will begin Tuesday to relocate utilities on Idaho 46 between 4200 N. and 4300 N. near Buhl in advance of a road paving and culvert replacement project later this year. During re-positioning of the utilities, a portion of the highway shoulder will be removed and rebuilt. Work is expected ...
Patty Murray on Thursday criticized Idaho's decision to allow the sale of health insurance plans that don't comply with Obamacare rules as "illegal Idaho junk plans," prompting Idaho Gov. Butch Otter to retort that Washington has sanctuary cities and recreational marijuana - also bucking federal rules.
Idaho's Bounty was formed in 2007 when a group of 40 organic farmers and ranchers, entrepreneurs and community leaders met in Hagerman to establish a food cooperative that would link regional growers and food producers from the Magic Valley and Hagerman with internet-based food shoppers in the ...
The actions of Idaho state lawmakers in censoring the global scientific consensus regarding nonrenewable sources of energy, and removing supporting content that refers to human-driven climate change, display a fundamental misunderstanding of how STEM education works. A comprehensive STEM ...
BOISE - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter cited the National Guard youth Challenge program in Pierce as one of the top accomplishments of his gubernatorial career. Otter, who will finish his third term as governor this year, made the comment during a meeting with the Idaho Press Club on Thursday. "If I had to ...
In May 2016, the federal government mandated that transgender students should be able to use the bathroom of their choice. The decision was roundly criticized throughout Idaho as federal overreach. However, almost two years later, some of the state's public schools and colleges are taking steps to ...


 

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