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Idaho House Panel Introduces New Liquor License Bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would require bars with liquor licenses to be open at least 20 hours a week and must sell at least 20 drinks per week.

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Idaho Panel Backs 3 Percent Pay Raise for State Workers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bipartisan lawmaker panel Tuesday backed a proposal for a 3 percent pay increase for Idaho's state workers in fiscal year 2018, aligning with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's recommendation he made earlier this year.

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Idaho Lawmakers Approve Update to Child Mental Health Rules

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are considering a set of rule changes that would strengthen a community approach to the state's mental health treatment for children.

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The Trial of the Christian Heather Scott (Opinion)

For the second straight day Friday on Top Story, we talked about the GOP’s attempts to silence one of its own.

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Idaho Projected to See $139M Surplus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho could be on track to finish the fiscal year with $139 million in surplus tax revenue if a new forecast holds true.

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Idaho Fish and Game to Try For Fee Hike Once Again

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are once again preparing to push a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees despite facing years of resistance from state lawmakers.

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Idaho’s Horse Racing Commission Faces Funding Woes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's Horse Racing Commission is scrambling to avoid a funding crisis after its primary revenue source evaporated earlier this year with the closing of the state's largest horse racing track.

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Idaho Lawmakers Finalize Health Coverage Recommendations

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small group of Idaho lawmakers say the Republican-dominated Legislature must find a way to provide health care to the state's low-income uninsured population in 2017.

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Lawmakers Vie to Lead Idaho Legislature

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Rep. Greg Chaney says he is challenging House Majority Caucus Chairman John Vander Woude for his legislative leadership position.

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Idaho’s Minority Party Shrinks Even More After Election

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's minority party has lost even more of its small grasp inside the Republican-dominant Statehouse after key Democratic candidates failed to win their re-election bids in Tuesday's election.

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A Vote to Change Idaho’s Constitution (Opinion)

I chuckled last week when a newspaper columnist in Nampa referred to HJR 5 as an obscure ballot measure in Idaho.

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Key Idaho Races Heat Up, Democrats Hope to win Several Seats

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A handful of Idaho state legislative races are heating up as Democratic candidates hope to gain several seats in the state's overwhelmingly Republican-dominant Statehouse.

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Lawmakers Agree to Disagree on Medicaid Alternatives

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small group of Idaho lawmakers has agreed they won't be coming to a consensus on the best way to provide medical care to the estimated 78,000 Idahoans without health coverage after spending months reviewing the issue.

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Idaho Gets Extension on REAL ID

BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Idaho officials say the federal government has given the state an extension for the REAL ID.

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Idaho Tax Revenues Up, Could Mean Surplus for State Budget

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The latest revenue report shows that Idaho state tax revenues in August came in 2.2 percent ahead of forecasts and 6 percent higher than last August.

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Lawmakers Once Again Reviewing Idaho’s Purchasing Laws

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say the state's contracting system has improved under newly implemented reforms, but they are now urging the Legislature to consider clarifying legally confusing language still tucked inside the state's 40-year-old purchasing laws.

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Idaho Bans New Synthetic Drug Connected to 2 Deaths in State

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has become the latest state to ban a new synthetic drug that can be purchased online and is connected to at least two deaths in the state.

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2 Idaho Lawmakers Face Investigation Over Affair Allegations

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill has requested that legislative auditors investigate the travel expenses of two lawmakers facing allegations of having an extramarital affair.

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Lawmakers Begin Study of Idaho’s Foster Care System

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho foster care parents are urging lawmakers to reform the current state system, saying that foster care bureaucracy has caused unnecessary heartache and frustration.

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Idaho Begins Review of Faith-Healing Exemption

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have taken their first step in reviewing the state's contentious faith-healing exemption law, which allows families to cite religious reasons for medical decisions without fear of being charged with neglect or abuse.

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