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Idaho Supreme Court Looking at Death Penalty Review Law

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court is deciding just how much of each death penalty case they must consider under Idaho's mandatory review law. The ruling could change the landscape of capital punishment in Idaho

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Idaho Given Break on No Child Left Behind Law

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has finally granted Idaho a waiver from some of the toughest provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind law. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna celebrated the waiver Wednesday, saying it marks a great day for Idaho teachers, students and schools

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Some Idaho Abortion Laws Unconstituional

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says some Idaho abortion laws are likely unconstitutional, including one barring medication-induced abortions. But the judges didn't pass judgment on Idaho's fetal pain law, saying a woman who sued over the law doesn't have standing to challenge it

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Law School Seeks State Funding

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho's plan to seek state funding to expand its Boise law program won approval from the Board of Education, but not without concerns from one trustee that the cart was getting ahead of the horse

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Gov. Otter Signs Public School Funding Bill

(AP) - Idaho Gov. "Butch" Otter has signed a 2013 funding plan for public schools that includes funds for the state's new education reforms, including merit pay bonuses and laptops. The budget includes $1.27 billion in state general funding, a $56 million bump over the current fiscal year. That's a 4.6 percent boost in state support, but the overall increase is much smaller at 0.4 percent when including federal funding.

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Idaho Changing System For Evaluating Schools

(AP) - Idaho plans to adopt a new grading system for public schools while seeking a federal waiver to get around provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law. Under the state Department of Education's new accountability system, Idaho will use a five-star scale to evaluate and recognize schools.

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Southern Idaho Law Students Have Shorter Drive

College students in southern Idaho wishing to study law won’t have to travel quite as far now.  There was a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday for the Concordia University School of Law and the George R. White Law Library in Boise.

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“Students Come First” Law Goes Before Judge Hansen

(AP) The debate over the education reform plan for Idaho continues, moving now into the courtroom. A district judge is considering whether one of the "Students Come First" laws might be unconstitutional. 

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Top Story Podcast 8/22/11:President Obama’s New “Ignore Laws He Doesn’t Like” Policy, Farmers Market

Top Story Podcast 8/22/11: First hour - Dept. of  Homeland Security's new policy is to suspend deportation plans for illegal aliens who have been "good" while they have been illegal.  Diana Stevens with the Fa

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Instapoll 6/21/11: DUI’s In Idaho

Over the past few years there have been several news stories dealing with individuals who either have a record of multiple DUI convictions, or who continue to drive after receiving a DUI conviction.

Today's News Radio 1310 KLIX instapoll:  Do you think "driving under the influence" charges are taken

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