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Commentary: Authentic Liberal Gibberish

We had a conversation on-air today about government transfer payments.  I described all of them as being the “dole”.  A disabled veteran rightly took exception.  He made his deposit in service of his country

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Commentary: Food Stamps for Dope Dealers?

Mario Cuomo once told me my perception of welfare was wrong.  The late Governor of New York insisted most welfare recipients weren’t a troop of lazy men “guzzling beer” on a street corner (they sounded like fun guys)

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Idaho Sets Record In Number Of Food Stamp Recipients

Despite a slowly improving economy and falling unemployment, the agency that cares for Idaho's poor and disabled residents says there's plenty of evidence that people are still struggling.

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Medicaid Dental Cuts Begin Soon

Many of the budget cuts passed this year in the legislature will go into effect in just a few days on July 1st.  One of the areas taking a big hit is Medicaid and preventative dental care.

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DHW Holds Hearings On Possible Cuts

 More than 100 people gathered at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to attend a hearing over whether they'll be able to appeal cuts to the state's cash assistance program for disabled adults.

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Top Story Podcast 2/23/11: The price of oil is up. Why aren’t we drilling?

We are once again seeing higher gas prices.  Turmoil in the Middle East is being blamed and yet we have done NOTHING to deter our dependence on that oil.  When are we going to start drilling our own oil?  Read more...

Top Story Podcast 2/23/11: First hour:

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