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Outdoor Companies Take A Fighting Stance On Public Lands. Is It Working?

When you hear about companies like REI or Patagonia, you might think about tents, rain jackets or hikers in puffy coats on a mountaintop. But how about politics? These outdoorsy companies are part of a new wave of business advocates fighting for public lands.

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The death of a municipal worker in the small town of Dietrich has prompted city leaders to question the well-being of the town’s water supply.

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University of Idaho President Chuck Staben announced Friday he will step down after his contract expires next June. He and the Idaho State Board of Education “mutually decided” not to renew the contract, Staben wrote in a memo to university faculty, staff, and students.

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The push to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of Idahoans is one step closer to landing in the hands of voters. Ada County Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane says counties across the state have verified 58,000 signatures on an initiative to ask voters if they want to extend Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents.

Rowdy Muir starting fighting fires on the front lines when he was 27.

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One Idaho town is among the fastest-growing communities in the nation. That’s just one finding in the latest release of data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Currently the sage grouse is not listed under the Endangered Species Act. And a bill before Congress  would prevent that from happening anytime in the next decade.

Idaho Parks and Recreation

If you were hoping to snag a last-minute camping spot for Memorial Day weekend, you’ll have to look beyond Idaho’s many state parks.

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With southern Idaho reservoirs near capacity and mountain snowpack continuing to melt, the Boise River is taking on a lot of extra water.

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The unofficial start of summer is practically here. Thousands will hit the road Memorial Day weekend. Ahead of the holiday, AAA Idaho is suggesting travelers start packing two days before leaving.

Wildfire season is ramping up across our region. There are all sorts of people involved in waiting, watching and fighting them -- people you might not expect. We’re profiling some of them in a series, Faces Behind The Fires.


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Idaho Reporters' Roundtable: May 25, 2018

Gemma Gaudette discusses the week's events with a roundtable of Idaho journalists including Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press-Idaho and Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News .

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