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Idaho health officials continue to warn of what they call a "severe" year for flu in the Gem State. More influenza-related illnesses and deaths have been reported this season than in any other season in the past seven years.

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Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist said this week his campaign promise to cut $100 million in 100 days if elected may not result in a reduction to the state budget.

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Idaho’s first cider house could become a reality later this year.

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The Idaho Legislature has drafted its first bill for the 2018 session and it concerns a familiar issue from last year.

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There are now more than 300,000 public school students attending classes in the state of Idaho.

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Treefort Music Fest is bringing the heat in 2018 with some empowering female voices in the indie rap and R&B scene.

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In 2000, 532,000 people had home landlines in Idaho. The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) reports that this number fell to 152,000 last year. According to the Idaho Statesman, this shift has diminished a 30-year-old fund that keeps rural landlines affordable.

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Good news for skiers: The Bogus Basin Ski area plans to reopen on Friday after being closed for four days.

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The former wife of an Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative who was abused for more than 10 years.

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Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff officially kicked off his second bid for governor in Pocatello Wednesday, attempting to be the first Democrat to win statewide office since 2002.

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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Idaho Legislature held mandatory sexual harassment training for all 105 lawmakers at the statehouse Tuesday. Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill (R-Rexburg) says the goal was to get everyone on the same page about what is and isn’t proper behavior at the capitol.

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Canyon County officials say former state representative Brandon Hixon was found dead at his home Tuesday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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In Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter’s final State of the State address Monday, education loomed large. One of his proposals is to hire a chief education officer for public colleges and universities.

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Idaho Governor Butch Otter outlined his priorities during the 2018 Idaho Legislative Session during Monday’s State of the State address. He detailed both his budget proposal and the issues he wants to concentrate on during his last year in office.

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In his final State of the State address, Gov. Butch Otter (R) unveiled a significant tax cut and an ambitious healthcare plan to cover high-risk individuals under Medicaid.

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