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The Dara’ang are a group of refugees from Myanmar, now living in Thailand. The ethnic minority fled from their home after decades of political oppression and a violent drug trade. They’ve carved out a new life in their adoptive home, many becoming elephant trainers in Thailand.

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At an engineering and science festival in Boise in February, Jake Sadovich was showing children how to build a rocket ship.

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Idaho Republican senators have signed off on a bill that would expand legal cover for those who hurt or kill someone in self-defense.


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Idaho screenwriter and director Samantha Silva has just completed her film, The Big Burn, the winner of the One Potato screenwriting competition.

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The City of Trees can add yet another accolade to numerous “Best of” and “Hot” lists it’s been featured on in recent years.

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Thursday, the Idaho Senate passed Governor Butch Otter’s massive tax cut bill on a vote of 26-9. It had already passed the House and now just needs Otter's signature to become law. The bill cut taxes for some in Idaho and creates a $130 dollar child tax credit.

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The Idaho House passed a bill Thursday to force school districts to wait to run a “repeat” bond issue.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

A new satellite from NASA launching soon will look for exoplanets in our universe. One of the scientists involved in the search is coming to Boise.

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A bill that would’ve made it illegal to operate a handheld device while driving failed to pass in the Idaho Senate following a lengthy debate.

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Despite a handful competing tax bills, Gov. Butch Otter will get his $200 million tax cut proposal after all following a two-hour debate by Idaho senators.


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Right now, Idaho homeowners who install rooftop solar panels receive credits for any extra energy they generate. But Idaho Power is looking to change that system, setting up a fight between the company and solar power advocates.

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It’s a brisk afternoon in January as canvassers hit Boise’s North End. Their goal? Roughly 56,000 signatures to expand access to Medicaid in Idaho.

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With Treefort Music Fest just a few weeks away (March 21-25), music fans still have time to nail down their must-sees. But if you’re overwhelmed looking at the 400+ bands that will take over downtown Boise, the sonic buffs at NPR Music might be helpful in getting you started. Here's a look at some of the Treefort artists the music guides have recently reviewed.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Wednesday morning it was pulling assault-style rifles off its shelves.

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A University of Idaho law professor is suing the Idaho Department of Correction under the state's Public Records Act for refusing to hand over documents about its use of execution drugs.