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The 34th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs comes to Boise State Monday, October 24. Through the years, the Frank Church Institute has hosted a former U.S. president, vice presidents, cabinet secretaries and a long list of international scholars.

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Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced that Idaho will receive $1.2 million of a multistate settlement with General Motors over allegations it concealed ignition safety problem in its vehicle.

Wasden said Thursday the automaker had reached the $120 million settlement with attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia. The settlement concludes a lengthy investigation of GM's failure to disclose known safety defects in various vehicle models.

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Treasure Valley residents are approaching a consensus when it comes to mass transportation options: 73.9 percent say they want more ways to get around. That's according to the latest survey from Boise State, and it represents a 7 percent increase over last year.

Northwest Nazarene University is retiring the crusader as their mascot effective immediately.

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If you’re flying out of Boise this weekend, be prepared for some delays. The Gowen Thunder Air Show could hold up your flight.

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The first big air show in 20 years is set for Boise's Gowen Field this weekend. The headliner? The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron.

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Fall is here, and with the cool, long nights and crisp days, thoughts are turning to the holidays. Leading the charge of fall occasions is Halloween. It’s the time for cobwebs, costumes and of course, candy.

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In our series of Legacy of Hate, we explore the Confederate connection to Idaho history and politics. 

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In North Idaho, incendiary flyers are being distributed anonymously. Authorities in Bonner County say they’re reviewing the materials.

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In February, the city council in Charlottesville, Virginia voted to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from a park which – at the time – had the same name. The controversy that followed culminated in a violent rally in the city this August, and renewed a discussion about white supremacy and what to do with Confederate monuments.

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A southern Idaho school district has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit involving a black football player who says he was sexually assaulted by three teammates in 2015.

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A new state analysis on switching public employees to a self-insurance model casts doubt on the estimated savings that have become a key talking point in Idaho's open gubernatorial race.

According to Mercer — the state's newest actuarial consultant — Idaho taxpayers could save roughly $13 million during the first year of implementing a self-insurance model.

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Friends and family are mourning the death of an eastern Idaho man at the center of a dispute between a nurse and a police officer in Salt Lake City.

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During halftime at Friday's Boise State football game at Albertsons Stadium, a Meridian man's wheelchair was stolen. A search for the chair Monday proved unsuccessful, but a gift from a Boise entrepreneur will provide him and several others with new mobility.

Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

In August, a poster surfaced online advertising that Hammerfest would go down on September 30th in Boise. The event is sponsored by the Hammerskins, a white supremacist group that started in Dallas in the late 1980s. The white power themed concerts have taken place around the country and even in Budapest.

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