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Water managers in charge of monitoring the largest aquifer in Idaho have lots to celebrate these days.

“It’s been a really amazing year," says Wesley Hipke with the Idaho Water Resource Board. "At this point in time, we’re constantly setting new records.”

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Three-term state Representative Hy Kloc was noticeably absent this year from the Idaho Legislature. It wasn’t until earlier this month that he revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer in late 2017 and wouldn't be seeking re-election.

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Idaho and Colorado saw some of the nation's leading growth in wages this past year. But other western states, including Montana and Wyoming, lagged behind according to the latest report from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Idaho and potatoes are synonymous for good reason; the Gem State is the nation’s biggest producer of the vegetable. With the fate of NAFTA unknown as negotiators head into an eighth round of talks, the potato industry is monitoring those talks closely.

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Rain and melting snow has lead to washed out roads and significant repair bills in south central and eastern Idaho.

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Student scores on an Idaho reading test can still influence their teacher’s paycheck. After several hours of backroom meetings, the Idaho House quickly rejected the idea of overriding Gov. Butch Otter’s veto stamp Tuesday afternoon.

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Negotiations surrounding the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, will soon enter an eighth round. Industries in Idaho are keeping a close eye on the talks.

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Every year, Alaska’s frozen tundra calls to dog mushers for the Iditarod – the iconic 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome.

 

But if you head up to America’s last frontier a bit earlier, you’ll see people biking, skiing – and even walking – the same trail in a punishing ultra marathon course.

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Even if the weather doesn’t feel particularly springy, AAA Idaho says you only have to look at gas station signs to know what time of year it is. Prices at Gem State pumps rose by 16 cents per gallon in the last week – putting it on the list of 10 most expensive states for fuel.

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Following Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke's repeated calls for more management of public lands, this spring the Bureau of Land Management is giving certain ranchers more say and options in grazing their cattle on public lands.

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Looking back on the experience of Treefort this past weekend, Boise State Public Radio captured this audio postcard.

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The Idaho Department of Labor is out with its latest monthly jobs report. It finds the state’s unemployment rate has held steady for half a year.

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Although he doesn’t have exact attendance numbers yet, festival director Eric Gilbert says the event grew again. Last year, 17,000 people attended Treefort.

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Federal water managers will increase the flow in the Boise River, again, Monday.

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Treefort Music Fest continues in downtown Boise through the weekend. As part of the Boise State Public Radio News continuing coverage, Program Director Paul Stribling spoke with Lydia Night, the 17-year-old singer of The Regrettes, who are part of this year's festival.

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