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Rocky Barker

Removing the four lower Snake River dams could be enough to bring salmon stocks back from the brink of extinction. That’s one conclusion from reporter Rocky Barker’s series on the fish in the Idaho Statesman, which wrapped up this month.

Two and a half decades after passing one of the most sought out regulations by cyclists, Idaho is no longer the only state in the country that allows them to yield at stop signs. 

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Capital City Development Corporation, Boise's urban renewal agency, is considering raising rates in parking structures downtown.  Both hourly and monthly rates could be going up.

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Boise School District students will start classes earlier next fall – though not as early as they might have.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

The Idaho senate has a new member. Governor Butch Otter has appointed an eastern Idaho man to fill a vacancy left by the former majority leader.


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In the wake of last week’s shooting in Las Vegas that claimed 58 lives and injured hundreds, Idaho's congressional delegation has remained relatively quiet on the topic of firearms.

OneBeat

Twenty-five international musicians are trying to practice diplomacy through music. If that seems like an impossible task, tell that to OneBeat fellow Sayun Chang. Chang is a percussionist from Taiwan, and OneBeat is the name of a traveling musical fellowship through the State Department.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist is taking heat for donations he made to Democratic candidates between 2014 and 2016. The Kootenai County GOP Committee passed a resolution condemning Ahlquist for his political contributions and questioning his Republican allegiance.


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Bowe Bergdahl was the only American POW in the Afghanistan War, held captive by the Taliban for five years. After he was released, the Army Sergeant – who is from Idaho – was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.


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Last week was the deadline for so-called “Dreamers” to renew their immigration status with the federal government. Early reports show that as many as 36,000 young people did not renew their status.

George Prentice

Daniel Benaim served as a speechwriter and policy planner in the U.S. State Department during the Obama Administration. He's a distinguished speechwriter, scholar and visiting lecturer at New York University.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Boise’s last independent neighborhood market is safe after two new owners pledge to preserve the local hub and carry on a legacy spanning a century.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

The City of Boise has begun its formal campaign to build support for a 5,000-seat downtown sports stadium.

Brad Washa / Boise National Forest

After a record breaking, expensive year to fight wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service may just get some of that money back to help prevent future burns.

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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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