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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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Each year, around the time of the Idaho Governor's "State of the State" address, the radio station provides its own version of a preview of the year ahead, for public radio. Unlike the formal speech by Idaho's chief executive, this is simply a casual conversation with the general manager of Boise State Public Radio about plans for its Idaho network. 

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As Bogus Basin fans might have realized, it hasn’t been a great snow year for the area so far, but that’s not necessarily the case for the rest of the state.

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About 16,000 Ada County voters will see their precinct change in 2018. The changes come after the Treasure Valley’s growth continues to balloon.

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Leaders on both sides of the aisle at the Idaho statehouse agree on this: The issue of sexual harassment needs to be dealt with head-on this session.


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While the Associated Press hosted its annual preview of the upcoming legislative session at the capitol Friday morning, nine far right lawmakers held their own event spelling out their priorities.

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Idaho Governor Butch Otter (R) signed an Executive Order Friday that would allow insurance companies to create new health care plans that shave off some of the requirements of the Affordable Health Care Act.

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Next week marks the start of the 2018 Idaho Legislature. While Governor Butch Otter will kick it off Monday with his final State of the State Address, the legislature will be looking at issues like education and children’s health care, with election year politics mixed in.

Idaho Statesman

Communities around the world – including in Idaho – have grown accustomed to sending their recycled plastic to China. But on January first, a new Chinese policy went into effect that bans the importation of certain plastics.

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Police arrested a man they say stole some 200 vases and plaques from cemeteries across the Treasure Valley.

After receiving a slew of tips from the public, authorities located and arrested the suspected graveyard thief. Twenty-two year old Aspen Curtis was taken into custody by Canyon County Sheriff’s deputies in Nampa.

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2017 was a good year for White Sturgeon in the middle fork of the Snake River. But a changing climate may mean years like that one will be harder to find.


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