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Idaho residents line up outside veteran's house, protest fears of possible gun ... - Fox News

A group of residents in northern Idaho lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran's house on Thursday to protest claims that federal officials are planning on confiscating the man's weapons. ...
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Feds fight against Idaho law banning the homeless from sleeping in streets

Feds fight against Idaho law banning the homeless from sleeping in streets | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
The Justice Department has joined a lawsuit filed by several homeless people in opposing a Boise, Idaho ordinance that bans sleeping in public places. The department says the rule unconstitutionally punishes people for being homeless.
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Really?  The homeless should not be sleeping on the street - where they urinate and sometimes are violent to passersby.  We need to find a better solution but allowing the homeless to sleep on the street is not it. 

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PERSI reverses course, quietly supports Idaho pension payoffs - Watchdog.org - Watchdog.org

PERSI reverses course, quietly supports Idaho pension payoffs - Watchdog.org - Watchdog.org | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
A top government officials says his agency can't take a position on pension payoffs. His email attachments tell a different story.
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BOISE, Idaho: Otter appoints Mark Harris to Idaho Senate | State wire ... - The Idaho Statesman

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Study finds Idaho's 4-day school weeks don't save money | Fox News - Fox News

Study finds Idaho's 4-day school weeks don't save money | Fox News - Fox News | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
A study by a rural education group has found that the four-day school week some Idaho schools have adopted has not been saving money as they were intended.
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Idaho lawmakers working on an Add The Words compromise - LocalNews8.com

Idaho lawmakers working on an Add The Words compromise - LocalNews8.com | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
Some members of Idaho's legislature are working on a compromise bill even in their off-time. Senate Pro Tem, Brent Hill of Rexburg met with Todd Kunz to talk about the possibilities of an 'Add The Words' bill next year.
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How many words do we need to add?  Shouldn't everyone be treated equally in the sight of the law?

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Guest Opinion: INL mission for research needs to move forward - Idaho Statesman - The Idaho Statesman

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Idaho budget surplus means $92 million more for roads, rainy day accounts ... - The Idaho Statesman

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Since the State raised our gas tax they certainly should use a significant portion of the surplus to get necessary road infrastructure completed.

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What Donald Trump Said Just Days BEFORE Chattanooga Shootings Was Spot On

What Donald Trump Said Just Days BEFORE Chattanooga Shootings Was Spot On | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
While many have been vocal in their outrage about our disarmed troops in the aftermath of yesterday’s tragedy, at least one GOP presidential candidate had been warning of this danger just days before.
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Although many see Trump as an illegitimate candidate, at least he's shining light on issues many have been afraid to even whisper about.  I hope our candidates start to boldly state their ideas and ideals so we can have a real chance in the Presidential election.

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Wife of hostage in Iran no fan of nuke deal - Boston Herald

Wife of hostage in Iran no fan of nuke deal - Boston Herald | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
The wife of one of the four American hostages being held in Iran says the Obama Administration broke a promise not to forget her husband during the nuclear negotiations."When I realized the release was not secured, it was heartbreaking for me,"...
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It's sad to think we can trade hostages for a deserter but not even talk about the release of a pastor.  

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Oil and Gas Commissioners Terminate Rule Making Process - Twin Falls Times-News

Oil and Gas Commissioners Terminate Rule Making Process - Twin Falls Times-News | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
BOISE (AP) | The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has decided it won't use an option made available by lawmakers intended to speed the commission's natural gas and oil
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ISP misled other state officials about prison investigation - The Idaho Statesman

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Judicial emergency for Idaho courts - KMVT - KMVT

Judicial emergency for Idaho courts - KMVT - KMVT | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
A judicial emergency has been called for the Idaho courts for having only one active article three judge for the entire state.
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Some Idaho legislators upset over ag-gag ruling - The Idaho Statesman

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Pocatello school board seeks trustee - Idaho State Journal - Idaho State Journal

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POCATELLO — The Pocatello-Chubbuck School District is looking for a qualified person to serve on the board of trustees for Zone 3 after it accepted the resignation of Jim Facer
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Rand Paul introduces amendment to defund Planned Parenthood - Idaho Statesman - The Idaho Statesman

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15th Annual POW*MIA Awareness Rally and Motorcycle Rodeo - Pocatello, ID

15th Annual POW*MIA Awareness Rally and Motorcycle Rodeo - Pocatello, ID | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
Please join us for our 15th Annual POW*MIA Awareness Rally and Motorcycle Rodeo, July 24, 25 and 26, 2015 at the Bannock County Fairgrounds!
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A great event for anyone in the area.  Not only do they have the motorcycle rodeo but also live music and plenty of food vendors.

 

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Interim panel of lawmakers begins Idaho schools broadband study | Local ... - Idaho State Journal

Interim panel of lawmakers begins Idaho schools broadband study | Local ... - Idaho State Journal | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
BOISE — More questions than answers hang around Idaho lawmakers as they grapple over the now-defunct statewide school broadband Internet access program.
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Big future plans to improve science, math efforts in Idaho | Local & Regional ... - KBOI-TV

Big future plans to improve science, math efforts in Idaho | Local & Regional ... - KBOI-TV | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
Board members with Idaho's STEM Action Center met for the first time Wednesday to begin drafting recommendations on how to improve the growing shortfall of Idaho's technological workforce.
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Navy hopes to build new facility in eastern Idaho to handle spent nuclear fuel ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Navy hopes to build new facility in eastern Idaho to handle spent nuclear fuel ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy wants to build a new facility at a federal nuclear site in eastern Idaho to handle spent fuel from the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships.
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This could make sense because INL is researching using spent fuel to use for nuclear power.  Using spent fuel gets rid of most of the waste allowing more power while producing significantly less of unusable byproduct.

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As Marines Lie Dead…Guess What President Obama’s Up To?

As Marines Lie Dead…Guess What President Obama’s Up To? | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
Clearly, our president is broken up and mad as heck about what happened yesterday in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones in Chattanooga.  As a mom with a child on a military base on heightened alert, I have to say that if they go through proper training I think they should be armed.  We allow these people to be in charge of our most powerful weapon systems and fight for freedom - they should be allowed to protect themselves especially at home.

 

Meanwhile our President will surely enjoy Broadway while the Nation morns another brutal terrorist act. 

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China's Bid for Chip Giant Signals Lofty Ambitions - Wall Street Journal

China's Bid for Chip Giant Signals Lofty Ambitions - Wall Street Journal | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
A state-owned firm’s proposal to buy Micron Technology for $23 billion signals China’s growing ambition to become a technology superpower.
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Instead of looking at why this is happening we keep the lie of the economy is booming alive and well.

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State Bar seeks John Bujak's disbarment - KPVI News 6

State Bar seeks John Bujak's disbarment - KPVI News 6 | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
The Idaho State Bar is seeking the disbarment of former Canyon County prosecutor and gubernatorial candidate John Bujak.
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Project Pipe Pulls Out of Pocatello Deal - KPVI News 6 - Pocatello, ID - KPVI News 6

Project Pipe Pulls Out of Pocatello Deal - KPVI News 6 - Pocatello, ID - KPVI News 6 | Idaho Politics | Scoop.it
Project Pipe has notified the City of Pocatello that at this time the company is not considering the Pocatello Airport for construction of a facility.
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We will never have any company locate in the Airport area due to a long standing dispute with the Bannock-Shoshone Tribe.  Until that is solved which would take Federal action through the Bureau of Indian Affairs it makes no sense to locate in that area.

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Idaho's legal bill in school broadband case tops $1 million - The Idaho Statesman

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A flawed process is always going to breed this type of abuse and is probably still occurring.

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