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  After taking a hit, manufacturing jobs increasing in Canyon County

Take a drive through Canyon County and you’ll likely notice the large manufacturing facilities throughout the community.

  IPT reporter will go on 10,000-mile drive for domestic violence awareness

NAMPA — With a baked potato-shaped cargo unit strapped to the roof of their tiny car, a team of three people will travel across two continents to raise both domestic violence awareness and funding for the Nampa Family Justice Center.
Three seriously injured in Canyon County stabbing, person of interest identified
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Police officer wounded in Arizona Wal-Mart melee recovering
icon Posted: Yesterday
Nampa man accused of kicking Boise officer
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Federal appeals court rejects Duncan's death sentence appeal
icon Posted: Yesterday

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  Newly built Terry Reilly clinic opens Wednesday

NAMPA — After more than a year of construction, Terry Reilly Health Services will open a second clinic in Nampa on Wednesday to serve an estimated 10,000 people a year.

  Nampa beer festival draws about 1,500 people

Nampa – As Amanda Kint, 25, stood in line for beer Saturday, she said the America On Tap beer festival was a great way for her to try new breweries.

  Law firm warns municipalities of suit regarding ban on ‘pit bulls’

A Washington law firm has sent letters to the cities of Fruitland and Payette and Payette County notifying them of its intent to bring a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of “breed-discriminatory” legislation.

185th annual General Conference broadcast live April 4 and 5

The 185th annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be broadcast live on local television April 4 and 5. Sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. Southwestern Idaho viewers can watch the conference on KTVB Channel 7.2 24/7, KTRV Channel 12.1 and on BYU-TV or listen to the session broadcasts on KTRP 1260 AM in English and KWEI 1450 AM in Spanish. Online viewing and listening is also available at lds.org and mormonchannel.org.

Credit union offers free document shredding April 18

NAMPA — Nampa’s Pioneer Federal Credit Union will offer free shredding April 18 for residents who want to safely dispose of documents.

Our voting problem

Nearly nine out of 10 people who were registered to vote in the March 10 school bond and levy elections never cast a ballot.

Nampa to begin irrigation season Friday

NAMPA — The City of Nampa will begin its irrigation season by filling the pressurized system on Friday.

Man hit by train in Caldwell

CALDWELL — A 61-year-old man was hit by a train in Caldwell Sunday after he slipped and fell while crossing the tracks.

Two killed in Caldwell car crash Saturday night

Two people were killed in a car crash that happened about 10 p.m. Saturday night at the intersection of Homedale Road and South 10th Avenue near Caldwell.

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Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban could face up to life in prison if convicted of both the charges he's facing, military officials said Wednesday.
Colorado town microcosm of art urban development movement
Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House
Feds celebrate sage grouse deal with Oregon ranchers
Bears end hibernation at Grand Teton National Park
Slavery taints global supply of seafood
Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution
Charlie Hebdo suspects dead, hostage freed
AirAsia plane with 162 aboard missing in Indonesia

Panel boosts schools budget by 7.4 percent

BOISE — Legislative budget writers are matching Gov. Butch Otter’s request to restore public education money slashed during the economic downturn by adding roughly $101 million to the Idaho schools budget.

Center for Fiscal Policy: Tax plan gives big cut to top 1 percent

BOISE — A tax cut of nearly $5,000 could be coming to the top 1 percent of Idaho earners if the House of Representatives passes a large taxation proposal, according to an analysis by the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy.

  Two transportation bills pass out of committee

BOISE — Two transportation bills are on their way to the House floor at the Idaho Legislature, but if the tenor of the committee meeting is any indication, a viable path for funding is still unclear.

Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape.

Plan to ban instant horse racing in Idaho heads to governor

BOISE — The state House voted Thursday to repeal a law allowing roughly 200 slot-like betting machines in Idaho and sent the measure to the governor even though the state's faltering horse racing industry says the bill would put it out of business.

  Career ladder bill moves to Senate

BOISE — A bill that aims to increase teacher pay across the state moved out of the Senate Education Committee by unanimous vote Wednesday, and the full Senate of the Idaho Legislature will likely vote on the bill today.

  House leader introduces bill that would eliminate Idaho grocery tax

BOISE — Two members of House leadership at the Idaho Legislature have put forward a multifaceted tax bill that would eliminate sales tax and the tax credit for groceries, establish a flat tax for upper-income earners and institute a 7-cent fuel tax increase. 

Idaho teacher salaries took an unexplained dip in 2013-14

The average teacher pay in Idaho dropped by more than $200 from 2012-13 to 2013-14 — a decrease that the state’s teachers union can’t explain.

Irrigation canals will begin to fill April 1

NAMPA — The 2015 irrigation season will begin April 1 with what’s expected to be a normal supply of irrigation water.

Idaho House Republicans introduce piecemeal roads plan

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — House Republicans are introducing an eleventh-hour patchwork plan to raise more than $100 million for Idaho roads.

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