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BOISE – Despite some misgivings by a few, the Legislature’s joint budget committee voted unanimously Friday to back the governor’s recommendation to increase the cap on the state’s main rainy-day savings account from 10% of general fund revenues to 15%, and to transfer $20 million from the s…

MOSCOW — Former University of Idaho athlete Mairin Jameson has settled her lawsuit against the school over its mishandling of a 2013 sexual assault complaint. Jameson is planning to work alongside new UI athletic director Terry Gawlik to “further improve the culture” within the institution’s…

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on January 21, 2020Teresa Fabricius, Superintendent of the Fruitland School District, will retire at the end of the school year, Ontario newspaper the Argus Observer reported on Tuesday.

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BOISE — About three-fourths of the way through Ebony Small’s victim-impact statement Thursday afternoon in an Ada County courtroom, 4th District Court Judge Steven Hippler told her she could take as long as she needed to speak.

POCATELLO — Congressmen Mike Simpson explained his case against impeaching President Donald Trump following a press conference Thursday. He called the effort to impeach Trump “a sham” and said he thought the accusations brought against the president didn’t rise to the level of impeachable offenses.

POCATELLO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers and Congressman Mike Simpson announced a long-anticipated change to environmental regulations Thursday at Holt Arena amid a backdrop of tractors and combines for an agricultural equipment trade show.

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BOISE — State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra told state lawmakers on Thursday that Idaho’s schools are on a “positive, upward trajectory” as she pitched her plan to increase state funding for schools next year by 5.3% to $1.99 billion.

BOISE — Attorneys representing the Idaho Department of Correction’s director filed a motion last week to dismiss efforts by Ada County to hold the prison official in contempt of court for violating a decades-old court order regarding how long state prisoners can stay in the county’s jail.

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BOISE — Police chiefs from across the state of Idaho joined with insurance interests, motorcycle groups, Sen. Chuck Winder and more on Thursday to back a proposed new statewide hands-free law for drivers.

BOISE — Two legendary artists will perform together in Boise this spring. Jackson Browne will join James Taylor on his 26-city tour, including a stop in Boise on May 22.

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BOISE — For the fourth year out of the last five, Idaho lawmakers held a divisive hearing into the state’s school science standards on Wednesday, with more than two dozen people testifying, the majority of them favoring the standards.

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BOISE — Emergency legislation was introduced on a party-line vote in the Senate Resources Committee on Wednesday to allow any Idahoan with a hunting license and a wolf tag to shoot wolves year-round in newly designated “wolf-free zones” in the state.

NAMPA — Following years of issues with law enforcement unable to enforce Idaho law regarding the sale of aerial fireworks, the city of Nampa is suggesting the Idaho Legislature amend state code to clarify the law’s language.

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BOISE — A local lawmaker plans to introduce a resolution supporting the use of Native American symbols by schools and other groups and discouraging their removal absent “a careful and effective public process.”

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BOISE — Three years into an ambitious 10-year plan to reduce Idaho’s physician shortage by increasing residencies for newly trained doctors in the state, Idaho’s risen from 49th in the nation for primary care doctors per capita to 45th.