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A congressional committee is focusing on a little known environmental law Thursday.

 

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Proposition 1 – the measure to again legalize so-called “historical horse racing” in Idaho is getting attention this week. Opponents and advocates are speaking up about the ballot initiative voters will decide on in November.

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Idaho’s senior senator is pushing back against Democrats who tried to delay a hearing on President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. 


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An Idaho inmate is being held without bail after a woman accused him of raping her at a wildfire camp in August.

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A federal fund that helps protect public recreation spaces in Idaho may not get renewed by Congress.

Department of Interior

The Trump Administration has finally nominated a director for the National Park Service. The new director will manage a public lands system facing record-breaking visitation and $11 billion in maintenance backlog.

 

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The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is holding a large rally this weekend in downtown Boise. The firearms group is looking to hold one of the biggest gatherings in support of gun rights in state history.

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About 120 people staged a protest in McCall over the holiday weekend with the message that re-opening the Stibnite mine could cause irreparable harm to the Salmon River watershed.

 

Alaska Airlines

Starting in October, you’ll only be able to bring cats and dogs to serve as an emotional support animal on all Alaska Airlines flights.

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Federal officials are predicting a bumper onion crop in 2018, but local producers are a little skeptical.

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Trade talks between the U.S. and Canada are down to the wire. The Trump Administration set the final day of August as a deadline for our northern neighbor to sign on to a tentative agreement with Mexico and the U.S. Idaho dairy farmers are paying attention.

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Idaho Democrats are supporting changes made by the national Democratic Party. They’re backing a new way the party will choose its presidential candidate.

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August in Idaho means the last month of summer vacation, county fairs, camping and … oh yeah, wildfires. Here's just a few of the wildfire stories Boise State Public Radio covered this month.

Bureau of Land Management

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has released more details about his plan to reorganize the Department of Interior. The plan could have big impacts for public lands in the west.

 

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School is back in session, temperatures have mellowed and Labor Day is Monday. It’s only a matter of time before we’re firmly back in sweater weather territory. As summer ebbs, the final three-day weekend of the season offers the chance for a last little trip.

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