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A leaked memo this week from the Interior Department shows Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to give states more clout over wildlife management on public lands, unless it conflicts with federal law.

 

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Fall is just around the corner, and – according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac – a wet winter will follow.

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Lauren Zinsser keeps tabs on the health of the Boise River, from Lucky Peak to Parma.

Boise State Public Radio announced Wednesday it has hired Heath Druzin as a member of the inaugural cohort of Audion Fellows, who will spend two years reporting on the role of guns in American life as part of a new national “Guns & America” reporting collaborative. All 10 fellows have been hired by participating public newsrooms across the country.

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Those with an interest in cryptozoology should mark their calendars. A conference focusing on Bigfoot is coming to Pocatello.

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There are nearly 7.5 billion people on Earth and more are being born every second. In order to feed all of us, researchers at University of Idaho are looking at ways to keep our existing crops upright.

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The Jerome-based company Capps Inc. has applied to increase the truck load weight on the 40-mile stretch from Shoshone to Airport Way in Hailey. The company hauls grain, compost, hay and straw between farms in the Magic and Wood River Valleys.

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The state’s Department of Environmental Quality issued advisories for harmful algae blooms at two more Idaho lakes. The DEQ put out alerts for both Lake Cascade and Lake Lowell. The department is using technology to try and catch blooms early.

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If you’re poor and you get really sick in Idaho, your health care options might be really different than say, if you live in Colorado or Montana.

 

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Idaho is one of the states best prepared to weather a hit to its economy – at least for a bit, according to a new survey.

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Idaho has some of the loosest gun laws in the country. For some here, though, just about any restriction is unacceptable. On Saturday hundreds of gun activists marched to the State Capitol.

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Idaho’s largest school district and a housing developer are at odds over land in Meridian near the site of a proposed new high school.

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A federal appeals court is siding with several homeless people in Boise who have sued the city for prosecuting them for sleeping outside.

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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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