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A group of Idaho lawmakers studying the state's campaign finance reporting laws say candidates who don't file sunshine reports on time should face steeper penalties.

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Top officials with the Idaho Department of Correction are considering telling state lawmakers they need a nearly 20 percent budget increase to fund beds, staff and services for the state's growing prison population.

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A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.

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The federal government has taken over regulating underground injection wells in Idaho in a move that could boost the state's oil and natural gas production by making it cheaper to dispose of wastewater.

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Public health advisories have been issued for two south-central Idaho reservoirs due to harmful algae blooms.

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Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has charged a former state treasurer Republican candidate with seven felony counts of misuse of public money by a public officer.

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Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group.

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A group that has long pushed for Idaho lawmakers to pass legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from employment and housing discrimination has shuttered its political action committee.

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Authorities in eastern Idaho say up to 27 inmates participated in a riot in the maximum security section at the Bannock County Jail.

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A former pharmacist for St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center has filed a lawsuit alleging she was subject to racist and sexist harassment by multiple employees before being wrongfully terminated after just five months.

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Idaho officials want a Texas oil company to explain what a state agency calls "discrepancies" involving oil and gas production records for wells in Idaho following an evaluation of records dating back to 2014.

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A senior U.S. military commander is endorsing the decision to spare Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl prison time for abandoning his post in Afghanistan, endangering military comrades who participated in the lengthy search for him.

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Legislative leaders say Gov. Butch Otter might call a special legislative session to address a years-long water battle that has been building in southwestern Idaho.

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Idaho Republican leaders on Thursday rallied behind a message of unity just days after many of them faced off in heated and contentious primary contests.

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Guardian ad Litem workers serve as special advocates for kids entering foster care across Idaho. The work is rewarding, but the hours are long, the caseloads are high, and in some regions, the volunteers are few.

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