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The state has begun renovating the first building of the former HP Inc. campus in Boise as Idaho agencies prepare to start moving into the new office space later this year.

Workers have started removing tile and carpet embedded with asbestos from parts of the building that have been vacant for years, KTVB-TV reported .

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Concerned about soaring health care costs, Idaho on Wednesday revealed a plan that will allow insurance companies to sell cheap policies that ditch key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Federal officials are proposing approving Idaho's request to loosen field burning rules that backers say offer more flexibility to disperse smoke away from people but that health advocates say will lead to breathing problems for some area residents.

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Law enforcement officials named in a wrongful death lawsuit are denying allegations they violated federal civil rights during and after the shooting of an Idaho rancher.

Jack Yantis was killed in 2015 after one of his bulls was hit by a car and deputies shot the animal. Yantis arrived with a rifle just as deputies decided to put down the animal. Authorities have said there was an altercation, and Yantis and two deputies all fired their weapons.

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Idaho voters would no longer be required to disclose their sex while registering to vote under a proposal recently introduced inside the Idaho Statehouse.

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The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.

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A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author.

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A panel of Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday rejected proposed legislation that would have required lawmakers to disclose some of their personal financial information.

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Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist said this week his campaign promise to cut $100 million in 100 days if elected may not result in a reduction to the state budget.

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The former wife of an Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative who was abused for more than 10 years.

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The Latest on the federal criminal case against a Nevada rancher accused of leading 2014 armed standoff against U.S. land management agents (all times local):

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Idaho's ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

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Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after overseeing the religion for nine years. He was 90.

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Police are investigating after a giant star at the top of Boise's official Christmas tree vanished on New Year's Day.

Downtown Boise Association Executive Director Lynn Hightower says they reported the theft to police Tuesday morning after a video surfaced.

KTVB-TV reports that Darrin Walton was staying in a nearby hotel and shot video at 3 a.m. on Monday after noticing movement. Lighted branches on the 30-foot (9-meter) tree sway as someone climbs to the top and the white light of the star goes dark.

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Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed an eastern Idaho city councilwoman to the state House despite concerns raised by local Republicans that the selection process may have contained serious flaws.

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