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On Saturday, October 26, the Drug Enforcement Agency is hosting prescription pill take back events around Idaho. They’re intended to help stem the problem of addiction.

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Idaho's new U.S. Attorney Bart Davis says he believes a new offshoot of the street and prison gang Surenos is close to being eradicated after a series of indictments in state and federal court.

During a press conference Thursday, Davis said five people believed to be members or associates of the Sureno Mob Trece gang were indicted in Idaho's U.S. District Court on drug and firearms charges on Wednesday. Another 15 people were indicted in Idaho's 3rd Judicial District the same day, most charged with conspiracy to recruit a gang member.

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The Idaho senate has a new member. Governor Butch Otter has appointed an eastern Idaho man to fill a vacancy left by the former majority leader.


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East Idaho Republicans have come up with a shortlist of candidates to replace former state Senator Bart Davis who was selected to be the U.S. Attorney for Idaho.

The Idaho GOP’s Legislative District 33 Committee put forward three names this week as possible successors to Davis, the former Senate Majority Leader.

The top pick for the open seat, according to the district committee, is Bonneville GOP Central Committee Chairman Mark Fuller. While the group has expressed a preference, the final call will be up to Governor Butch Otter.

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Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis stepped down from the Idaho Legislature Thursday to take on a new role with the federal government.

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Bills have been speeding their way through the Idaho Legislature during week eight of the session.

The budget committee passed a bill to increase the public schools budget. Fish and Game brought a new hunting fees bill to lawmakers. And more of the action is moving out of committees and onto the House and Senate Floors.

The Idaho Senate decided to kill a major overhaul to Idaho’s tax system Tuesday.

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After years of running the grueling half marathon at Robie Creek, Bart Davis had an idea. Instead of just running the 13.1 miles up and down the steep Aldape Peak summit, why not turn around and do it all over again?

Davis’ company, Rivertown Racing, came up with its own brand new race: the Double Robie on September 28. The race will be a full marathon – beginning and ending at Fort Boise. Runners will climb 3,800 feet over 26.2 miles.