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Boise Police Chief Bill Bones To Retire In October

Boise Police Chief Bill Bones will retire next month after 27 years with the department.

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Idaho’s U.S. senators are signing onto a bill that would keep federal dollars flowing to counties for the next 10 years.

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For years, the Boise area has become known for its winding 25-mile pedestrian and bicycle path, but the Greenbelt was once just a vision of a city council member.

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Nine religious leaders — priests, bishops, an imam and a rabbi — sat at the front of a lecture hall at the College of Southern Idaho. They all lead congregations in the Magic Valley. And each month, they gather in a different house of worship to talk about how their religions approach various spiritual ideas.

 

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Morning Edition host George Prentice reports on the multiple world premieres from the 2019 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, including the much-anticipated "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" starring Tom Hanks, and "Just Mercy," starring Michael B. Jordan. The two films are among the more than 300 movies being showcased at this year's TIFF, which is expected to attract nearly 500,000 attendees.

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The last several years have brought floods and mudslides to Idaho, damaging roadways across the state. Now, the U.S. Department of Transportation is sending $14.2 million to Idaho help pay for repairs, the eighth highest amount reimbursement this cycle.

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Pharmaceutical companies are facing scrutiny over the opioid crisis, but that hasn’t stopped them from giving millions of dollars to members of Congress, including many in the Mountain West.

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With the values of houses – and property taxes – in cities across Idaho skyrocketing, state lawmakers say they want to look at options to bring some relief to homeowners.

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County commissioners from across the West, including about a dozen from Idaho, are in Washington, D.C., this week to ask members of Congress to fund a program called Payments in Lieu of Taxes.

 


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When states challenge the federal government over things like public land rights or same-sex marriage rights, taxpayers are on the hook for that.

Idaho is one of at least two states that has a separate bank account to pay for legal fees and settlements in these cases, though critics say it’s giving state legislators more license to pass laws courts have found to be unconstitutional.  

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Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said Wednesday that Idaho will not be part of a reported settlement with Purdue Pharma, and the state will continue to pursue litigation against the company and its owners.

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A Look At The Boise Bombers Wheelchair Rugby Team

Each summer in Boise, a group of athletes gathers together for physical exercise, mental strategy and camaraderie. They’re playing rugby…with wheelchairs. This is Murderball, also known as wheelchair rugby. Two teams of four players try to carry the ball on their knees into the end zone. We take you to a practice game and then talk with the heart of the Boise Bombers team.

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