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The Sheepdog Trials Are A Lesser-Known Part Of The Trailing Of The Sheep

When most people think of the annual Trailing of the Sheep event in the Wood River Valley, they think about the moment when hundreds of sheep are marched through the center of Ketchum. The lesser-known part of the weekend, though, occurs in Hailey, with the sheepdog trials .

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Headwaters Economics

A recent report looking at Bonner County in Idaho reveals – like many communities across the state – the area enjoys a lot of economic benefits from outdoor recreation and trails.

One of the biggest decisions Idahoans will make in the upcoming Nov. 6 election is whether or not to expand Medicaid. Boise State Public Radio News has been following the initiative over the last several months. The ballot initiative has also garnered national attention, including from the journalists at HuffPost. Please join HuffPost and Boise State Public Radio for this conversation about health care in Idaho. 

USFWS

The Department of Interior just released a new science policy that it says will increase transparency. But conservationists are concerned. 

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Some State of Idaho employees will soon be going to work in a new location on Boise’s west side.

Late last year, the State of Idaho bought the 40-year-old Hewlett Packard company complex adjacent to Chinden Blvd. for $110 million.  Back in the day, the 200-acre site with parking for more than 5,000 vehicles and 1.5 million square feet of office space was the center for HP’s 7,000 high tech employees.  


Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Depending on where you live in Idaho, you might find that prices at your local gas station are 30-40 cents higher per gallon than in neighboring Wyoming and Montana. So...what’s up with that? 

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho’s gubernatorial election will be historic no matter who wins. On the Democratic side, potentially Idaho’s first female governor – and the nation’s first Native American governor. On the other, Republican Brad Little who even his supporters call low key. But he is a traditional conservative running in a traditionally conservative state.

Boise State Public Radio

Idaho and Mississippi are in the crosshairs of scammers.

State authorities are warning residents to be wary when giving out their personal information to anyone calling and offering to register them to vote.


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A new study says wildlife-related activities on Bureau of Land Management land brings in millions of dollars to western states. 

The study found things like hunting, fishing and wildlife watching on BLM land brings in more than $3 billion in total economic output to 12 western states including Idaho.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

A new $20 million grant will help three of the state’s top universities study how trout and sagebrush are adapting to changing environmental conditions. 


Otto Kitsinger / AP Images

When Idaho's Democratic candidate for governor Paulette Jordan took to the microphone at a recent campaign party, she immediately launched into a story.

 

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On The Friday, October 12, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Our team of journalists breaks down the week's headlines. Area couple create lip balm to address cancer treatment side effects Garden City promotes event to bring the community together

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