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Students Demand Change At Boise’s Youth Climate Strike

Liam Neupert is a junior at One Stone school in Boise and helped to coordinate the Idaho Youth Climate Strike Friday morning. For several weeks now, he’s been at the statehouse every Friday, missing school to protest climate change inaction.

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The Southern Poverty Law Center tracks hate groups nationwide. Data from the organization reveals the number of groups in Idaho is down, but they remain a concentrated force in parts of the Gem State.

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Idaho House lawmakers have introduced a bill that would add several restrictions and requirements to the state’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion program.

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A new bill introduced Monday would make it exponentially harder to put an initiative on the ballot in Idaho.

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More water will start flowing through the Boise River this week as officials work to keep the risk of flooding as low as possible.

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For most nights this week, the Idaho Transportation Department plans to close sections of I-84 in Boise. They plan to continue work on the new Cloverdale overpass bridge project that began in January. The bridge needs to be rebuilt after it was destroyed by a fire after a fatal crash involving a semi truck and several vehicles last summer.



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A proposed ban that would have prohibited cities from instituting restrictions on driving while operating a handheld cellphone died in a legislative committee this week.

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Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin is facing questions about a photo she posted Thursday on Facebook showing her posing with two men flashing a sign associated with a militia group. The photo had been removed by Thursday night after swift criticism on social media.  

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The Idaho Legislature’s budget committee has been working hard this week, passing several bills. One of those will fund Medicaid and Medicaid expansion, which was approved by voters last November.

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On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted.

The volcano 50 miles north of Portland sent out a lateral blast first, killing David Johnston, one of the scientists who had been monitoring the mountain months leading up to the blast. There was a 5.1 earthquake and a landslide, and every tree, animal and person within miles died.

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Idaho House lawmakers brushed off an attempt to allow only someone older than 16 years old to get married.


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On The Monday, March 18, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

High school students in Boise and worldwide protest climate change inactivity. Addiction treatment agencies join together to create a support network. Wanna Know Idaho Asks "What was Idaho like when it was volcanic?" The Fort of Drag brings queens and kings to Treefort.

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