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Idaho Lawmaker Wants The Wrongly Convicted To Get Restitution

An Idaho lawmaker is drafting a bill that would allow people falsely convicted of a crime to get restitution.

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A refugee garden that was raided for produce last month now has a new fence to guard the tomatoes and other vegetables.

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Cassia County public school maintenance and custodial workers are no longer state employees. As of the beginning of this month, they work for a private company, ABM Industries. The school district says this will save money, but some employees are concerned they will receive fewer benefits.

A committee at the University of Idaho recommends that a journalism professor there be fired, leaving the final decision up to President Scott Green.

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Temp Ray Patterson, a plastic surgeon from Burley, pleaded guilty in a federal court Wednesday to giving counterfeit breast implants to nine women.

 

Ammon Bundy, who led an armed standoff with the federal government in an Oregon wildlife refuge, took to Facebook this past weekend. He said he failed a background check to buy a firearm -- and then things took a turn.  

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The group behind Idaho’s successful Medicaid expansion ballot initiative is filing another one – this time to boost education spending.

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The plan to tear down the former Idaho Youth Ranch retail building in Twin Falls is being sent back to the city's Planning and Zoning board, despite receiving approval from the board and the city council.

 

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Warning: This story talks explicitly about female anatomy and traumatizing procedures.

A district court judge ruled last year that a federal law banning female genital mutilation was unconstitutional. He said it’s up to the states to make laws about this cultural practice. While we don’t know how many people undergo the procedure in the Mountain West, many hope to amplify the conversation as some states pass laws and others don’t.

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As Idaho lawmakers continue to debate how the state should pay for its voter-approved Medicaid expansion, hundreds of studies have shown many benefits to the program.

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The Boise’s Central Trades & Labor Council’s annual Labor Day picnic is coming up this Monday. Although there are fewer labor union marches in the streets nowadays, the holiday prompts workers to remember what was gained through the sacrifices made by union workers.

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On The Monday, September 23, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Vaping illness cases continue to rise. Heritage houses and sustainable living. Company of Fools goes family-friendly. We talk to Opera Idaho.

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