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Idaho Speaker Bedke given credit for Western states federal lands’ meeting

Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, speaker of the Idaho House, is given credit for developing the idea of a Western state approach to assuming management of federal lands in the respective states. Officials from Idaho and other states in the West … Continue reading

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IDL critic praises agency for auctioning gas, oil leases

John Runft, Boise, of the Tax Accountability Committee believes the Department of Lands auctioning oil and gas leases is a positive step for the department. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) last week announced the auctioning of oil and gas … Continue reading

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Coldwater closing another setback for Workforce Development Fund

Sandpoint-based Coldwater Creek is closing its doors at a cost of $44,000 to the state’s taxpayer-funded Workforce Development Fund. The losses continue to pile up for Idaho’s embattled Workforce Development Fund. This time it’s the closure of clothier Coldwater Creek … Continue reading

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Idaho farm protection bill faces legal scrutiny

Rep. Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, believes the bill banning secretly filming alleged animal abuse is “speech and that is what we are criminalizing.” The Idaho Senate and the House approved the so-called the “ag-gag” measure, as it is referred to by … Continue reading

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