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New fallen soldier memorial opens on 9/11

A crowd of veterans and citizens gathered for the unveiling of the Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.  The new memorial for soldiers who have died since the attack currently has 51 names engraved … Continue reading

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New soldiers memorial gets another $10,000 donation

A war memorial for Idaho soldiers killed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks received a $10,000 donation Friday from TriWest, a defense contractor that provides access to health care for military members. The Triwest Healthcare Alliance gave its donation to the … Continue reading

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Idaho senators voting against Kagan for the Supreme Court

Idaho’s two U.S. senators will be voting against Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch will join most Republicans in the Senate in opposing Kagan, President Barack Obama’s pick to replace retiring Supreme … Continue reading

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Wounded Idaho veteran receives three ovations in the U.S. House (video)

An Idaho resident who lost both his legs and an arm earlier this year serving in Afghanistan received three standing ovations from the U.S. House of Representatives Monday. Marine Lance Cpl. Randal Wright of Cottonwood entered the House floor as … Continue reading

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Idaho House members split on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act which would repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding homosexuals serving in the armed forces.  Idaho’s House delegation vote was split; Congressman … Continue reading

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Early voting in Idaho could end on Friday before an election

A proposal to help Idahoans living abroad vote absentee in elections could also limit the opportunity of voters who want to cast the ballot at county clerks’ offices the day before an election. The Senate State Affairs Committee approved legislation … Continue reading

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More departments looking at bare bones budgets in the next year

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC) will need to find $59 million in reductions to balance the next general fund budget, which begins in July. JFAC is scheduled to finish its budget work on March 12. Larger reductions should come when … Continue reading

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