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Local $125M teacher pay boost bill passes Idaho Senate $125M teacher pay boost bill passes Idaho Senate
The Idaho Senate unanimously approved the measure Thursday, where senators offered only praise that the 30-page bill had survived both chambers after seeing prior proposals flounder this legislative session.
Local Monsanto fined for not reporting Idaho chemical releases Monsanto fined for not reporting Idaho chemical releases
Federal officials said the releases occurred between 2006 and 2009, with the plant emitting hydrogen cyanide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury. Companies are required by law to report such releases immediately.
Local Idaho Senate OKs state salamander bill Idaho Senate OKs state salamander bill
Fourteen-year-old Ilah Hickman has been lobbying the Idaho Statehouse for the past five years, attempting to convince lawmakers the Idaho giant salamander deserved to be the fourteenth state symbol.
Local Tiny houses tackle big homeless problem Tiny houses tackle big homeless problem (Video)
The tiny homes on wheels are seven feet by fourteen feet with 98 square feet of living space. Electricity is supplied by a solar panel and it has a sink supplied by a five gallon water jug. Scott says the best feature is that they are affordable at under $5,000.
Local Child's death certificate won't be allowed in murder trial Child's death certificate won't be allowed in murder trial
Second District Court Judge Jeff M. Brudie also on Wednesday ruled that witnesses won't be allowed to offer opinions about whether the injuries sustained by 2-year-old Rylee Mingo were accidental or on purpose.
Local Group favoring gay marriage remakes web address of lawmaker
State Rep. Paul Shepherd from Riggins contends that recent court rulings overturning state bans on same-sex marriages violate the U.S. Constitution. He is backing a non-binding resolution urging Congress to impeach federal judges who violate the Constitution.