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Friday’s show: Sequestration city

We don’t know if Congress and the president will cut a deal yet to avoid the series of automatic spendign cuts called the “sequester,” but we know either way, Idaho is going to see some effects in the long term.

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Boys basketball state tournament pairings

Boys basketball 5A state tournament At Idaho Center, Nampa First round Thursday Game 1: Lake City (17-5) vs. Rocky Mountain (19-4), 1:15 p.m. Game 2: Highland (19-4) vs. Capital (14-9), 3 p.m. Game 3: Borah (22-1) vs. Madison (15-9), 6:15

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Are you breaking the law with that pocket knife?

Mountain Home Republican Rep. Pete Nielsen wants to make it clear that you can carry a small knife without a concealed weapons permit in the state, but like most things, making the change the right way is a little more

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Longterm, bipartisan debt solutions: Watch the McClure Center symposium here

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Congressman Mike Simpson joined Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, colorful fiscal commission leader Alan Simpson and national deficit expert Maya MacGuiness on Idaho Public Television last night. The five talked about the kind of longterm,

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Bart Davis, ‘The Noodle Lady’ and more on Idaho Reports tonight

We’ve got a lot to talk about on tonight’s show, and a great group of folks to do it. Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis will be there, and a north Idaho freshman lawmaker who lets us in on her new

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A heartfelt preview of a major legislative battle

Watch An intense senate debate; cloud seeding; human rights on PBS. See more from Idaho Reports. Republican Sens. Dean Cameron of Rupert and Bob Nonini of Coeur d’Alene joined me for the first half of this week’s show to talk

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Watch live as Senate panel hears from Idahoans on the health insurance exchange

The Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee plans to hear more public testimony about Gov. Butch Otter’s proposal to create a state-run insurance exchange under federal health reforms, and a few minutes before the 1:30 p.m. hearing started, folks were

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This is a great week to give “Idaho In Session” a try

As the Legislature picks up a bit and starts holding more public hearings, this is a good time to test out Idaho Public Television’s portal to see and hear what happens at the Statehouse. It used to be called “Legislature

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A closer look at Idaho’s personal property tax

Watch Higher ed leaders face challenges; tax cut impacts on PBS. See more from Idaho Reports. If you haven’t been following along the great personal property tax coverage from the folks at the StateImpact Idaho project at Boise State Public

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Welcome to the Idaho Statesman’s new blog site

We have changed blog platforms to provide readers with a better experience. Please let us know what you think. All of our old blog posts will remain on for archival purposes. The blogs will have the following new addresses: •

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