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Meet the new 9-member board of the Canyon County Animal Shelter

The Canyon County Animal Shelter has been in transition since its director quit in January. Three new board members were seated in January, and they put out a call for more board members in February. The newest six members of the

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Garden City holds hope that fairgrounds will one day be ‘downtown’

Garden City recently lost its most vocal champion for renovation and redevelopment of the Ada County fairgrounds — also known as the Western Idaho Fairgrounds and Expo Idaho — but the city continues to push for changes to the 240-acre

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Risch implores U.S. Secretary of State to help free Abedini

In a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesday, Sen. Jim Risch urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to increase pressure on Iran to release Boisean Saeed Abedini. Abedini was imprisoned in September of 2012 for his involvement in Christian home

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Tennis (ball), anyone? Meet Bodie, Meridian shelter’s dog of the week

Bodie is an affectionate 7-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who has the enthusiasm of a puppy. He’s always ready to play — throw a ball, and he’ll happily fetch. He knows tricks, including sit, rollover and shake, and he’ll work for

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MVHS Pet of Week: Senior dog looks for mellow place to retire

Patches, an 8-year-old Australian Shepherd-Pointer mix, is looking for a place to spend his golden years. Shelter staff volunteers say a home where young children aren’t poking Patches or pulling his tail would be best. He’s a neutered male who

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This Meridian Valley HS pet of the week has lots of love, special needs

Hawk is a 2-year-old neutered Doberman Pinscher who has a sweet disposition and lots of energy, according to the volunteer staff at the Meridian Valley Humane Society. Because Hawk is so high-energy, the staff recommends that he go to a

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Boise man imprisoned in Iran was hospitalized, then sent back to prison

Boisean Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned in Iran since September of 2012, and now he’s currently serving an eight-year sentence for promoting Christianity in his native land. The American Center for Law & Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based Conservative group that’s

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This ‘gentle giant’ is Meridian Valley Humane Society’s Pet of the Week

Volunteers at the Meridian Valley Humane Society describe him as a big, bold and beautiful Irish Setter and Shepherd mix. Meet Parker, a gentle giant who loves people. “He is a people pleaser,” shelter staff say. He’s 1 to 2

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Garden City Animal Shelter will get makeover soon

Most people probably don’t know that Garden City has an animal shelter. It’s a little off the beaten path, and it doesn’t operate like other shelters in the Treasure Valley. This shelter functions as a holding place for stray dogs.

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Looking to adopt a dog? Meet Smokie, Pet of Week at Meridian shelter

If you’re looking for a high-energy dog who is as sweet as she looks, Smokie may be your girl. The 1-year-old Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix is a working dog — so she needs a family that can keep her busy

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