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Idaho congressional delegation furloughs workers; Crapo, Risch will donate pay

Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation scaled back constituent services Tuesday during the partial government shutdown. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch say they will donate the portion of their $174,000 annual pay earned during the shutdown to charity. Crapo is keeping

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Labrador joins Risch, would vote no on use of force in Syria

Rep. Raul Labrador has become the second member of the four-man all-GOP Idaho congressional delegation to say he will oppose the use of force in Syria. “I gave the Administration a chance to make their case, but they couldn’t make

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Idaho’s federal judges: financial crisis threatens function of 3rd branch

Idaho’s two top federal judges are warning the state’s congressional delegation that budget cuts threaten the judiciary’s ability to “continue to even function as a court and an independent branch of government.” Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill and

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Score update: Labrador 4, rest of Idaho delegation, 0

Idaho’s junior lawmaker, Congressman Raul Labrador, has added a fourth town hall during the August recess, making a Friday afternoon stop in Council. Labrador will appear from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Council Mountain Cafe, 102 Moser Ave.

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Idaho delegation urges public comment on Gateway West powerline

The first of nine Idaho hearings begins in Boise Monday on the environmental impact statement for the 1,100-mile, 150-180 foot high-foot-high, 500-kilovolt power line from Glenrock, Wyo., to Murphy to be built by Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power. Idaho’s

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