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Mayors of U.S. cities plead for federal funds to alleviate housing...

WASHINGTON — The mayors of cities in Ohio, Montana and Arizona stressed the need for affordable housing to be included in any congressional infrastructure...

U.S. House panel probes slow cleanup of ‘exploited’ coal mining sites

A U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee examined the cleanup needs for regions transitioning away from coal production Tuesday, with witnesses representing coal workers and...

Labor Secretary says Biden’s child care plan will help Idaho economy

Idaho is at a turning point. The pandemic brought to a head the state’s child care crisis. U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh told...

Confusion surrounds state financial review of Reclaim Idaho ballot initiative

Officials with Reclaim Idaho have paused efforts to collect signatures for a new education funding ballot initiative as they await a new financial analysis...

Idaho held an innocent man on death row for 18 years....

How much will the wrongful conviction of a death row inmate who spent nearly 20 years behind bars cost the state of Idaho? Close to...

Justice Department to scrutinize voter access as Idaho, other states tighten...

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights. U.S. Attorney General...

Extremism expert: Idaho critical race theory debate is ‘cynical’ effort to...

A national expert on race and extremism said a recent spate of attacks on “critical race theory” in Idaho are part of a growing...

Reclaim Idaho can now gather signatures for a K-12 initiative. But...

Reclaim Idaho volunteers received the go-ahead from the state to begin collecting signatures on a new education funding initiative they hope to get on...

Analysis: Report raises important questions about two fast-growing programs

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on June 10, 2021 Idaho spent about $3 million on coursework and scholarships for students who didn’t pursue college. And that was...

There’s a cement shortage, too? Yes. And it halted road repairs...

Repairs to a section of Idaho Highway 13 near Grangeville have stalled because of a cement shortage related to a Canadian plant outage and...

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