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U.S. Senate panel grapples with fast-approaching state laws on rights of...

WASHINGTON — There was little disagreement among senators Wednesday over whether a national law is needed to standardize what soon will be a patchwork of...

Frustrated local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS

WASHINGTON—Local officials and community leaders on Wednesday pushed Congress to designate toxic chemicals that are contaminating drinking water as hazardous materials, which would trigger...

Colonial Pipeline CEO: ‘One of the toughest decisions I have had...

WASHINGTON — The CEO of Colonial Pipeline, which underwent a ransomware attack in early May that led to massive shutdowns of gas stations across...

Earmarks list for states in U.S. House infrastructure bill tops $5.7B

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats’ highway funding bill is poised to include roughly three out of five transportation projects submitted by members, as legislators...

Public lands pick Tracy Stone-Manning fends off objections from U.S. Senate...

Republicans on the U.S. Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday grilled public lands nominee Tracy Stone-Manning of Montana about her past opposition to an “energy...

Feds approve extension for Idaho to file plans for latest round...

The U.S. Department of Education has given the Idaho State Board of Education an extension to file its plan for using $146 million in...

Biden’s public lands pick wins backing by environmental advocates ahead of...

Environmental groups are lining up behind President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management prior to her Tuesday confirmation hearing. More than...

Some states poised to allow college athletes to profit off their...

WASHINGTON — A seismic shift will rock college sports next month, when a handful of new state laws go into effect allowing student athletes...

Boise naming new downtown park in honor of Cherie Buckner-Webb

A new park under construction in downtown Boise is being named in honor of former state Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, the first Black woman elected...

Higher ed presidents forgo raises after cutbacks at their institutions

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on June 4, 2021 The State Board of Education renewed contracts for four Idaho university presidents on Friday, without raises, but...

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