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Grant Will Bring Wood River Valley Residents To Medical Appointments In Twin Falls

A new federal grant will help people in the Wood River Valley get to non-emergency medical appointments in Twin Falls. It’s part of a larger vision to expand transportation in south central Idaho.

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The Biden administration announced Friday that it's overhauling how it calculates the economic toll of greenhouse gas emissions, a change that could result in agencies placing tighter restrictions on oil, gas and coal producers in the Mountain West.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray, testifying before a Senate panel about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, said Tuesday that "quite a number" of those arrested so far had militia or white supremacist connections and that "we have not to date seen any evidence of anarchist violence or people subscribing to antifa" involved in the assault.

Wray also told the Senate Judiciary Committee "we have not seen evidence" that fake Trump supporters were involved, as some on the right have alleged.

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On March 13, 2020, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Idaho. As we approach this grim anniversary, we want to hear from you. 

 

How has your life changed in the last 12 months?

 

What lessons have you learned about yourself, your family, your community — your state? 

 

What are you hopeful for today, and what keeps you up at night?

 

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Idaho senators gave a thumbs up to a bill Monday that would make it significantly harder to get an initiative on the ballot.

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New federal data show Idaho’s per-capita suicide rate was improving before the pandemic. But early numbers indicate that trend reversed in 2020.

  

Idaho residents without current health insurance can sign up for coverage during a special enrollment period starting today.

This interview was originally broadcast in September, 2019.

On the home front, Russia is a nation in turmoil. A flagging economy, shrinking population, with some rural areas that still don’t have running water. Yet Russia has emerged from the ashes of post-Soviet Communism as an international broker of mediation and disruption, lead by President Vladimir Putin.

  

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U.S. Capitol Police say they’re not currently investigating Congressman Russ Fulcher over a claim he shoved his way past an officer in January.


Idaho Senators have introduced a new version of a constitutional amendment that would allow them to call themselves back into session. As James Dawson reports, it adds some new restrictions.


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Initial claims for unemployment in Idaho fell 45.5% the week ending Feb. 20, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. The dramatic decrease was the largest by percentage of any U.S. state last week, but comes one week after a similar-sized spike in unemployment claims.


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Republican Lawmaker Pushes To Allow Driving Privileges For Undocumented Workers

A bill that would issue driving privileges to undocumented immigrants — and any Idahoan who doesn’t want the federal star card — is back at the statehouse this session.

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