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Action on behalf of Northwest salmon could be in the works after announcements from the Biden administration, leaders in Washington state and a request to pause litigation over managing dams in the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

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Idaho hospitals are rationing care because of the strain from the pandemic. Some groups are questioning the use of age as one of the determinants for who gets medical attention, or how promptly.

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An organization has rated Idaho lawmakers on how they voted for measures that affect children in the 2021 session. 

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The U.S. Senate has passed a massive infrastructure bill, and buried within the package is $12 billion for the nuclear industry, but critics said the money would be better spent elsewhere.

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Supporters from both sides of the aisle are touting a $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework taking shape in Washington, D.C.

Cyberattack Offers Chance For Reform In Meat Industry

Jun 23, 2021
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Ranchers see opportunities for reform in the wake of a cyberattack on the world's largest meatpacking company.

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Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's announcement in early May that the state would stop paying the higher, pandemic-related federal unemployment benefits set off a domino effect as other states followed.

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An event in Idaho this week hopes to plant seeds for the sustainability movement in agriculture.

The Carbon Summit will be held at the College of Idaho in Caldwell Wednesday and Thursday, featuring speakers with a range of expertise.

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The internet has become a key facet to life during the pandemic, but access still lags in many parts of the country.

ID Food Banks See Need Grow as Emergency SNAP Ends

May 26, 2021
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Food banks have seen increased need since pandemic-related food benefits expired in Idaho. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare decided not to extend SNAP Emergency Allotments in the state, which were designed to increase benefits to the lowest-income households during the pandemic shutdown.

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Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's announcement in early May that the state would stop paying the higher, pandemic-related federal unemployment benefits set off a domino effect as other states followed.

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Families are flying kites in Idaho Friday to lift each other up during Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Idaho lawmakers are among the first in the country to attempt to ban critical race theory in public schools.

Nominations Open For Idaho Volunteer Award

May 18, 2021
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Nominations are open for Idahoans who are making a difference in their communities through volunteering as part of the 2021 Andrus Award for Community Service.

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Gov. Brad Little announced last week he will pull Idaho out of the federal unemployment programs that have provided enhanced benefits to people who lost jobs during the pandemic.

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Idaho child-care providers closed their doors and came to the doors of the Capitol this week to call on lawmakers to approve federal funding for their facilities.

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About one in three Idahoans who have federal student-loan debt would see it erased entirely if the Biden administration goes forward with a $10,000 forgiveness plan. That's according to analysis from the website Student Loan Hero.

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It's Child Abuse Prevention Month and this year the awareness campaign comes in the wake of a hard year with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Groups are urging Northwest leaders to act on U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson's infrastructure and Snake River dam proposal.

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The Nature Conservancy in Idaho is demonstrating regenerative farming practices in the hopes that they will spread throughout the region.

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Chase Bank is receiving an April Fool's greeting today from Boise youths, who are calling the institution out for its investment in fossil fuels.

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Nuclear energy could be part of the mix to replace power from four lower Snake River dams if they're removed.

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With stimulus checks hitting bank accounts and tax refunds on the horizon for some, financial experts are advising people to make a plan for what to do with the influx of cash.

For Older Idahoans, Online Classes Help Fight Social Isolation

Mar 17, 2021
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A program designed as a source of continuing education for older Idahoans has a new function during the pandemic: combatting social isolation.

Big Boost For Child Abuse Prevention In COVID-19 Relief

Mar 16, 2021
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The latest COVID-19 relief package makes massive investments in child well-being.

Map Helps States Find Best Place For Next Forest

Mar 4, 2021
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A new tool identifies the potential for replanting trees in Idaho and across the country.

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With the stress from the pandemic raising concerns about child abuse and neglect, Idaho organizations are coming together to offer parents support.

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A new documentary in Idaho looks at childhood trauma and how building resiliency can help protect people in adulthood.

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Saving for retirement is a struggle for many Idaho workers right now. A bill in the Idaho Legislature is aimed at making the process easier.

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Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that would cut severance taxes paid by oil and gas companies from 6% to 3%.

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