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  • Supreme Court to allow public defense challenge to go forward

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    By Melissa Davlin and Seth Ogilvie, Idaho Public Television The Idaho Supreme Court will allow a challenge on Idaho’s public defense system to go forward in district court, partially rejecting the state’s argument that it isn’t the correct defendant in the case, and holding that the state is not immune from the lawsuit. The court agreed […]  Read more


  • Idaho Reports web extra: Congressman Labrador Meridian town hall

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    On Wednesday, Congressman Raul Labrador returned home from DC to face a rowdy — and sometimes angry — crowd of constituents at a town hall meeting in Meridian. Questions ranged from abortion to net neutrality, health care to Mar-A-Lago, and the constitution to rockhounding. Initially, Labrador and his team planned to cut off the event […]  Read more


  • Payday loans, poverty and welfare: An uncomfortable relationship

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    (Note: This story is part of an Idaho Reports series on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF.)  By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports You’ve seen ads for payday loans, and you’ve likely heard about the dangers — high interest rates, fees for late payments. But there’s a small amount of taxpayer dollars that goes to help […]  Read more


  • TANF: Helping parents have the talk

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    (Note: This story is part of an Idaho Reports series on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF.)  By Nishant Mohan, Idaho Reports When it came time to give her 14-year-old children “the talk,” Juanita Aguilar found it difficult. “I tried to have the conversation with them before,” said Aguilar, a parent of four. “But it’s […]  Read more


  • Zollinger, Nate, Smith challenging grocery tax veto

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    As we learned in 2015, a governor’s veto isn’t always the end of a bill. On Wednesday morning, Rep. Bryan Zollinger, R-Idaho Falls, Rep. Ron  Nate, R-Rexburg, and former congressional candidate Bryan Smith announced they are asking Secretary of State Lawerence Denney not to recognize Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s Tuesday veto of House Bill 67, […]  Read more



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