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Beach balls and baked goods: How an Idaho college spent taxpayer cash to market its bond issue

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Education, Idaho, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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  The College of Western Idaho spent thousands of dollars on baked goods, beach balls, pizza and high-priced consultants as part of a $370,000 marketing blitz. Records delivered to IdahoReporter.com on Thursday reveal how the Nampa college spent taxpayer money to build the growing college’s brand in the Treasure Valley. CWI trustees authorized the six-figure […]

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‘Hope Vetoed’: How big government hurts people

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Commentary, Health Care, Idaho, Opinion, Regulations  /  No Comments


When he was 10 years old, doctors diagnosed Josh Phillips with a kind of epilepsy that causes severe seizures. Now 19, and living with his parents in Salmon, Josh’s health future depends a great deal on how the state government chooses to treat him. Were he to live in any state contiguous to Idaho, Josh […]

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Idaho college president offered counseling to staff, students after election

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: College of Western Idaho

College of Western Idaho President Bert Glandon offered counseling services to students and staff in the aftermath of last week’s election.

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Feel it: Idaho Democrat Rusche ‘berns’ his big pharma donors

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Reina Rodriguez

Democrat John Rusche wants his Facebook friends to know he’s no fan of big pharmaceutical companies.

At least in the public eye.

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Idaho governor earns D grade for big-spending agenda

By   /  October 11, 2016  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Reina Rodriguez, IdahoReporter.com

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s big-spending ways have resulted in a D grade from the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Washington, D.C.

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Disabled Rexburg man finds opportunity, income through home-sharing services

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Idaho, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo: Brock Higham Facebook page.

A decision to shut down home-sharing services such as an Airbnb and VRBO within city boundaries would close the door on opportunity for several Rexburg, Idaho, families. But if Mayor Jerry Merrill and councilors pursue that course, their votes could create a new job for city resident Brock Higham. “I would probably run for mayor,” […]

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