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The House Education Committee is quickly diving into a "truckload" of agency rules, setting the stage for a showdown over K-12 academic standards....

It was 2018, and after years of running a successful business in the Boise area - Same Day Electric - Patty Fletcher and her husband, Randy, wanted a change of pace.

They landed on what might seem like an odd choice: farming. And then landed on hemp, which they found to be one of the most versatile options.

"We have lived in Boise for about 25 years, we still have a home in Boise," Patty Fletcher said. "... We looked at different places and what kind of crop we wanted to grow, and found out about hemp."...

PORTLAND, OR - The removal of four lower Snake River dams would cost the U.S. over $2.3 billion over the next 30 years, lead to significant additional carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, and jeopardize health, safety and livelihoods in already economically fragile local and regional economies, according to an independent evaluation commissioned by the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association.....

BOISE, Idaho - A recently-imposed ban on using phones or other handheld devices behind the wheel in Meridian could be implemented across Idaho, if lawmakers agree to take up a proposed bill.

COMPASS, the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, included getting a state-wide hands-free statute passed into Idaho law as one of the organization's priorities for the 2020 Idaho Legislative Session...

"How does concealed-carry training differ for women?" As a firearms trainer at Gunsite Academy, when I was asked this question, the usual topics sprang to mind: Should we adapt our clothing to firearms or is it the other way around? ....

When Idaho's State Board of Education announced this spring that Marlene Tromp would be the next president of Boise State University, the crowd at the Stueckle Sky Center erupted in applause. After more than a year-long search, the university would have a new leader.

She started the job July 1, and her first few weeks in office came with some significant challenges. Idaho Matters talks with Dr. Tromp about joining Boise State....

The 2020 Idaho legislative session is scheduled to start in just a couple of weeks. Call it a Christmas wish list or New Year's resolutions, either way, here is the Idaho Statesman editorial board's list of the Top 10 priorities for the upcoming session:....

Most Americans surveyed - 92% - think their rights are under siege, according to a poll released Monday.

Americans are most concerned that their freedom of speech (48%), right to bear arms (47%) and right to equal justice (41%) are at risk, says the Harris Poll/Purple Project, which surveyed 2,002 people nationwide...

The year 2020 will almost certainly mark a return to trillion-dollar federal deficits despite a full decade of consistent economic growth.

Most Americans are well aware that's a worrying combination. Unfortunately, that message hasn't reached policymakers in Washington, D.C., who seem happy to add ever larger sums to the bill future taxpayers will have to pay....