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Paradise Lostnew

As the Patriot Movement grabs headlines around the country, memories of Ruby Ridge and the Aryan Nations present an image problem for Constitutionalists in Idaho, which has long been associated with anti-government and militia groups. Boise Weekly talks to a few Patriots about their identity as a group.
Boise Weekly  |  Harrison Berry  |  10-13-2015  |  Features

Idaho's New Prison Scandalnew

Two years after the Idaho state prison was found to have been falsifying documents to conceal understaffing, a new scandal is breaking alleging the systematic tampering with and/or destruction of prisoner medical records to exclude diagnoses of gender identity disorder.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  07-13-2015  |  Crime & Justice

The Silent Partnernew

An (unsuccessful) attempt to find the eastern Idaho farm boy who became a contract 'torturer.'
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  05-01-2015  |  Features

This is Menew

Stories from three transgender women who renamed themselves.
Boise Weekly  |  Jessica Murri  |  04-02-2014  |  LGBT

Agencies Struggle to Help Returning Soldiersnew

For returning soldiers, the next battle is on the homefront.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  09-06-2013  |  War

The Long Goodbyenew

An Idaho family fights to learn the truth about their daughter's death.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  07-21-2013  |  Features

The Young and the Joblessnew

Idaho youth struggle with one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  07-31-2012  |  Economy

Mind Over the Apocalypsenew

Why people buy into the end of the world.
Boise Weekly  |  Deanna Darr  |  07-19-2012  |  Features

Idaho's Gasland Rules Debatednew

As the state clears the path for industry to frack for natural gas, new rules neglect to specify restrictions on carcinogenic material used in fracking and now, lawmakers are proposing to strip local authority of permitting controls.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  02-09-2012  |  Environment

The Dirty Dance: Idaho in the Middle of a New Coal Rushnew

Plans to bring coal trains across the Northwest raise big questions.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  02-01-2012  |  Environment

Uphill Battlenew

A proposed North Idaho wilderness area hangs on bureaucracy, politics and old habits.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  10-19-2011  |  Environment

Payette County Natural Gas Company Faces Uncertain Futurenew

Drilling into the company that hopes to bring the natural gas industry to Idaho.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  10-14-2011  |  Features

The Politics of Defining—and Dealing With—Bullyingnew

Bullying may be in the spotlight, but policy makers struggle to address it.
Boise Weekly  |  Josh Gross  |  06-10-2011  |  Policy Issues

High Levels of Drugs Found in Cattle Linked to Dairiesnew

When test results released last year by the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service showed extremely high levels of drugs and antibiotics in cattle from dairies across the nation, the federal agency announced it would launch a series of tests to address a potential problem. The Idaho dairy industry decided to preclude the FDA action with some unofficial testing of its own. Yet records of the testing are inaccessible and records of their strategy meeting don't exist.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  04-07-2011  |  Animal Issues

Your Place or Mine?new

As the EPA mulls more cleanup in North Idaho, residents say the agency has worn out its welcome. With lead levels under control, the area has an eye on tourism to bolster its stagnant economy.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  01-20-2011  |  Environment

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