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Legal Battle on ‘Fetal Pain’ Abortion Law Could Have National Consequencesnew

A 33-year-old Idaho woman is seeking class-action status on a federal lawsuit challenging a new state law that bans abortion after 20 weeks of gestation, made possible by the claim babies are developed enough at that stage to feel pain.
The American Independent News Network  |  Sofia Resnick  |  09-01-2011  |  Policy Issues

Kiss My Apps: Geology IDnew

Geology ID ($6.99 on iTunes) may be the best iPhone, iPod and iPad app about Idaho rather than the stuff that people say about Idaho or what people do in Idaho.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  04-20-2011  |  Tech

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

Idaho Vodkas Make High-End Use of the Humble Potatonew

From boutique distilleries to multi-brand companies, Idaho's most famous crop is getting fermented instead of fried.
Boise Weekly  |  Guy Hand  |  04-06-2011  |  Food+Drink

The Campaign That Wasn'tnew

Idaho's gubernatorial race has been lackluster on both sides.
Boise Weekly  |  Michael Ames, Andrew Crisp, Zach Hagadone, George Prentice  |  10-27-2010  |  Elections

Scientists Confirm Existence of Giant Palouse Earthwormnew

University of Idaho scientists proved naysayers wrong with their recent discovery of two Giant Palouse Earthworms. The newly discovered worms are the first to be successfully collected and found in decades.
The Inlander  |  Leah Sottile  |  04-28-2010  |  Environment

Buhl, Idaho: A Provincial Productionnew

Boise Weekly spends a day filming with Oscar-nominated producer Heather Rae on the set of her new film Buhl, Idaho.
Boise Weekly  |  Jeremiah Wierenga  |  12-03-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Microchips Among Us: New Trash and Recycling Carts Will Track Owner Usagenew

As 170,000 new trash and recycling carts are delivered throughout Ada County, Idaho, each household is unknowingly receiving a tracking device for monitoring weekly waste habits. In their new carts.
Boise Weekly  |  Mika Belle  |  11-11-2009  |  Tech

Idaho Donations Couldn't Support Local ACORN Worknew

When ACORN came to Idaho in 2007, its first act was bringing a traffic engineer to Latah and Nez Perce streets and getting the city to turn the intersection into a four-way stop. After growing a small membership, the operation closed unexpectedly in the fall of 2008.
Boise Weekly  |  Gavin Dahl  |  10-21-2009  |  Politics

The Rise of the Barter Economy: Online Trading Gains Momentumnew

Proponents of bartering tout benefits like increasing disposable income, gaining an appreciation for the true value of the goods and services, and finding an increased sense of community. But it can be hard to know if you're getting a good deal.
Boise Weekly  |  Tara Morgan  |  08-26-2009  |  Shopping

Critical Mass: Will Boise Cyclists Demand Better Facilities?new

While Idaho is hailed for its progressive cycling laws, the capital city is reeling from three deaths in three weeks that resulted from car/bike collisions. Despite outrage in the cycling community, last week's Critical Mass ride garnered only a handful of cyclists.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  07-02-2009  |  Transportation

Marriage: Turning a Tradition into a Rightnew

Same-sex couples in Idaho take a road trip to say "We do." If and when Idaho will recognize same-sex marriage is anyone's guess, although one statistician predicts that it could happen as soon as 2011. Local LGBT activists and lawmakers think that may be a bit ambitious.
Boise Weekly  |  Rachael Daigle  |  06-17-2009  |  LGBT

Idaho Senator Takes on Foreign Affairsnew

Idaho's freshman Sen. Jim Risch, whose prior foreign experience amounts to European vacations with his wife and political partner, Vicki, and trade missions as lieutenant governor, now sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Select Intelligence Committee.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  05-27-2009  |  Politics

What's the Real Deal with Idaho-Made Vodkas?new

Recently, a handful of Idaho-made craft vodkas have started appearing on cocktail menus and "buy local" shelves at liquor stores. But what separates the Grey Gooses from the rotguts? Is it ingredients, number of times distilled and fancy filtrations processes? Or just excellent marketing?
Boise Weekly  |  Tara Morgan  |  04-22-2009  |  Food+Drink

Duranguense Draws Big Crowds in the Northwestnew

The Duranguense sound is all the rage at quinceaneras and weddings from Mountain Home to Nyssa, Ore., and beyond.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  04-17-2009  |  Music

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