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Rock Salt Approved For Use On I-84 In Oregon Next Winter

East Oregonian | Aug. 5, 2017 1:25 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Transportation will experiment with using rock salt on Interstate 84 between Boardman and the Idaho border during icy weather.

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On The Road: 'As Western As It Gets' In Southeast Oregon

OPB | July 4, 2017 midnight | McDermitt, Oregon

A radio road trip from Fruitland, Idaho, to McDermitt, Nevada, through the sparsely populated and beautiful corner of Southeast Oregon.

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After Damaging Winter, Oregon Businesses Choose To Rebuild In Idaho

OPB | June 7, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Nyssa, Oregon

Some companies are choosing to make the move to Idaho, citing the higher cost of doing business in Oregon. 

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Northwest Tribes: Trump Budget 'Worst Attack On Indian Country In Recent Memory'

AP | May 25, 2017 3:12 p.m. | Portland

Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs.

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Otter Appeals Dismissal Of Idaho Sage Grouse Lawsuit

AP | April 1, 2017 4:49 p.m. | Boise

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said the state was not speculating about the damage that implementing the current federal sage grouse plans will have on private and public lands.

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Idaho Inmates Seek Penalty Over Health Care Violations

AP | March 25, 2017 10:18 a.m. | Boise

Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to penalize the state after saying prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care.

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Bill To Exempt Yoga From State Regluation Clears Idaho Legislature

AP | March 14, 2017 4:02 p.m. | Boise

The bill is backed by the Yoga Alliance, a nonprofit organization that establishes yoga teacher-training standards in an effort to have the industry regulate itself.

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Oregon, Idaho Onion Industry Rebuilds Following Winter Damage

Capital Press | March 11, 2017 3:22 p.m. | Nyssa, Oregon

The region’s vibrant onion industry is rushing to rebuild their storage and packing facilities after 4 feet of snow and ice crushed the buildings and destroyed the onions and equipment inside.

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Snow-Covered Buildings Collapsing In Rare Western Weather

AP | Jan. 24, 2017 1:54 p.m. | Boise

The accumulated weight of snow has crushed an old lumber mill in Oregon, the main grocery store in a small Idaho town, a sports complex in Alaska and a conference center in Colorado, among others.

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The 50-Year Story Of Creating Idaho's New Wilderness Area

IdahoPTV/EarthFix | Dec. 7, 2016 3 p.m.

The Northwest's newest wilderness is rugged, remote, and steeped with history. Explore Outdoor Idaho's story of the Boulder-White Clouds and what it took to give this landscape the gold standard of conservation.

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Idaho Replaces Mile Marker 420 With 419.9 To Thwart Stoners

AP | Aug. 18, 2015 11:49 a.m.

If you're looking for milepost 420, you won't find it in Idaho.

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Youth Suicide In Idaho

OPB | June 22, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Idaho ranks among the highest rates of youth suicide in the nation. We'll hear how state officials are approaching the problem.

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Boise's Treefort Music Fest Includes Many Portland Bands

OPB | March 26, 2015 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Boise's Treefort Music Fest, now in its fourth year, kicked off this week.  

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Bowe Bergdahl Released

OPB | June 2, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Sgt. Bergdahl has been a prisoner of war for nearly five years. Now, his parents are preparing to welcome him home to Hailey, Idaho.

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Shawn Vestal Talks About "Godforsaken Idaho"

OPB | April 24, 2013 12:35 p.m.

Shawn Vestal's debut short story collection Godforsaken Idaho is based on his experience growing up Mormon in southern Idaho.

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Occupy Boise

OPB | March 29, 2012 9:20 a.m.

Despite efforts by Idaho's state government, Occupy Boise is still camping at the capitol, long after most other occupations were evacuated.

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Environmental Update

OPB | March 26, 2012 9:25 a.m.

We check in with OPB reporter Jessica Robinson about a Supreme Court case regarding two Idaho property owners.

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Dangerous Year at the Lucky Friday Mine

OPB | Dec. 16, 2011 9:30 a.m.

The recent collapse at Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho left seven miners injured in an accident that occurred 6,000 feet underground. It was the third major accident at the mine since April.

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Josh Ritter and "Bright's Passage"

OPB | July 14, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Musician and writer Josh Ritter joins us to talk about his songs, his life, and his new novel.