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ILLUSTRATION: April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month is focused on preventing violence on campuses, while recognizing that assaults can be more than physical in nature. Groups are calling out behaviors and instances that attempt to "normalize" sexual violence, and promoting values that encourage respect. Illustration courtesy Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.

BOISE, Idaho - It's back to school for April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Idaho. While awareness is important, Kelly Miller, executive director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence said "action" is the focus as her group works with college and university campus leaders...Read More

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PHOTO: A report released today that examines educational programs in juvenile justice facilities finds most are doing more harm than good. Idaho may be an exception. Photo courtesy of fbi.gov

BOISE, Idaho – When you have a captive audience, there is great opportunity. A report released today by the Southern Education Foundation on educational programs in juvenile justice facilities across the country finds that most may be doing more harm than good because of the missed opportunit...Read More

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PHOTO: Construction and hydraulic fracturing are industries where workers are exposed to silica dust. OSHA is proposing rules to minimize exposure, since the dust is linked to chronic respiratory illnesses and deaths. Photo credit: OSHA

BOISE, Idaho – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently wrapped up nearly three weeks of hearings on a proposed rule to limit workers' exposure to silica dust. General construction, masonry and foundries were among the industries examined. Silica dust is connected t...Read More

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PHOTO: State Rep. Donna Pence (D-Gooding) was in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss rural issues connected to public lands decisions. Photo courtesy of Center for Rural Affairs.

GOODING, Idaho – An Idaho lawmaker joined a delegation of other western lawmakers in Washington this week to talk about public lands issues. The general discussion focused on a more balanced approach, including weighing conservation and outdoors tourism as equal to grazing, mining and other ...Read More

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PHOTO: A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that Hispanic and Native American children in Idaho are facing too many barriers to success. Photo credit: EPA.gov

BOISE, Idaho - A check-up on Idaho's children released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation takes a close look at demographics while assessing key milestones connected with success as adults. The statistics show that all children could be doing better, but the "catch-up" categories are highest amo...Read More

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PHOTO: Recreation groups have sent a letter to Congress requesting they make it easier to form partnerships to tackle trail cleanup and repairs. Repairs are needed on nearly 75 percent of the trails. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service.

BOISE, Idaho - The Forest Service could dig out of its backlog of trail maintenance by tapping into Idahoans' love of the outdoors. Recreation groups have sent a letter to Congress requesting that it make it easier to form partnerships to tackle trail cleanup and repairs - repairs that are needed o...Read More

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PHOTO: Tax cuts for business are on the table at the Idaho Legislature, and a new report from the Institute for Taxation and Economy Policy shows that legislators should ask some tough questions about how those cuts will be paid for. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho – Tax cuts for business are on the table at the Idaho Legislature, and a report from the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy today shows that legislators should ask some tough questions about how those cuts will be paid for. The report finds big, profitable companies cons...Read More

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PHOTO: Just being age 40 or older increases a person's risk of diabetes. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is trying new ways to reach and treat veterans who suffer from diabetes, including some high-tech tools. Photo credit: Fotolia

BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has called diabetes a "silent epidemic" among those who have served in the military, and is dedicating resources to better management of the disease. Type 2 diabetes affects almost 20 percent of veterans who use VA health care, compared to about...Read More

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