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Washington, D.C. â€“ Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch voted against legislation to delay the nationâ€™s borrowing limit until February 7, 2014, and temporarily fund government operations until January 15, 2013.
Included in the agreement is a requirement for both chambers of Congress to go to conference on a budget with a reporting deadline of December 13, 2013, as well as new safeguards to ensure people who receive federal subsidies to purchase health insurance under Obamacare are eligible to receive them.
Washington, D.C. â€“ Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted to re-open the federal government, avoid default on our nationâ€™s debt, and preserve the historic spending cuts Republicans have won in Congress over the last three years.
"There has to be a way to address our nationâ€™s fiscal problems without making them worse in the process,â€ť says Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson
While acknowledging his vote in favor of the bill might be unpopular with some of his constituents, Simpson said the potential economic consequences of continued stalemate outweighed any political consideration.
THOMAS â€” Wednesday was graduation day for Mona Vee Carter. Her diploma was dated June 2, 1954.
Carter and her younger sister, Sonia (Carter) Merrill, went through 12 years of school together. When it came to their graduation in 1954, Sonia received a diploma; Mona received a blank piece of paper because school officials said she hadn't completed the required work.
"We are able to right a wrong," said Wally Aldous, the Snake River school board chairman.
Carter, who will turn 80 on Nov. 6, said she was very excited about receiving her diploma.
It's the "Buck Bowl" this Friday, featuring the Blackfoot Broncos vs. the Madison Bobcats.
Stan Buck is the coach of the Broncos football team; his brother, Mitch Buck, coaches the Bobcats.
This contest is also used to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
Football moms Tawni Lewis and Karen Hoskins came up with this idea four years ago. Originally, the plan was to honor breast cancer survivor Kim Buck who is Stan Buck's wife.
"Now, each year Kim Buck selects three local women who are going through breast cancer treatments," said Lewis.
When a local government entity tried to hide an action which cost that entity substantial money, a citizen used Idaho's public records and open meetings laws to bring the issue to the public's attention.
On Wednesday, representatives of cemetery districts, library districts and state agencies received training on those laws from Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and his chief deputy, Brian Kane.
Idahoans for Openness in Government and the region's three daily newspapers sponsored the event.