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Senate committee OKs distracted driving legislation

February 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

A bill that would ban all use of mobile devices for drivers in Idaho, with few exceptions, has been passed by a Senate committee and sent for amendments per sponsor’s request. During the Idaho Senat...

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Panel nixes bill to raise tobacco use age

February 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee An Idaho Senate panel has rejected a bill to raise the age to purchase and use tobacco products to 21-years-old. The bill before the Senate State Affairs Committee, SB 1255, was the second attempt a...

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McDonald is seeking second term

February 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — Incumbent Republican Bonner County Commissioner Dan McDonald contends he is unique in today’s political environment in that there are so few candidates have the ability or integrity to de...

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Oh, those different generations

February 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press RATHDRUM — The generation gap was a lively topic Friday at the Coeur d’Alene Economic Development Corporation’s Business Summit. The inaugural event hosted by North Idaho College’s Parker Technical E...

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Hearing reset in weapons case

February 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — A preliminary hearing was postponed Wednesday for a Spokane man accused of unlawfully possessing firearms in Bonner County. The state and defense jointly agreed to postpone the hearing D...

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City looks ahead to downtown revitalization projects

February 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — With the first phase of the city's downtown revitalization project out to bid, city officials are now looking ahead to the second phase of the project, set for 2019. City Council approve...

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Panel advances ‘anti-Sharia law’ legislation

February 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee An Idaho House panel has passed an anti-Sharia law bill that would prevent foreign laws from being used in Idaho court rulings. HB 419 would make Idaho and U.S. law the only law that state courts ca...

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Bill to remove grocery tax introduced

February 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee A House committee introduced a tax cut bill that would remove the sales tax on groceries on a 9-6 vote last week. Among removing the grocery tax, the bill would cut individual income taxes by half ...

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House committee votes to kill state supremacy legislation

February 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee After about an hour of debate Monday, Feb. 19, the Idaho House voted to kill House Bill 461, on nullification of federal laws, with a 40-29 vote. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Paul Shepherd, R-Riggins...

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