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Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador on Tuesday formally launched his campaign to be Idaho's next governor 2018, promising to bring his conservative leadership to the Gem State.

"Today I want to thank the people of Idaho for believing in me for the past seven years, your friendship and your prayers have meant more to me than you know," Labrador said to a crowd of just under 100 people — with children making up at least a third of the audience — while speaking in Boise.

The fourth-term congressman had already filed paperwork to run as a Republican gubernatorial candidate in early May, ending prolonged speculation he was eyeing the top Idaho seat. Labrador was elected to Congress in 2010 with overwhelming support from voters in a district that covers the northern half of the state and snakes down to the western part of the Treasure Valley, including parts of Boise. He later became a founding member of the influential House Freedom Caucus.

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FIRE OPERATIONS IN THE WILDLAND AND URBAN INTERFACE CLASS SET IN SALMON

FIRE OPERATIONS IN THE WILDLAND AND URBAN INTERFACE CLASS SET IN SALMON

SALMON, IDAHO – On Tuesday, May 30th and Wednesday May 31st the Salmon-Challis National Forest will be conducting a Fire Operations in the Wildland and Urban Interface (S-215) class. 

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to size-up a wildland/urban interface fire incident, evaluate the potential situation, order and deploy the necessary resources, and apply safe and effective strategy and tactics to minimize the threat to life and property.

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Organizers of a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in east-central Idaho say they're looking at other parts of the state for similar contests on U.S. Forest Service land following a federal court ruling.

"Having this lawsuit out of the way and having this legal precedent, we will probably consider it a lot greater now," Steve Alder, Idaho for Wildlife's executive director, said Tuesday.

U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Bush in a 20-page ruling late last month said Idaho for Wildlife didn't need a permit from the U.S. Forest Service to hold the contest.

 

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Congress let the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act expire in the fall of 2014, leaving Idaho counties and school districts with $26 million less than expected.

Idaho counties will bear the brunt of this loss. Seventy percent ofSecure Rural Schools money goes to counties for things like road maintenance. Thirty percent goes to school districts.

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