Idaho Day at the Capitol

Idaho Day at the Capitol
March 7, 2019

On Monday, Legislators celebrated Idaho Day in the Capitol. Idaho Day, March 4th, was established to commemorate the creation of the Idaho Territory by President Abraham Lincoln on that day in 1863. Each year, Idaho Day is enjoyed across the Gem State by schools, universities, state agencies, and other organizations. In both the House and…

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Legislation for National Medal of Honor Highway

Legislation for National Medal of Honor Highway
March 7, 2019

Members of the Senate, House, and supporters of HR89. From left to right. Representative Scott Syme, Dan Nelson, Senator Abby Lee, Ms. Gayle, Al Cole, Ned Barker, Bill Hamilton, Phil Hawkins, Doug Foote, Senator Jim Rice, and Senator Pattie Anne Lodge. Lawmakers have introduced legislation to designate 411 miles of Highway 20 as the “National…

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Idaho Dairymen’s Association

Idaho Dairymen’s Association
March 7, 2019

The Idaho Dairymen’s Association (IDA) met with Legislators this week to discuss important issues for the dairy industry and the agricultural industry at large. The association started meeting in 1924 with the aim to develop and sustain an economically viable Idaho dairy industry. Today, Idaho is one of the largest dairy producers in the United…

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Idaho Behavioral Health Alliance at the Capitol

Idaho Behavioral Health Alliance at the Capitol
March 7, 2019

The Idaho Behavioral Health Alliance met in the Capitol rotunda this Thursday to meet with legislators and educate them on policies and priorities relating to behavioral health in Idaho. This year Legislators discussed issues such as Medicaid expansion and how it relates to the behavioral health population which the Alliance representatives. The priorities of the…

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Dr. David Moss gives presentation on the U.S. Constitution at the Capitol

Dr. David Moss gives presentation on the U.S. Constitution at the Capitol
March 7, 2019

Dr. David Moss, a professor at Harvard University’s Business School, visited Idaho’s Capitol last week to present his lecture on the U.S. Constitution. As the guest of The McClure Center, Dr. Moss gave a presentation in the Lincoln Auditorium entitled, “Bringing History to Life: Creating the U.S. Constitution.” Dr. Moss is the author of Democracy:…

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H0089: House Bill 89 Designating Highway 20 “Idaho Medal of Honor Highway”

H0089: House Bill 89 Designating Highway 20 “Idaho Medal of Honor Highway”
March 4, 2019

Statement of Purpose RS26631 As part of a national State effort to designate a single route across America as a reminder of those who’s service to our nation was so remarkable that they were awarded the nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, Highway/Route 20 is designated as the targeted national route. Idaho’s portion…

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Denton Darrington Lecture at the Capitol

Denton Darrington Lecture at the Capitol
February 28, 2019

The University of Idaho College of Law, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation hosted the 6th annual Denton Darrington lecture this week in the Capitol Building. The lecture series is designed to address a wide range of topics related to the improved administration of justice and features national, state,…

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Suicide Prevention Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Suicide Prevention Advocacy Day at the Capitol
February 28, 2019

As the 8th leading cause of death in the state, Idaho lost 392 residents to suicide in 2017. On Tuesday, Legislators met with members of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition. This coalition acts as a statewide resource for public and private supporters of suicide prevention, training, and education. The coalition works with numerous related organizations,…

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