NEWS

December
23, 2019

Politicians support Chukars, Hawks (the baseball species, that is)

By Chuck Malloy Say it ain’t so, Mr. Commissioner. Please say that Major League Baseball is not going to implement the latest effort to drive away fans from the game — eliminating 42 minor league franchises in the process. If Commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB goes for this stupid idea, then the Idaho Falls Chukars…

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December
23, 2019

Idaho Lawmakers Explain why they Voted Against Impeachment

BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — Rep. Mike Simpson and Rep. Russ Fulcher both sent statements to CBS2 Wednesday night, after the impeachment vote, to explain why they voted against the articles of impeachment. Simpson’s Statement: “Today, the House takes another historic vote. Unfortunately, this vote does more damage than good and further divides our country. A…

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December
23, 2019

Farm Workforce Modernization Act is smart legislation

BY RICK NAEREBOUT IDAHO DAIRYMEN’S ASSOCIATION Leaders speak on bipartisan bill that may lead to legal status for thousands of farm workers Manuel Cunha, President of the Nisei Farmers League in Fresno, brought together Valley agricultural leaders and elected officials to speak on the introduction of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act to the House of…

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December
17, 2019

Rep. Simpson, Six Others Introduce Immigration Bill

Farm Workforce Modernization Act could help dairy farmers Emily Jones It’s no secret that recruiting legal workers has long been a struggle for farmers in Idaho and across the nation. That’s especially true in the dairy industry, which relies almost exclusively on foreign-born workers. According to Rick Naerebout, CEO of the Idaho Dairymen’s Association based…

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