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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Idaho State Insurance Director Dean Cameron speaks to reporters about a health insurance executive order at the State Capitol in Boise, Idaho. Idaho officials are revealing details of a plan that will allow health insurance companies to ditch some federal coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act, yet even Idaho's top insurance regulators aren't sure it's legal. Cameron says the move is necessary to make cheaper plans available to more people, but some experts say the state is likely to lose in court. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)
January 24, 2018 - 6:41 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Concerned about soaring health care costs, Idaho on Wednesday revealed a plan that will allow insurance companies to sell cheap policies that ditch key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. It's believed to be the first state to take formal steps without prior federal approval...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Idaho State Insurance Director Dean Cameron speaks to reporters about a health insurance executive order at the State Capitol in Boise, Idaho. Idaho officials are revealing details of a plan that will allow health insurance companies to ditch some federal coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act, yet even Idaho's top insurance regulators aren't sure it's legal. Cameron says the move is necessary to make cheaper plans available to more people, but some experts say the state is likely to lose in court. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)
January 24, 2018 - 3:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Concerned about soaring health care costs, Idaho on Wednesday revealed a plan that will allow insurance companies to sell cheap policies that ditch key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. It's believed to be the first state to take formal steps without prior federal approval...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, copies of Allen Say's "Silent Days, Silent Dreams" sit on a bookshelf at a store in Boise, Idaho. The Boise, Idaho,-based James Castle Collection and Archive in a document filed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in U.S. District Court says Allen Say's "Silent Days, Silent Dreams" steals images created by Castle and its lawsuit should be allowed to proceed. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)
January 17, 2018 - 4:19 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author. The Boise, Idaho-based James Castle...
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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Hugh Jackman from the film, "Logan." (Ben Rothstein/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
March 05, 2017 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated "X-Men" spinoff "Logan" slashed into the weekend box office, opening with a massive $85.3 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday, while best-picture winner "Moonlight" got a significant, if far from superhero-sized, Oscar bump. The debut...
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In this May 23, 2015, photo the welcome sign is displayed on the outskirts of Homer, Alaska. The fishing town is the latest U.S. city to consider affirming its commitment to inclusion amid national concerns about the treatment of immigrants, religious minorities and others. Homer city leaders are expected to weigh a resolution Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, that says Homer will resist any efforts to profile “vulnerable populations.” (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
February 28, 2017 - 6:52 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A resolution aimed at promoting inclusivity in a small Alaska fishing community has been rejected after it proved too divisive. The Homer City Council on Monday night voted 5-1 against the measure, which was aimed at affirming Homer's commitment to inclusion amid national...
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In this Dec. 13, 2016 photo, Rob Phillips poses under a gate at his home with the old Anaconda smelter smokestack in the distance in Opportunity, Mont. Phillips is one of dozens of residents who are suing for the right to remove arsenic and other toxic metals from their land after they say federal officials and the smelter's owner botched the 34-year environmental cleanup. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
February 24, 2017 - 12:44 pm
OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) — George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination. The...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, a man stands on a commercial fishing boat docked at Pier 38 in Honolulu. A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. The bill will be heard in two Hawaii Senate Committees Wednesday, Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
February 23, 2017 - 4:44 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions. A 2016 AP investigation found that some fishermen...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, a man stands on a commercial fishing boat docked at Pier 38 in Honolulu. A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. The bill will be heard in two Hawaii Senate Committees Wednesday, Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
February 22, 2017 - 10:22 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions. A 2016 AP investigation found that some fishermen...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 photo Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads talks about legislation he proposed that could change the way foreign fishermen get permits in Honolulu. A federal legal loophole allows the fishermen to fish off the coast of Hawaii, even though they are technically not allowed to enter the United States. Rhoads wants to change that by barring state officials from issuing fishing licenses to crew members who don't have permission to land in the country. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)
February 22, 2017 - 6:52 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. An Associated Press investigation found that foreign fishermen were confined to boats off Honolulu and living in subpar conditions. Some are earning...
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