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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials boosted the state's wildfire protection budget today by about 10 percent for the 2016 fire season following one of the state's worst fire seasons on record. The Idaho Land Board voted 5-0 to spend an additional $920,000 aimed at preventing small fires from getting big.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of state lawmakers tasked with examining the state's complicated tax code narrowed in on possible recommendations during its final meeting, but it's still unclear if any of them will reappear before the 2016 Idaho Legislature. The 12-member panel met today for the final time before the legislative session begins.
KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — A skier was injured when he was caught in an avalanche in central Idaho yesterday afternoon. Sawtooth Avalanche Center Director Scott Savage says the man was skiing on U.S. Forest Service land when he was caught by the slide and carried about 450 feet. The man struck a tree and sustained serious chest and internal injuries,.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — People in Twin Falls will now be able to order a drink on holidays. The Times-News reports that the City Council has approved a proposal allowing bars and restaurants to sell liquor by the drink on Memorial and election days and Thanksgiving. Beer and wine were allowed on that handful of holidays but not liquor.