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ID: Adapting to guns on campus law costly

Boise State University says it needs an estimated $500,000 for the upcoming school year for a three-year security ramp-up that likely will include expanding and arming its college police force. The state's largest university says the added security is needed because of Indiana’s new concealed-carry weapons law.


WA: Oso neighborhood lacked crucial permit

The developer of the neighborhood destroyed by this year’s landslide failed to secure a required flood plain permit, avoiding a process that would have warned of the dangers of building there.

OR: Privatization supporters withdraw liquor ballot initiative

A group hoping to ask voters whether they wanted to privatize liquor sales in Oregon has withdrawn its ballot initiative after a series of revisions caused delays.


TN: Black dentists complain about TennCare removal

Black dentists from across Tennessee told lawmakers that they had been purged from the list of providers for dental services to the poor shortly after a new contract was awarded last year.

WA: Lawsuit might make or break state pot law

A lawsuit against Wenatchee could have sweeping implications for legal pot’s future in Washington and other states. The city issues business licenses only to entrepreneurs who comply with federal law. Pot remains illegal under federal law.

ID: Biologists find, monitor wolf pups

This spring, Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologists collared 27 wolf pups from seven packs around the state to help determine whether wildlife populations are trending up or down.

TN: Tennessee turns attention to zip line safety

A relatively new state Department of Labor and Workforce Development program will attempt to keep track of smaller zip-line operations. Two inspectors with the department are responsible for finding zip lines whose operators have not registered with the state.

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