AG Ferguson: Sham charity must pay $95,000 to be donated to legitimate veterans’ charity

Healing Heroes Network spent less than one percent of its revenue on veterans’ medical care

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SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that a sham veterans’ charity is legally required to pay $95,000 to Washington state. Healing Heroes Network Inc. deceived donors into believing most of their donations would help provide medical care for wounded veterans. In fact, it spent less than one percent of individuals’ donations on veterans’ medical care. For example, in 2016, the charity received $2.7 million in donations nationwide, yet spent only $1,128 to fund veterans’ medical care.

Gov. Little highlights plan for tax relief, strategic investments in 2021 State of the State and Budget Address

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Boise, Idaho – During his State of the State and Budget Address today, Governor Brad Little reflected on the events in Washington, D.C., last week and the historic year before detailing his plan to put more money back in the pockets of Idahoans while making strategic investments to propel Idaho even further ahead in prosperity.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: U.S. Surgeon General Announces Link Between Smoking & Cancer

From the History.com Editors

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United States Surgeon General Luther Terry knew his report was a bombshell. He intentionally chose to release it on January 11, 1964, a Saturday, so as to limit its immediate effects on the stock market. It was on this date that, on behalf of the U.S. Government, Terry announced a definitive link between smoking and cancer.

Little calls for reversing budget holdbacks, increasing teacher pay

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Gov. Brad Little called for reversing budget holdbacks, increasing teacher pay, cutting taxes and fighting the coronavirus virus pandemic during a historic, remote State of the State address Monday. In conjunction with the 30-minute speech, Little unveiled a budget proposal that would increase K-12 general fund spending beyond $2 billion for the first time in Idaho history.

CRUDE OIL PRICES SURGE, U.S. AND IDAHO GAS PRICES FOLLOW

National average hits highest price in ten months

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BOISE – (January 11, 2021) – Despite fuel demand dropping across the country, rising crude oil prices and a shrinking gas supply sent prices higher this week. According to AAA, the U.S. average increased by six cents to reach its most expensive price since March. Drivers in every state paid more to fill up this week.

KAMIAH, NEZPERCE RECEIVE NATIONAL GRANT FOR SMALL AND RURAL LIBRARIES

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Two branches of the Prairie River Library District have been selected among 200 other libraries nationwide to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities. 

Idaho Falls Man Facing Felony Charges After Sharing Child Pornography

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IDAHO FALLS - An Idaho Falls man is facing prison time after investigators say he shared child pornography. In April 2020, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent local authorities a tip from Twitter with regards to an account that uploaded images of child pornography. According to reports, local authorities tied the account to forty-two (42) year old Nathanial Allen Pickering. 

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