Idaho's AP Headlines

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislative budget writers are matching Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's request to restore public education money slashed during the economic downturn by adding roughly $101 million to the Idaho schools budget.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho would have the ability to enter into an interstate compact to pursue transferring control of federal lands under a proposal making its way through the Statehouse.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A sweeping three-part plan that would eliminate sales tax on groceries and lower income taxes on top earners has passed an Idaho House panel.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report for Friday, March 27. Bids subject to change.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho woman who cashed $30,000 of her deceased mother's monthly Social Security checks has pleaded guilty to theft of government funds.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In a story March 26 about a failed public school software program, The Associated Press erroneously reported the background of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. The foundation was created by the Albertsons' supermarket chain's founder, but it is not linked to the company or the supermarket's charitable giving program.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A central Idaho-based conference and events center is pushing approval to grant liquor licenses to conference centers in Idaho's resort cities.

MONTEVIEW, Idaho (AP) — The Jefferson County sheriff's office says a 71-year-old man was killed and a younger man was injured when a potato cellar collapsed in the eastern Idaho community of Monteview.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two parts of a patchwork plan aiming to raise $46 million for Idaho's crumbling roads and bridges have passed a House panel.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Rookie teachers in Idaho would receive pay raises starting July 1 under a nearly $125 million proposal approved Thursday by the state Senate and sent to the governor for consideration.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state House voted Thursday to repeal a law allowing roughly 200 slot-like betting machines in Idaho and sent the measure to the governor even though the state's faltering horse racing industry says the bill would put it out of business.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Monsanto Corporation has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for hundreds of uncontrolled releases of dangerous chemicals at its phosphate plant in eastern Idaho.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The preliminary hearing for a 22-year-old southwest Idaho man charged in connection with the killings of a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son has been postponed after the defense attorney withdrew.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho State Police say the officer in charge of the Bureau of Criminal Identification has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho judge has ruled that a girl's death certificate won't be allowed in the trial of a baby sitter charged with first-degree murder.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill permitting the popular ride-hailing company Uber to bypass city ordinances and operate the way it wants in Idaho is on its way to the governor's desk.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former web address of an Idaho Republican lawmaker has been taken over by a group claiming to be gay rights activists, decorated with rainbows and used to post text requesting that the Legislature meet with same-sex marriage supporters.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Family members of three people found dead inside their southwest Idaho home in the Boise foothills earlier this month say they're "devastated and filled with a sadness deeper than any words may express."

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Republican lawmaker's political website has been snapped up by a group claiming to be gay rights activists, decorated with rainbows and replaced with text requesting that the legislature meet with same-sex marriage supporters.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho giant salamander is one step closer to becoming Idaho's official state amphibian.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Before he was a soldier and a captive, before he faced military desertion charges, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a local kid living near a small Idaho town.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — House Republicans are introducing an eleventh-hour patchwork plan to raise more than $100 million for Idaho roads.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Senate has passed a plan to let the state's education department enter contracts with private companies for education programs, and then only pay after the program has been proven to work.

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in southwest Idaho say a Caldwell man attempting to elude police sprinted across Interstate 84 and caused a two-vehicle crash.