Several Democratic lawmakers from Boise came to the Capitol Friday morning to testify against a proposal to require Medicaid recipients to get a referral from their primary care doctor to access family planning services.
The Department of Health and Welfare has received at least 1,121 written comments on a proposal to add work requirements to Medicaid expansion, most of them opposing the idea.
The Targhee Regional Public Transportation Authority plans to auction off its vehicles and office equipment.
A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate says she will tandem BASE jump off the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls if she raises $15,000 or more between Sept. 18 and Sept. 30.
Idaho is one of 15 states in the country that doesn’t provide any sort of compensation to people who are wrongfully convicted of a crime.
The Department of Health and Welfare has scheduled five hearings on a proposed administrative rule to let people change their gender on their birth certificates, including one in Idaho Falls next week.
Swan Valley School District 92 voters will decide on a $100,000-a-year, five-year property tax levy in November.
REXBURG — Local lawmakers spent part of a town hall Monday arguing in favor of making the state’s ballot initiative laws stricter, while also addressing issues including education funding, water rights and compensation for the wrongfully convicted.
SPOKANE — Washington state's liberal reputation is well-known, but voters in a conservative legislative district have re-elected Republican lawyer Matt Shea to the Legislature six times — as he has raged against Communists and atheists he thinks will destroy the U.S. and lobbied for a breaka…
The urban renewal area that covers much of downtown and the west bank of the Snake River has been closed.
Bonneville County Republicans want to change the state party’s rules and state law to give legislative district committees more power to fill vacant seats.
A farmer from Shelley has thrown his hat in the ring to run for Jim Risch's U.S. Senate seat.
Idaho Falls School District 91 will have one new school resource officer this year.
The Idaho Falls City Council has passed an ordinance shifting the responsibility for performing a yearly safety inspection on taxicabs away from the police.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers formed to monitor how federal laws affect Idaho's sovereignty and report back to the Legislature has created three subcommittees to examine federal lands, education, and health and welfare.
The U.S. Department of Energy has opened public comment on a draft environmental assessment to expand Idaho National Laboratory's National Security Test Range and Radiological Response Training Range.
Two local lawmakers are on a new legislative panel that will study Idaho’s property tax structure and look at ways to reduce property taxes.
The state Department of Health and Welfare has released a waiver that would require most Medicaid patients to get a referral before seeking family planning services from anyone other than their primary doctor.
The city of Idaho Falls is considering buying the stockyard on Northgate Mile, and a new police station is among the possible uses city officials are weighing for the property.
Idaho National Laboratory is spearheading an effort to develop a national plan to safeguard America’s wind energy grid.
Idaho National Laboratory’s cleanup contractor says there won’t be any involuntary layoffs at this time.
Idaho Falls won’t hold an advisory referendum this November on whether to keep or abolish runoff elections.
There won’t be any contested elections in Swan Valley this November, at least not unless someone launches a write-in campaign.
BOISE — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has joined with 49 other attorneys general in launching an anti-trust investigation into Google.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little has ordered all U.S. and state flags in Idaho be flown at half-staff on Saturday in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Dustin Ard.
NAMPA — For Boise Police Officer Ed Moreno, the decision to become a police officer happened early on, inspired by a baseball coach who was also a sheriff’s deputy.
A recent set of Facebook videos by state Rep. Chad Christensen (R-Ammon) in which he attempts to defend constituents’ gun rights have drawn attention for what appears to be an instance of the lawmaker profiling fairgoers that “were kinda different looking.”
The House Republican leadership and Republican House members from districts 34 and 35 plan to hold a town hall in Rexburg on Sept. 16, the latest in a series they have been holding across the state.
The Wes Deist Aquatic Center will be closed for repairs until 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Several cities in Bonneville County will have competitive elections for City Council seats this November.
Milling and paving operations are underway on several Idaho Falls streets over the course of the next 30 days, a city news release said.
Derick Attebury has been reappointed to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission seat representing the Upper Snake Region.
LELAND — Idaho’s senior U.S. senator warned that the ongoing trade dispute with China could extend through the 2020 presidential election, with potentially devastating effects on American farmers.
Reclaim Idaho, the grassroots organization behind last year’s successful Medicaid expansion campaign, filed a new “Invest in Idaho” initiative Wednesday that targets public education funding.
First Street reopened at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
BOISE — The Idaho Press Club has filed a lawsuit against Ada County, saying officials repeatedly violated Idaho’s Public Records Act in response to four separate public records requests from journalists.
BOISE — Volunteers pushing an initiative to gradually raise Idaho’s $7.25 per hour minimum wage to $12 an hour say they’ve topped 10,000 signatures, just a month after they hit the 5,000 mark.
BOISE — At the state’s first public hearing Tuesday on a proposed waiver request to the federal government to add work reporting requirements to voter-approved Medicaid expansion, testimony was overwhelmingly against the plan, with nearly 10 times as many people opposing it as supporting it.
Idaho’s state agencies are asking for 6.4 percent more in general fund spending in 2020-2021 than they were budgeted this year.
BOISE — Former Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has joined the government relations and advocacy firm Sullivan & Reberger, but he won’t be doing any lobbying.
Idaho Falls Power rates will stay the same over the coming year.
BOISE — After the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s forwarding of an internal Boise State University newsletter about diversity and inclusion programs kicked off a brouhaha among GOP House members, 28 of whom signed on to a July 9 protest letter to then-newly arrived BSU President Marlene Tromp, I …
Idaho U.S. senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined every Senate Republican on Thursday in signing a letter urging the Supreme Court to ignore five Democratic senators who said the court has become too politicized and suggested they might back changing the court if it takes up a gun control …
Iona’s new water was inflated Friday morning.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has said Idaho’s application to let some people get insurance through the Your Health Idaho state exchange who otherwise would be covered by Medicaid expansion is “incomplete.”
All three incumbents on the Idaho Falls City Council whose seats are up in November plan to seek election to another term.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little went on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle on Tuesday night to defend the state’s position in a lawsuit involving gender confirmation surgery for a transgender inmate.
The crowd at a public hearing in Idaho Falls on Tuesday evening was divided on whether Idaho’s version of Common Core standards are a good thing for the state, although a majority favored keeping them.
The Idaho Falls City Council voted Thursday night to pass the city’s budget for next year.
The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned the Idaho Senate's decision to give a Pocatello senator more than $18,000 in legal fees stemming from his opponent's unsuccessful challenge to the election results.
P.J. Holm has been named director of the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department.
The utilities involved in plans to build 12 small modular reactors west of Idaho Falls hope the new power source will help them weather changes as coal plants close and the demand for the hydroelectric power the city of Idaho Falls depends on grows.
Concerns about vaccines and parental rights dominated a public hearing on administrative rules in Idaho Falls on Friday.
The Idaho Falls City Council is looking to build a new police station.
BOISE — It’s official: Boise wants to take the fight over its camping ordinance to the U.S. Supreme Court.