BOISE — U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill, who has served on the federal bench in Idaho for 26 years, will take senior status in August, meaning he’ll be eligible to take a reduced caseload and new President Joe Biden will appoint a new federal judge for Idaho.

BOISE — When Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin came up for her budget hearing before lawmakers on Wednesday, she was questioned about her contract with Parrish Miller, an analyst and writer for the Idaho Freedom Foundation, and asked for details of that contract and how it relates to keeping vacant …

BOISE — The chairman of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee said suicide rates in Idaho did not increase substantially in 2020, despite claims to the contrary from many critics of COVID-19 protocols.

BOISE — Anyone who wants to testify on a bill remotely during the 2021 Idaho legislative session will need to sign up in advance.

BOISE — Any “psychoactive drug” that was illegal in Idaho in 2020 could never be legalized, under a constitutional amendment proposed Monday by Sen. C. Scott Grow, R-Eagle.

BOISE — The Idaho House on Friday voted down Rep. Muffy Davis’ motion to suspend rules to allow her to vote remotely this session on an 11-49 party-line vote, leaving Davis, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, in tears.

BOISE — Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, introduced legislation Thursday seeking to undo all limits on gatherings in the state due to COVID-19, spurred particularly by his desire to allow full attendance at school events from basketball games to concerts.

BOISE — Rep. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg, has written a bill that would protect parents who want to give their children less supervision. The Reasonable Childhood Independence Act was presented to the House State Affairs Committee for consideration Wednesday morning. The committee voted to introduce…

BOISE (AP)— As rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the seat of American democracy became a melting pot of extremist groups: militia members, white supremacists, paramilitary organizations, anti-maskers and fanatical supporters of President Donald Trump, standing shoulder to shoulder in rage.

WASHINGTON — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency.

BOISE — A group of Republican lawmakers joined Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin on Monday morning to outline their goals for the 2021 legislative session, a list of priorities they coined the “Idaho Conservative Agenda.” Thirty legislators, along with McGeachin, signed onto proposals ranging from e…

On Monday the House and Senate will gavel in for the first regular session of the 66th Idaho Legislature, and while there are going to be plenty of other issues to talk about, COVID-19 will loom over the proceedings in a few ways.

WASHINGTON — The violent siege of the Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters forced painful new questions across government Thursday — about his fitness to remain in office for two more weeks, the ability of the police to secure the complex and the future of the Republican Party in a…

BOISE — Marv Hagedorn retired Monday as head of Idaho Division of Veterans Services, Gov. Brad Little announced, and Pete Koehler will step in as interim chief administrator until a replacement is selected.

At least one Idaho lawmaker plans to object to the counting of electoral votes from some of the swing states that gave Democrat Joe Biden his win in the presidential contest with incumbent Republican Donald Trump.

Idaho lawmakers are reviewing contracting procedures at the state Department of Education, after concerns were raised regarding the number of sole source or no-bid contracts being awarded.

The company in charge of cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy desert site west of Idaho Falls reported some progress over the past year, one notable upcoming milestone being that the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit could finally start processing sodium-bearing waste next summer.  

Idaho’s four Republican senators and U.S. House members all backed the COVID-19 relief and government funding bill that Congress has sent to President Donald Trump's desk.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the third of three rounds Tuesday of nuclear reactor development under its new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program.

Opponents of an Idaho law barring transgender girls and women from female high school and college sports teams, including both transgender and cisgender female athletes, numerous medical groups and three former Idaho attorneys general, filed briefs in federal court Monday arguing their cases.

The U.S. Department of Energy has released the draft environmental impact statement for a test reactor it would like to build at Idaho National Laboratory.