A Blackfoot lawmaker will help lead the committee that sets the state’s budget next year.
The race for the District 30A House seat ended up being the most expensive in the region, with a combined $62,700 spent between the candidates overall and almost $17,000 just in the final weeks before the election.
BOISE — Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke held off a challenge from Nampa Rep. Brent Crane on Wednesday.
Idaho’s outgoing governor used his final appearance in office before the Idaho Falls City Club to defend his record on education and call for more civility in politics.
The Idaho Supreme Court plans to hear arguments Jan. 29 in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Medicaid expansion initiative that passed last month.
Fresh from a trip to a Texas detention facility housing more than 500 Idaho inmates, two Idaho state lawmakers say the situation in the facility is adequate, and they’re prepared to talk about the state prison system’s housing crisis in the upcoming legislative session.
A Rexburg judge has been named to the state Supreme Court.
BOISE — Tim Murphy, former director of the Idaho State Bureau of Land Management, has been appointed to serve on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.
Both of Idaho's senators voted against a resolution Wednesday to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen.
Idaho senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and 23 of their colleagues joined a call Tuesday to renew a program that helps to pay for schools and roads in much of rural Idaho.
A U.S. Senate panel has advanced Rita Baranwal’s nomination to run the office that oversees Idaho National Laboratory.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel in the Russia investigation is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators, an extraordinary allegation that could expose him to a lengthier prison sentence — and pote…
A U.S. Senate committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on Rita Baranwal's nomination as assistant secretary for nuclear energy in the Department of Energy.
The former Clark County clerk has been sentenced to two years’ probation for wrongly accepting a reimbursement check.
The Idaho Falls Dog Park will be getting some upgrades, courtesy of a $100,000 grant from the William J. and Shirley A. Maeck Family Foundation.
Medicaid expansion opponents have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Idaho’s recently passed voter initiative.
Idaho Falls officials are seeking federal funding to help replace a bridge that has deteriorated to the point that school buses now have to avoid it.
Idaho Falls and 15 other cities are joining a deal to help recharge the East Snake Plain Aquifer.
U.S. senators from Idaho and Oregon are urging U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to reauthorize the local committees that help determine how Secure Rural Schools money is spent.
Gov. Butch Otter sent stern letters scolding the state Board of Education and state Rep. Wendy Horman for “attempts to steer” a $1 million state software contract to the current vendor in violation of state purchasing laws, a charge both Horman and the state board vigorously denied.
REXBURG − After a discussion about previous dances held at the fairgrounds that had several noise complaints and police reports, Madison County Commissioners have put all event approvals on a case-by-case basis and have canceled the next dance scheduled at the Madison County Fairgrounds.
State Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, who is currently the Idaho State House assistant majority leader, has announced he’ll challenge House Speaker Scott Bedke.
When the Idaho Legislature convenes for its organizational session the first week of December, nearly a quarter of the 105-member Legislature will be new.
The people who stood for office in Tuesday's election had different views on many important topics.
BOISE — Idaho state tax revenues came in $34.3 million lower than expected in October, an 11.2 percent shortfall, according to the state Division of Financial Management.
The POW-MIA flag will stay up in front of Idaho Falls City Hall.
Many eastern Idahoans might not like gambling, but they do know how to pick a winner.
Tuesday’s election brought six upsets in Idaho legislative races, with one more possible in a Boise race in which the incumbent senator won by just six votes.
Virgil Moore, director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, announced he will retire early next year, and the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a job announcement seeking a new leader of the agency.
The Custer County jail bond ballot measure appeared to be headed toward defeat Tuesday, according to unofficial voting results.
The three Republican candidates running to represent District 33 in the state Legislature all won Tuesday.
Donnelly Republican Terry Gestrin will continue to serve as the representative for District 8A, after winning about two-thirds of the vote, according to unofficial election results Tuesday.
Emmett Republican Steven Thayn will continue to serve as state senator for District 8. The incumbent won by a large majority, according to unofficial results.
The Republican primary victor to represent the 32B House seat easily beat back the incumbent’s attempt to keep the seat via a write-in bid.
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson has been re-elected to another term in Congress.
The city of Idaho Falls is backing away from the idea of taking down the POW-MIA flag that flies in front of City Hall.
The last flurry of pre-election day financial disclosures includes spending on a local legislative race as well as spending by a company owned by Frank VanderSloot on ads supporting the Democrat running to lead the state's school system.
The number of people voting early in Idaho this year is already far ahead of the last two midterm cycles and could, if the outstanding ballots are returned, could nearly match or even exceed the early and absentee voting numbers for the 2012 presidential election.
It's almost here — Election Day is Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Idaho voters will make important decisions that will determine the state's direction for the next few years.
Compass Academy’s senior government students held their last candidate forums of this election cycle Tuesday, hosting a forum for the House and Senate contenders in District 33.
Although larger contributions still must be reported as they come in, Tuesday marked the last deadline before the election for candidates to file comprehensive campaign finance reports.
A long list of Idaho Republican officeholders and party officials have lined up behind Chad Christensen, the Ammon resident who won the May Republican primary for the House District 32B seat.
The candidates for the Idaho District 30A House seat faced off Monday night for the last time before the election.
In an effort to alleviate long lines in county Division of Motor Vehicle driver’s licensing offices, the Idaho Transportation Department will provide citizens with licenses that expire in November and December an option to renew driver’s licenses and identification cards by mail.
ARCO — Butte County has lost out on $3 million in federal funds for its airport because the government classifies it as a metropolitan area.
Todd Devries and Pamela Mayes knocked on their first door. A young woman answered, and Devries started to tell her about Proposition 2.
With a little more than two weeks until Election Day, candidates are buying ads, traveling the state and making their final pitches to voters.
Idaho Falls city officials plan to hold a public meeting Tuesday to inform residents about the Residential Fiber Pilot Program the city is launching.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Brad Little has launched a new campaign commercial, which began airing statewide this week, focusing on education.
The 30A House seat is the only one in that district that will have a new incumbent in January.
The two major-party candidates to be Idaho’s next governor met Monday night for a sometimes contentious debate.
Two east Idaho cities, Idaho Falls and Ammon, received top honors for their planning efforts Wednesday night by the Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association in Boise.
The government students at Compass Academy, who have been organizing debates for the past few election seasons, have arranged two more this election cycle.
Idaho Falls’ Legislative District 33 is one of the few in eastern Idaho with a full slate of Democrats and Republicans running for its legislative seats.