BOISE — The Idaho House on Monday voted 55-15 in favor of immediately lifting all COVID-related limits on gatherings statewide, with one North Idaho representative declaring the pandemic over.
BOISE — In a three-hour hearing Monday, Idahoans offered ardent testimony for and against a proposed constitutional amendment crafted with the aim of preventing the state from ever legalizing medical or recreational marijuana.
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.
Idaho has some idea of who its front-line essential workers are — those who are at incredibly high risk to be exposed to the virus and will be given early access to vaccines.
The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce asked state legislators in a Friday morning letter to keep the emergency declaration in place.
BOISE — Young entrepreneurs and low-income homeowners would see some minor relief under two bills introduced in the Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Thursday.
Idaho’s budget chief Alex Adams on Thursday hailed Gov. Brad Little’s push to relieve over $455 million in taxes for individuals and businesses while boosting infrastructure projects.
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.
With demand outpacing supply, Idaho health officials are bulking up vaccine administration efforts in hopes of quickly getting COVID-19 shots into people’s arms.
BOISE — Anyone who wants to testify on a bill remotely during the 2021 Idaho legislative session will need to sign up in advance.
BOISE — The Idaho Legislature fast-tracked its bid to trim the governor’s emergency powers on Monday, sending two measures to the full House after quick hearings.
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.
Reflecting on a year that stressed the city’s health care system, worried doctors that they may have to deny life-saving care and left more than 100 locals dead from a new disease, Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper had miles to look back on.
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. Muffy Davis, a paraplegic with compromised lung function from a ski-racing accident when she was 16, has asked every member of the Idaho House to consider suspending House rules and allowing her to vote remotely this year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON — Ten Republicans — including Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House GOP leader — voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday over the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. The GOP votes were in sharp contrast to the unanimous support for Trump among House Republicans when h…
BOISE — Lawyers for both sides in the lawsuit between state Treasurer Julie Ellsworth and House Speaker Scott Bedke faced off before the Idaho Supreme Court Wednesday, via Zoom, for oral arguments in Ellsworth’s appeal of a district court ruling that said the Legislature has the legal right …
Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday that he would be dedicating more of his time over the next week to “the weak links” in Idaho’s vaccination rollout.
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.
BOISE — Idaho’s state tax revenues shot up again in December, again exceeding not only current forecasts, but those developed long before the COVID-19 pandemic.
BOISE — A power struggle between lawmakers and Republican Gov. Brad Little has begun.
Idaho health leaders told reporters Tuesday that they’re figuring out how new action by the Trump administration that aims to expedite COVID-19 vaccine efforts will affect the state.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Tuesday announced that people age 65 and above will join front-line essential workers in the group next in line to receive limited COVID-19 vaccines.
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 — Idaho Gov. Brad Little focused on a package of tax cuts and infrastructure investments in his State of the State and budget message to state lawmakers on Monday, saying beyond that, he’s proposing a “no-frills budget.”
Nearly 18 years to the day he started the job, former Bonneville County Commissioner Dave Radford retired Monday morning as his replacement, Jon Walker, was sworn into office.
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…
BOISE — The process of redistricting — drawing new legislative and congressional districts lines — won’t start until spring, but the latest population estimates already are shining some light on what might happen.
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 — When President Trump-supporting insurrectionists on Wednesday stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the presidential election, the nation was shocked. But not unwarned.
A vaccine advisory panel is expected to tell the Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday whether the state should let more aging Idahoans, who are dying at high rates, to access COVID-19 shots soon.
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.
The State Board of Education took its first look at a draft of proposed English, math and science standards Monday.
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 State Police are asking visitors to the Capitol during the upcoming legislative session to wear a mask.
People talking on a cellphone while driving will be liable to be ticketed as of Friday.
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.
BOISE — A Boise State University study shows Idaho has a $241.8 million a year transportation funding gap — that it needs that much more in funding each year just to maintain its current transportation system as is.
Until the potato drops in downtown Boise later this week, qualifying Idahoans can access tax-subsidized health insurance on the state’s exchange.
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.
The city of Idaho Falls, Idaho National Laboratory and other regional stakeholders are still moving forward with a project to build 12 small nuclear reactors west of town.
For the past five years, an Idaho Falls-based effort has been spearheading the U.S. Department of Energy's efforts to support nuclear reactor development.
Idaho Falls is poised to become a major center for the development of new nuclear reactors.
The contractor that runs Idaho National Laboratory is working with NASA to find someone who can build a nuclear power system that can be operated on the moon.
Idaho Falls’ new police station could end up costing millions less than was expected thanks to lower-than-budgeted interest rates.
In response to a litany of concerns from disability advocates worried a lack of COVID-19 safety precautions will make it impossible for them to take part in the upcoming legislative session, House Republicans released a memo this week detailing some measures they are taking.
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.
Major companies including Nike and Altria and 22 Democratic attorneys general are asking a federal appeals court to block an Idaho law barring transgender girls and women from female high school and college sports teams.
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.