Ammon City Council voted Thursday night to appoint Kristina Buchan as the city clerk and assistant to Mayor Sean Coletti beginning next year.

REXBURG — Brigham Young University-Idaho officials said Wednesday that the university decided to stop accepting Medicaid to waive a student health plan due to concerns for local health care providers.

While most Idahoans still have nearly five months before they have to think about the 2020 Census, groups across the state have been laying the groundwork for a successful census count for months.

Some Brigham Young University-Idaho students are pushing back against the university’s decision to stop accepting Medicaid as an acceptable health plan to waive the school’s student insurance policy.

The contractor that runs Idaho National Laboratory is looking for private partners to build the first new test reactor in the United States in decades.

BOISE — A panel of lawmakers is looking at making changes to Idaho's only independent performance evaluations agency, possibly by having staffers focus more on legislative budgets and less on whether state programs are working properly.

Proponents of a ballot initiative to increase education spending in Idaho by raising taxes on corporations and the rich say they have gathered more than 4,000 signatures already, which is more than 7 percent of what they need statewide to qualify for the ballot.

BOISE — A panel of state lawmakers looking into “equitable” ways to fund the state’s 10 percent share of the cost of Medicaid expansion next year has produced a majority report calling for Idaho counties to kick in up to $10 million, and a minority report opposing that.

On Tuesday, voters throughout Idaho will go to the polls to decide who their mayors, city council members and school board trustees will be, or to vote on ballot questions such as whether to create new taxing districts.

The Turkey sanctions bill U.S. Sen. Jim Risch is sponsoring would prioritize some Syrian Kurdish refugees, such as ones who worked with the United States in its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, for entry into the country.

Today is both the first day of open enrollment for coverage on the state exchange and the first time ever tens of thousands of poor adults will be able to sign up for Medicaid in Idaho.

WASHINGTON — Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year.

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office says signature-gathering can begin on a proposed ballot measure to increase education spending and fund it by raising income taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

BOISE — The fight between Idaho’s GOP state treasurer and GOP legislative leaders over office space in the Capitol is heating up, with Treasurer Julie Ellsworth now arguing that former Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter promised the treasurer could keep the first-floor office space permanently.

Almost all of the emails the state Department of Health and Welfare received on a proposal to require Medicaid recipients to get a referral from their primary care doctor to access outside family planning services urged the state not to move forward with the idea.

WASHINGTON — Republicans brought House Democrats' impeachment investigation to a halt on Wednesday as around two dozen GOP House members stormed into a closed-door deposition with a Defense Department official. Democrats said the move compromised national security as some of them brought ele…

With members of Congress from both parties raising serious alarms about the Turkish assault on U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, took to the Senate floor Thursday to tout bipartisan legislation in the works in his committee …

BOISE — Boise State University’s College Republicans and Young Democrats have taken over the organizing of an upcoming forum featuring Republican and Democratic legislators discussing diversity and inclusion on campus, pushing aside the Idaho Freedom Foundation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Idaho’s two congressional representatives split Wednesday as the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan resolution opposing President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria.

Idaho National Laboratory cut the ribbon on two new buildings Monday that, it is hoped, will help give a major boost to the lab’s cybersecurity work and its research collaboration with the state’s colleges and universities.

The Idaho Falls City Council has approved an agreement to turn over on-street parking enforcement downtown to the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation.

U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson said earlier this week he doesn’t know yet whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, but he was skeptical of some of the arguments of impeachment supporters.

The challenger for an Idaho Falls City Council seat outraised the incumbent in September, although the incumbent appears to have pulled ahead with a loan and several $1,000 contributions a week ago.