One of the pivotal points in the chain of events that led the Targhee Regional Public Transportation Authority to dissolve was a federal audit that found serious problems with the bus service’s financial management, some of which led to thousands of dollars in federal overpayments.

A meeting Tuesday night on the future of public transportation in the Idaho Falls area brought out several possibilities but no answers yet as to what, if anything, will replace the Targhee Regional Public Transportation Authority.

A U.S. House committee has voted to advance a Department of Energy budget that would keep funding for Idaho National Laboratory and nuclear research mostly flat.

Representatives of local governments and others affected by the closure of the Targhee Regional Public Transportation Authority will meet Tuesday to discuss the future of public transportation in the region.

Idaho officials could hear in the next few weeks whether a voter-approved plan to expand Medicaid eligibility has been accepted by the federal government.

City of Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Director Greg A. Weitzel has announced he will be leaving the city and has accepted a position as the head of Parks and Recreation in Las Vegas, Nevada. His last day with the City of Idaho Falls will be June 3.

Hospitals and other medical groups were among the major backers of the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative that passed in November, and they say it will be a boon both for them and their patients.

Lawmakers from across eastern Idaho came to a Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday to update attendees on this year’s legislative session.

Gov. Brad Little emphasized education issues during last year’s campaign, and one of his most frequent themes, along with raising teacher pay, was spending more on early childhood literacy. This year he requested, and lawmakers approved, doubling spending on kindergarten-through-third-grade …

Gov. Brad Little said he expects to know by January which Medicaid expansion waivers the federal government will approve, and he doesn't expect the feds to sign off on all of them.

Gov. Brad Little said Thursday he has concerns about the initiative process, but he wants to address it with campaign finance laws and making more information available to voters.

Idaho lawmakers agreed this year to a couple of bills that will boost funding for roads and bridges, although another pot of money that also provides funding for state roads and local highway districts will go away because the Legislature couldn’t agree on renewing it.

Idaho’s Republican congressional delegation hailed the release of the Mueller report Thursday as exonerating President Trump.

Gov. Brad Little said he intends to issue a planned executive order soon to try to tackle opioid abuse in Idaho.

There’s a possibility Idaho will implement Medicaid expansion before having heard back from the federal government on whether the state can implement the limits, or “sideboards,” to the program lawmakers approved this year.

As the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project begins to wind down operations, Fluor Idaho told employees Monday it will lay off up to 190 workers in fiscal year 2019.