Some 645,000 income tax rebates totaling $169 million have been sent out so far this year, an Idaho official said Wednesday. Idaho Division of Financial Management Administrator Alex Adams told lawmakers on a finance committee that the average rebate has been $248. The rebates are part of...
BOISE — A far-right group launched by anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide and making inroads into Canada, according to a new report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights.
BOISE — Idaho’s prisons are still facing a staffing crisis, but they’ve seen turnover drop and job applications soar since moving in August to raise prison guard pay and offer signing and retention bonuses.
BOISE — Ten Idaho legislators are among those who have signed a letter calling for an audit of 2020 election results in all 50 states, despite results from an audit in Arizona that confirmed former president Donald Trump lost to President Joe Biden in the state’s most populous county.
BOISE — Idaho is likely to lose tens of millions in federal emergency rental assistance because it has spent so little of the money it’s received from the federal government for that so far — just $14.3 million of the nearly $175.7 million allocated to the state this year.
The office of Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has responded to Post Register questions about Idaho Republican Attorney General candidate Art Macomber campaigning at a public school last week.
A political newcomer is challenging Mayor Rebecca Casper in the upcoming Nov. 2 election.
A financial adviser is challenging a former teacher in a bid for seat 4 on the Idaho Falls City Council.
BOISE — In a response to a public records request, Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s office says it cannot find invoices or records for private, outside legal expenses that McGeachin is asking taxpayers to pay $50,000 to cover.
Little describes threat of Mexican drugs to Idaho after visiting southern border
Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin is defending her initial refusal to release public records from her Task Force to Examine Indoctrination in Idaho Education. She said her refusal was an attempt to keep media members from exposing the identity and personal information of those who submitted public c…
BOISE — After 18 public hearings all around the state, hours of testimony, and painstaking work on possible new legislative and congressional district lines, Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission now plans to return in two weeks to continue its task.
NAMPA — Patti Syme had no idea what she was getting into when she was elected as the chair of the Canyon County Republican Central Committee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.
BOISE — A former state lawmaker made his first appearance in an Idaho courtroom on charges that he raped a young legislative intern earlier this year.
BOISE — Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo held a roundtable discussion with bankers and other business leaders in Boise on Tuesday at which he decried proposed new IRS reporting rules for financial institutions as an invasion of Americans’ privacy.
BOISE — It’s long been assumed in Idaho that whenever the governor leaves the state, even for just a short period of time, the lieutenant governor fills in as acting governor.
Eyes wide, the person in the TikTok video tells their followers “Have y’all seen what’s going on in Idaho?”
Former Lewiston state representative Aaron von Ehlinger is back in Idaho after his extradition from Georgia on felony charges of rape and forcible penetration with a foreign object, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
BOISE — September state general fund revenues for Idaho came in nearly $50 million over forecasts, further bumping up the state’s record billion-dollar budget surplus.
BOISE — Idaho's Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin wants to be the state's governor after next year's November elections. But when the man currently holding the job left town this week on official business, she decided not to wait.
The overwhelming majority of the 3,602 comments Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin received regarding her education task force criticized the task force or pushed back against McGeachin’s allegations of indoctrination in schools.
BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little said he will rescind an executive order involving COVID-19 vaccines by Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, and the commanding general of the Idaho National Guard also on Tuesday told McGeachin she can’t activate troops to send to the U.S.-Mexico border.
BOISE — The Idaho Legislature’s interim Committee on Federalism voted Monday to recommend the full Legislature take up a bill that would make it a crime for public agencies and/or officials from helping to implement President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 rules.
BOISE (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little will tour the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday with nine other Republican governors.
BOISE — Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin will face a hearing next week on whether she should be held in contempt of court for failing to comply with a judge’s order in a public records lawsuit.
Idaho Falls Republican Bryan Smith is again seeking to represent Idaho’s second congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Local election officials in Bonner County will conduct a livestreamed hand recount of 2020 ballots on Saturday as part of an effort by the state to combat dubious allegations of election fraud.
BOISE — Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin made public a collection of documents to journalists Thursday shortly after a judge again ordered her to reveal the records.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On a party-line vote, the Senate confirmed Tracy Stone-Manning to serve as director of the Bureau of Land Management, capping off a contentious process marked by controversy over her role in an effort to sabotage an Idaho timber sale more than three decades ago.
Idaho Secretary of State staffers visited two Idaho counties last week to investigate allegations of statewide manipulation of the state’s election results that were circulated by Mike Lindell, chief executive officer of the MyPillow company. The canvass found a margin of error of less than …
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee called on Idaho politicians to do more to combat COVID-19 after he visited Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane on Wednesday and was told about the delay of thousands of procedures and surgeries.
COEUR d’ALENE — Gov. Brad Little toured a makeshift monoclonal antibody site at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds on Wednesday and touted the benefits of the treatment while strongly emphasizing every Idahoan should get vaccinated.
An Idaho Falls hospital disaster planner and pediatrician appointed to serve as the only doctor on the eastern Idaho health board has drawn praise from a top state medical group.
The attorney for former Idaho House Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger says his client was not trying to evade law enforcement when he was arrested in Georgia last week. Von Ehlinger was on a pre-planned vacation in Central America when the warrant was issued.
BOISE — A coalition of journalists is asking an Idaho judge to hold the state’s lieutenant governor in contempt of court for refusing to turn over public documents despite the judge’s order that she do so.
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is co-sponsoring legislation to prohibit content warnings from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on U.S. founding documents.
BOISE — Idaho lawmakers, who appear poised to challenge President Joe Biden’s new rules concerning COVID-19 vaccinations and testing for public and private employees, on Wednesday heard opinions from legal experts and the public on Biden’s controversial new plan to battle the coronavirus.
The entire state of Idaho is already under a formal hospital resource crisis.
On the same day as a last-resort hospital crisis plan was activated statewide for the first time ever, eastern Idaho health officials appointed one of the plan’s authors to serve as a board member.
All of Idaho has now been declared under a hospital resource crisis that allows for health care to be rationed.
BOISE — Just 15 of the 70 members of the Idaho House gathered in their chamber on Wednesday, in what some far-right legislators billed as an attempt to gather enough lawmakers to convene the House to oppose vaccine mandates.
Bonneville County legislators united on Wednesday to express opposition to federal vaccine mandates, and to explain why they would not take part in the ongoing attempt to convene a quorum at the Capitol.
Some Idaho lawmakers are hoping to call themselves back into session this week to take action against President Joe Biden’s recent vaccine mandate.
President Joe Biden will make his first official trip to Idaho today, attending a wildfire briefing at the National Interagency Fire Center.
The Eastern Idaho Public Health board — which oversees everything from COVID-19 control policies to more typical responsibilities such as septic licenses and restaurant inspections — is preparing to add a new doctor to its ranks.
BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday announced that he’s working with his legal counsel and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden on a possible legal challenge to President Joe Biden’s newly announced nationwide vaccine requirements for employers and others amid the surging COVID-19 pandemic.
BOISE — As Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission started its task of drawing new legislative and congressional districts for the state last week, one confusing question loomed: What does it mean to split a county?
BOISE — Attorneys for the winning side in the successful lawsuit to overturn a restrictive new voter initiative law have submitted their fees and costs to the Idaho Supreme Court for payment by the state, and the tally comes to just under $152,000.
A newsletter from the office of the Idaho lieutenant governor used a misleading number to disparage the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, the Post Register found after talking with an office staffer and three outside experts.
BOISE — Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission will hold public hearings in each region of the state over the next month and a half, plus a remote-access hearing, with an eye to finishing its work in October, at least a full month before its late-November deadline.
Anonymous letters have been sent to a number of Idaho lawmakers in recent weeks, threatening retribution for their votes on a wolf management bill.
The delta variant has taken the nation by storm — sending hospitals in low vaccination pockets into a scramble to maintain normal standards of care.
After weeks of anticipation, Idaho’s redistricting process begins Wednesday with three days of meetings at the Statehouse in Boise.