Reports that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are "grossly inaccurate," according to the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that people wear masks in public as far back as early April to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, the Idaho Department of Correction didn’t require its staff to wear them until Wednesday — the same day the firs…

NAMPA — Some delegates at the Republican state convention have taken a stand against their party’s governor and his coronavirus response, condemning his contact tracing program and calling on the Idaho Legislature to “protect our lives, liberty and property from the recent unchecked, unbalan…

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BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney say they plan to appeal Tuesday’s U.S. District Court decision granting Reclaim Idaho’s request for a second chance to qualify its school-funding initiative for the November ballot, after the statewide stay-home order cut…

BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday that he’s been talking with state legislators who want him to call a special session of the Legislature, but the Idaho Constitution requires such sessions to be called on a specific subject — and none of them have offered him one.

BOISE — Under the Idaho Constitution, only the governor can call a special session of the Legislature — but the Idaho Freedom Foundation and an unregistered political action committee are calling one for Tuesday morning aimed at overturning the governor’s executive orders on the coronavirus …

BOISE — With the sharp increase in coronavirus infections Idaho’s seen in the past two weeks, Gov. Brad Little says “we’re looking at all the options,” including a possible partial rollback of the state’s staged reopening plan.

Eastern Idaho’s congressman and the state’s two senators said Friday they oppose defunding police departments, as some activists have called for in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, but they do support some federal-level efforts to address police violence.

Legislative leaders have named the members of a committee that will study property taxes this year and, it is hoped, come up with some proposals for tax reductions lawmakers can implement during the 2021 session.

Unofficial final primary results NationalU.S. Senate, Democratic nominee

Although final numbers weren't available as of press time, it appears U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson has easily beaten challenger Kevin Rhoades and will once again be the Republican Party's nominee for the Second Congressional District seat.

Rep. Julianne Young has held onto her District 31 House seat, while David Cannon will succeed retiring Rep. Neil Anderson.

If you’ve driven past the electronic billboard on Northgate Mile near North Holmes Avenue lately, you may have noticed an ad showing a young girl holding a wedding bouquet with the words “Don’t Marry Me Off” and a link to

The Idaho Falls City Council voted unanimously Thursday to extend its suspension of utility disconnects in response to the high unemployment and economic dislocation that have accompanied the coronavirus pandemic.

BOISE — U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill has granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction giving Idaho voters more time — until Tuesday — to request absentee ballots for the May primary election.