Ammon City Council voted Thursday night to appoint Kristina Buchan as the city clerk and assistant to Mayor Sean Coletti beginning next year.
A bill that aims to increase the number of young people working at America's national laboratories is headed to the U.S. Senate.
BOISE — The Ada County coroner sees Ada County residents at the end of things.
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.
POCATELLO — A fracas in the Bannock County Courthouse on Wednesday morning reportedly brought commissioners' office employees to tears and ended with a newly elected city official being escorted from the building by armed security personnel.
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.
Idaho Falls is soliciting requests for architectural or engineering firms interested in designing a new police station for the city.
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson joined more than 100 of his colleagues Tuesday in urging Major League Baseball not to move forward with plans to cut ties with 42 minor league teams in the 2021 season.
BOISE — Inmates are sleeping on the floors of county jails by the dozens in Boise, Twin Falls and Pocatello, state lawmakers learned Monday, for lack of space in the jails and lack of money to expand them.
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.
The manager of the Idaho Cleanup Project is moving on to a new job with the U.S. Department of Energy.
When Amy Pratt found out about Reclaim Idaho’s effort to get Medicaid expansion on the ballot in Idaho, she knew she wanted to help.
When lawmakers gather in Boise in January for the 2020 session, one of the big issues on the table will be how to pay for Medicaid expansion going forward.
Fifty-eight percent of the number of Bonneville County residents who are known to be eligible for Medicaid expansion already have signed up.
Idaho’s state health care exchange is in the middle of open enrollment.
The Idaho Falls City Council is considering whether to regulate electric scooters in the city.
The number of children who don’t have health insurance has been increasing. And it has been increasing faster in Idaho than the rest of the country.
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.
The Idaho Falls City Council is moving forward with plans to buy the stockyard on Northgate Mile and build a new police station there.
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.
The state of Idaho and the U.S. Department of Energy have reached a deal that could allow the resumption of shipments of spent research fuel to Idaho National Laboratory.
A proposed $410,000-a-year levy to help fund ambulance services has failed in Fremont County.
Incumbent Idaho Falls City Councilman Tom Hally beat challenger Stephanie Lucas on Tuesday.
Proposals to create new, or join existing, taxing districts failed in two local counties Tuesday.
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.
BOISE — More than four months after Idaho’s Speaker of the House and Senate Pro Tem sued the state’s treasurer over a debate about the use of space in the Capitol, attorneys have not yet started arguing the facts of the case. They’re still waiting on a judge to decide if the case belongs in court.
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 incumbent in this year’s one competitive Idaho Falls City Council race is going into the last days of the election with a fundraising advantage.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that would make it easier for American farmers to hire foreign workers and let some farmworkers who are here illegally now become legal residents.
Facebook has taken down 14 ads the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare bought earlier this year encouraging parents to vaccinate their children.
The two candidates in this year’s only competitive Idaho Falls City Council race faced off again Monday night at a forum hosted by the Bonneville County Democrats.
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.
The Idaho Falls City Council voted unanimously Thursday to change the spellings of three street names.
Two Idaho Falls lawmakers are working on a bill to put some limits on child marriage in Idaho.
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.
Former atomic and U.S. Department of Energy workers are invited to a National Day of Remembrance Celebration in Idaho Falls on Friday.
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…
BOISE — Idaho will start enrollment in its newly expanded Medicaid program on Nov. 1, with benefits starting Jan. 1, and the state already has identified about 70,000 people it knows are likely to be eligible and sign up.
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.
The one competitive race for Idaho Falls City Council this November features a longtime incumbent who wants to continue his work and a political newcomer who wants to find ways to encourage development without raising taxes.
Republican House representatives met with constituents Tuesday in Idaho Falls to address many of the major pieces of legislation that are in the pipeline for the 2020 session.
The CEO of Melaleuca pitched a proposal to put limits on medical debt collection to almost half of the Idaho Legislature Monday evening.
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.
The two candidates in the only competitive City Council race in Idaho Falls presented different visions of the role of city government to Bonneville County Republicans Thursday night.
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.
Eastern Idaho’s congressman hopes to introduce a bill in the coming weeks to make it easier for farmers to hire immigrant workers.