Several Democratic lawmakers from Boise came to the Capitol Friday morning to testify against a proposal to require Medicaid recipients to get a referral from their primary care doctor to access family planning services.

The Department of Health and Welfare has received at least 1,121 written comments on a proposal to add work requirements to Medicaid expansion, most of them opposing the idea.

The Targhee Regional Public Transportation Authority plans to auction off its vehicles and office equipment.

REXBURG — Local lawmakers spent part of a town hall Monday arguing in favor of making the state’s ballot initiative laws stricter, while also addressing issues including education funding, water rights and compensation for the wrongfully convicted.

SPOKANE — Washington state's liberal reputation is well-known, but voters in a conservative legislative district have re-elected Republican lawyer Matt Shea to the Legislature six times — as he has raged against Communists and atheists he thinks will destroy the U.S. and lobbied for a breaka…

The urban renewal area that covers much of downtown and the west bank of the Snake River has been closed.

The Idaho Falls City Council has passed an ordinance shifting the responsibility for performing a yearly safety inspection on taxicabs away from the police.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers formed to monitor how federal laws affect Idaho's sovereignty and report back to the Legislature has created three subcommittees to examine federal lands, education, and health and welfare.

The U.S. Department of Energy has opened public comment on a draft environmental assessment to expand Idaho National Laboratory's National Security Test Range and Radiological Response Training Range.

Two local lawmakers are on a new legislative panel that will study Idaho’s property tax structure and look at ways to reduce property taxes.

The state Department of Health and Welfare has released a waiver that would require most Medicaid patients to get a referral before seeking family planning services from anyone other than their primary doctor.

The city of Idaho Falls is considering buying the stockyard on Northgate Mile, and a new police station is among the possible uses city officials are weighing for the property.

Idaho National Laboratory’s cleanup contractor says there won’t be any involuntary layoffs at this time.

The House Republican leadership and Republican House members from districts 34 and 35 plan to hold a town hall in Rexburg on Sept. 16, the latest in a series they have been holding across the state.

LELAND — Idaho’s senior U.S. senator warned that the ongoing trade dispute with China could extend through the 2020 presidential election, with potentially devastating effects on American farmers.

BOISE — Volunteers pushing an initiative to gradually raise Idaho’s $7.25 per hour minimum wage to $12 an hour say they’ve topped 10,000 signatures, just a month after they hit the 5,000 mark.

BOISE — At the state’s first public hearing Tuesday on a proposed waiver request to the federal government to add work reporting requirements to voter-approved Medicaid expansion, testimony was overwhelmingly against the plan, with nearly 10 times as many people opposing it as supporting it.

The crowd at a public hearing in Idaho Falls on Tuesday evening was divided on whether Idaho’s version of Common Core standards are a good thing for the state, although a majority favored keeping them.

The Idaho Falls City Council voted Thursday night to pass the city’s budget for next year.