BOISE — Trappers will now be required to set animal traps farther back from a trail, under a rule approved Monday.

REXBURG — Ten people, including the Bonneville County prosecuting attorney and the mayor of Ammon, have applied to fill a vacancy for Seventh Judicial District judge in Madison County.

BOISE — A House panel voted Thursday to introduce a bill making changes to one that passed last year requiring doctors and hospitals to keep track of any complications resulting from abortions, and rejected a Democratic attempt to add a fiscal note to it that includes the estimated cost of a…

BOISE — Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Burdick, in his “State of the Judiciary” address to the House and Senate on Wednesday, noted that all three branches of Idaho’s state government, including the judicial branch, launched a justice reinvestment initiative four years ago.

BOISE — A proposal to require owner’s consent before a city can annex farmland has been introduced into the Legislature, the first of what is expected to be a number of bills this year seeking to limit Idaho cities’ annexation powers.

BOISE — The already precarious status of Idaho’s nine community recovery centers, including those in Moscow and Lewiston, isn’t likely to improve during the first year of Gov. Brad Little’s tenure.

BOISE — While the number of high school students who have been getting Opportunity Scholarships has increased, the number of adults benefiting from the program has been lower than policymakers expected when they extended eligibility last year.

BOISE — Idaho’s state Division of Veterans Services is having so many problems hiring and keeping nurses and other medical staff that beds for veterans are going empty despite waiting lists, Marv Hagedorn told lawmakers Monday.

Legislation to clarify that Idaho agencies can't charge sales tax on top of public records copying fees was unanimously approved to be introduced by the Idaho House Revenue & Taxation Committee on Monday.

The head of the state’s STEM Action Center downplayed a $1 million gap between her budget request and Gov. Brad Little’s recommendation today, writes Idaho EdNews reporter Kevin Richert. Grants and industry donations should help plug the gap, and fund a state computer science initiative, Ang…

BOISE — Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Burdick, in his “State of the Judiciary” address to the House and Senate on Wednesday, noted that all three branches of Idaho’s state government, including the judicial branch, launched a justice reinvestment initiative four years ago.“The Legi…

BOISE — The new lieutenant governor from Idaho Falls and a former lawmaker from Rexburg were honored at the state Republican Party’s winter meeting last weekend.

U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) today was elected chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the 116th Congress. Notably, Risch is the third Idahoan to serve as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, following William Borah’s tenure from 1925-1933 and Frank Church’s two year …

BOISE — Eastern Idaho lawmakers of all political stripes found something to like Monday about Gov. Brad Little’s first State of the State speech and budget proposal.

A local woman is suing the Bonneville County Republican Women, saying the group broke its bylaws during its last elections to make sure candidates the leadership preferred won.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited congressional leaders to a White House briefing on border security as the partial government shutdown dragged on over funding for a border wall, with Trump tweeting, "Let's make a deal?"

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump long ago backed away from his campaign pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, his outgoing chief of staff said, as the president's demand for "border security" funding triggered a partial government shutdown with no end in sight.

WASHINGTON — The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year — the first big confrontation between President Donald Trump and newly empowered Democrats — as agreement eludes Washington in the waning days of the Republican m…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to resolution Wednesday, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a hardening standoff over border wall money that threatens to carry over into January.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight.

While operations at Idaho National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy site west of Idaho Falls aren’t expected to be affected by a government shutdown, people who are visiting national parks or have business with the U.S. Forest Service might notice.