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BOISE — When Rep. Marco Erickson, R-Idaho Falls, wakes up in the morning, he leaves his 30-foot travel trailer and heads to the end of the RV park to use the communal showers. The life of an Idaho legislator during the legislative session can be anything but glamorous.
The Idaho Falls Zoo began its 2021 season Saturday, with a few major renovations in the works and a return to mostly normal operations.
In communities neighboring Idaho Falls and Blackfoot, people will have a new place to seek urgent care.
BOISE — The Senate advanced two major bills to limit the governor’s emergency powers on Friday, and budget writers held hearings on proposals for spending hundreds of millions in federal coronavirus aid.
BOISE — Republican leaders in the Idaho Legislature have accused the state of unlawfully using a vaccine record-keeping system. They are pushing for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to destroy its records on adult immunizations.
BOZEMAN — A Montana state report made public this week showed that grizzly bear deaths in parts of Yellowstone National Park increased last year and were higher than the 10-year average, wildlife officials said.
Grizzly bear scientists are changing up their methods for counting noses and finding that the revised technique brings the annual totals to about 1,000 bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
BOISE — On what proved to be a long day for the Senate but a short one for the House, Idaho lawmakers on Thursday advanced major legislation on transportation funding and tax cuts, passed an array of bills on everything from dam-breaching to “strong beer,” and failed to override the governor…
I.F. Symphony to present ‘Heavenly Visions’ concert
BOISE — HB 222, sponsored by Sen. Dave Lent, R-Idaho Falls, and Rep. Ryan Kerby, R-New Plymouth, passed the Senate unanimously Wednesday. While the bill has moved through the Legislature with little fanfare, it promises to be one of the most comprehensive education reform bills to come out o…
The sheds built in the Home Depot parking lot this week were both a donation and a hands-on education.
The Idaho Transportation Department announced it has begun construction on the ramp connecting Interstate 15 and U.S. 20.
Continuing the trend set last summer and fall, Grand Teton National Park is reporting that the Teton Park Road, now open to walking, bicycling and rollerblading, is flooded with visitors.
The Forest Service recently announced the acquisition of about a mile of property along Panther Creek, a tributary of the Salmon River, with the intent of further protecting and rehabilitating the stream and surrounding riparian habitat.
BOISE — With bipartisan support, the Idaho Senate passed a resolution to create an interim committee to study driving authorization for undocumented Idahoans. The resolution was sent to the House of Representatives.
BOISE — The Senate voted 20-15 against reconsidering HB 294 that would have created the Strong Students Grant Program. The decision came after the Senate voted 18-16 on Tuesday to kill the bill. In a surprise twist, Sen. Christy Zito, R-Hammett, who had initially voted against the bill, chan…
BOISE — On March 5, Gov. Brad Little signed the Wrongful Conviction Act into law. But on Wednesday, an updated version of the law was introduced in the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee that would add clarifications to the previous one.
BOISE — The Senate voted 30-5 in favor of the industrial hemp legalization bill. HB 126 has already passed the House. It will now go to the governor’s office.
BOISE — The Senate Education Committee voted 5-4 in favor of holding Rep. Barbara Ehardt’s sex education bill in committee. HB 249 will not advance. The bill would have required students to obtain parental approval before receiving lessons on “human sexuality.” Lessons would be opt-in rather…
BOISE — The House on Wednesday voted to override Republican Gov. Brad Little’s veto of a bill involving the responsibilities of the chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission and the three other commissioners.
Yellowstone National Park announced three major road construction projects that will disrupt traffic and in one case close traffic during the coming year.
BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued an executive order Wednesday banning state government from requiring or issuing COVID-19 “vaccine passports.”
On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at approximately 4:15 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of Merkley Lane and Rich Lane in the city of Blackfoot.
BOISE — The bill to create the Strong Students Grant Program, sponsored by Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, and Sen. Lori Den Hartog, R-Meridian, once again sparked disagreement after it returned from the two-week break with significant amendments. The Senate narrowly voted against it 18-16…
BOISE — An Idaho House panel on Tuesday approved legislation intended to give lawmakers veto power over federal government actions and federal court decisions.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct reporting on Sen. Melissa Wintrow's comments during Senate debate. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Wintrow said she has seen examples in which police did not file a report.
With bears waking from their long winter’s nap, wildlife officials are reminding people, especially those who live in bear country, to follow a few basic guidelines to keep bears and people safe.
Idaho Fish and Game conservation officers are seeking information about two eastern Idaho poaching cases, one involving a mountain lion and the other five trumpeter swans.
BOISE — At the beginning of each year, legislators gather for approximately three months at the Capitol with the intention of creating or modifying laws. All these laws start as bills. Each of them starts as a routing slip, also known as an RS. These routing slips are presented before a comm…
BOISE — From a kindergarten-readiness push in Kuna to a business-led effort to regain lost child-care capacity in Valley County to an immensely popular “Read-Talk-Play Every Day” initiative in American Falls, members of community collaboratives across Idaho came together Monday to talk about…
Idaho Falls City Council has a new temporary member.
Current system leaves a patchwork around the state
An Ammon man who reportedly choked a woman with a civil protection order against him was arrested Sunday.
POCATELLO — Sheets of smooth drywall now cover the studs that were exposed when Michelle and Coleman Dieger last visited their future Pocatello home, and the floors have been finished in luxury vinyl tile.
Fish and Game monitors Snake River from Gem Lake to American Falls to learn what’s going on
Despite recommendations from state officials and local health experts, many school districts across Idaho are discussing ending mask requirements for students and staff in school full time.
Mostly good news emerged this week about COVID-19 vaccines.
BOISE — A leader of a white supremacist prison gang in Idaho has been sentenced to life in prison on racketeering and other charges, authorities said.
BLACKFOOT — Gov. Brad Little is promoting the need for major statewide transportation funding which would address infrastructure needs including Interstate 15 from Pocatello to Idaho Falls and the I-15 and Highway 20 connector in Idaho Falls.
Sections of 1st Street and Lindsay Boulevard will be closed for construction beginning Monday.
The Great Easter Egg Hunt is back this year with a new location at The Waterfront at Snake River Landing. Join us for our 6th annual fun filled free outdoor event for the whole family tomorrow, April 3rd starting at 9:30 am with a special needs egg hunt.
Update 1:35 p.m.: According to the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Mariyah Fuentes has been located and is safe.
‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ to be performed at Colonial
Her regular jumpsuit on under a new hooded painter’s suit, Kimber Dameron set off to help transfer her first COVID-19 patient.
Although new coronavirus cases dipped last week in eastern Idaho, health experts say the region’s coronavirus surge that propelled it to national hotspot status isn’t over.
A new plant-based store has opened inside the Grand Teton Mall between J.C. Penney and Jensen Jewelers. Plant Therapy offers items that utilize various plant extracts.
Two plaintiffs are former BYU-Idaho students
BOISE — A federal judge should require an 87-year-old Idaho man to reveal whether he’s received the COVID-19 vaccine following his January lawsuit seeking to put those 65 and older at the front of the line, state officials say.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the name of one of the children who drowned in the 1980 boating accident on Palisades reservoir. The wrong name was listed in multiple Post Register articles from that time frame and that information was used in research for this article.
After being canceled last summer, the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration will be returning in full force for Independence Day.
Visitors to Teton Canyon west of Driggs can expect to see smoke and experience possible delays while Forest Service firefighters conduct prescribed burns this afternoon (April 2).
In most regions of Idaho, all residents age 16 and up can start scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
CALDWELL — Gov. Brad Little has hit the road to stump for his big transportation funding plan — and to send a message that the road-funding bill the House passed on March 17 needs more gas.