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Idaho man honored after quitting high-paying job to build beds for thousands of kids

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:29am

It was 2012, and Luke Mickelson was looking for a service project that he could do with young men from his Latter-Day Saint congregation in Twin Falls.

City council in Idaho urges mayor to resign after arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:33am

Officials in a western Idaho town have urged the mayor to resign following his arrest on a domestic battery charge earlier this month.

Idaho ballot initiative bill back on track after amendments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:27am

A bill that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot is back on track after being amended in the Senate.

Beer, wine sales approved for historic Idaho theaters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:33am

Legislation to allow Idaho theaters on the National Register of Historic Places to obtain licenses to sell beer and wine has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little.

Bill to create maternal death review panel signed into law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:18am

Legislation to determine why so many Idaho women die while pregnant or from childbirth-related complications has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little.

Starting teacher pay raised to $40,000 in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:01pm

Starting teacher pay will increase to $40,000 annually in a move Idaho lawmakers hope will attract and keep more teachers in the state.

Idaho man charged after collision kills pregnant woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:01pm

An Idaho man is facing four felony charges after investigators say he drove drunk, fell asleep at the wheel and was in a collision that a killed pregnant woman.

Management plans rejected for 3 Northwest national forests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:28am

The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the recently completed management plans for three national forests in the Pacific Northwest, restarting the 15-year process to revise the plans.

Senate committee OKs hearing for Medicaid expansion bill

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:20am

Legislation involving Medicaid expansion in Idaho will get a public hearing in a Senate committee.

Tougher ballot initiative requirement bill may be changed

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:02am

A bill that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot is headed to the state Senate for possible changes.

Bill to create Committee on Federalism heads to Senate

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:44am

Legislation to create a committee to monitor how federal laws impact Idaho's sovereignty has been sent to the Senate for amendments and possibly to be combined with another bill to create a council on federal lands.

4 arrested after woman stabbed, beaten in Boise foothills

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:08am

Authorities say a woman sustained potentially life-threatening injuries after she was beaten and stabbed in the Boise foothills late Saturday night.

Updates to Idaho mining law heads to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:48pm

Legislation rewriting portions of Idaho's mining law is headed to Gov. Brad Little.

Bullock appoints grizzly advisory council as bears spread

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:25pm

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he will appoint an advisory council to come up with recommendations on how to manage the state's grizzly bears.

House panel OKs memorial involving Sawtooth Valley water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:09pm

A House panel has approved a joint memorial intervening in a fight over water in the Salmon River in central Idaho involving irrigators and federally protected salmon, steelhead and bull trout.

Sen. Buckner-Webb out with knee-replacement surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:36pm

Democratic Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb of Boise will likely miss the rest of the Legislative session due to knee-replacement surgery on her left knee.

Bill to license Idaho naturopathic doctors heads to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:04pm

Legislation creating a licensing path in Idaho for naturopathic medical doctors is heading to the governor.

Environmentalists oppose off-roaders' lawsuit over bird plan

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:49am

Conservationists want to join a legal battle in opposition to off-road vehicle users who are trying to overturn U.S. protections for a type of imperiled bird found only along the California-Nevada line.

Hospital nurses in Lewiston seek to unionize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:47am

Nurses at a hospital in north-central Idaho are trying to unionize.