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A third congressperson for Idaho is not looking likely

James Dawson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:06am

Last year, it looked like Idaho could have been in line for a third congressional representative and another vote in the Electoral College. But new projections are casting doubt.

Canyon County to consider ditching "English only" rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:16pm

Canyon County Commissioners have known for six years that a resolution banning county communication was "constitutionally infirm," records show.

House rejects plan to take Idaho off daylight saving time

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:37pm

Idahoans will continue springing ahead and falling back.

House approves Idaho Medal of Honor Highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:18pm

Legislation to designate a roadway that crosses southern Idaho as the Idaho Medal of Honor Highway has passed the House.

Former Idaho Gov. Butch Otter joins cobalt mining company

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:50am

Roughly seven weeks after leaving office, former Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has joined the board of a Canadian mining company that is expanding into Idaho.

Bill to increase Idaho election finance transparency fails

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:45am

Legislation intended to make more public who is donating to candidates and political causes in Idaho has been put on hold after a diverse array of nonprofit groups complained it would force them to reveal their donors.

Updates to Idaho mining law advances despite some concerns

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:29pm

Legislation rewriting portions of Idaho's mining law has passed a House committee despite concerns from two conservation groups that it could leave taxpayers with cleanup bills if a company declares bankruptcy.

Iowa appeals judge's ruling on undercover ag workers law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:01pm

The state of Iowa is appealing a federal judge's ruling last month that found unconstitutional a 2012 law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct animal cruelty undercover investigations.

Idaho budget writers OK 3.8 percent corrections budget boost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:06pm

The Idaho Department of Corrections is on track to receive a 3.8 percent budget increase next year under a spending plan approved by legislative budget writers on Thursday.

House OKs bill allowing alcohol sales in old theaters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:34pm

Legislation to allow 13 historic Idaho theaters to sell alcoholic beverages during movies has passed the House.

House passes bill to examine maternal deaths in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:58am

Legislation to determine why so many Idaho women die while pregnant or due to complications from childbirth in Idaho is heading to the Senate.

Idaho teen says he made $35k in 4 days plowing Seattle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:12am

A northern Idaho teen says he made $35,000 in four days by charging as much as $750 an hour to plow during the early-February snowstorms in Seattle.

Medicaid expansion repeal effort fails in House committee

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:49am

Two pieces of legislation to repeal a voter-approved law expanding Medicaid in Idaho have failed.

Authorities arrest man in 1995 death of Idaho teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:49am

Authorities say they have arrested a man in the death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a southern Idaho river more than two decades ago.

Federal judge won't order return of disputed plants for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:55pm

A federal judge has declined to order the release of more than 6,700 pounds plants that an Oregon company says is hemp but the Idaho State Police claims is marijuana.

Groups intend to sue over new Wyoming grizzly hunt law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:57pm

Environmental groups have filed notice they intend to sue over a new Wyoming law that could authorize grizzly bear hunting even though grizzlies are federally protected.

Truck rolls into Gardner River in Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:50pm

Two people escaped injury when their truck rolled into the Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park.

Idaho gov: Legislature must fund Medicaid before adjourning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:37pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says the Legislature must fund a voter-approved expansion of the state's Medicaid program before lawmakers adjourn for the year.

Bill to raise fee for private forest owners goes to governor

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:23am

Legislation that will for the first time in 16 years raise the assessment private forest owners pay the state to make sure logging is done in a sustainable way and in compliance with Idaho laws is headed to Gov. Brad Little.