BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The panel that disciplines judges in Idaho says it has not received any verified complaints against the judge who sentenced a teen to probation for sexually assaulting a high school football teammate. But the Idaho Judicial Council says it will investigate if such a complaint is received. It comes after Judge Randy Stoker was widely criticized by some who thought the sentence was too lenient.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A surprise rule technicality blocked Idaho's House Democrats attempts to add last-minute legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from employment and housing discrimination. House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding said Thursday that his caucus was planning on submitting an amendment to an election-related bill that would have deleted the majority of the bill's original language.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho proposal to limit when police can take a citizen's property has cleared its latest hurdle despite warnings that doing so will mean the Legislature is softening its stance on crime. House members voted 58-10 on Thursday to advance legislation that would forbid police officers from seizing cash or property simply because it was in close proximity to an illegal substance.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House has spiked a proposal designed to combat opioid addiction. The heavily-debated plan was designed to slap a second-degree murder charge on anyone who sells heroin to a user who then directly or indirectly dies because of that sale.