Eleven months ago, amid confusion and misunderstandings, the Idaho House unexpectedly killed popular legislation to create a “pet-friendly” special license plate to benefit low-cost spay and neutering services in rural Idaho. Then-Rep. Hy Kloc, D-Boise, had worked on the bill for several years, but had been out ill for all of last year’s legislative session, with substitutes filling in for him, when the bill was rejected.
An Idaho House of Representatives committee will introduce legislation to legalize the growth, transportation and sale of hemp throughout the state
Idaho received an overall grade of “F” in a new tobacco control report from the American Lung Association.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little is recommending a $42.8 million budget for the Department of Parks and Recreation in fiscal 2020.
Idaho’s tax revenues continued to lag behind forecasts last month, coming in nearly 22 percent lower than expected.
An FBI agent was shot Thursday while attempting to serve a search warrant at a residence near the Nez Perce Tribal Fish Hatchery at Cherrylane in rural Nez Perce County.
State Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, had two bills introduced this week, dealing with the Bunker Hill Superfund site and federal land rights-of-way.
More eastern Idaho schools have been forced to close because of widespread flu-like illnesses.
Daniel Rose, a self-avowed confronter of socialists in Bonner County, has the backing of the Idaho Attorney General in a constitutional squabble with the rural health care provider. The hospital says it is meeting demands to allow taxpayer-funded operations to continue at the 25-bed facility in Sandpoint.
Scott D. Rhodes, the neo-Nazi who plagued several parts of the country last year with hate-filled robocalls from his home in Sandpoint, is now living in Libby, Montana. But some people in Sandpoint continue to receive anonymous letters that reflect Rhodes’ brand of extremism and his disdain for the local newspaper that first exposed his activities.
University of Idaho President Chuck Staben told the UI Faculty Senate on Tuesday that a recent campuswide alert regarding tenured journalism professor Denise Bennett had nothing to do with harming her reputation or stopping a student-organized sit-in.
An Idaho woman charged with tampering with physical evidence connected to the disappearance of a Colorado mother is set to appear in court Friday.
Idaho wildlife officials say a woman who thought she was breaking up a dog fight quickly realized she’d grabbed hold of a young mountain lion.
Idaho’s attempt to withhold information about the source of its lethal injection drugs is similar to hiding the type of ammunition used by firing squads or the brand of rope used in a hanging, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho told a state judge on Monday.
Idaho’s Division of Child Welfare, which oversees child protection, foster care and adoptions, is responsible for one of the state’s most vulnerable populations – children who may have been abused or neglected. But a 2017 report from the state Office of Performance Evaluations documented major problems in the division, including a massive overload of cases for the staff that created a “constant feeling of crisis.”
Legislation to amend the state’s constitution to expand the rights of crime victims and their families will get a hearing
A former Idaho Department of Correction employee testified Friday that prison supervisors kept three sets of financial books in an effort to hide the full costs of lethal injection executions from the public.
A longtime University of Idaho chemistry professor died Wednesday on campus, the UI student newspaper reported.
A judge has ordered the Idaho Department of Corrections to release some of the information that was redacted from thousands of pages of documents detailing the state’s execution preparations and procedures – including the name of one lethal injection drug provider – but prison officials may appeal the ruling.
Faced with falling enrollment, the University of Idaho will cut $5 million from its budget effective July 1, the start of the school’s fiscal year.
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