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  • Northern Lights official selected for Idaho’s Public Utility Commission

    Former Idaho Rep. Eric Anderson has been chosen to fill a vacancy on the state’s Public Utilities Commission. Anderson, of Priest Lake, was chosen by Gov. Butch Otter to fill …


  • Idaho religion bill allows discrimination, hundreds say

    BOISE – More than 500 people filled Idaho’s Capitol to speak out against legislation that would allow people to use religion as a basis to refuse service to people with …


  • Idaho House deposes Speaker Denney

    BOISE – Three-term Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, arguably the most powerful member of the Idaho Legislature, lost his leadership post Wednesday night to rival Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, in …


  • Independent developers hope to create next big app

    Three years ago, Spokane Community College student Randall Schleufer developed an iPhone game called Flickitty in his spare time. Within a month after uploading Flickitty to the iTunes Store, the …


  • Mussel infestation threatens NW waters

    BOISE – North Idaho Rep. Eric Anderson’s nightmare involves invasive quagga and zebra mussels slipping into Idaho’s waterways and altering the very nature of the state. “It scares me, it …


  • Invasive mussels on the move toward Northwest

    North Idaho Rep. Eric Anderson’s nightmare involves invasive quagga and zebra mussels slipping into Idaho’s waterways and altering the very nature of the state. “It scares me, it really does …


  • Eye on Boise: Andrus Center’s new director brings statewide experience

    BOISE – David Adler, a longtime political science professor and constitutional scholar at Idaho State University, has been named the new director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at …


  • Group of legislators suggests revisions to energy strategy

    BOISE – A panel of Idaho lawmakers has approved big changes to the 2007 Idaho Energy Plan – changes that critics say will weaken the plan by loosening its requirements. …


  • Idaho House approves bill to defy health reform

    BOISE – Idaho’s state House passed legislation Wednesday attempting to nullify federal health care reform, ordering state employees not to do anything to carry it out – despite two state …


  • Water ski safety change would lift observer rule for official slalom course

    BOISE – Two North Idaho legislators say there’s nothing wrong with the state law that requires water ski boats to have an observer aboard in addition to the driver – …


  • Idaho bill helps competition water skiers

    Two North Idaho legislators say there’s nothing wrong with the state law that requires water ski boats to have an observer aboard in addition to the driver - except when …


  • Tax-protesting lawmaker Hart gives up committee post

    BOISE – Idaho Rep. Phil Hart agreed to give up his committee vice chairmanship Friday to avoid an ethics sanction, and the tax-protesting state representative apologized to fellow lawmakers. “If …


  • Budget crunch dominates talk among Idaho lawmakers

    BOISE – There’s a desperate edge to the talk in Boise as Idaho’s legislative session approaches. “It’s not going to be a fun place to be in the Capitol this …


  • Lawmaker’s ethics challenged

    BOISE – A North Idaho political activist and backer of embattled Rep. Phil Hart is trying to file a House ethics complaint against Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake – even …


  • Hart backer targets Anderson in complaint

    A North Idaho political activist and backer of embattled Rep. Phil Hart is trying to file a House ethics complaint against Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake - though only House …


  • Representative says he’s paying price for complaint

    BOISE – Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake, who filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, says Hart confronted him over it during the Dec. 2 organizational session of …


  • Hart facing further investigation

    BOISE – A special House Ethics Committee voted 6-1 on Monday to launch a full investigation into the latest ethics complaint against tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart. Hart said …


  • Ethics committee backs full inquiry on Hart

    A special House Ethics Committee voted 6-1 today to launch a full investigation into the latest ethics complaint against tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, and reconvene in January.


  • Hart pulled from tax panel

    Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that he’s removing embattled Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, from the House Revenue and Taxation Committee for the next two years and that he’ll …


  • New ethics complaint filed against Hart

    A GOP lawmaker from North Idaho has filed a new ethics complaint against Rep. Phil Hart, saying Hart’s 1996 theft of state school endowment-owned timber, claims of legislative immunity and …


  • House passes softer texting-while-driving bill

    BOISE – Texting while driving would become an infraction in Idaho under legislation that was introduced in and passed by the state House in a single day Friday. The measure, …


  • Idaho House passes softer texting while driving bill

    Texting while driving would become an infraction in Idaho under legislation that was introduced in and passed by the state House in a single day Friday.


  • Idaho eyes broader land management

    BOISE – Idaho state lawmakers have approved a resolution that calls for looking into the feasibility of the state taking over management of some or all federal land in Idaho, …


  • Waterway protection program streamlined

    BOISE – When Idaho boaters register their boats for the next boating season, they’ll no longer have to purchase a separate invasive species sticker – it’ll all be combined into …


  • Pay it forward also works with plastic

    A strange thing happened to colleague Taryn Hecker last week when she stopped to get her mocha fix at the Starbucks drive-thru on Highway 41/Post Falls. Seems she was ready …


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