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Gov. Brad Little signs bill to let Idaho execute inmates by firing squad

UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2023

Idaho could begin executing death row inmates by firing squad as early as this summer after Gov. Brad Little joined a wave of Republican support to use the method when lethal injection drugs are unavailable. Little signed House Bill 186 on Friday, tasking the Idaho Department of Correction with creating policies to implement the new law, which goes into effect in July. 

News >  Idaho

Drug-sniffing dog put his paws on a man’s car. Idaho Supreme Court says he trespassed

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2023

The Idaho Supreme Court has vacated a Mountain Home man’s conviction for felony drug possession and delivery after it ruled that a police drug-sniffing dog trespassed and conducted an illegal search by putting its paws on his vehicle, prompting the search that led to his arrest. The court issued its decision Monday, with three of the five justices in agreement and two dissenting. The case ...
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Nonprofits seek relief from Idaho Attorney General Labrador’s ‘fishing expedition’

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2023

Last year, the Marsing School District applied for a federal grant to help fund summer school and preschool programs. The rural Treasure Valley district, which serves fewer than 1,000 students, received about $135,000. “It was always our interpretation that we qualified,” Marsing Superintendent Norm Stewart told the Idaho Statesman by phone. That’s why Stewart was surprised this month when the ...

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