Idaho will start enrollment in its newly expanded Medicaid program on Nov. 1, with benefits starting Jan. 1, and the state already has identified about 70,000 people it knows are likely to be eligible and sign up.
Some smaller Idaho school districts are struggling to retain teachers who are tempted by the bigger paychecks and increased resources offered by larger districts. The Post Register reports records from the State Department of Education show that 184 teachers have changed school districts in Idaho since the 2014 school year. Many switched from a smaller district to a larger one where base pay salaries can run at least $4,000 higher.
Idaho’s 2.9% seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in September for the third consecutive month.
Ward, who played Scut Farkus in the holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” is in Coeur d’Alene for the Lake City Comicon on Saturday.
Wanda Irish, who served two four-year terms as mayor of the small resort town of roughly 200 people, withdrew her name from the mayor’s race last month. That leaves only write-in candidates to head a government that has seen turmoil in the past few years tied to charges of intimidation and a defamation lawsuit tied to a Wi-Fi network name.
At the close of Idaho Sen. Jim Risch’s recent foreign policy speech in Boise, a Boise State University political science student asked him about climate change.
As cases of vaping-related illness in the U.S. surged past 800 this week (with 12 dead), many throughout the country, including some local experts, say it’s best to avoid the devices altogether.
A former candidate for Idaho governor says he’s under investigation in connection with the 1984 murder of a 12-year-old Colorado girl.
BOISE – The U.S. government’s primary nuclear lab is partnering with three energy utilities to find an economical way to use nuclear energy to produce hydrogen that can be stored and used to power everything from industry to personal vehicles. The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday said the Idaho National Laboratory will work with Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions, Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, and Arizona Public Service.
In the aftermath of the collapse of the twin towers on 9/11, New York City police Officer George Howley said he drove to Home Depot with firefighters to gather eyewash and tools to bring to ground zero to rescue and recover victims.
Search crews are looking for a north-central Idaho teen who has been missing since he fell down a waterfall at a popular hiking spot on Sunday.
An Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly blocking her American patients from getting abortions by seizing their prescriptions.
An elk named Elliott who befriended archery elk hunters at an Idaho campground has been captured by state officials who are looking for a permanent home for him.
The Idaho Press Club has filed a lawsuit against Ada County, saying officials repeatedly violated Idaho’s Public Record Act in response to four separate public records request from journalists. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, Attorney Deborah Ferguson asks a judge to order Ada County to release the public records. Ada County spokeswoman Elizabeth Duncan says the county looks forward to the judge weighing in on the matter.
The University of Idaho received approval from the State Board of Education Thursday to sell a 75-acre parcel of land in Sandpoint that has gone unused for more than a decade. The property will be sold to developer Tim McDonnell for $4 million, according to board documents.
An effort to give low-income Idahoans a choice between public Medicaid coverage and private health insurance ran into a federal roadblock Thursday.
Chemical tests so far have revealed no contamination, but officials are waiting for the results of a final asbestos test before declaring the city’s water safe to drink. Bottled water is being handed out at town hall in the city of roughly 200 residents on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Idaho’s attorney general has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws do not protect LGBTQ employees against workplace discrimination.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is fitting pronghorns with tracking collars to better understand migration patterns.
BOISE – Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men’s prison, a federal appeals court said Friday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a federal judge in Idaho that the state’s denying the surgery for 31-year-old Adree Edmo amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.