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After loss by 33 votes in March, the Post Falls School District is trying again at a levy extension

After a defeat by 33 votes in March, the only of the three largest Kootenai County School Districts to lose at the ballot box, Post Falls schools adjusted the language of the measure slightly. They're still asking for a total of $9.9 million over two years, dollars that are not "supplemental" as the levy title suggests but necessary to continue school functions, Superintendent Dena Naccarato said. 

On 100th day of Idaho Legislature, is there an end in sight? Not really.

On the 100th day of Idaho's legislative session, senators reintroduced a wolf-killing bill. House members debated over, but didn't approve, cutting half a vacant position in the lieutenant governor's office. And they passed a measure that would allow legislators to call themselves into a special session. They have yet to introduce critical education funding they must pass this year.

Idaho could soon offer compensation for wrongful convictions

BOISE – More than 20 years ago, Chris Tapp was sentenced to life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. On Tuesday, he sat in the House gallery a free man, watching as Idaho legislators unanimously passed a bill he helped push.

Idaho governor rips state lawmakers amid pandemic concerns

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday ripped state lawmakers for jeopardizing efforts to fight the coronavirus and called on residents to contact their senators and representatives as they push legislation aiming to strip away some of his authority during a crisis like the pandemic.

Spectators shatter glass door to get into Idaho Legislative session

BOISE – Angry, maskless spectators forced themselves into the Idaho House special session on the coronavirus pandemic Monday, shattering a glass door, rushing into the gallery that had limited seating because of the virus and forcing lawmakers to ask for calm in a crowd that included a man carrying an assault-style weapon.

Idaho lawmaker charged with federal tax evasion in Texas

A conservative lawyer from Post Falls, who recently won a landslide election to the Idaho House of Representatives, is facing federal charges in Texas alleging that years ago he helped a well-heeled couple avoid federal taxes by hiding the proceeds from the sale of gold coins.

Idaho House passes 3 freshman members’ first bills, amid hazing

Three freshman lawmakers presented their first bills to the full Idaho House on Monday, and House members responded with their usual hazing – most of the members voting “no,” then changing their votes at the last minute so that the largely non-controversial bills easily passed.