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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 9 a.m.

Newly appointed Idaho lawmaker filed for bankruptcy

A newly appointed state senator in eastern Idaho is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings.


Eye on Boise: Idaho Senate GOP leadership posts draw hopefuls

Leadership contests are taking shape in the Idaho Senate, as the departure of longtime Majority Leader Bart Davis prompts a ripple effect through the Senate GOP leadership.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Idaho’s new U.S. attorney says he’ll maintain hands-off stance in Bundy case

Though he spent the past 19 years serving as the Idaho Senate’s GOP majority leader, new Idaho U.S. Attorney Bart Davis says there’s no role for him in responding to


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Officials: Indictments could mean end of new Idaho gang

Idaho’s new U.S. Attorney Bart Davis says he believes a new offshoot of the street and prison gang Surenos is close to being eradicated after a series of indictments in …


Idaho governor fills Senate seat vacancy

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed an Idaho Falls businessman to fill the Senate vacancy created by Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis’ recent retirement to serve as U.S. Attorney for …


Idaho Senate majority leader resigns to serve as U.S. Attorney

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis has officially resigned from the Idaho Legislature following a recent confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Bart Davis confirmed as new U.S. attorney for Idaho

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Bart Davis as Idaho’s next U.S. attorney, in a unanimous-consent decision that came at the close of business in the Senate Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Senate Judiciary backs Bart Davis as Idaho’s next U.S. Attorney; sends nomination to full Senate

The nomination of Idaho Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis to be the state’s next U.S. Attorney cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday on a unanimous voice vote, and now …


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

President Trump nominates Bart Davis as U.S. Attorney for Idaho

President Trump announced on Thursday that he is nominating Idaho state Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, as the new U.S. Attorney for Idaho. Davis is an Idaho Falls …


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Longtime Idaho Senate majority leader reflects on just-concluded legislative session

Longtime Idaho Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, who is widely rumored to be the leading candidate to be Idaho’s new U.S. Attorney, said Thursday that he sees funding for improved …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Idaho Senate wants Congress to declare Craters of the Moon a national park

The Idaho Senate wants Congress to make Craters of the Moon a national park, but only if current uses, including hunting and grazing, are protected.


‘Loser pays’ rule in Idaho court system could make justice available only to those with deep pockets

The Idaho Supreme Court has launched the state’s entire court system on a new track that might be called “loser pay” – you lose a case, you pay the other …


Idaho board will review speed limit hikes

BOISE – Idaho’s new 80 mph speed limit law specifically requires that the state Transportation Board approve any boosts under the new law, but the board delegated the matter to …


Pay for Idaho state workers continues to fall

BOISE – Pay for Idaho state employees has now slipped to 19 percent below market rates, according to the latest state report, a gap that’s been growing for the past …


Senate committee rejects gun bill

BOISE – Idaho senators killed a bill to permit guns on the state’s college campuses Friday, after a hearing in which proponents of the measure said students who have concealed …


GOP Caucus tackles concerns about school reform

BOISE – Idaho senators raised new concerns Tuesday about increasing class sizes in the state’s schools, as state schools Supt. Tom Luna’s sweeping school reform plan remained stalled on the …