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UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017

Rep. Heather Scott fails in bid to cut budget for community colleges, including NIC

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott tried hard Tuesday to derail the community college budget – a third of which goes to fund North Idaho College – arguing that it was …


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017

Notary law update sails through Idaho Senate panel

The Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee made relatively short work Monday of approving an update to the state’s notary public laws.


Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers wrap up state agency budget-setting, focus on education

The Legislature’s joint budget committee finished setting state agency budgets on Friday, appropriating more than $3.4 billion for next year, a 5.4 percent increase from this year’s budget.


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017

Idaho House reluctantly votes to repeal invalidated anti-abortion laws

Legislation to repeal two Idaho laws forbidding abortion-inducing drugs from being prescribed via telemedicine – after a court found the 2015 laws unconstitutional – passed the Idaho House Wednesday on …


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017

Idaho Senate combines two dog-racing exception bills

An amended version of two different House-passed bills on dog racing – one allowing an exception from Idaho’s strict ban on dog racing for non-betting exhibition races at county fair …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017

Idaho House grinds to a halt amid fears about notary bill, United Nations

The Idaho House ground to a halt Monday, as a handful of lawmakers fearful about international implications of a bill updating Idaho’s notary laws forced an hour-plus reading of the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017

Idaho notary law update passes House committee despite Rep. Scott’s warnings of ‘global planning’

Legislation updating Idaho’s notary laws cleared a House committee Thursday after a long debate in which Reps. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, and Christy Zito, R-Hammett, raised concerns about foreign countries that …


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

Scaled-back background checks bill wins Idaho House panel’s support

The Idaho House Commerce Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to introduce and send to the full House a scaled-down version of FBI background check legislation from the Idaho Department of Labor …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Wary of ‘federal bullying,’ Idaho House kills FBI background check bill

The Idaho House on Monday killed legislation from the state Department of Labor to allow it to conduct FBI background checks on certain employees, even though the bill sponsor warned …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke says stalker’s false account twisted in Redoubt News report

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke said Monday that a former House committee secretary stalked him in 2013, when his wife was undergoing cancer treatment, and attempted to extort money from …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017

Rep. Heather Scott proposes bill to protect sled-dog racing

Idaho Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, persuaded a House committee on Friday to introduce her bill to clarify that sled dog racing is exempt from Idaho’s ban on dog racing, which …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017

Reluctant Idaho lawmakers forward a bill to outlaw gambling machines that bring $3 million a year to state coffers

A reluctant House State Affairs Committee voted 10-5 Thursday to forward legislation to outlaw the Idaho Lottery’s “TouchTab” vending machines to the full House, but without the customary recommendation that …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017

Idaho Rep. Heather Scott gets committee assignments back after apology

Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, who lost all her committee assignments in the Idaho House after suggesting her female colleagues move ahead in leadership in return for sexual favors, got them …


Huckleberries: And here’s how a good guy caught the bad guys

This isn’t the way to read a book. Chapter 9 first. Then, Chapters 12 through 15. And back to Chapter 1. But “The Street Agent” by former FBI agent Wayne …


Eye on Boise: Idaho’s Medicaid transport contractor draws complaints from around state; Idaho House speaker tells Rep. Heather Scott they should talk honestly

When the Idaho House and Senate Health and Welfare committees held an open public hearing on health and welfare issues on Friday, people flocked from all parts of the state …


Eye on Boise: State Rep. Heather Scott forces full reading of Idaho House’s first bill for ‘transparency’ sake

State Rep. Heather Scott says her apology for making a disparaging remark about other female legislators may never be enough for the speaker of the House.


Huckleberries: Rep. Heather Scott would do well to channel the late Helen Chenoweth-Hage

Is outspoken tea party/Redoubt sweetheart Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, channeling the late Helen Chenoweth-Hage? That was a question that came up at Huckleberries Online after Scott got in trouble with …


Idaho Rep. Scott clashes with House speaker again

Just a day after she issued a statement apologizing to every House member about her earlier disparaging comments about fellow female legislators, Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, launched a Facebook attack …


Huckleberries: Good people must stand up when hatred is on the march

The canceled neo-Nazi parade in Whitefish, Mont., this month reminds this columnist of a 1999 parade in downtown Coeur d’Alene, led by Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler. The racist from …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Idaho Rep. Heather Scott: ‘I apologize to every member of the House’

Outspoken Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, has issued a statement apologizing to every member of the Idaho House for her comments about female House members advancing into leadership positions only via …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017

Two Idaho GOP reps say they witnessed Scott cutting off purported ‘bug’ from Capitol ceiling

Two Idaho representatives have released a statement saying they saw Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, damage property in the Idaho Capitol building during her first week in office in 2015 out …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

Five Idaho legislators stand with Rep. Heather Scott and asked to have their committee assignments stripped

Five House members stood on the floor of the Idaho House on Monday morning and asked to be removed from their committee assignments until Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, gets hers …


Huckleberries: Couple poses for wedding photos on chilly Lake Coeur d’Alene shoreline

Lindsey Rasmussen is a determined 23-year-old. That determination helped her get into a top-notch dental school at Loma Linda University in California. That determination also enabled her to get married …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017

Rep. Heather Scott defends controversial comments, contends there are ‘things being hidden’ in Idaho statehouse

A defiant Idaho Rep. Heather Scott went on talk radio in Boise on Friday evening to defend her comments that got her removed from all her House committee assignments, charging …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Rep. Scott stripped of all committee assignments after comments about sexual favors

Controversial North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott was stripped of all three of her committee assignments in the House on Thursday, after she publicly claimed that female House members get leadership …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Idaho Rep. Heather Scott faces possible sanctions for claiming female House members advance through sexual favors

Controversial North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott is facing a possible formal reprimand after she claimed female members of the Idaho House only advance through sexual favors, in an outburst that …


North Idaho GOP incumbents win big in legislative races

With every seat in the Idaho Legislature up for a vote, most incumbents held their seats and the Legislature retained its overwhelmingly GOP cast in Tuesday’s general election. But two …


Election-related harassment in North Idaho reflective of hardened political attitudes

Claims of election-related intimidation and harassment in Bonner and Boundary counties haven’t been confirmed by authorities, but for some local politicians, both Republican and Democrat, the claims are believable.


Eye on Boise: Gov. Butch Otter points to legal concern about HJR 5 on November ballot

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is urging a “no” vote on HJR 5, the constitutional amendment on the November ballot, and he’s added a new twist to the debate: Otter says …


Politics heat up in Idaho’s District 1 legislative races

Controversial Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, a first-term lawmaker who made a splash by visiting the occupiers at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff in Oregon and displaying a Confederate battle flag …