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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Some Idaho lawmakers remain leery of school science standards on climate change

Members of the Idaho House Education Committee on Thursday continued to balk at proposed new school science standards that deal with climate change, even as public testimony came in 100 …


Solving the puzzle of lawmakers’ differing airfares

Perhaps the most puzzling part of the Associated Press report last week that showed two North Idaho lawmakers were the biggest spenders on travel during the most recent legislative session …


Shawn Vestal: Lawmakers’ fear, as seen in salamander saga, has real effects

It’s all well and good for those of us here on earth to make fun of Idaho’s lawmakers for their rejection of an eighth-grader’s request to declare the Idaho giant …


In latest example of GOP split, Idaho governor backs challengers to five incumbents

BOISE – Republican legislators rejecting their party’s incumbent governor for Tuesday’s primary election now face a powerful obstacle in their re-election bids. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has endorsed candidates in …


Panel recommends pay hikes for Idaho workers

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers on a special legislative committee voted unanimously Friday to give state workers pay boosts averaging 2 percent next year, despite Gov. Butch Otter’s recommendation for no …


Idaho debates worker raises

BOISE – Idaho has funded only one raise for state employees in the past five years, and lawmakers are balking at Gov. Butch Otter’s proposal to skip raises again next …


Gun laws make Idaho a haven for firearms supporters

BOISE – As the nation remains locked in debate over expanding background checks and other measures aimed at stemming gun violence, Idaho lawmakers this year pushed to expand the state’s …


Idaho lawmaker equates abortion rights to prostitution

BOISE – A lawmaker from North Idaho drew audible gasps Wednesday morning when he asked representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho if their pro-abortion-rights stance also means …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2013, 3:43 p.m.

Idaho lawmaker compares abortion to prostitution

A lawmaker from North Idaho drew audible gasps when he asked representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union-Idaho if their pro-abortion rights stance also means that they support prostitution.


Idaho’s District 3 drawing challenges in GOP

For the last two elections, one North Idaho legislative district saw few contested races, as popular incumbents were repeatedly re-elected. This year is different, with fourth-term Republican Rep. Frank Henderson …