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Huckleberry pie, Sharia law and CBD oil: proposals in the Idaho Legislature that had steam but went cold

Some legislative proposals made a big splash early in this year’s Idaho legislative session, only to quietly fade away later, and never become law.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Idaho bill to designate huckleberry pie as official state dessert has ‘pie-partisan’ support

An eastern Idaho fourth-grade class wants huckleberry pie to be designated as the official state dessert, and an Idaho House committee – despite some dissent – agreed to introduce the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

In packed courtroom, Idaho justices hear arguments in grocery tax case

Four Idaho Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for both sides, as they heard arguments Thursday in a court challenge to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation repealing the state’s …


Balance of powers and sales taxes on food at stake in Idaho court case

When Idaho’s legislative and executive branches face off in court on June 15, much will be at stake.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Otter files to intervene in grocery tax case, defend his veto of repeal bill

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter filed to intervene Wednesday in a lawsuit in which his veto of a grocery tax repeal bill is being challenged by state lawmakers, saying it’s both …


Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers restive as session drags on past targeted adjournment date; also, legislative limericks

With what was supposed to be the last day of the session past and no agreement yet on a transportation funding bill between the House and Senate, Idaho lawmakers are …


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Idaho state rep, on live open mic, says some of state’s teachers are ‘clearly overpaid’

When the Idaho House briefly went at ease on Tuesday, Rep. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg, was heard on an open mike saying, “We all know our districts. We know that there …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Idaho lawmakers reject bill calling for gun-safety classes in the state’s schools

After much debate and lots of questions, an Idaho House panel rejected legislation Tuesday encouraging the state’s schools to offer elective gun-safety classes.


House panel kills proposal encouraging gun safety in schools

An Idaho House panel has spiked legislation encouraging public schools to offer gun safety courses as electives.