BOISE — A day after the House narrowly killed legislation to authorize a $6 million federal grant to improve early-childhood learning in Idaho, Gov. Brad Little expressed disappointment, and a state representative apologized for remarks during the debate suggesting mothers should stay home w…

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BOISE — SJR 101, the Senate-passed constitutional amendment to forbid Idaho from ever legalizing any psychoactive drug that’s illegal in the state as July of this year, was a “bridge too far” for the House, the measure’s sponsor, Sen. C. Scott Grow, told a House committee Wednesday, so he’s …

NAMPA — Nampa School District board trustee Mike Kipp faces a recall on the March 9 ballot. The recall effort is from a group of parents frustrated with Kipp's votes last fall to continue remote learning and delay restarting sports.

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BOISE — The House Education Committee on Tuesday approved a bill from Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls, requiring students to obtain parental approval before receiving lessons on “human sexuality.” Lessons would be opt-in rather than opt-out.

WASHINGTON — Defense Department leaders placed unusual restrictions on the National Guard for the day of the Capitol riot and delayed sending help for hours despite an urgent plea from police for reinforcement, according to testimony Wednesday that added to the finger-pointing about the gove…

Most Treasure Valley residents would support or use a high-capacity transit system to travel between Boise and Caldwell if it met their needs, according to a survey conducted by the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho.

BOISE — Robert William Havery, 40, of Boise was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Tuesday on charges including receipt of child pornography and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho.

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BOISE — The Legislature’s joint budget committee on Tuesday sliced a long-vacant full-time position and $17,400 out of Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s budget for next year, after she told the panel at a January budget hearing that it was up to lawmakers whether the position stayed in her budget or not.

BOISE — Free2Succeed, the Idaho Department of Correction’s mentorship program created in 2016 to address rising recidivism rates across the state, has been moving full speed ahead since its inception, allowing former inmates the opportunity to restart with community support they may not have…

BOISE — If you missed the enrollment period to sign up for health insurance through Idaho’s state marketplace, you may qualify for coverage through a special enrollment period, which opened Monday to allow uninsured Idahoans to enroll in comprehensive plans.

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BOISE — The House Agricultural Affairs Committee on Tuesday unanimously voted to send HB 126, an industrial hemp legalization bill, to the full House with a recommendation that it "do pass," though several legislators said they reserved their right to later oppose the bill. 

The University of Idaho has announced it is helping host two virtual talks (via Zoom) Tuesday, which are open to the public:


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BOISE — The Idaho Senate on Monday voted 26-9 in favor of SB 1110, the bill to sharply increase the hurdles to get a voter initiative on the Idaho ballot, by requiring 6% of signatures from registered voters in all 35 of Idaho’s legislative districts, rather than in 18 as under current law.

NAMPA — Skyrocketing home values and stagnant tax policies are factors in the property tax burden shifting more and more onto homeowners, government analysts say. And the shift is taking a toll.

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho’s top health leader said if the COVID-19 vaccine supply continues to rise, the state’s weekly inventory could more than double within a month and secure a path to reach “some sense of normalcy” by summer’s end.

CALDWELL — Canyon County is growing its DMV staff to help lines move quickly.

BOISE — State legislators almost unanimously approved a series of budget requests from the Idaho Department of Correction on Wednesday, setting the stage for the smallest budget increase the department has seen in a decade.