Idaho families are still — and will always be — suffering because of COVID....

My Aunt Karen Kay has a sneaky smile with crooked teeth, a rebellious stubborn streak and a purse collection that rivals even Cardi B’s.  She loves cold Cokes, black “kiki” cats and dozens and dozens...
Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke

Idaho GOP leadership accuses state of unlawfully using vaccine record system

Republican leaders in the Idaho Legislature have accused the state of unlawfully using a vaccine record-keeping system. They are pushing for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to destroy its records on adult...

Income tax cut and rebate bill sent to amending order for adjustments

An income tax bill that would lower Idaho’s top corporate and individual tax brackets and issue a tax rebate to Idaho residents was sent to the 14th Order for amendments by the Senate Local...

Idaho Legislature comes out against Simpson’s salmon recovery plan

The Idaho Legislature formally came out against U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson’s salmon recovery proposal that calls for breaching dams along the Snake River. The Idaho House voted 58-12 along party lines Thursday to adopt Senate...
Mourners visit and leave flowers at the site of two shootings at spas across the street from one another, in memorial for the lives lost, on March 17, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia.

U.S. gun violence an ‘international embarrassment,’ Biden says in rolling out executive action

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated his call on Congress to pass stalled gun legislation reform but also outlined executive action he’s taking on several gun control measures, following deadly mass shootings...
Shoppers are evacuated from a King Soopers grocery store after a gunman opened fire on March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colorado.

Biden administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to temporarily remove a firearm from an individual who is distressed,...
Idaho House of Representatives

Idaho Legislature’s COVID-19 outbreak infected at least 14, spread to household members

The COVID-19 cluster that formed last month in the Idaho Capitol building infected at least 14 people who live in four different regions of the state. The Idaho Legislature went into recess March 19 after...
Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin presides over the Idaho Senate.

Lt. Gov. McGeachin, state lawmakers continue steady march to the right

This year may not be a banner year for Gov. Brad Little or the Idaho Legislature, which just came back from its COVID-19 recess on Tuesday. But it has been a nice session for...

Idaho Legislature approves changes to initiative signature gathering requirements

The Idaho House on Wednesday sent a bill that would change the signature gathering requirements for citizen ballot initiatives to Gov. Brad Little’s desk for final consideration. If passed into law, Senate Bill 1110 would...
U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Quest for D.C. statehood finds new friends and foes: Other states

WASHINGTON — Congress had yet to schedule a hearing on a measure granting statehood to the District of Columbia when a panel of state lawmakers in Arizona voted in February to take a stand...

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