Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown is a writer and producer for Idaho Reports and Idaho Public Television.

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Staffer who accused representative of rape files tort claim against Idaho Legislature

By: - September 10, 2021

The former legislative intern who claimed a state representative sexually assaulted her and faced an ethics hearing has taken the first step in civil litigation. On Sept. 3, attorney Erika Birch filed a tort claim with the state on behalf of the 19-year-old woman, identified as Jane Doe. Idaho Reports obtained a copy of the […]

Idaho governor issues emergency declaration for wildfire season

By: - July 9, 2021

Originally published on the Idaho Reports blog on Friday, July 9. As temperatures soar this week and the drought continues, Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued an emergency declaration related to wildfire Friday. Little also mobilized Idaho National Guard firefighters and aircraft to assist in the effort. Northern areas of the state have reported fires starting […]