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Idaho congressmen sign letter demanding FDA reverse abortion drug decision

BY: - January 30, 2023

All four members of Idaho’s congressional delegation signed a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration demanding that the agency reverse its decision in early January to allow retail and mail-order pharmacies to dispense the abortion drug mifepristone, saying the action violated federal law by disregarding doubts about the safety of the drug. Nearly […]

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Gov. Brad Little appoints new Idaho State Historical Society trustees

BY: - January 30, 2023

Mary Ann Arnold and Amy Canfield have been appointed by Gov. Brad Little to serve on the Idaho State Historical Society’s Board of Trustees, according to a press release from the historical society. Arnold will represent District 4 on the board, which has seven total members statewide, while Canfield will represent District 2. Board Chairman […]

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About 79,000 Idahoans are in student-loan debt relief limbo

BY: - January 27, 2023

New data released by the White House this week shows that 79,000 people in Idaho were on track to have at least some of their student loan debts washed away under a debt-forgiveness executive order. Another 47,000 had pending applications or would have been automatically eligible for the debt forgiveness program, it said. Nationwide, 16 […]

St. Luke’s to take action after worker displays hand gesture associated with white supremacy in photo

BY: - January 27, 2023

Idaho’s largest health system says it is investigating and “will take appropriate actions” after a St. Luke’s Magic Valley medical team member was shown in a photo on St. Luke’s social media, displaying a hand gesture associated with white supremacy. The photo accompanied a post on St. Luke’s official social media, announcing a new piece […]

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Proposed bill would prohibit child safety investigations in Idaho based on immunization status

BY: - January 26, 2023

A bill that would prohibit immunization status from being a factor in child protection investigations or termination of parental rights was introduced in the Idaho Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Thursday. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Brian Lenney, R-Nampa, but Sen. Carl Bjerke, R-Coeur d’Alene, appeared in his place to present it. Under […]

Sen. Scott Herndon, R-Sagle

Under proposed bill, Idaho couples would no longer apply for marriage licenses

BY: - January 25, 2023

A bill that would remove the legal requirement for couples to obtain a marriage license from their respective county recorder’s office will be printed for the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee to consider at a full hearing. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Scott Herndon, R-Sagle. Herndon said that, in his work as a pastor […]

Idaho attorney general joins Texas immigration lawsuit against Biden administration

BY: - January 25, 2023

Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador announced his office joined a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s administration over the expansion of a parole program for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, Haitians and Cubans, an action the administration took in early January. The White House’s announcement said the program will provide a lawful and streamlined way for qualifying nationals of […]

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Idaho National Laboratory to hold public meeting in Boise on future of nuclear energy

BY: - January 24, 2023

The Idaho National Laboratory will hold a public meeting for Treasure Valley residents to learn more about the future of nuclear energy, according to a press release. The meeting and panel discussion will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Boise State University Alumni and Friends Center, 1173 University Drive in Boise. Building on […]

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Get help with unemployment insurance at Idaho Department of Labor mobile offices

BY: - January 23, 2023

Idahoans out of work through no fault of their own can get help filing for unemployment insurance through Idaho Department of Labor staff in local and mobile office locations throughout the state, according to a press release. Unemployment insurance is an eligibility program that replaces part of a worker’s lost income when they become unemployed […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and his wife, Teresa Little,

Weiser to host Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s next ‘Capital for a Day’ event

BY: - January 23, 2023

 Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at Weiser’s Vendome Event Center, 309 State St. Residents are encouraged to attend and bring questions or concerns about state government. State officials joining Little include: Idaho Commission on Aging Director Judy Taylor Idaho […]

Idaho State Museum in Boise

Idaho State Museum to host Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday

BY: - January 20, 2023

The Idaho State Museum will host an event to celebrate the Lunar New Year that includes family-friendly programming that honors traditions from across Asian cultures, according to a press release from the Idaho State Historical Society. The celebration, which is held in conjunction with the Idaho Chinese Organization, will be held from noon to 5 […]

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Group dedicated to clean energy future holds first education day at Idaho Capitol

BY: - January 18, 2023

Idaho Energy Freedom, a new organization dedicated to educating Idahoans and lawmakers about the importance and benefits of sustainable energy, held its first education day at the Idaho Capitol on Wednesday with speakers from Owyhee County and the Nez Perce Tribe. The group, founded in September, hopes to combat misinformation around clean energy and to […]