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Rep. Wendy Horman (R, Idaho Falls)

Idaho Legislature’s JFAC hits the road for fall budget meetings

BY: - September 30, 2022

The Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee will begin three days of training and meetings Monday in Twin Falls.  The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee sets the state budget each year and is one of the largest, hardest working committees in the Idaho Legislature.  Although the Idaho Legislature is not in session now, JFAC’s fall meetings held outside […]

House Select Committee

U.S. House panel investigating Jan. 6 attack postpones hearing

BY: - September 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — A Wednesday hearing planned by the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol has been postponed due to Hurricane Ian nearing landfall in Florida. A new date has not been announced. “In light of Hurricane Ian bearing down on parts of Florida, we have decided to […]

Former Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger speaking with his attorney, Jon Cox

Former lawmaker files notice of appeal with Idaho Supreme Court in rape case

BY: - September 27, 2022

Less than a month after he was sentenced to at least eight years in prison for the crime of rape, former Idaho legislator Aaron von Ehlinger has submitted an appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court, alleging Ada County’s Fourth District Court made several errors during his trial and sentencing. A jury found von Ehlinger guilty […]

Idaho governor Brad Little

Idaho Gov. Little to host ‘Capital for a Day’ at Blaine County Fairgrounds in Carey

BY: - September 27, 2022

Residents are encouraged to ask questions of state department officials and Idaho Gov. Brad Little about government and its services at the latest “Capital for a Day” event at the Blaine County Fairgrounds in Carey. The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 20507 N. Main Street. Officials joining Little include […]

U.S. Capitol Building flags

Congressman Mike Simpson announces veteran fellowship for southern Idaho office

BY: - September 23, 2022

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced in a press release Thursday that his Twin Falls district office will host two-year paid fellowships available to Idaho veterans through the Wounded Warrior Program. Those selected for the fellowship will work with military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, […]

Philip E. Batt Building

Boise’s Wassmuth education center building to be named in honor of former Gov. Phil Batt

BY: - September 22, 2022

The new education center for Boise’s Wassmuth Center for Human Rights will be named the Philip E. Batt Building to honor the former Republican governor and his work promoting human rights in Idaho, the center announced Thursday in a press release. “The one-of-a-kind human rights education center will be a ‘beacon of light’ in the […]

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park visitation numbers down again in August

BY: - September 20, 2022

Recreational visits at Yellowstone National Park were down again in August as the park continues to recover from historic flooding earlier in 2022. In August, Yellowstone hosted 582,211 recreational visits, according to a press release from park officials. That is down 37% from the 921,844 recreational visits a year earlier in August 2021, park officials […]

Idaho GOP drops lawsuit against Bonneville County Republican Central Committee 

BY: - September 16, 2022

The lawsuit that former Idaho Republican Party Chairman Tom Luna filed against the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee in May has been dismissed.  An Ada County judge dismissed the lawsuit and a preliminary injunction order on Thursday after Idaho Republican Party delegates voted to direct the party’s new executive committee to dismiss the lawsuit, according […]

Idaho State Museum in Boise

Idaho State Museum will hold free community event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

BY: - September 15, 2022

The Idaho State Museum will host a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month called ¡Fiesta! on Saturday, Sept. 24, with several community partners, including the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Idaho Commission for Hispanic Affairs and the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, according to a press release. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. […]

Anderson Ranch Dam

Idaho Water Resource Board extends public comment on criteria for evaluating water projects 

BY: - September 13, 2022

The Idaho Department of Water Resource’s Finance Board voted Thursday to extend the public comment period for feedback on the criteria that will be used to evaluate water projects for a project priority list.  The board’s vote extends the public comment period an additional 30 days, through Oct. 11, according to a press release issued […]

Brad Little gives State of the State address

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signs letter opposing student loan forgiveness plan

BY: - September 12, 2022

Idaho Gov. Brad Little is one of 22 governors across the country to sign a letter to President Joe Biden opposing his plan to forgive a portion of student loan debt, saying the plan will encourage more student borrowing, incentivize higher tuition rates and exacerbate inflation. The governors of Montana, Alaska, Utah and Wyoming also […]

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

Interior Department votes to rename geographic places in Idaho that included ethnic slur for Indigenous women

BY: - September 12, 2022

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Board on Geographic Names has voted to approve replacement names for 650 places across the West, including Idaho, that included the slur “sq—.” The board voted Thursday to approve the replacement names, including 71 places in Idaho, as part of an effort to remove the term from federal use, according […]