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Raúl Labrador,

Incoming Idaho attorney general announces first two hires for office, including solicitor general

BY: - November 17, 2022

Idaho’s next attorney general, Raúl Labrador, announced Thursday he has hired two members of his executive team who will start their new roles on Jan. 2, according to a press release. Labrador won the Nov. 8 election for the office and replaces 20-year incumbent Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. He secured 62% of the vote […]

Canyon County boat safety

Canyon County Sheriff’s Office plans upcoming boat safety courses

BY: - November 17, 2022

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division is offering two free upcoming boating safety courses for those who want to be prepared and earn their boater education safety card before warm weather arrives in 2023.  One-day courses are scheduled for  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 at the Canyon […]

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Idaho’s Teton County found a box of uncounted ballots. That didn’t change the election.

BY: - November 10, 2022

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office updated vote counts from Teton County on Thursday, after the county discovered one ballot box had not been processed. But the vote total did not change the outcomes of any state races, according to Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck. Teton County, which is in eastern Idaho, reported Wednesday […]

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Idaho reports first flu death of the season, in older adult from North Idaho

BY: - November 10, 2022

Idaho reported the first influenza-related death of this year’s flu season on Thursday, in a Nez Perce County man older than 65. In recent years, Idaho has reported an average of 45 deaths related to the flu. Most of those deaths are in older adults. “The Department of Health and Welfare is reminding residents that […]

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Idaho’s U.S. Attorney directs lawyers around state to oversee handling of election complaints

BY: - November 4, 2022

Idaho’s top federal attorney asks the public to help protect democracy on Election Day by reporting concerns and complaints about voting rights, interference, election fraud or other potential crimes, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office Friday. U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit said assistant U.S. attorneys around Idaho will join in a long […]

Ada County 2022 elections equipment test

Ada County completes successful test of ballot tabulation equipment ahead of Nov. 8 election

BY: - November 3, 2022

Ada County elections officials completed a successful test of their ballot tabulation equipment during a public test and demonstration Thursday afternoon in Boise.  Thursday’s logic and accuracy test was one of the final big tests of the elections equipment leading up to Tuesday’s general election in Idaho. During the test, elections officials scanned and counted […]

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Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awards 20 grants for water studies using federal funds

BY: - November 3, 2022

More than $1 million in funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act have been granted to 20 municipalities across Idaho to plan improvements to drinking water and wastewater systems, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. The American Rescue Plan dollars were allocated to the Department of Environmental Quality […]

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Early voting and in-person absentee voting ends Friday, Nov. 4 in Idaho

BY: - November 3, 2022

Early voting and in-person absentee voting for Idaho’s general election ends at 5 p.m. local time Friday, Nov. 4, according to the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office. Every Idaho county offers either early voting, which allows a voter to vote in-person at an early voting location just as they would on Election Day, or in-person […]

Idaho Department of Labor

Idaho Department of Labor partners with county for Cascade Community Job Fair

BY: - November 3, 2022

Jobs in government, law enforcement, education, health care, hospitality, retail, recreation and more will be available at a community job fair in Cascade on Nov. 9, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor. The Community Engagement and Career Event will take place between 2-6 p.m. at the Valley County Emergency Operations […]

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Idaho Secretary of State’s offices launches election misinformation reporting tool

BY: - October 28, 2022

The Idaho Secretary of State’s office launched a new web portal Friday that will allow Idahoans to report election-based misinformation ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, according to a press release. Secretary of State Lawerence Denney encouraged voters in the release to be aware of misinformation and report anything on social media that appears […]

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Two Idaho school districts receive $5 million in federal grant funds for electric buses

BY: - October 26, 2022

Two Idaho school districts will receive more than $5 million in total grant funding for electric buses as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Bus Program, the first round of a five-year, $5 billion federal initiative that was approved through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, according to a press release. Genesee School District in […]

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Idaho’s take from opioid settlements is now over $26 million

BY: - October 24, 2022

Idaho has received more than $26 million in opioid settlement funds, according to Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. The state last week received its final payment for this year. Wasden anticipates Idaho will receive a total of $128 million by the year 2040 as the state’s share of proceeds from three legal settlements and one […]