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Given short notice, Treasure Valley cities to remain open for new...

With short notice mere hours after President Joe Biden signed a law making June 19 a national holiday, the mayors of Boise, Nampa and...

President Joe Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the...

Idaho Gov. offers paid time off for COVID vaccine, calls on...

Idaho Gov. Brad Little is taking the lead on offering paid time off to employees who get the COVID-19 vaccine. "This morning, I informed Idaho...

State to review policies as Reclaim Idaho requests updated financial analysis...

A newly revised financial analysis issued Wednesday found Reclaim Idaho’s updated education ballot initiative adheres to a new tax law the Legislature passed earlier...

Federal judge halts Biden pause on new oil and gas leases...

A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered the Biden administration to restart regular sales of oil and gas leases, forcing the administration to prematurely...

State Board of Education endorses full-day kindergarten

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on June 16, 2021 The State Board of Education wants Idaho to fund full-day kindergarten. On Wednesday, the board gave the idea...

Boise schools were sole ‘target’ of lawmaker’s indoctrination search

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on June 16, 2021 As of Monday, Rep. Priscilla Giddings’ $100,000-plus public records request for Boise school curriculum was the only...

We don’t review tax exemptions in Idaho. Could models in neighboring...

Editor’s note: This is Part II of an ongoing series examining the various aspects of Idaho’s tax exemptions and lack of a legislative review...

Optics of G-7 meeting shows America is stronger when it works...

The optics of the G-7 meeting are encouraging. President Joe Biden was warmly received by our closest allies, and plans were laid to forge...

Marjorie Taylor Greene in new attack on Fauci demands his salary...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on Tuesday led a group of House Republicans calling for the firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci,...

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