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Up to 100 new immigration judges would be added under Biden...

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday released a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that would increase the number of immigration judges...

Idaho Senate passes bill to limit governor’s emergency powers

The Idaho Senate passed a bill Friday that would limit a governor’s emergency declaration powers and limit emergency restrictions that could be placed on...

Biden pitches big boosts in education, health spending in budget request

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for...

Idaho GOP leadership accuses state of unlawfully using vaccine record system

Republican leaders in the Idaho Legislature have accused the state of unlawfully using a vaccine record-keeping system. They are pushing for the Idaho Department...

Income tax cut and rebate bill sent to amending order for...

An income tax bill that would lower Idaho’s top corporate and individual tax brackets and issue a tax rebate to Idaho residents was sent...

Idaho Legislature comes out against Simpson’s salmon recovery plan

The Idaho Legislature formally came out against U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson’s salmon recovery proposal that calls for breaching dams along the Snake River. The Idaho...

U.S. gun violence an ‘international embarrassment,’ Biden says in rolling out...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated his call on Congress to pass stalled gun legislation reform but also outlined executive action he’s...

Biden administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to...

Idaho Legislature’s COVID-19 outbreak infected at least 14, spread to household...

The COVID-19 cluster that formed last month in the Idaho Capitol building infected at least 14 people who live in four different regions of...

Lt. Gov. McGeachin, state lawmakers continue steady march to the right

This year may not be a banner year for Gov. Brad Little or the Idaho Legislature, which just came back from its COVID-19 recess...

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