Monkeypox Vaccination Site Opens In West Hollywood, CA

Biden administration asks state, local officials to boost monkeypox vaccine outreach

BY: - August 18, 2022

WASHINGTON — Federal public health officials said Thursday they are working with state and local health departments to boost messaging and vaccinations for those most likely to contract monkeypox, including at large-scale events. But Biden administration officials at a press briefing also struggled to explain differing statements about how the vaccines should be administered, a […]

Exploding population boom in Idaho is affecting domestic water supply

BY: - August 18, 2022

As more people migrate to Idaho, counties like Ada and Kootenai are seeing the effects of the rising population on the areas’ already diminishing water sources. Whether water is coming from groundwater sources like aquifers or surface water sources like rivers and reservoirs, local officials say Idaho’s water is being used faster than it can […]

Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar

U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar to speak in Boise, Moscow

BY: - August 18, 2022

U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar, a Boise native, will speak twice in Idaho during a pair of public appearances in connection with an upcoming University of Idaho lecture series.    First, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Sept. 6, Prelogar will present at JUMP Boise’s Pioneer Room, 1000 W. Myrtle St., in her hometown of […]

Deborah Silver

Deborah Silver appointed Democratic candidate for state treasurer

BY: - August 17, 2022

Members of the Idaho Democratic Party State Central Committee have appointed Deborah Silver as the party’s nominee for the state treasurer’s race in this year’s general election.  Silver, who ran unsuccessfully for state treasurer in 2014, replaces previous candidate Jill Ellsworth. Jill Ellsworth won the Democratic Party’s May primary election, but withdrew from the race […]

Boise State Marlene Tromp

Tromp admonishes Boise State University faculty to take on hard questions

BY: - August 17, 2022

This story was originally posted on on Aug. 17, 2022. Marlene Tromp touted a pair of big-money records Wednesday. The Boise State University president used her fourth state of the university address to thank faculty and staff for their efforts during a turbulent time for higher education. And acknowledging one source of the turbulence […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little promises continued support for education and teachers

BY: - August 17, 2022

This story was originally posted on on Aug. 17, 2022. Gov. Brad Little touted his administration’s past investments in education during a luncheon on Wednesday, and promised to do more if reelected. “We have a long way to go from where we are, but we’re making great progress,” said Little during a speech sponsored […]

Lake Powell faces drought

Federal officials order more water cuts for lower Colorado River Basin states

BY: - August 17, 2022

Nevada and Arizona are facing a second year of mandatory water cuts as drought and climate change threatens the Colorado River’s flow, federal officials announced Tuesday. Under the cuts, Nevada will lose about 8% of its allocation, or 25,000 acre-feet of water, starting January 2023 as a stopgap solution to stabilize water levels at Lake […]

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Idaho Health Data Exchange files for bankruptcy, with $4 million owed to creditors

BY: - August 17, 2022

A small organization that operates a massive database of Idaho patient medical records filed for bankruptcy Friday, reporting it owes creditors $4 million and is defending itself in three lawsuits. Chapter 11 bankruptcy would allow the Idaho Health Data Exchange to keep operating while it pays creditors and works through litigation, according to its bankruptcy […]

Nearly $17.8 million granted to two Idaho transportation improvement projects

BY: - August 17, 2022

A total of nearly $17.8 million was granted to two transportation improvement projects in Idaho through President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law.  The law invested $1.66 billion in grants toward low and no emission public transportation across the nation, according to the Federal Transit Administration. The majority of the funding for Idaho was granted to […]

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Record state budget surplus fuels talk of special session of the Idaho Legislature

BY: - August 16, 2022

A record-setting state budget surplus of nearly $2 billion is fueling talks about a potential special session of the Idaho Legislature. The state officially ended the 2022 fiscal year on June 30 with a projected $1.4 billion state budget surplus, marking the second consecutive year Idaho has amassed a record ending cash balance. On Friday, […]

Biden signs health, climate and tax bill

Biden signs into law Democrats’ wide-ranging climate change, health care and tax bill

BY: - August 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed his party’s signature climate, health care and tax package into law Tuesday, capping off more than a year of tumultuous negotiations that saw his original proposal to Congress slimmed down considerably. Flanked by a handful of Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and […]

Protestors Rally Against Restrictive New Texas Abortion Law In Austin

Twenty states, D.C. join in opposing Texas lawsuit on emergency abortion care

BY: - August 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a brief in federal court on Tuesday challenging Texas’ assertion that states shouldn’t have to comply with a federal law that protects doctors who end a pregnancy to save the patient’s life.  The brief argues the judge in the case shouldn’t grant […]