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Idaho Governor Allows Trespass, Non-compete to Become Law
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Wednesday allowed some of this year's most contentious measures to become law without his signature, allowing lawmakers to officially close out their work for the session without debating whether to override a pending veto.
Prosecutor Says Boise Teacher Tried to Have Sex with Teen
Prosecutors say an Idaho elementary school teacher is accused of attempting to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.
US Land Managers Designate Grazing Projects in 6 West States
Federal land managers have designated 11 demonstration projects in six Western states in a bid to create more flexibility for grazing livestock on public range.
Nampa Police Shoot Man Suspected of Killing, Injuring Women
Idaho authorities say officers fatally shot a man suspected of killing one woman and seriously wounding two others at a Nampa house.
American Samoans Sue for Birthright Citizenship
John Fitisemanu, who works for a lab company in Utah, has paid U.S. taxes and been subject to American laws his whole life. But the 53-year-old father and husband isn't considered a U.S. citizen by the federal government because he was born in American Samoa, a U.S. territory
Mormon Church to Allow Parents in Youth Bishop Meetings
The Mormon church is changing its guidelines for how local leaders handle sexual abuse reports and one-on-one meetings with youth a week after a former prominent missionary leader was accused of sexually assaulting two women in the 1980s.
Utah Teen Appears in Court in School Backpack Bomb Case
A 16-year-old is facing attempted murder and other charges after prosecutors say he tried to ignite an explosive device in a backpack at his southern Utah high school.
Judge: US Illegally Quarantined Some Idaho Potato Fields
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government illegally quarantined some Idaho potato fields infested with a microscopic pest that could threaten the state's $1.2 billion potato industry.
Otter Vetoes Education Bill, Lawmakers Consider Override
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vetoed legislation that would have removed the state's long-standing reading test for young students from being tied to teachers' pay raises.
Closure of Seattle Russian Consulate Frustrates Travelers
The Trump administration's decision to shutter the Russian consulate in Seattle displeased many Russian immigrants Monday, some of whom rushed to its offices in hopes of securing passports, visas and other important documents
Idaho’s Medicaid Gap Population Drops as Much as 35%
The estimated number of Idahoans who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid has dropped at least 20 percent over the past four years and possibly as much as 35 percent, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said Monday.
Nampa Police Officer Under Criminal Investigation
The Ada County Sheriff's Office has launched a criminal investigation against a Nampa police officer.
GOP Idaho Senator Slows Huge Bill in Fight Over Forest Name
A Republican Idaho senator slowed passage of Congress' huge spending bill because the measure renamed a wilderness area in his state after a deceased Democratic governor.
Idaho Lawmakers Near Adjournment Under New Rules
Idaho's House finished its work for the year on Thursday with Senate lawmakers expected to be done soon after.
Idaho Governor Signs Bill Toughening Abortion Rules
Idaho is continuing its campaign against abortion with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signing legislation into law that will increase reporting requirements for abortion providers.
Idaho Moves Ahead with Possible Grizzly Bear Hunting Season
Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly.
Idaho Bill Easing Driving Without Privileges Heads to Governor
A proposal reducing the penalties for driving with an expired license is on its way to the Idaho governor's desk for consideration.
New Idaho Child Tax Credit Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk
A proposal that would increase an Idaho child tax credit to provide more tax relief to families is on its way to the governor's desk for consideration.
Idaho AG Investigates Claims That Teacher Fed Puppy to Turtle
The Idaho attorney general's office says it's investigating an alleged animal cruelty case amid claims that a teacher fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students after school. A document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday following a public records request…
Idaho Health Care for the Poor Proposal Stalls Once Again
An Idaho health care proposal to provide insurance to the state's neediest population is once again dead for the year.