BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's minority party has lost even more of its small grasp inside the Republican-dominant Statehouse after key Democratic candidates failed to win their re-election bids in Tuesday's election.
Bullying has become a HUGE issue in our schools. A lot of parents are holding their breath while their children our in school. What's more nerve racking is that many children are telling their parents nothing is going on, and in realty, they are being bullied everyday!
Social media and cell phones have made bullying a lot different from when we were in school. Things aren't just said, they are pos
Buzz the police dog was a true "rags to riches" story about a dog found at the Twin Falls Animal Shelter that grew up to become a premiere drug and patrol dog. In the end, Buzz helped to bust his former abusive owner for drugs. Help is needed to find the former abusive owner...
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of the Idaho Dairymens Association says his members are disappointed that Congress wasn't able to pass a federal farm bill with provisions to help the struggling industry before the election. Bob Naerebout says dairy farmers "harvest a crop every day, 365 days of the year" and it's critical for them to have stability in the farm bill...
(AP) A bill that would curtail the Idaho Fish and Game department's authority to regulate all-terrain vehicle hunting privileges on Idaho trails is advancing to the Senate floor. The Senate Resources Committee voted 5-4 Wednesday to pass the measure, despite agency objections.
More than 200 people packed a Senate committee hearing on a bill to require Idaho women to get an ultrasound screening before terminating a pregnancy. Boise Sen. Chuck Winder's* legislation aims to decrease abortions in Idaho, and he argues women with more information about their fetus may opt against terminating their pregnancy.
(AP) A House panel rejected a bid to raise Idaho's cigarette tax by $1.25 per pack, with Republicans calling it social engineering. The Revenue and Taxation Committee's vote Monday was 11-5, easily defeating the bill sponsored by groups including the American Lung Association. Reps. Lenore Barrett and Vito Barbieri said cajoling people to quit by boosting a legal product's cost wasn't acceptable
(AP) - A Republican-dominated Senate committee aims to forbid Idaho state and local government from requiring union labor on public works projects. Friday's party-line Senate State Affairs Committee vote came despite warnings from union attorney James Piotrowski, who contends this bill would have the same effect as one passed in 2011: Legal costs for taxpayers - and defeat in federal court.
(KTVB) With Sen. Denton Darrington quitting the Senate, his compatriots will have to find somebody else to accuse of having been in the chamber forever. Darrington is the longest-serving Idaho senator in state history, wrapping up 30 years representing a southern Idaho district that's changed over the years -- even as its senator remained the same.
Senate Republicans in Idaho have introduced a bill that requires women seeking abortions to undergo ultrasound. The measure was introduced Monday in the Senate State Affairs Committee. Sen. Chuck Winder says his bill originally made reference to an invasive procedure using a vaginal probe that emits ultrasound waves, but that language was removed...
House Health and Welfare Committee Janice McGeachin Monday warned those in the room they were in danger of breaking fire codes, so many had arrived to testify for and against the measure. Idaho isn't alone in considering similar legislation, with Missouri and Arizona mulling changes...
(AP) - The Idaho Senate voted to ban camping from state-managed land, a move that would expel a tent encampment erected by Occupy Boise protesters in early November on the old Ada County Courthouse grounds. Tuesday's 26-9 vote sends the measure back to the House.
(AP) - Legislation headed to the Idaho Senate aims to clarify when parental involvement will become a factor in teaching evaluations. At least half of an Idaho teacher's job evaluation will be based on student achievement starting July 1, and what parents think will also count, as part of new education changes that were signed into law last year.
(AP) Idaho Senate officials say Republican Sen. John McGee will keep his position as caucus chairman, the fourth highest ranking post in the GOP controlled chamber. Republican senators met behind closed doors in the Idaho Capitol Wednesday to determine if McGee should retain his leadership post.