BOISE -- After a two-week recess due to COVID related issues in the statehouse, costing upwards of $300 thousand, the Idaho legislature is back in Boise and is in overdrive to finish the session.
BOISE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently announced it will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.
BOISE -- In early March, the Invasive Species of Idaho responded to a slew of invasive species from multiple places around Idaho. Their main concern, which the Idaho Senate Agriculture Committee heard on March 16, is zebra mussels and moss balls - something that isn’t native to Idaho but is …
Idaho Governor Brad Little signed a proclamation on April 1 recognizing April as month of the military child.
BOISE — “There’s a lot of good conservative legislation in the building, but it’s not being allowed to go through,” said Dist. 7A Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird. “Bringing light to the whole social justice curriculum in schools is a slow process,” she said, during an interview last We…
To honor veterans, military and their families, AARP Idaho is now offering free, new career tools that are especially designed for older veterans and military personnel. The Gem State is home to some 122,000 vets, according to the latest data from the National Center for Veterans Analysis an…
BOISE -- Idaho Governor Brad Little held a press conference emphasizing the need to accept almost $5 billion of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the federal government to invest in Idaho’s future.
BOISE -- Disagreements, lawsuits and mixed feelings about COVID swept through the Legislature, and the virus followed right along after.
BOISE — S1,136 goes on to the Idaho house, following passage last Friday, March 12, by the senate. The bill would revise Idaho code to clarify and limit the powers of the governor during episodes of extreme emergency. The bill came as a result of concerns of executive overreach, specifically…
BOISE -- The ongoing mass tragedies that have happened in schools raises questions and debate among all people who want these tragedies to end- should teachers carry guns to prevent school violence, or should guns be banned in schools to prevent school violence?
BOISE -- Senate Joint Memorial 103, which acknowledges the four dams on the Snake River as multipurpose and beneficial to the state of Idaho while condemning their removal, was passed in Senate on Tuesday this week.
BOISE -- The Idaho House voted against a bill appropriating $5.8 million in federal grant dollars to the State Board of Education last Tuesday, March 2. After a wide range of debate on the grant, the conversation shifted more to the curriculum within schools and what children in Idaho are learning.
BOISE -- The Idaho Press Club hosted a virtual breakfast where Governor Brad Little answered many questions highlights on the recently killed House Bill 226, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines.
BOISE — When another pandemic strikes, who should have the power to close schools? Local school boards should, according to two bills passed by the Idaho Senate last week. The bills are en route to Gov. Brad Little to sign into law that take closure authority away from public health district…
In the midst of a pandemic that has lasted nearly a year now, health care is one of the biggest issues within battling COVID-19.
The Idaho Joint Democratic Caucus held a news conference on Wednesday explaining the concerns of the minority party whit what it describes as a Republican “power grab” that has filled the legislative session thus far.
Hi ho, hi ho — it’s off to Idaho we go. At least that’s what more than 25,000 people said in 2018, and the numbers are likely to increase in the coming years.
It’s a slow go for moisture throughout the state and within North Central Idaho.
U.S. Representative Mike Simpson released his plan this month to help rejuvenate and save Idaho’s steelhead and salmon populations by removing the four dams on the Snake River.
BOISE — Residents within North Central Idaho have already started seeing improvements to broadband Internet, thanks to infrastructure additions implemented across the region late last year. More work is planned for this year, through a $35 million bill to be brought before a house committee …
UPDATE - A correction to this story is Rep. Vito Barbieri and Rep. Bruce Skaug voted against this bill. The story has been edited.
BOISE — In the Idaho Senate, the 15th order of business has turned into much more than just miscellaneous business and adjournment — with stories of cake, and stolen rubber chickens. It has become a time to lighten to mood as work continues, and opinions clash.
BOISE — With programs and funding under discussion with state legislators during Idaho Education Week, one question was, are Idaho schools adequately funded?
BOISE — Education has seen huge shifts during the global pandemic that we live in today, federal money has been moved quickly to help offset the costs of COVID-19 in Idaho’s schools and universities and reporting on that during education week are university presidents, board of education off…
BOISE — The controversial bill SCR 101 was sent back to the State Affairs Committee on Jan, 27, which would have ended the emergency order put in place back in October due to the pandemic.
BOISE — Legislative efforts to end the governor’s COVID-19 emergency orders received a rebuke from Gov. Brad Little last Friday, who said Idaho’s response to the coronavirus would be greatly hindered and called the actions “harmful.” In response, the House Republican Caucus replied in a stat…
In 2020, despite ongoing public health challenges, Idaho continued to make progress processing and tracking sexual assault kits, according to a state report released in January.
Senator Carl Crabtree, Rep. Priscilla Giddings and former Rep. Paul Shepherd, all of District 7, were among a total 94 legislators named Ag All Stars by Food Producers of Idaho (FPI) based upon their voting records on selected pieces of legislation in the 2020 Idaho Legislative Session.
BOISE — The Department of Finance (DOF) responded to nearly 200 consumer complaints in fiscal year 2020 restoring approximately $39,000 to consumers, as well as pursuing securities enforcement actions resulting in restitution, recission, and judgments exceeding $10 million dollars, and penal…
The Idaho House on Thursday voted 51-18 to pass a constitutional amendment to allow the Legislature to call itself back into session.
BOISE — Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee, sports her zebra printed blazer and large pearls around her neck while she briefly rummages around in her office. She talks about her new comfy slippers she just bought because of how badly her feet ache after a long day of scurrying around the Capit…
BOISE — The state’s agenda is full and lawmakers are engaged in the 66th regular session of the Idaho Legislature, which began Jan. 11. Speaking to their return, the session’s highlights and their own goals, Senator Carl Crabtree (R, Grangeville) and Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R, White Bird) s…
While several agencies and counties across the United States have decided against a PIT (Point In Time) homeless count for 2021 due to COVID-19, Idaho will still participate, although it may be a bit different this year.
The 2020 Census is over, and getting those numbers — specifically at the local level — took more work this go-round than 10 years prior.
The Idaho National Guard is deploying 300 soldiers and airmen to Washington D.C. to assist during the transition of power from the Trump Administration to the Biden Administration.
BOISE — Gov. Little’s State of the State was not given on the House floor this year as it normally is, but rather streamed virtually from the Lincoln Auditorium, as he spoke to Idahoans in a 30-minute speech about past and future plans for the state, including a $600 million dollar surplus.
The Idaho National Guard is sending approximately 300 soldiers and airmen to Washington, D.C., to assist district and federal agencies with the presidential inauguration set for next Wednesday, Jan. 20. These guardsmen will augment the Washington D.C. National Guard and serve in support of t…
Applications are currently sought for the fifth annual Idaho Young Cattle Producer Conference (YCC).
Nearly 18,500 Idaho families are receiving grants to assist with their children’s education through Governor Brad Little’s Strong Families, Strong Students (SFSS) program. Funded with $50 million in federal coronavirus relief dollars, the SFSS grants will benefit nearly 24,600 Idaho students.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Since Veterans Day 2019, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) has honored 14 Idaho veterans and servicemembers in a social media campaign he launched called “Military Monday.” Idaho is home to many veterans and currently-serving members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have demon…
Idaho Fish and Game and University of Idaho researchers began a multi-year moose research project in early 2020. Adult survival so far has been better than expected, but populations are still declining in the long term. They hope more research will provide clues on how to help Idaho’s larges…
BOISE — The Idaho State Board of Education heard updated figures Dec. 16 on the number of families who have applied for federal coronavirus relief funds to assist with their children’s education through Governor Brad Little’s Strong Families, Strong Students program.
BOISE —“I believe there is a generational divide,” when it comes to discussing mental health, said Clearwater Valley High School senior Martha Smith of Lowell. “My generation is far more open to talk about and acknowledge feelings.”
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about 30 million small businesses in the United States employ tens of millions of people. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging.
The number of Idahoans who filed a continued claim for regular state unemployment insurance benefits increased 2 percent for the week ending Nov. 14, to 8,310, up 167 more than the previous week. The four-week moving average for continued claims increased slightly – from 8,127 for the week e…
While official results are pending from the 2020 general election, so far, what is certain is Idaho County voters beat a path to the polls — whether in person or by mail-in ballots — this month.
BOISE —The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho has a Dec. 4, application deadline for Fiscal Year 2021 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) projects.
ISP’s Regional Communications Centers are now using the agency’s district Twitter accounts to alert the public to vehicle collisions or hazardous road conditions that may have a significant impact on public safety or traffic flow. This is part of ISP’s effort to increase the efficiency of ho…
Congratulations to Homer Brown, Hammer Down Excursions in White Bird, who was presented the Congressional Veterans Small Business Award from Senator Risch and Governor Little recently. Each of the small businesses given this award will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate.
Have you ever thought, I don’t want to end up in the hospital with a bunch of tubes keeping me alive? If that’s the case, have you written this down so your desires are clear to family or friends? Who do you want to make decisions about your medical care if you become incapacitated and can’t…
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced.
- Fifty confront commission for immediate 2A sanctuary proclamation; final remarks promise voter reprisal at polls
- New owners take over former Hoot’s Café, add convenience store
- Invasive Species of Idaho has program update – the problem is bigger than we think, it starts with zebra mussels and contaminated moss balls
- RMEF secures Joseph Plains elk habitat
- Syringa moves all services back to primary clinic; COVID-19 on decline
- Proposal for county highways carrying heavier commercial loads; public comment deadline: April 12
- MVSD community levy meetings on tap
- GHS FFA students fare well at Moscow meet
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