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    A new study finds Idaho is the No. 10 worst state for people planning to retire early, after analyzing a multitude of financial, health-related and lifestyle factors.

    Most of Idaho – including this region’s Clearwater Basin -- received below-normal precipitation during March, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho, though slight snowpack improvements were observed since the first of last month.

      The Idaho Transportation Department is extending the deadline to remove studded snow tires to June 30 due to COVID-19 concerns and Governor Brad Little’s statewide stay-home order. This extends the previous April 30 deadline.

        Laid-off Idaho workers filed 117,811 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the six weeks of the COVID-19 state of emergency – twice the total number of initial claims filed in all of 2019.

          The Idaho Transportation Department is extending the deadline to remove studded snow tires to June 30 due to COVID-19 concerns and Governor Brad Little’s statewide stay-home order. This extends the previous April 30 deadline.

            MARYLAND -- Idaho House Representatives Heather Scott (D1), Priscilla Giddings (D7), and Tammy Nichols (D11) attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland recently to receive awards from Chairman Matt Schlapp for their conservative voting record.

            BOISE -- Approximately 200 students from across the state – including from Idaho County -- gathered in Boise last month to learn about government and civic engagement. Idaho’s annual 4-H Know Your Government Conference took place during President’s Day Weekend.

            "The coronavirus took an even larger toll on jobs last week than it did in the first week that it caused record unemployment," said Kathryn Tacke, regional economics for the Idaho Department of Labor, Lewiston.

            An earthquake reported in Central Idaho shook across the Gem State late Tuesday afternoon, March 31, with Idaho County residents reporting the less-than-a-minute experience.

            BOISE -- “There are inherent differences between girls and women and boys and men, those biological differences are seen with our own eyes,” said Idaho Falls Republican Representative Barbara Ehardt in defense of her legislation, House Bill 500. “Girls and women cannot compete on a level pla…

            BOISE -- A proposal to designate Jan. 16 as Religious Freedom Day in Idaho has been held in the House State Affairs Committee. The concurrent resolution sponsored by Rep. Jake Ellis, D-Boise, and Sen. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, would commemorate the 1786 adoption of the Virginia Statute for Re…

            BOISE -- The presidents of four of Idaho’s higher education institutions -- Scott Green from the University of Idaho, Dr. Cynthia Pemberton from Lewis-Clark State College, Dr. Kevin Satterlee from Idaho State University and Dr. Marlene Tromp from Boise State University -- gave a presentation…

            BOISE -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved broad expansions to Idaho’s wolf hunting and trapping regulations Feb. 20, bringing year-round hunting to more of the state than a bill in the Idaho Legislature had previously proposed.

            BOISE -- A bill that would remove sales tax on custom meat processing in certain cases is headed to the House floor after the Revenue and Taxation Committee voted unanimously to approve it last Monday, Feb. 17.

            BOISE -- A proposal to create a plan for regulating industrial hemp in Idaho will move to the full Senate floor for a vote after farmers turned out in support at a legislative committee meeting Feb. 20. 

              BOISE – Today (Wednesday, Feb. 19), a bill to prevent the use of vaping products by minors was sent to General Orders for language changes by the House Health and Welfare Committee. This legislation would create parity between current, traditional tobacco products and the new electronic smok…

              BOISE -- A bill paving the way for shared ambulance districts across county boundaries will make its way to the Senate floor after the Local Government and Taxation committee voted to approve it last Thursday, Feb. 13.

              BOISE -- After three days of hearings and hours of testimony from county and city officials, an Idaho House panel has approved a bill that would temporarily freeze the portions of local government budgets funded by property taxes.

              BOISE -- The Senate Education Committee rejected the House repeal of the Idaho Content Standards in a mere 30 minutes during Wednesday’s meeting, Feb. 12. After over a month of public testimony and lawmaker deliberation, the standards are right back where they started.

              BOISE -- Gender equality is a contentious issue in the United States, even in factors as specific as school sport programs. In Wednesday’s House Education Committee meeting, Feb. 12, Republican Idaho Falls Representative Barbara Ehardt says there is a new challenge for sportswomen: transgend…

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