Gov. Brad Little said Thursday he has concerns about the initiative process, but he wants to address it with campaign finance laws and making more information available to voters.

Idaho lawmakers agreed this year to a couple of bills that will boost funding for roads and bridges, although another pot of money that also provides funding for state roads and local highway districts will go away because the Legislature couldn’t agree on renewing it.

Gov. Brad Little said he intends to issue a planned executive order soon to try to tackle opioid abuse in Idaho.

MOSCOW — The Idaho Board of Education appointed Moscow native C. Scott Green as the 19th president of the University of Idaho.

BOISE -- The first regular session of the 65th Idaho Legislative Session adjourned sine die on April 11th.

BOISE — During a House Health and Welfare Committee hearing on Medicaid expansion earlier this month, Boise resident Dena Duncan listed a few of the controversial ideas the Idaho Legislature had put forward. Work requirements, patient copays and more.

Idaho State Police Trooper Cory Juber (left) assisted with legislative security last week. Juber is the District 2 resident trooper in Grangeville, and is pictured here with Sen. Carl Crabtree, also of Grangeville. Juber is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served nine and a half years, and served…

BOISE -- Some sessions of the Idaho State Legislature run longer than others. Over the years, employees at the Idaho State Capitol have been making their best guess at the end date for a chance to win the “Sine Die Prize”.

BOISE -- Idaho Women 100 honors the state’s “courageous past, unlimited future” through statewide celebrations of women’s suffrage and success.

BOISE -- As Idaho’s 65th Legislative Session nears adjournment sine die—“without a day”—meaning the end of the session, legislators are getting restless.

BOISE -- House Health & Welfare Committee held a hearing on H 249, a Medicaid Expansion bill that would add work requirements for Medicaid eligibility, among other provisions.

BOISE -- “The science is clear, the impacts are serious and the need to act is essential,” said David Eichberg, global lead at Hewlett-Packard, during his climate change presentation to the House Environment, Energy and Technology Committee on March 6.

BOISE -- Last Tuesday, Feb. 26, the House State Affairs Committee introduced a bill that would allow citizens with enhanced license to carry concealed weapons in public schools without disclosure to school personnel.

    The USDA National Resource Conservation Service’s March 1 report on the water year shows the Clearwater basin holding 94 percent of the 1981-2010 average amount of water, despite recent snowfall that pushed the agency’s snow-water report into above average ranges across much of Idaho. The Cl…

    Tucked in a brown paper sack in my mother’s upstairs bedroom closet, I discovered another tattered brown paper grocery sack, rolled down and labeled “Dave – Vietnam.”

      A winter storm is coming in, “probably the strongest one we’ve seen in a while,” according to a National Weather Service (NWS) Missoula office briefing, bringing a potential for freezing rain, snow accumulations, and gusting winds with accompanying frigid wind chills.

      BOISE —Suicide rates in Idaho have consistently been one of the highest in the nation, according to the state’s Department of Health & Welfare. The most current statistics from 2017 show Idaho is ranked 5th for suicide deaths.

      BOISE — Dr. Michael Parrella, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Idaho, presented the Agriculture Research and Extension Service’s budget for fiscal year 2020 Wednesday morning to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee.

        Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra outlined her vision for the future of Idaho’s public schools Thursday morning in her budget presentation to the Legislature’s Joint Finance- Appropriations Committee.

          The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and the Bonneville Power Administration have revised the schedule to complete an environmental impact statement to assess and update their long-term strategy for the operations, maintenance and configuration of the 14 federal dam and re…

            The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest is currently applying for state grant funding through three Idaho Parks and Recreation funds: the Recreational Road and Bridge Program, the Recreation Trails Program and the Off Road Motor Vehicle program. The grants would supplement funding for the f…

            Visitors to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should be prepared for a closure in effect on part of Cove Road (Forest Service road 279), located on the Salmon River Ranger District, due to work on the Doc Denny 2 timber sale. The road will be closed weekdays, Monday through Friday, and open on weekends. The combined forests issued an order Wednesday, Jan. 2, closing part of the road from mile 16 to just past mile 20.

            Amid a change at the director level with the retirement of Virgil Moore and the promotion of deputy director of operations Ed Schriever, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is anticipating a total budget of about $125 million next fiscal year — an increase of $15 million from the current f…

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