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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…

BOISE -- Last week, the Idaho House approved a bill that would affect the frequency of local bond elections, and this week the House State Affairs Committee takes up a second one.

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 House Revenue and Taxation Committee is gearing up to consider this year’s tax proposals. Last Wednesday’s Jan. 22 hearing saw the introduction of several bills aimed at property and grocery taxes.

BOISE -- Sen. Bert Brackett (R-Rogerson, Dist.23) introduced a bill, in the Senate Resources and Environment committee on Jan. 22, creating zones where wolves could be hunted year-round.

BOISE -- The Idaho State Department of Agriculture proposed a new program aimed at helping Idaho farmers keep their farms in the family during the department’s legislative budget hearing last week.

BOISE -- “We can't seem to get beyond this place for whatever reasons. We have supporters, we have opponents, and we circle around this conversation,” said Idaho State Board of Education President Debbie Critchfield. “Not much has changed, as far as the talking points are concerned.”

BOISE -- Idaho is consistently one of the states with the highest reported rates of suicide. In 2017 the CDC reported suicide as Idaho’s 8th leading cause of death, climbing from 10th place in 2013. Nationally, Idaho’s rate of suicide is 58 percent higher than the US average, growing from a …

    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.

    BOISE -- Sen. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, introduced a bill Tuesday, Jan. 14, to decriminalize the possession of illegal drugs and allow commitment in treatment facilities for substance abuse disorders. The legislation is intended to shift the state’s drug approach from arrest and incarceration…

      BOISE – Look for special coverage of the 2020 Idaho Legislative Session online and in print, reported by interns provided through the University of Idaho.

      BOISE -- Gov. Brad Little delivered his second State of the State address Monday, Jan. 6, highlighting past achievements and calling for increased education spending amid an otherwise lean budget year. The governor’s proposed budget calls for improved K-3 literacy, increased teacher salaries…

        The Idaho State Police currently have all available troopers working throughout the state to keep Idaho roads safe. The increased patrols will focus on reducing the number of impaired and other unsafe drivers on Idaho roadways during the holiday season.

          If you have a 5th or 6th grader who loves to ski or snowboard or one who'd like to learn, you'll want to take advantage of the free skiing program offered by the Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho.

            WASHINGTON – Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is calling on Congress to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) programs, which are of great importance to Idaho’s rural communities. In recent years, SRS and PILT funding has become unreliable, creating financial…

            Gov. Brad Little said he will protect public schools from the new spending and budget reductions he is asking of other state agencies.

              Idaho’s K-12 public schools continue to add thousands of students every year, preliminary State Department of Education numbers show.

                The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Pocatello on Nov. 13-14, with the public hearing starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Southeast Regional Office at 1345 Barton Rd. People can address the commission on any matters related to Fish and Game at that time.

                  KAMIAH -- Idaho Gov. Brad Little proclaimed October as “Next Steps” month in Idaho, encouraging Idaho juniors and seniors to start thinking seriously about plans for life after high school.

                    Washington, D.C. – In honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), member and former chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced the recognition of a different veteran-owned small business for each of the ten days the Senate is in legis…

                      BOISE, Idaho – Open Enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage begins Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 16. During this time, Idahoans can shop, compare, and enroll in a plan through the state health insurance exchange, Your Health Idaho.

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