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Justice Dept. Sues to Block New Idaho Abortion Law
Justice
Justice Dept. Sues to Block New Idaho Abortion Law
2022-08-02 20:48:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Idaho on Tuesday to block its new and highly restrictive abortion law claiming it violates a federal law requiring a majority of hospitals to provide medical care to those who need... Read More

Regulation
FCC Levies Largest Fine to Amateur Radio Operator
2022-06-08 23:14:02
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — While firefighters were battling a blaze near Elk River, Idaho, in 2021 an unknown voice came over the radio waves they were using to coordinate an airplane to help fight the fire. The U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement... Read More

2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Watch as 5 States Hold Primaries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and U.S.... Read More

In The States
Idaho Gov. Little Signs Abortion Ban Based on Texas Law
2022-03-25 17:57:40
by Reece Nations

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little enacted a bill on Wednesday that enforces a ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy that is based on a similar law passed in Texas last year. The bill, scheduled to go... Read More

In The States
Idaho Sues to End Tent Protest Near State Capitol Building
2022-03-15 18:57:30
by Dan McCue

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden filed a lawsuit Tuesday to bring an end to a monthslong protest by campers outside the Capitol Annex intended to bring attention to homelessness in the state. Specifically,... Read More

In The States
Bills in Idaho Senate Could Impose Stricter Voting Rules Ahead of Primary
2022-03-04 15:38:29
by Dan McCue

BOISE, Idaho – A pair of emergency bills that have been referred to the Idaho Senate could lead to the enactment of stricter rules for voters ahead of the state’s May primary. Idahoans will head to the polls to cast... Read More

In The States
Idaho House Approves Bill Prohibiting ‘Ballot Harvesting’
2022-02-22 18:26:07
by Reece Nations

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday that prohibits individuals from delivering another person’s voting ballot to post offices or polling locations. The bill, introduced and carried in the House by Majority Leader Rep.... Read More

In The States
What the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will Deliver for Idaho
2021-08-30 19:55:58
by Reece Nations

BOISE, Idaho — As the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act still awaits final approval, its much-needed benefits at the state-level are coming to light. For Idahoans, the bill’s passage entails investments in roads and bridges, water lines and pipes,... Read More

In The States
Oregon Counties Vote to Merge With GOP-Favoring Idaho
2021-05-23 12:49:20
by Dan McCue

A majority of voters in five rural Oregon counties on Tuesday said they’d rather leave their state than continue to be a Republican minority in a decidedly blue place. Instead, residents of Sherman, Lake, Grant, Baker, and Malheur counties endorsed... Read More

In The States
A New Mayor Champions Keeping COVID-Impacted Families In Their Homes
2021-02-26 18:19:37
by Dan McCue

BOISE, Idaho – To the outsider, it seems like a movie that has a bizarre twist just as the heroine should be taking her victory lap.  Lauren Stein McLean, an entrepreneur who had served on Boise, Idaho’s city council for... Read More

State News
Gov. Little Announces Idaho’s Fiscal 2022 State Budget, Prioritizes Tax Relief and More
2021-01-13 16:50:13
by Sara Wilkerson

Earlier this week, Idaho Governor Brad Little announced his “Building Idaho’s Future” plan, a comprehensive proposal that will impact the state’s budget into 2022. The plan features more than $450 million in tax relief and strategic investments in critical infrastructure... Read More

State News
Idaho Leads Nation in Financial Stability Under Gov. Little
2020-09-10 15:15:48
by Sara Wilkerson

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho leads the country in financial stability due in part to Republican Gov. Brad Little’s deregulatory measures since taking office, which helped spur an economic rebound for the state as tax revenues beat projected revenues by $37... Read More

State News
CARES Act Funding Leads to Nearly $50 Million in Broadband Projects in Idaho
2020-08-28 20:02:33
by Dan McCue

BOISE, Idaho - Federal coronavirus relief funds will pay for 102 projects aimed at extending broadband connectivity to 43,000 underserved households in Idaho, the state's governor and Department of Commerce announced Friday. Gov. Brad Little, a Republican, and Commerce officials,... Read More

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