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US designates Northern Idaho county as drug-trafficking area

Jun. 4, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials on Thursday announced that a northern Idaho county with a drug-trafficking problem will be included in a regional enforcement network and will face a crackdown. Jim Carroll, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Donald Trump,...

Idaho woman kills 5-year-old son and self, authorities say

Jun. 4, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

KIMBERLY, Idaho (AP) — A mother killed her 5-year-old son and then herself at their home in Idaho, police said. Authorities in Kimberly are investigating the deaths that were discovered by the woman's boyfriend May 24, The Times-News reported Wednesday. They each died of a single gunshot wound and the...

In this Tuesday, June 2, 2020 photo, protest and counter-protest groups clash on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho, following a vigil held in remembrance of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Thousands attend vigil at Idaho Statehouse in Boise

Jun. 3, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thousands of people attended a vigil in front of the Idaho Statehouse to protest the killing of George Floyd in a largely peaceful demonstration. Organizers of the Black Lives Matter Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday evening said the intention was to remember black Americans killed in...

Governor makes appointment to fill N. Idaho House seat

Jun. 3, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday appointed Aaron von Ehlinger to immediately fill a northern Idaho House seat until November’s general election. The Republican governor made the appointment one day after von Ehlinger won the Republican primary for the seat. Von Ehlinger had...

FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo then Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan addresses supporters at an election night party in Boise, Idaho. Jordan has announced she's challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Risch. Jordan announced Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, she plans to run against the two-term senator. Jordan in 2018 became the first woman to become the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Idaho but lost in the general election to Republican Gov. Brad Little. (AP Photo/Diane Loos, File)

Jordan to face Risch in Idaho's U.S. Senate race in November

Jun. 3, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Paulette Jordan, who garnered national attention in 2018 amid hopes from supporters she could become the county’s first Native American governor, on Tuesday won Idaho’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. The former state lawmaker will face incumbent Sen. Jim Risch, who...

The Latest: Fulcher wins 1st District GOP primary

Jun. 3, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on Idaho's primary election (all times local): 9:12 p.m. Rep. Russ Fulcher has won the Republican primary for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Fulcher defeated Boise resident Nicholas Jones, who owns several board game shops and burger eateries. Fulcher, who is...

Paulette Jordan wins Democratic Senate primary in Idaho

Jun. 2, 2020 11:27 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paulette Jordan wins Democratic Senate primary in Idaho.

Judge dismisses case challenging Idaho's initiative process

Jun. 2, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal lawsuit challenging Idaho’s ballot initiative process as unconstitutional because it requires signatures from multiple legislative districts has been dismissed, potentially clearing the way for lawmakers to make the initiative process much more difficult. Chief U.S....

A woman helping to clean up downtown walks near graffiti Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Seattle, following  a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Inslee orders statewide Guard activation following unrest

Jun. 1, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee late Sunday ordered a statewide activation of the National Guard following vandalism and thefts in stores and shopping malls in multiple cities following protests over the killing of George Floyd. And police in Portland, Oregon, deployed incendiary devices to...

Idaho newspaper plans lawsuit over COVID-19 records denial

May. 29, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho newspaper on Friday said it will file a lawsuit against the state Department of Health and Welfare if the agency doesn’t turn over the names of long-term care facilities in the state with confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff. The...