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Idaho will ban most abortions after US Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court with a 6-3 vote on Friday triggers a 2020 Idaho law banning all abortions except in cases of reported rape or incest, or to protect the mother’s life. That law takes effect 30 days after the court’s...

Idaho gears up for wildfire season with bolstered crews

Jun. 21, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cooler and wetter weather this spring has alleviated drought concerns in much of Idaho but spurred grass growth that could cause large rangeland wildfires in the southern part of the state as plants dry out this summer, wildfire forecasters told the Idaho Land Board on...

Idaho to sell 'high-end' island in Payette Lake near McCall

Jun. 21, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials on Tuesday voted to sell at auction a 14-acre “high-end” island in Payette Lake near the vacation and second-home town of McCall. Republican Gov. Brad Little and four other members of the Idaho Land Board voted 5-0 to reaffirm a previous...

Idaho Supreme Court considers death row clemency case

Jun. 13, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments on whether the state's constitution gives a governor the power to reject a state commission’s clemency decision for a death row inmate, but held off making a ruling. Gerald Pizzuto Jr. has spent more than three...

Idaho Falls settles wrongful conviction lawsuit for $11.7M

Jun. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Officials in the eastern Idaho city of Idaho Falls have agreed to pay $11.7 million to a man who spent about two decades in prison after being wrongfully convicted. The Idaho Falls City Council voted Thursday to accept the settlement agreement with...

Idaho primary election audit of 20K ballots finds few flaws

Jun. 01, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A audit of Idaho's May primary found only six variations from initial results of about 20,000 ballots chosen at random from precincts in eight counties, officials said Wednesday. The Idaho secretary of state’s office released a third and final set of results...

5-term Idaho attorney general loses in GOP primary battle

May. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s GOP attorney general primary, beating the longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, backed by...

Ada County clerk wins GOP primary for secretary of state

May. 18, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The county clerk in Idaho’s largest county has won the GOP primary for secretary of state by defeating two candidates who denied former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane defeated state Rep. Dorothy Moon and state...

Idaho House speaker wins GOP lieutenant governor primary

May. 18, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Powerful Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke has won the GOP primary for lieutenant governor. The fourth-generation rancher who is considered an expert on the Idaho water issues defeated state Rep. Priscilla Giddings in a race called Wednesday following Tuesday's...

Idaho Gov. Little turns back Trump-backed challenger

May. 18, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little won the GOP gubernatorial primary by beating a Trump-backed challenger who had repeatedly criticized the incumbent for not being conservative enough and who downplayed the loss on Wednesday. The intraparty contest Tuesday between Little...