Latest Idaho state government News

Idaho education official applauds vaccine mandate injunction

Dec. 08, 2021 15:57 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A top Idaho education official said a preliminary injunction blocking President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors will give colleges and universities time to plan a path forward without forcing employees to either be vaccinated or possibly lose...

Federal judge to decide if transgender athlete case is moot

Dec. 08, 2021 13:48 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman says her lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on transgender athletes should continue moving through the court system because she is enrolled as a student at Boise State University and plans to play soccer on the school’s club team next spring. ...

Idaho House ethics committee eyes rules changes

Dec. 07, 2021 20:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House Ethics Committee on Tuesday considered numerous potential changes to its operating rules after a bruising year that saw two ethics complaints against far-right Republican lawmakers reach the public hearing phase. The committee took no action, and...

Lawsuit seeks to stop wolf trapping and snaring in Idaho

Dec. 06, 2021 17:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a dozen environmental groups on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to block Idaho’s recently expanded wolf trapping and snaring regulations. The Center for Biological Diversity and others in the lawsuit filed against Republican Gov. Brad Little and state...

Davis to leave Statehouse, take county commission post

Dec. 06, 2021 14:52 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Democratic Idaho lawmaker is leaving the Statehouse to serve as a commissioner in her home county, citing parenting demands and a desire to be more effective in government. Rep. Muffy Davis, the seven-time Paralympic medalist in skiing and cycling, will...

Bundy: Campaigning counts as court-ordered community service

Dec. 03, 2021 13:51 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Far-right activist Ammon Bundy says time he has spent campaigning to become the next governor of Idaho should count toward the community service he was ordered to perform after being convicted of obstructing police during his trespassing arrest at the state Capitol. ...

Third lawsuit filed against Idaho's redistricting commission

Dec. 01, 2021 15:34 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A third lawsuit has been filed with the Idaho Supreme Court against Idaho’s redistricting commission over a new map redrawing the state’s 35 legislative districts. Spencer Stucki of Chubbuck, in southeastern Idaho, filed the lawsuit Wednesday...

3 mountain lion cubs euthanized in eastern Idaho

Dec. 01, 2021 11:42 AM EST

SUGAR CITY, Idaho (AP) — State wildlife officials have euthanized three lion cubs in southeastern Idaho. Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game captured and euthanized the cubs on Friday after they appeared in the backyards of homes in the small town of...

Most Idaho abortions banned if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Nov. 29, 2021 19:59 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho law banning nearly all abortions would take effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that declared a nationwide right to abortion. The court with a 6-3 conservative majority on Wednesday will hear...

Mississippi unveils mobile ID program -- an app for phones

Nov. 27, 2021 09:12 AM EST

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is unveiling a new app that’s designed to store someone’s driver license on their phone. The app is being billed as a safe and effective way to make sure your ID is always on you, WLOX-TV reported. ...