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Lawmaker who named rape accuser says she did nothing wrong

Aug. 02, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho state lawmaker refused to answer questions she deemed “irrelevant” during a hearing Monday to determine whether she violated ethics rules by publicizing in disparaging social media posts the name of a woman who accused another lawmaker of rape. ...

Park Service adds public land to City of Rocks reserve

Jul. 31, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The National Park Service has added some additional public land to a national reserve site in Idaho known for its rock climbing opportunities. The agency added 22 acres of public land to the City of Rocks National Reserve south of Burley, thanks to...

EXPLAINER: High prices, court access challenge Idaho renters

Jul. 30, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool...

Boise police remove 'Proud Boys' flags from Idaho interstate

Jul. 30, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Boise Police Department says officers removed flags emblazoned with the emblem of the neo-fascist Proud Boys organization after someone hung them from several overpasses on a busy Idaho interstate. Police spokesperson Haley Williams told the ...

5-year-old boy missing in Idaho; police seek witnesses

Jul. 30, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

FRUITLAND, Idaho (AP) — As search crews look for a missing 5-year-old Idaho boy missing, the Fruitland Police Department is asking for any potential witnesses to come forward — even if they don't think they saw anything. Michael Joseph Vaughn was last seen on foot...

Eastern Idaho police warn of dangerous, fake pain killers

Jul. 30, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Police in eastern Idaho are warning residents that counterfeit pain pills laced with a dangerous synthetic opioid have been found in the region. The Pocatello Police Department said a bag of about 3,000 pills that contained fentanyl — but that...

Coalition seeks relisting of gray wolves in US West

Jul. 29, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife advocates on Thursday petitioned federal officials to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the U.S. West after Idaho and Montana passed laws intended to drastically cut their numbers. Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth...

Idaho man sues Boy Scouts over alleged childhood sex abuse

Jul. 29, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man is suing the Boy Scouts of America for failing to warn children that took part in the youth program that they could be exposed to sex abusers. The man, who uses the name Mark Doe 14 in the federal lawsuit because he was a victim of...

Idaho governor signs onto major abortion-rights challenge

Jul. 29, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday signed onto an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could overturn the court’s landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. He joined Republican governors from 11 other states in...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jul. 29, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Belly buttons are more common than a sense of shame July 28 The Lewiston Tribune State Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, has an answer for everything. ...