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With limited vaccine, Idaho faces priority group confusion

Jan. 22, 2021 5:45 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Limited coronavirus vaccine availability, confusion over just which Idaho residents should be vaccinated first and rumors of line-jumpers are all complicating the state's vaccine rollout. Members of Idaho's COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee met Friday to help clarify exactly who...

The Idaho House of Representatives debates a constitutional amendment in the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. A constitutional amendment allowing the part-time Idaho Legislature to call itself back into session has passed the House and is headed to the Senate. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho governor rips state lawmakers amid pandemic concerns

Jan. 22, 2021 4:25 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday ripped state lawmakers for jeopardizing efforts to fight the coronavirus and called on residents to contact their senators and representatives as they push legislation aiming to strip away some of his authority during a crisis like the pandemic. In an...

The Idaho House of Representatives debates a constitutional amendment in the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. A constitutional amendment allowing the part-time Idaho Legislature to call itself back into session has passed the House and is headed to the Senate. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho House OKs plan to let lawmakers call special sessions

Jan. 21, 2021 4:17 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A constitutional amendment allowing the part-time Idaho Legislature to call itself into a special session passed the House on Thursday and is headed to the Senate. With a 51-18 vote, the House mustered the two-thirds threshold required to approve the legislation, which supporters say is...

The Idaho Senate gathers in the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Idaho lawmakers in the first week of the legislative session wasted no time initiating a power struggle with Republican Gov. Brad Little that could affect Idaho residents for generations. Lawmakers introduced eight pieces of legislation to increase the authority of the part-time Legislature while limiting the governor's power. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho lawmakers tweak bill in power struggle with governor

Jan. 20, 2021 5:09 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — House lawmakers fine-tuned legislation Wednesday in their power struggle with Republican Gov. Brad Little over emergency declarations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The House State Affairs Committee killed one bill and replaced it with a reworded version that seeks to give the...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jan. 20, 2021 2:52 PM EST

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Nothing grabs a politician’s attention like a wallet Jan. 20 The Lewiston Tribune Corporate America is singling out the 147 Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate who on Jan. 6 promoted President Donald Trump’s big lie by trying to overturn Joe...

A long-term care facility staff member, Pam Byers LPN, receives the COVID-19 vaccination for Oklahoma nursing home residents and staff at The Lodge at Brookline in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

Jan. 19, 2021 9:10 PM EST

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Hawaii received 59,000 doses of the vaccine last week, but expects to get only about 32,000 this week. Still, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state expects to be able to...

More Idaho National Guard troops to help with virus fight

Jan. 19, 2021 4:39 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of Idaho National Guard soldiers helping with the state’s coronavirus response will increase from 250 to 400 to increase vaccine distribution, Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday. The Republican governor also announced new grants for healthcare providers to more...

Senate proposal would end COVID-19 emergency decree, rules

Jan. 19, 2021 4:02 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Senate committee on Tuesday approved legislation seeking to end Republican Gov. Brad Little’s coronavirus emergency declaration and restrictions despite being told Idaho could lose millions of dollars in federal aid. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 7-2 to send the...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, the Idaho Senate gathers in the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. Lawmakers in the Idaho Senate have been told to monitor their health after a Senate staffer tested positive for COVID-19, but the Senate will continue operating. Senate President Pro-Tem Chuck Winder said Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, that the staffer was infected by a family member outside the Statehouse and went to work Friday with no symptoms. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

Idaho senators warned of possible COVID-19 exposure

Jan. 19, 2021 2:38 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers in the Idaho Senate have been told to monitor their health after a Senate staffer tested positive for COVID-19, but that the Senate will continue operating, a leading state lawmaker said Tuesday. Senate President Pro-Tem Chuck Winder said that the staffer was infected by a...

The Idaho Senate gathers in the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Idaho lawmakers in the first week of the legislative session wasted no time initiating a power struggle with Republican Gov. Brad Little that could affect Idaho residents for generations. Lawmakers introduced eight pieces of legislation to increase the authority of the part-time Legislature while limiting the governor's power. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

EXPLAINER: The mechanics of the Idaho power struggle

Jan. 15, 2021 2:11 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers in the first week of the legislative session wasted no time initiating a power struggle with Republican Gov. Brad Little that could affect residents for generations. Lawmakers, spurred by what they consider overly burdensome coronavirus restrictions put in place by...