Latest Idaho News

Lawmaker sued under public records act for ethics documents

Jan. 21, 2022 17:14 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker who was censured after publicizing the name of a 19-year-old intern who reported being raped is being sued under the state’s public records act. Attorney Erika Birch filed the lawsuit earlier this month against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, a...

Officials identify Colorado skier who died of hypothermia

Jan. 21, 2022 15:44 PM EST

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Officials in western Montana have released the name of a Colorado skier who died last week while skiing outside the boundary of the Lost Trail Ski Area on the Montana-Idaho border. William Benjamin “Ben” Brown of Denver died of hypothermia, Ravalli County...

Bill to legalize pot-derived pain relief spray introduced

Jan. 21, 2022 11:36 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would allow Idaho residents with multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders to use a pain-relief spray derived from marijuana has been introduced in the House. The bill provides a carve-out in Idaho code for nabiximols, an oral spray that...

Zoo Boise vaccinates animals against COVID-19

Jan. 21, 2022 10:49 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Just like other Idaho residents, some animals at Zoo Boise are getting vaccinated against coronavirus. So far, about half of the animals have received COVID-19 vaccinations, Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway told KIVI-TV. The zoo is...

Hume scores 25 to lead Northern Colorado over Idaho 87-70

Jan. 20, 2022 23:40 PM EST

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Bodie Hume had 25 points as Northern Colorado got past Idaho 87-70 on Thursday night. Daylen Kountz had 16 points for Northern Colorado (9-8, 4-1 Big Sky Conference). Dalton Knecht added 15 points and six rebounds. Dru Kuxhausen had 11 points and seven...

Idaho judge weighs if governor has power over commutations

Jan. 20, 2022 20:24 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A state judge is weighing whether Idaho's Constitution allows the governor to reject a parole board's recommendation when it comes to commuting a death sentence — a decision that may determine if a longtime death row inmate will be executed. 2nd District...

Energy entities eye clean-energy strategy for western states

Jan. 20, 2022 19:43 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two electric utilities and a federal energy agency with millions of customers in eight western states have reached a tentative agreement centered on a new energy transmission line connecting their power grids. Idaho Power, PacifiCorp and the Bonneville Power...

Record $600M Idaho tax cut clears House, heads to Senate

Jan. 20, 2022 17:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s largest-ever tax cut cleared the House on Thursday and headed to the Senate. The House voted 57-13 with no Democratic support to approve the $600 million cut that includes a one-time $350 million in rebates and $250 million in permanent income tax...

Idaho officials tell MyPillow CEO to stop false voter claims

Jan. 20, 2022 13:58 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have sent MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell a cease-and-desist letter and a bill of more than $6,000 over the businessman's repeated accusations of voter fraud in the state. Secretary of State Lawerence Denney and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden sent...

Idaho wolf control board will have $1 million to kill wolves

Jan. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Wednesday requested $392,000 from the general fund to kill wolves in Idaho, and with other revenue sources will have just over $1 million for that purpose starting this summer. The Wolf Depredation Control Board made the request to the...