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Alston Jr. leads Boise State over Fresno State 73-51

Jan. 20, 2021 11:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Derrick Alston Jr. had 21 points as Boise State won its 13th consecutive game, easily defeating Fresno State 73-51 on Wednesday night. Marcus Shaver Jr. had 17 points and six rebounds for Boise State (13-1, 9-0 Mountain West Conference). Abu Kigab added 15 points and 11 rebounds. Mladen...

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...

Idaho man arrested in connection with US Capitol riot

Jan. 12, 2021 8:36 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man whose photograph was included on a federal list of those considered “persons of interest” in the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol has been jailed in Boise, the Ada County Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday. Josiah Colt, 34, turned himself in at the Ada County...

Judge rejects lawmakers' coronavirus control requests

Jan. 12, 2021 3:58 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says he won't order the Idaho Legislature to require stricter coronavirus precautions while a lawsuit from two lawmakers moves forward. Meanwhile, disability-rights groups filed another lawsuit against the Legislature on Monday also seeking more coronavirus protections....

A Washington State Patrol trooper talks with members of the Washington National Guard inside a fence surrounding the Capitol in anticipation of protests Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Olympia, Wash. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

State capitols step up security amid new safety concerns

Jan. 11, 2021 7:14 PM EST

State capitols across the nation stepped up security Monday, deploying National Guard units, SWAT teams and extra police officers while several legislatures convened amid heightened safety concerns following last week's violence at the U.S. Capitol. The protections came as the FBI issued a bulletin warning of...

Idaho Legislature asks judge to nix lawsuit over virus rules

Jan. 11, 2021 2:22 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Legislature says a judge shouldn't force its leaders to make additional accommodations for lawmakers during the coronavirus pandemic. Two Democratic lawmakers, Reps. Sue Chew of Boise and Muffy Davis of Ketchum, sued the Legislature and House Speaker Scott Bedke last week,...

Coming home: Boise State hires Andy Avalos as head coach

Jan. 9, 2021 1:20 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Andy Avalos is taking over as head coach at Boise State, returning to the school where he was a standout linebacker and defensive coordinator. Avalos was announced Saturday as the replacement for Bryan Harsin, who left Boise State to take the head coaching position at Auburn just before...

Kigab scores 25 to lead Boise St. past Air Force 80-69

Jan. 8, 2021 11:29 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Abu Kigab had a season-high 25 points plus 11 rebounds as Boise State matched the program's longest win streak at 10 straight games, beating Air Force 80-69 on Friday night. Derrick Alston Jr. had 19 points for Boise State (10-1, 6-0 Mountain West Conference). Marcus Shaver Jr. added 14...

Official: Boise area might gain 1 legislative district

Jan. 8, 2021 9:10 PM EST

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Population estimates suggest the Boise metropolitan region will gain another legislative district at the expense of rural Idaho, a state official said. Keith Bybee, the deputy division manager of the Legislative Services budget office, said Thursday that while 2020 census figures...

Idaho lawmakers sue House speaker over coronavirus concerns

Jan. 7, 2021 5:46 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers in Idaho filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court against the Legislature and the Republican speaker of the House contending the Statehouse is unsafe for them and others with chronic health conditions because coronavirus precautions are being ignored. Reps. Sue...