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A young visitor to the Idaho Statehouse celebrates the giant state flag hanging in the rotunda as the Idaho Legislature convened Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 in Boise. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Idaho Senate starts effort to wrest power from Gov. Little

Jan. 13, 2021 2:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho senators on Wednesday joined their House colleagues in introducing legislation seeking to wrest power from Republican Gov. Brad Little on emergency declarations like the one dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Four pieces of Senate legislation, just like the House bills brought...

Ontario Premier Doug Ford looks on as the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Canada is administered to personal support worker Anita Quidangen by registered nurse Hiwot Arfaso at The Michener Institute in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Latest: Fla. lawyer in tobacco cases dies from COVID-19

Jan. 12, 2021 9:39 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, has died several days after contracting the coronavirus. He was 83. An attorney at the Levin Papantonio Rafferty legal firm says Levin died Tuesday from complications of COVID-19, the...

Idaho changes vaccine timeline, with more doses now expected

Jan. 12, 2021 6:43 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday that people 65 and over will be able to get the coronavirus vaccine starting Feb. 1. The Republican governor said he adopted the recommendation of his COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee, saying the state was in the “final stretch of our...

Lawmakers seek to curb Idaho governor's emergency authority

Jan. 12, 2021 3:29 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A power struggle between lawmakers and Republican Gov. Brad Little has begun. Republicans in the House brought forward three pieces of legislation Tuesday aimed at increasing the part-time Legislature’s authority while limiting the governor’s regarding emergency...

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 Gov. Little: 2020 like a tornado, but state is strong

Jan. 11, 2021 6:54 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little on Monday described 2020 like a damaging and deadly tornado, but said Idaho is strong heading into the new year with strong finances and a coronavirus vaccine now available. The Republican governor’s state of the state speech is considered the kickoff to the...

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,...

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...

Shoppers wear masks as they walk around a shopping precinct in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Masks have been made mandatory in shopping centers, on public transport, in entertainment venues such as a cinema, and fines will come into effect on Monday as the state government responds to the COVID-19 outbreak on Sydney's northern beaches, which is suspected to have also caused new cases in neighboring Victoria state. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: Australia moves up vaccination start to February

Jan. 6, 2021 11:38 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is advancing the start of its coronavirus vaccination program to mid-February, with plans to inoculate 15% of the population by late March. The government had argued there was no reason for an emergency rollout that cut short usual regulatory processes as has occurred in the...

Federal lawsuit challenges Idaho vaccination plans

Jan. 6, 2021 3:59 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 87-year-old south-central Idaho man has filed a federal lawsuit against Republican Gov. Brad Little and the state’s health department seeking to force the state to put people 65 and over at the front of the line for the coronavirus vaccination. Richard Byrd of Rogerson in the...