Latest Idaho News

Arkansas restricts school bathroom use by transgender people

Mar. 21, 2023 23:53 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday signed a law prohibiting transgender people at public schools from using the restroom that matches their gender identity, the first of several states expected to enact such bans this year amid a flood of bills nationwide...

Lawsuit seeks to block abortion pill ban in Wyoming

Mar. 21, 2023 20:18 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Abortion-rights supporters filed an amended lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block Wyoming's new abortion pill ban from taking effect. A group hoping to open what would be the state's second clinic offering abortions filed the amended lawsuit days after Republican...

Judge says no death penalty for mom in triple murder case

Mar. 21, 2023 16:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman charged with conspiracy and murder in connection with the deaths of her two children and her new husband's late wife will no longer face the death penalty, a judge ruled Tuesday. Lori Vallow Daybell is scheduled to stand trial starting April 3. ...

Idaho poised to allow firing-squad executions in some cases

Mar. 20, 2023 18:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is poised to allow firing squads to execute condemned inmates when the state can't get lethal-injection drugs, under a bill the Legislature passed Monday with a veto-proof majority. Firing squads will be used only if the state cannot obtain the drugs...

Wyoming bans transgender youth from girls' sports teams

Mar. 20, 2023 17:31 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the 19th state to ban transgender athletes from playing on girls or women's sports teams after the Republican governor opted not to veto the legislation. Gov. Mark Gordon allowed the bill to become law without his signature Friday, saying he...

Judge pauses Biden waterway protections in Texas, Idaho

Mar. 20, 2023 17:29 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A federal judge paused the Biden administration's waterway protections in Texas and Idaho as Republicans across the country challenge the environmental regulations as vague and argue the rules would create economic burdens. The preliminary injunction by...

Idaho lawmakers pass bill with veto-proof majority that would allow execution by firing squad

Mar. 20, 2023 14:37 PM EDT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers pass bill with veto-proof majority that would allow execution by firing squad.

Idaho robbery suspect killed in Montana after hostage shot

Mar. 19, 2023 17:50 PM EDT

ST. REGIS, Mont. (AP) — A suspect in an Idaho armed robbery was killed by law enforcement after shooting a hostage near a travel center in western Montana, authorities said. Two suspects involved in the Saturday morning robbery in Osburn, Idaho were seen by witnesses later that day...

College of Idaho beats Indiana Tech 73-71 for NAIA title

Mar. 18, 2023 23:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jake O’Neil has 15 points and 12 rebounds and College of Idaho blew most of a 23-point second-half lead before holding on to beat Indiana Tech 73-71 Saturday night in the NAIA national championship game. College of Idaho (36-1) has won 36 games in a row...

Wyoming governor signs measure prohibiting abortion pills

Mar. 18, 2023 15:04 PM EDT

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has signed into law the nation's first explicit ban on abortion pills since they became the predominant choice for abortion in the U.S. in recent years. Gordon, a Republican, signed the bill Friday night while allowing a separate measure restricting abortion...