Latest Idaho state government News

Idaho Lt. Gov. blames public records mess on press, lawyers

Oct. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

AMMON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin held a news conference Thursday to defend her decision to refuse to release public records until she lost a lawsuit over the matter, criticizing the Idaho Attorney General's office and accusing several news organizations of lying in their...

Trial starts in 1984 killing of girl shown on milk carton

Oct. 14, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate on trial in the 1984 killing of a 12-year-old Colorado girl wasn't even remotely considered a suspect to law enforcement until his obsession with the crime and incessant visits to talk with police about it provided clues that...

Idaho lawmaker posts meme appearing to advocate violence

Oct. 13, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A far-right Idaho Republican lawmaker has posted a meme on Twitter appearing to advocate violence against journalists, educators, conservationists, the state’s largest university and other organizations ahead of an upcoming election in November. ...

Idaho ex-lawmaker makes 1st court appearance on rape charge

Oct. 13, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former state lawmaker made his first appearance in an Idaho courtroom on charges that he raped a young legislative intern earlier this year. Aaron von Ehlinger attended the court proceeding before Ada County Magistrate Judge John Hawley through a...

Idaho governor eyes more day cares to solve worker shortage

Oct. 12, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday he wants to use federal coronavirus relief money to increase day care capacity to help alleviate the state’s worker shortage. The Republican governor, in a speech about the future of work that was followed by...

Press club drops contempt request against Idaho Lt. Gov.

Oct. 11, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Press Club has dropped its request that a judge hold Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin in contempt of court for refusing to turn over public records related to her education task force. Attorneys for the state press association and the lieutenant...

Idaho reaches deal to reimburse hunters who kill wolves

Oct. 11, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials will make available up to $200,000 to be divided into payments for hunters and trappers who kill wolves in the state through next summer. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game late last month entered into an agreement with a nonprofit...

Ex-Idaho lawmaker charged with rape booked into Boise jail

Oct. 08, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho. (AP) — A former Idaho lawmaker charged with rape has been booked into a jail in Boise. Online records show Aaron von Ehlinger was booked into the Ada County Jail Friday afternoon, KBOI-TV reported. He is is facing charges of rape and...

Mainstream Republicans seek to 'rescue' Idaho - from the GOP

Oct. 07, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin wants to be the state’s governor after next year's November elections. But when the man currently holding the job left town this week on official business, she decided not to wait. McGeachin, a far-right...

Idaho governor repeals political rival's executive order

Oct. 06, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho governor on Wednesday issued an executive order repealing his political rival’s executive order from the previous day involving COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory testing. Republican Gov. Brad Little issued the order while still in...