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Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jun. 10, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Just what exactly makes Bundy so unsuitable? June 9 The Lewiston Tribune The Idaho Republican Party has standards. Who knew? ...

Powerful Idaho House speaker to run for lieutenant governor

May. 27, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Powerful Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke announced Thursday he's running for lieutenant governor. Bedke, the longest serving speaker in state history, made the announcement in the Statehouse, becoming the third current or former House member to...

New wolf killing laws trigger push to revive US protections

May. 26, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republican lawmakers in Idaho and Montana made it much easier to kill the predators. The Center for...

Lawmaker who shared rape accuser's name runs for new office

May. 21, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker facing criticism for publicizing the name of an intern who accused another lawmaker of rape has announced a run for lieutenant governor. Rep. Priscilla Giddings, a three-term Republican from White Bird, declared her candidacy...

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin announces run for Idaho governor

May. 19, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin announced Wednesday that she is running for governor, aligning her campaign with an emphasis on individual liberty, state sovereignty and traditional conservative values sure to play well in the deeply conservative state. ...

Idaho House seat filled after lawmaker accused of rape quits

May. 17, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has appointed Lori McCann of Lewiston to the Legislature to fill a seat left empty after the previous lawmaker resigned amid a rape investigation. Little made the announcement Monday, saying the retired Lewis-Clark State...

Governor: House recess will cause Idaho government problems

May. 13, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The decision of the Idaho House to recess rather than officially adjourn like the Senate will create significant challenges for keeping state government running, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday. “An unknown end-of-session date and important work...

Differing views emerge on Idaho legislative session outcome

May. 13, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday offered differing views on the outcomes of Idaho’s longest ever legislative session after lawmakers grappled with challenges brought on by fast growth and an influx of new residents straining roads, schools and tax...

Unusual Idaho legislative session ends in uncharted ground

May. 13, 2021 01:50 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The longest ever Idaho legislative session has been filled with unusual events and ended in uncharted ground shortly before midnight Wednesday. The Idaho Senate voted to officially adjourn while the House voted to recess up to Dec. 31. ...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

May. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Transport bill a big step down the road May 12 Coeur d'Alene Press The 2021 session of the Idaho Legislature might go down as one of the least productive in the...