Latest Ammon Bundy News

Idaho man jailed for role in Nevada ranch standoff suing US

Sep. 14, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Idaho man who served more than four years in federal custody for his part in an armed 2014 standoff against federal agents near states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch is suing the U.S. government and prosecutors for damages. Todd Engel...

About 1,000 protest President Joe Biden's visit to Idaho

Sep. 13, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,000 protesters gathered Monday in Boise during a visit by President Joe Biden to rail against his plan to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control, last year's presidential election and a host of other issues. Biden visited Boise as...

Boise woman charged in connection with Jan. 6 insurrection

Aug. 04, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman has been charged with four misdemeanors after prosecutors said she participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by loyalists of then-President Donald Trump. Like many other defendants who have been charged in connection...

Lawmaker who ID'd rape accuser may lose committee assignment

Aug. 03, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Idaho legislative ethics committee decided Tuesday that a lawmaker who publicized the name of a Statehouse intern who reported that she was raped by another lawmaker should be stripped of one of her committee assignments for acting in an a manner “unbecoming” to...

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right wing

Jul. 21, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to reelection in deep-red Oklahoma. A devout Baptist, Lankford was the director of the nation’s largest Christian youth camp for more than a...

Ammon Bundy asks judge to toss trespassing verdict, acquit

Jul. 16, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy has asked a judge to throw out his conviction for trespassing at the Idaho Capitol and acquit him instead because he says the state's trespassing law should not be applied to public property. Idaho's courts, like...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jul. 15, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: McGeachin was for business before she was against it July 14 The Lewiston Tribune This year’s winner of the John Forbes Kerry Award for Achievement in Political...

Idaho man convicted in shootout gets 18 years in prison

Jul. 13, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — A former participant in an armed occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016 has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection with his role in a police shootout in Idaho last year. Sean L. Anderson of Riggins was convicted in April...

Idaho gubernatorial primary grows crowded with 11 candidates

Jul. 06, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Eleven candidates have now filed paperwork with the state indicating they will run for Idaho governor in 2022, creating a crowded Republican primary. The Idaho Press reports the Republican incumbent, Gov. Brad Little, hasn’t yet announced his...

Ammon Bundy convicted in trespassing trial

Jul. 01, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-government activist and agitator Ammon Bundy has been found guilty of misdemeanor trespassing and misdemeanor resisting or obstructing officers. Bundy was found guilty Thursday evening after a four-day jury trial and brief jury deliberations,...