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Idaho Supreme Court upholds new legislative district map

Jan. 27, 2022 19:43 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the state's new map redrawing Idaho's 35 legislative districts, finding that four separate lawsuits against the Idaho Commission for Reapportionment failed to show that the way the map split some counties was unreasonable. ...

House panel introduces bill banning youth conversion therapy

Jan. 27, 2022 14:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A House panel has introduced legislation that would bar licensed therapists and counselors from offering so-called conversion therapy to minors. Conversion therapy — sometimes called “reparation therapy” — is the scientifically discredited practice of...

Anti-abortion resolution to lower flags passes Idaho House

Jan. 26, 2022 16:30 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The full Idaho House on Wednesday adopted an anti-abortion resolution encouraging people to fly flags at half-staff one day a year in recognition of abortions performed since the medical procedure became legal nearly 50 years ago. But critics of the resolution said it...

Proposed law would set end date for Idaho Legislature

Jan. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Senate panel on Wednesday introduced legislation to set an end date for Idaho legislative sessions, a bill that has been tried before but comes in the wake of last year’s record-long session. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted to hold a potential...

Kigab scores 18 to lift Boise State over Wyoming 65-62

Jan. 25, 2022 23:56 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Abu Kigab registered 18 points and five assists as Boise State won its 13th consecutive game, edging past Wyoming 65-62 on Tuesday night. Drake Jeffries converted a four-point play to give Wyoming a 60-58 lead with 2:46 remaining, but Kigab scored the next seven...

Scholarship change eyed for survivors of Idaho soldiers

Jan. 25, 2022 15:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation prompted by the deaths of three Idaho Army National Guard pilots killed in a helicopter crash during a training exercise last year was introduced on Tuesday. The House Education Committee approved a possible hearing for the measure that would change...

Idaho Supreme Court considers new congressional district map

Jan. 24, 2022 18:46 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments on whether the state's redistricting commission met deadlines and properly split the state into two new U.S. congressional voting districts. Christopher Pentico brought the lawsuit against the bipartisan Idaho...

Crisis standards activated for southern Idaho health systems

Jan. 24, 2022 17:48 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho public health officials activated crisis standards of care for much of southern Idaho on Monday, citing major staffing and blood supply shortages. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare activated the crisis standards for the southwest, central and...

Lawmaker sued under public records act for ethics documents

Jan. 21, 2022 17:14 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker who was censured after publicizing the name of a 19-year-old intern who reported being raped is being sued under the state’s public records act. Attorney Erika Birch filed the lawsuit earlier this month against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, a...

Bill to legalize pot-derived pain relief spray introduced

Jan. 21, 2022 11:36 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would allow Idaho residents with multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders to use a pain-relief spray derived from marijuana has been introduced in the House. The bill provides a carve-out in Idaho code for nabiximols, an oral spray that...