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Bundy: Campaigning counts as court-ordered community service

Dec. 03, 2021 13:51 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Far-right activist Ammon Bundy says time he has spent campaigning to become the next governor of Idaho should count toward the community service he was ordered to perform after being convicted of obstructing police during his trespassing arrest at the state Capitol. ...

Most Idaho abortions banned if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Nov. 29, 2021 19:59 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho law banning nearly all abortions would take effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that declared a nationwide right to abortion. The court with a 6-3 conservative majority on Wednesday will hear...

Clemency hearing Tuesday for death row inmate with cancer

Nov. 28, 2021 13:09 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's parole board is scheduled to hold a hearing this week on a request to reduce the death penalty sentence of an inmate with terminal cancer to a sentence of life in prison. Idaho's Commission of Pardons and Parole is scheduled to meet Tuesday...

Idaho governor makes pick for vacant state Senate seat

Nov. 24, 2021 17:39 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Carrie Semmelroth has been appointed to the Idaho Senate. Republican Gov. Brad Little selected Semmelroth on Wednesday to serve out the term of former Democratic Sen. Ali Rabe, who moved to a different legislative district. ...

Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.8%, among best in nation

Nov. 24, 2021 15:17 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percent to 2.8% from September to October, making the state’s unemployment rate tied for fourth-best in the nation. The Idaho Department of Labor also said Friday that the state’s labor force grew...

Idaho govenor, top health official again urge COVID vaccine

Nov. 23, 2021 16:55 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little and the state’s top health official in what is likely their last coronavirus town hall of the year urged residents to get vaccinated or get the booster shot if they’re eligible. Little and Idaho Department of Health and...

Idaho Attorney General Wasden announces run for sixth term

Nov. 22, 2021 17:22 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will seek a sixth term as the state’s chief legal officer, he announced Monday. Wasden is seeking to extend his run as the longest-serving attorney general in the state’s history. ...

Former US representative challenges Idaho attorney general

Nov. 17, 2021 19:34 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador filed paperwork Wednesday to challenge incumbent Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to be the state’s chief legal officer. Labrador served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives before...

Trump endorses GOP rival of Idaho incumbent governor

Nov. 10, 2021 17:46 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin over incumbent Republican Gov. Brad Little in the 2022 race for governor. Trump made the endorsement late Tuesday through his political action committee following visits...

Inmate who sued for gender surgery seeks $2.8M in legal fees

Nov. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho inmate who became the first person to receive court-ordered gender confirmation surgery after suing the state Department of Correction is asking a judge to order the state to pay more than $2.8 million in attorney fees and other costs associated with the...