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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...

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...

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...

Idaho governor, lieutenant spar over COVID-19 vaccine

Oct. 06, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With Idaho Gov. Brad Little out of the state on Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin issued an executive order involving COVID-19 vaccines. Oh no you don't, said Little, who promised to rescind it in quick order. The maneuvering of...

Reynolds joining Republican governors for Texas border tour

Oct. 05, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will travel to Texas to join nine other Republican governors for a Wednesday tour of the border with Mexico. The cost of the trip will be shared between Iowa taxpayers and a nonprofit Republican governor's group. ...

Vaccine mandate bill attempts to reconvene Idaho Legislature

Oct. 04, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers recommended legislation Monday that could lead to reconvening the Legislature if the proposed bill aimed at thwarting President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates gets enough support. The Committee on Federalism that contains both...

Idaho governor to visit Mexico border on Wednesday

Oct. 04, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little will tour the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday with nine other Republican governors. Little’s office on Monday announced that Little plans to take a boat tour of the Rio Grande River with the Texas Department of Public Safety....

Idaho lawmakers look for ways to nullify vaccine mandates

Sep. 22, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho should adopt a health policy that would make vaccine status a private medical record that employees could refuse to make available to employers as a way to thwart President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate, an attorney told lawmakers Wednesday. ...

The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry

Sep. 21, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak. The city of 9.5 million people reported three infection cases Wednesday, a day after discovering a...