Latest Brad Little News

University of Idaho envisions largest research dairy in US

Aug. 18, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho wants to build the nation’s largest research dairy and experimental farm in south-central Idaho, the geographical heart of the sector. University President Scott Green and school officials in a presentation to Gov. Brad Little and other...

Idaho governor eyes special session to deal with inflation

Aug. 16, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Tuesday confirmed that he's considering calling a special session of the Legislature, saying rumors of the effort are “relatively right.” “We're working on that,” he said in brief comments to The Associated Press. “As I've...

Idaho leaders OK $321K in transgender-birth certificate case

Aug. 16, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers who made it more difficult for transgender people to change the sex listed on their birth certificates despite a U.S. court ruling banning such obstacles must pay $321,000 in legal fees to the winning side after losing in the same court. ...

Judge: Legislature can intervene a little in abortion case

Aug. 15, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says the Idaho Legislature can intervene in the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit targeting Idaho’s total abortion ban, but only to present evidence about emergency abortions performed in Medicaid-funded emergency rooms. In the written...

Trump-aligned challengers ousting GOP legislative incumbents

Aug. 04, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin's longest-serving Assembly speaker, Republican Robin Vos has presided over efforts to restrict abortions, weaken unions, expand gun rights and push back against COVID-19 mandates. Despite that, he's facing a primary challenger who claims he's not conservative...

EXPLAINER: Does health care law protect emergency abortion?

Aug. 03, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has filed its first legal challenge to a state abortion ban since the end of Roe v. Wade, arguing Idaho’s restrictive abortion law leaves doctors facing criminal penalties for providing abortion-related medical care to women in life-threatening medical...

US sues Idaho over abortion law, cites medical treatment

Aug. 02, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit that challenges Idaho’s restrictive abortion law, arguing that it conflicts with a federal law requiring doctors to provide pregnant women medically necessary treatment that could include abortion. The federal...

Boise attorney to face Labrador for Idaho attorney general

Jul. 26, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise attorney Tom Arkoosh announced Tuesday that he's running for Idaho attorney general as the Democratic nominee. Arkoosh announced his candidacy amid family and friends at the Statehouse. He’s replacing Steve Scanlin, who ran in the May Democratic primary...

2 pilots die after firefighting helicopter crashes in Idaho

Jul. 22, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Both pilots of a firefighting helicopter that crashed in Idaho have died, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. Mary Cernicek with the Salmon-Challis National Forest said Thomas Hayes, 41, of Post Falls, Idaho, and Jared Bird, 36, of Anchorage, Alaska, died from...

Idaho governor taps $1 million to combat illicit fentanyl

Jul. 21, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will spend $1 million to fight illegal fentanyl use and resulting overdose deaths, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday. The Republican governor said he’ll likely recommend additional money in his budget that will be considered by lawmakers early next year....