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Idaho submits Medicaid expansion waiver for family planning

Oct. 22, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have submitted a Medicaid expansion waiver requiring patients to get referrals from primary physicians before they can get family planning services such as birth control, abortions or pregnancy care. The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare last Friday submitted the...

Person hospitalized after Rexburg officer-involved shooting

Oct. 22, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — Police in Rexburg say one person was taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting early Tuesday. The Rexburg Police Department said in a prepared statement that the shooting took place around 1 a.m., and the injured person appeared to have non-life threatening injuries. No...

Police: Man killed in officer-involved shooting was armed

Oct. 22, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Falls Police Department says a man who was killed during an officer-involved shooting on Friday had fired a gun in the direction of several officers before he died. The Post Register reports Police Chief Bryce Johnson discussed details of the officer-involved shooting...

Idaho lawmakers considering property tax changes

Oct. 21, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers is examining property tax options amid complaints that taxes are going up with rising property values, while also hearing on Monday concerns from cities and counties that they're operating on tight budgets. The Property Tax Working Group took no action following a...

Boise priest defrocked after child pornography conviction

Oct. 21, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Vatican has defrocked an Idaho priest who was convicted of possessing violent and extreme child pornography last year. The Idaho Statesman reports the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise announced Saturday that W. Thomas Faucher was laicized. The decision means the church has stripped...

House Speaker Bedke elected VP of state legislatures group

Oct. 21, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke of Oakley has been elected vice president of the National Conference of State Legislatures. The group in a news release Monday says Bedke was elected Oct. 12 at the group's Fall Executive Committee meeting. The group says Bedke will serve one...

Idaho identifies about 70,000 newly eligible for Medicaid

Oct. 21, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State agencies have identified about 70,000 Idaho residents who now are eligible for Medicaid under the upcoming expansion in January. "We have good information on those folks, because we have an integrated eligibility system in Idaho," said Matt Wimmer, administrator of the Division of...

Woman shot, killed by Boise police

Oct. 21, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise police say a woman who was shot and killed in her car by officers Sunday morning had a gun and pointed it at law enforcement. The shooting happened after police responded to a report around 6 a.m. Sunday that a woman was acting suspiciously and knocking on doors. The police...

2 arrested after stolen car crashes into Lewiston home

Oct. 20, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Two men were arrested after a stolen car crashed into a Lewiston home. The Lewiston Tribune reports a 27-year-old suspect faces charges of felony eluding of a police officer, grand theft by possession of stolen property, felony unlawful entry and misdemeanor striking fixtures....

Boise police say suspect who pointed weapon was shot, killed

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise police say a suspect who pointed a weapon at officers was shot and killed. KTVB reports the police shooting occurred Sunday morning near North Clover Drive and West State Street. The name and gender of the person killed was not immediately released. Police say officers responded...