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5-term Idaho attorney general loses in GOP primary battle

May. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s GOP attorney general primary, beating the longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, backed by...

Ada County clerk wins GOP primary for secretary of state

May. 18, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The county clerk in Idaho’s largest county has won the GOP primary for secretary of state by defeating two candidates who denied former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane defeated state Rep. Dorothy Moon and state...

Idaho Gov. Little turns back Trump-backed challenger

May. 18, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little won the GOP gubernatorial primary by beating a Trump-backed challenger who had repeatedly criticized the incumbent for not being conservative enough and who downplayed the loss on Wednesday. The intraparty contest Tuesday between Little...

5-term Idaho attorney general in tough GOP primary battle

May. 18, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s five-term Republican attorney general has handled his duties in the deeply conservative state for 20 years with a strategy he describes as calling legal “balls and strikes.” He's facing two challengers who see a more activist role for the office. ...

Idaho Gov. Little turns back Trump-backed challenger

May. 18, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Tuesday won the GOP gubernatorial primary, beating a Trump-backed challenger who had repeatedly criticized the incumbent for not being conservative enough. The intraparty contest between Little and Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin was an...

Idaho announces $119 million opioid crisis settlement

May. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials on Friday announced a $119 million settlement with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors over their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Republican Gov. Brad Little and Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said...

Capitol riot prosecutors ask for 2 months for Idaho woman

May. 12, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an Idaho woman who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, siege of the U.S. Capitol should be sentenced to two months in jail and ordered to serve community service in part because it was her second time forcing entry into a capitol building. ...

Idaho hospital sues Ammon Bundy and associate for defamation

May. 11, 2022 22:33 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho hospital that went on lockdown in March after far-right activists protested outside is suing Ammon Bundy, Diego Rodriguez and their various political organizations for defamation and “sustained online attacks." St. Luke's Health System filed the...

Idaho sees small shift in party affiliation ahead of primary

May. 10, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fewer than 10,000 of Idaho's roughly 1 million registered voters switched their affiliation to Republican ahead of next week's primary election, according to the Idaho Secretary of State's office. Idaho has long been a Republican stronghold. The Idaho...

Illegally-stocked walleye caught in Idaho's Lake Cascade

May. 10, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Department is investigating how many illegally-stocked walleye fish are in Lake Cascade after a second walleye catch was reported in four years. Regional Fisheries Biologist Mike Thomas was fishing while off duty with another angler,...