Latest Idaho News

Ranked-choice voting has challenged the status quo. Its popularity will be tested in November

May. 25, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s new election system — with open primaries and ranked voting — has been a model for those in other states who are frustrated by political polarization and a sense that voters lack real choice at the ballot box. Used for the first time in 2022,...

Biden selected as nominee in Idaho Democratic caucuses

May. 24, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Democrats on Thursday selected Joe Biden as their their nominee for the White House, giving the president more delegates after he already clinched his party’s 2024 nomination. Biden won the state Democratic caucus with 95% of the vote in a low-turnout...

Joe Biden wins the Democratic presidential caucuses in Idaho

May. 24, 2024 00:00 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden wins the Democratic presidential caucuses in Idaho.

Person fatally shot by Washington state trooper during altercation on I-5 identified as Idaho man

May. 22, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The person who was fatally shot by a Washington state trooper during an altercation on Interstate 5 north of Seattle last week has been identified as an Idaho man. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said the man was 31-year-old Marvin Arellano...

Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

May. 22, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code. For guidance, the justices can look to the very beginning of Medicare in the 1960s, when the promise of federal funding finally persuaded...

Mike Simpson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Idaho's 2nd Congressional District

May. 22, 2024 00:13 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Simpson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Idaho's 2nd Congressional District.

Biden, Trump win Kentucky, Oregon primaries as presidential nominating season nears its end

May. 21, 2024 23:12 PM EDT

President Joe Biden and his Republican rival, Donald Trump, piled up more delegates Tuesday as both presumptive nominees won primaries in Kentucky and Oregon. The symbolic decisions provide a few more delegates to the national conventions and a gut check on where the Democratic and...

Adult children of Idaho man charged with killing their mom and two others testify in his defense

May. 21, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The adult children of an Idaho man accused of killing their mother and his girlfriend's two young kids testified in his defense this week, saying their mother's health was declining before she died. The testimony from Chad Daybell 's children on Monday marked...

6 people killed, 10 others injured in Idaho when pickup crashes into passenger van

May. 19, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Six people were killed Saturday in Idaho in a two-car accident that included a large passenger van, authorities said. Ten others were injured in the crash on U.S. Highway 20 in Idaho Falls and taken to local hospitals, Idaho State Police said in a...

Canadian police link 4 women killed in the 1970s to dead American serial sex offender

May. 17, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police announced Friday they have linked the deaths of four young women nearly 50 years ago to a now-deceased U.S. fugitive who hid in Canada from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s. Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Dave Hall said Friday that Gary...