- Idaho schools examine factors behind low graduation rates Updated: Feb-12-16 7:42 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Every day 18-year-old Lewiston resident Maddie Creutzberg wakes up early to care for her 5-month-old daughter, Emily, before heading to work at a local nursing home in the afternoon.
- Idaho House divided over pro-fluoride resolution Updated: Feb-12-16 2:35 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A non-binding resolution recognizing water fluoride as a key tool to improving public health divided the Idaho House on Friday.
- Bill would give 'explicit' OK for Idaho schools to use Bible Updated: Feb-12-16 11:35 am
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho senator is backing legislation to "expressly permit" using the Bible in public schools.
- Idaho panel backs Medicaid expansion alternative Updated: Feb-11-16 5:46 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion passed its first hurdle in the Idaho Legislature Thursday.
- Governor wants review of Idaho's faith-healing exemption Updated: Feb-11-16 5:24 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The governor said Thursday he is concerned with the number of children who die in Idaho because their parents choose faith healing for religious reasons over medical assistance.
- Idaho House panel OKs 'Right to Try' bill Updated: Feb-11-16 2:42 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho House panel has introduced a bill that would allow terminally-ill patients to access drugs that are still being researched.
- Bill would require gender-neutral language in Idaho laws Updated: Feb-10-16 7:42 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Two female lawmakers say Idaho laws are not just for men, so they should not be written that way.
- Idaho panel backs proposal to move school board elections Updated: Feb-10-16 6:02 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho panel has introduced a legislative proposal that would move school board elections from May in odd years to November in even years.
- Idaho panel backs measure requiring campaign finance reports Updated: Feb-10-16 1:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A Legislative panel has introduced a measure that would require all Idaho state candidates and people pushing ballot initiatives to file campaign finance reports.
- Wolf board refuses to answer Idaho lawmaker's question Updated: Feb-10-16 8:01 am
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho board in charge of killing problem wolves kept information from a state senator during a recent budget hearing.
- State legislators consider new parental rights bill Updated: Feb-09-16 9:57 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to better define the roles of parents and schools in the education of students.
- Idaho House OKs bill to end indexing of homeowner exemption Updated: Feb-09-16 8:17 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho homeowners would face a cap while claiming their property tax exemption in a new bill that passed the Idaho House on Tuesday.
- Senate panel introduces tuition lock proposal Updated: Feb-09-16 8:03 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would freeze college and university tuition for incoming freshman so they would pay the same rate for at least four academic years.
- Idaho lawmaker panel backs ban on local minimum wage hikes Updated: Feb-09-16 7:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho legislative panel has introduced a proposal that would ban local municipalities from raising the minimum wage.
- Idaho Legislature rejects new science standards Updated: Feb-08-16 8:35 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho lawmakers have rejected new K-12 science standards after receiving criticism over how the rules - which for the first time include global warming and evolution components- were finalized.
- Idaho committee backs revision to rape statute Updated: Feb-08-16 6:45 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho panel has introduced a measure that would revise the state's rape statute in part to include gender neutral language, rendering the law the same for both men and women.
- Revised tax conformity bill headed to Idaho governor's desk Updated: Feb-08-16 2:48 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Senate has approved legislation to bring the state's tax code in line with federal rules, a move estimated to cost Idaho roughly $46 million over two years.
- Idaho House panel introduces Girl Scout sales tax bill Updated: Feb-08-16 1:33 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Girl Scouts would get a tax break on each box of Thin Mints under legislation introduced in a House committee.
- Idaho's interim committees still working on suggestions Updated: Feb-05-16 6:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho lawmakers who spent last summer dissecting some of the state's most contentious issues have yet to submit legislation, but key leaders remain hopeful that proposals will be finalized before the end of the session.
- Idaho panel introduces public records exemption bill Updated: Feb-05-16 2:09 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A bill that would allow public utilities to keep blueprints and other documents secret from the public has passed is first hurdle in the Idaho Legislature.
- Proposal would shift state police funds to roads, bridges Updated: Feb-04-16 7:31 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's state police budget would see a dramatic $16.7 million drop in funding with the goal to provide more dollars to the state's aging roads and bridges under a new bill headed to the Senate floor.
- Idaho panel backs school's 'Maniac' license-plate proposal Updated: Feb-04-16 7:13 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho lawmaker is once again seeking to create a specialized license plate depicting a hotly disputed Idaho high school mascot.
- Idaho House backs bill ending oversight of condom sales Updated: Feb-04-16 4:23 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho House unanimously approved a measure that would remove the board of pharmacy's authority to regulate condom and prophylactics sales.
- Idaho House OKs bill to block local plastic bag bans Updated: Feb-03-16 6:38 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Cities and counties in Idaho would need state approval to enforce plastic bag bans under a new proposal currently making its way through the Idaho Statehouse, even though no such restriction currently exist in the state.
- New bill would allow ISP to use unmarked patrol vehicles Updated: Feb-03-16 5:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho Senate panel has taken the first step to allow Idaho State Police officers to use unmarked patrol vehicles for traffic law enforcement.