Idaho lawmaker threatens to call police on students, tells them ‘abortion is murder’
A state senator shouted Monday at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood, trying to schedule a meeting with him to discuss birth control…READ MORE
Former Idaho lawmaker takes his own life amid sex abuse investigation
Lawmakers already shocked by the criminal investigation into former Rep. Brandon Hixon found themselves stunned anew Tuesday by news of the Caldwell Republican’s death.
Federal cyanide trap injures eastern Idaho boy, kills dog
POCATELLO, Idaho – An eastern Idaho sheriff says he’s investigating after a cyanide trap placed by federal authorities to kill coyotes injured a 14-year-old boy…READ MORE
Mother of Idaho Girl Raped by Refugees: Authorities Withholding Police Report from Family
The mother of the five-year-old girl who endured a vicious sex assault at the hands of Iraqi and Sudanese refugees in June said she feels…READ MORE
Seven Refugees With Active TB Sent to Idaho
Seven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were diagnosed shortly after their resettlement in Idaho between 2011 and 2015, according to the Idaho Department of Health…READ MORE
Idaho school buys guns to enhance safety: ‘We wanted to be prepared’
BOISE, Idaho — A tiny school district in Idaho far removed from law enforcement has purchased firearms and trained a handful of staff to use…READ MORE
Former Idaho GOP congressman dies
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — George Hansen, a former Idaho Republican congressman, died Thursday of natural causes at a medical center in Pocatello,……READ MORE
Hailey, Idaho Cancels Hometown Celebration for Bergdahl
Hailey, Idaho, the hometown of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, has canceled a rally planned for June 28 celebrating his release after five years of Taliban captivity, a municipal official told Reuters on Wednesday. The cancellation came after allegations emerged that Bergdahl may have deserted his post in Afghanistan prior his capture.
According to Reuters, Heather Dawson, city administrator of…READ MORE
NRA endorses Simpson over Tea Party foe
The National Rifle Association is endorsing Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), giving him a boost against Tea Party candidate Bryan Smith (R).
“Mike Simpson is a true conservative leader. He has led and continues to lead the way on vital firearm, hunting and self-defense reforms and issues before Congress,” said NRA President David Keene in a statement before touting Simpson’s “A+”…READ MORE
Mike Simpson Launches First TV Ad of Cycle
Rep. Mike Simpson, an eight-term Idaho Republican facing a tea-party-backed primary challenger, went up Thursday with his first TV ad of the cycle.
Seeking to bolster his conservative record ahead of the May 20 primary, the 30-second ad highlights votes Simpson has taken that tow the conservative line and labels his challenger, attorney Bryan Smith, as a “personal injury lawyer.”…READ MORE