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Otter Vetoes Education Bill, Lawmakers Consider Override
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vetoed legislation that would have removed the state's long-standing reading test for young students from being tied to teachers' pay raises.
Closure of Seattle Russian Consulate Frustrates Travelers
The Trump administration's decision to shutter the Russian consulate in Seattle displeased many Russian immigrants Monday, some of whom rushed to its offices in hopes of securing passports, visas and other important documents
Idaho’s Medicaid Gap Population Drops as Much as 35%
The estimated number of Idahoans who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid has dropped at least 20 percent over the past four years and possibly as much as 35 percent, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said Monday.
Nampa Police Officer Under Criminal Investigation
The Ada County Sheriff's Office has launched a criminal investigation against a Nampa police officer.
GOP Idaho Senator Slows Huge Bill in Fight Over Forest Name
A Republican Idaho senator slowed passage of Congress' huge spending bill because the measure renamed a wilderness area in his state after a deceased Democratic governor.
Idaho Lawmakers Near Adjournment Under New Rules
Idaho's House finished its work for the year on Thursday with Senate lawmakers expected to be done soon after.
Idaho Governor Signs Bill Toughening Abortion Rules
Idaho is continuing its campaign against abortion with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signing legislation into law that will increase reporting requirements for abortion providers.
Idaho Moves Ahead with Possible Grizzly Bear Hunting Season
Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly.
Idaho Bill Easing Driving Without Privileges Heads to Governor
A proposal reducing the penalties for driving with an expired license is on its way to the Idaho governor's desk for consideration.
New Idaho Child Tax Credit Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk
A proposal that would increase an Idaho child tax credit to provide more tax relief to families is on its way to the governor's desk for consideration.
Idaho Health Care for the Poor Proposal Stalls Once Again
An Idaho health care proposal to provide insurance to the state's neediest population is once again dead for the year.
Idaho Panel OKs Funding for New Reading Test
Idaho budget writers have tweaked the spending plan for Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra's office to include funding for a new statewide reading test for young students.