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An Idaho House panel has advanced a proposed amendment to the state's constitution to expand the rights of crime victims and their families.

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Idaho legislators have torpedoed Governor Butch Otter's proposed health care bill, which would have expanded medical care to some of the state's poorest residents.

Idaho lawmakers on Monday proposed a measure with strong Republican support that would dramatically change the state's independent commission in charge of re-drawing congressional and legislative maps every decade.

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A proposal to provide legal protections for breastfeeding mothers is advancing through the Idaho legislature.

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A state senator shouted at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood trying to schedule a meeting with him to discuss birth control and sex education.

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A Democratic gubernatorial candidate has officially resigned from the Idaho Legislature to focus on her campaign.

A proposal to update Idaho's nearly 50-year-old sex education law sparked too many concerns for lawmakers to advance the legislation on Friday.

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Idaho Statesman

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's budget chief has apologized to state budget writers after accusing them of creating a slush fund to be used exclusively by the Idaho Legislature.

Idaho officials don't have to destroy information right away that came from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by a helicopter crew that landed illegally in a wilderness area where engines are prohibited.

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An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation to end the state's involvement in a longtime multistate voter registration database.

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An Idaho Senate panel has killed a bill that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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The number of students enrolling in career and technical education courses in Idaho is booming, but funding remains an issue, education officials said.

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Idaho lawmakers have introduced two alternative tax cut plans to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's $200 million tax relief package.

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A group of House Republican lawmakers said Friday that they have drafted alternative proposals in response to the most high-profile bills floating through the Idaho Legislature.

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An eastern Idaho lawmaker is backing legislation that would allow all adults over the age of 21 to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

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