Idaho News

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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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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Monday, February 12 would have been President Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday, which is a big deal for people like Dave Leroy. Leroy is Idaho’s unofficial Lincoln scholar, and has amassed quite a collection of artifacts connected to our 16th President over several decades.

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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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The Ketchum city council has taken the first step towards acquiring a new city hall and police station. The desired building is on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 5th Street.

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The Reason Foundation is out with its annual Highway Report. It finds Idaho is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to cost effectiveness and highway performance.

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New parking rules go into effect Thursday in downtown Boise. 

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Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they will not renew a contract with their lobbying firm after it filed a ballot initiative to legalize lucrative betting machines known as instant racing.

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A proposal to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap now includes a requirement that "able-bodied" adult Medicaid recipients hold jobs.

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When it comes to cookbooks, most of them line up the familiar grouping of recipes – breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and maybe a cooking tip or two. But one new local cookbook looks less at straight-ahead recipes and more at practical cooking techniques.

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The state has begun renovating the first building of the former HP Inc. campus in Boise as Idaho agencies prepare to start moving into the new office space later this year.

Workers have started removing tile and carpet embedded with asbestos from parts of the building that have been vacant for years, KTVB-TV reported .

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The Idaho craft beer industry has exploded in recent years. Between 2011 and 2016, the number of craft barrels produced in the state more than tripled. (For reference: A barrel is equal to two kegs.)

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Jeromy Tarkon, an Eagle soccer coach, received a shocking note on his car windshield last weekend. Tarkon is the coach of the Idaho Juniors Futbol Club, a soccer club based in the Eagle area.

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Law enforcement officials named in a wrongful death lawsuit are denying allegations they violated federal civil rights during and after the shooting of an Idaho rancher.

Jack Yantis was killed in 2015 after one of his bulls was hit by a car and deputies shot the animal. Yantis arrived with a rifle just as deputies decided to put down the animal. Authorities have said there was an altercation, and Yantis and two deputies all fired their weapons.

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