Idaho News

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Idaho voters would no longer be required to disclose their sex while registering to vote under a proposal recently introduced inside the Idaho Statehouse.

Idaho State Historical Society, 72-172-81

Jeff Anderson, the Director of the Idaho State Liquor Division sums up this story in one short sentence:

“It’s just terribly complicated and the beverage alcohol laws have been kind of kluged together over decades,” Anderson says.


Idaho Education News

Nearly six in 10 residents polled in a statewide survey feel Idaho is headed in the right direction, with education and the economy ranked as the top two concerns heading into 2018.

Camp Rainbow Gold

Camp Rainbow Gold Board President Amanda Watson says it’s hard to give up on the proposed site in the Wood River Valley. The group has been focused on developing the site along East Fork Road outside of Sun Ketchum.

Idaho Humane Society

For two weeks, workers from the Idaho Humane Society have been trying to find a missing pet.

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Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist said this week his campaign promise to cut $100 million in 100 days if elected may not result in a reduction to the state budget.

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In 2000, 532,000 people had home landlines in Idaho. The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) reports that this number fell to 152,000 last year. According to the Idaho Statesman, this shift has diminished a 30-year-old fund that keeps rural landlines affordable.

AP

The former wife of an Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative who was abused for more than 10 years.

Idaho Statesman

Police are investigating after a giant star at the top of Boise's official Christmas tree vanished on New Year's Day.

Downtown Boise Association Executive Director Lynn Hightower says they reported the theft to police Tuesday morning after a video surfaced.

KTVB-TV reports that Darrin Walton was staying in a nearby hotel and shot video at 3 a.m. on Monday after noticing movement. Lighted branches on the 30-foot (9-meter) tree sway as someone climbs to the top and the white light of the star goes dark.

James Dawson

Once you’re old enough to read, it’s hard not to notice the sign: “Welcome to Historic Lewiston, Idaho – Idaho’s First Territorial Capital.”

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Northern Idaho could get up to 2 feet of snow through Saturday.

The National Weather Service says starting Thursday moist air coming in from the Pacific Ocean will hit cold air that's part of an Arctic front over northeastern Washington state and northern Idaho.

Today Show

For better or worse, 2017 has been a monumental year. By now you've probably seen the commercials putting this year to rest--but not yet! We want to spend the final days of 2017 reminiscing on some of the stories that went viral here on the home front.

A pack of seven wolves has been found in the Boise Foothills.

via Idaho Office for Refugees

Jan Reeves has been the director of the Idaho Office for Refugees since 1998, but he got his start in the field in the '80s – when resettlement was under the state Department of Health and Welfare.

U.S. Census Bureau / census.gov

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Idaho is the nation’s fastest growing state.

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