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Idaho Attorney General Wasden announces run for sixth term

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will seek a sixth term as the state’s chief legal officer, he announced Monday. Wasden is seeking to extend his run as the longest-serving attorney general in the state’s history.…

Washington gets another positive state revenue forecast

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As Washington lawmakers prepare for a new legislative session to craft and pass a supplemental budget, they’ll have more money to work with thanks to a steady increase of state revenues over the past year. Updated…

Idaho Senate panel kills three COVID-19 vaccine bills

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Legislature appeared ready on Wednesday to wrap up the extended 2021 session after a Senate committee killed three bills having to do with COVID-19 vaccine legislation. The Senate State Affairs Committee held all three…

Idaho lawmakers advance vaccine worker comp legislation

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill making it easier for Idaho residents to get worker compensation if they become ill after taking an employee-mandated vaccine sailed through the House and headed for the Senate on Tuesday. The measure passed the…

Idaho lawmakers meet to take on federal vaccine requirements

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers in a first-ever move in state history reconvened the Legislature on Monday after more than five months off to put forward about three dozen bills dealing with COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirements. The House…

Electioneering questions persist in North Idaho

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A North Idaho poll worker illegally handed out critical race theory information to voters on election day earlier this month, a former school board member said. Kootenai County Clerk Jim Brannon condemned such actions and…

2 Democrats seek to unseat McMorris Rodgers in WA-05

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An attorney and a marketing professional have announced their candidacies to represent Washington’s fifth Congressional district.  Natasha Hill and Ann Marie Danimus, both democrats, are seeking to replace incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has held the seat…