North Idaho

Constitutional ban on legal marijuana dies in Idaho House

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment that would have prevented the legalization of marijuana and other drugs without the approval of two-thirds of the Idaho Legislature died in the House on Thursday. The legislation failed to attain the…

Authorities say 3 kids missing from one home may be runaways

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho are trying to find three children believed to have run away from the same home, months apart. The Gem County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday night that investigators are looking for 17-year-old Tristan Conner…

Idaho authorities seek help in search for 3 missing kids

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho are asking for help finding three missing children, including two who were last seen months ago. The Gem County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday night that investigators are looking for 17-year-old Tristan Conner Sexton,…

Idaho House rejects higher education funding bill

Money for Idaho colleges is uncertain right now. Senate Bill 1179 would give more that $630 million to four colleges and universities in the state, but Republicans in the State House are holding up the bill.

Idaho lawmakers hear pitch to absorb three-fourths of Oregon

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers appeared intrigued but skeptical on Monday when pitched a plan to lop off about three-fourths of Oregon and add it to Idaho to create what would become the nation’s third-largest state geographically. Representatives of…

Official: COVID-19 variants likely spreading across Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Bureau of Laboratories Director Christopher Ball has said concerning coronavirus variants are likely spreading across the state, despite efforts to vaccinate residents. COVID-19 vaccines currently being distributed are believed to be effective against the…

Lawmaker panel advances two anti-abortion bills to Idaho Senate

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of Idaho lawmakers advanced two bills targeting abortion Wednesday. The first bill attempts to dissuade women from having abortions if the fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome. The other bill would eliminate government funding…