Idaho lawmakers intervene in lawsuit against abortion ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has allowed state lawmakers to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law they passed earlier this year that would ban abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. The court…

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…

Idaho lawmakers look for ways to nullify vaccine mandates

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho should adopt a health policy that would make vaccine status a private medical record that employees could refuse to make available to employers as a way to thwart President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate, an attorney…

Idaho lawmakers to discuss vaccine mandate with eye on reconvening

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on a committee that considers state sovereignty issues have bumped up their planned meeting next week to Wednesday to consider President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. The meeting announced Monday is a potential avenue to reconvening…

Interior Department to block Democratic aides from oversight trips

The Interior Department announced Thursday it was suspending the practice of allowing congressional staffers for the House Appropriations Committee on department-funded trips, acknowledging a rift between the department and Democratic lawmakers who approve its spending plans.

28 Idaho lawmakers oppose Boise State diversity programs

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A group of 28 Idaho Republican lawmakers have sent a letter to Boise State University criticizing the school's efforts to address gender-based violence, aid underrepresented minority students and to avoid bias in hiring decisions because the lawmakers say those and other programs increase tuition costs and go against the "Idaho way."

Reps. McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse urge Inslee to veto Snake River dam study

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Two Republican members of Congress from eastern Washington are urging Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to veto funding to study the impacts if four dams on the Snake River are breached to help salmon. The Legislature appropriated $750,000 to study how best to help local communities if the federally owned dams are breached. The bill is sitting on Inslee's desk.