Butch Otter

Idaho offers $1 million price drop on office building sale

State officials have approved auctioning 10 commercial properties, including one with a $1 million price drop.<p>The Idaho Land Board voted 4-1 on …

Business

Another Idaho candidate volunteers financial assets

Lt. Gov. Brad Little on Monday released details about his financial assets, becoming the latest high-profile Idaho gubernatorial candidate to …

Government

DOI Announces Approval of Transmission Line Project in Oregon and Idaho

Date: November 17, 2017<br>Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>PORTLAND, Ore.</b> – In a move that will improve the nation's energy infrastructure, create …

Ryan Zinke

U.S. sage grouse policy heading back to square one

SPARKS, Nev. — Federal scientists and land managers who’ve been crafting strategies to protect a ground-dwelling bird’s habitat across the American …

Conservation

Chobani expands in Idaho, despite some hateful rhetoric

It's opening a $20 million yogurt R&D facility in what CEO Hamdi Ulukaya calls "the Silicon Valley of food"

Breitbart News

GOP bill would end wolf management efforts in Wisconsin

Some northern Wisconsin legislators are proposing a bill that would end the state's efforts to manage wolves and force police to ignore wolf killings, unless the federal government removes the animals from the endangered species list.<p>The Republican lawmakers — Reps. Adam Jarchow, Mary Felzkowski …

Wildlife

New path eyed for high-voltage transmission lines in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released their latest analysis on proposed routes for two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho intended to modernize the Pacific Northwest's energy grid.<p>The 183-page draft environmental assessment released by the U.S. Bureau of Land …

Business

Members Face Tough Odds in Races for Governor

Competitive primary, general elections await nine representatives running<p>There’s been plenty of media attention on the twelve members who have …

Politics

Western governors want federal help in invasive mussel fight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the spread of damage-causing invasive mussels from infected federally managed waterways.<p>The Western Governors' Association on Thursday sent a letter urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to …

News (U.S.)

Orval Hansen, congressman who helped give Idaho a nuclear lab, dies at 91

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Orval Hansen represented Idaho’s 2nd District for only six years beginning in 1969.<p>But they were six key years, shaping …

Government

Maine Medicaid vote could be bellwether

Backers of expanding Medicaid in Maine hope to score a victory next week at the ballot box in an end-run around their Republican governor, and …

ObamaCare

Colorado’s Hickenlooper, Wyoming governor warn Trump against big changes in sage grouse plan

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Two Western governors on Tuesday warned the Trump administration against making big changes in a plan to protect a …

Conservation

Former Caldwell lawmaker is under investigation for sexual abuse

Former state Rep. Brandon Hixon is under investigation for sexual abuse, according to records provided by the Idaho Attorney General’s Office.<p>And …

Government

2 states warn Trump against big changes in sage grouse plan

FORT COLLINS, Colo. >> Two Western governors today warned the Trump administration against making big changes in a plan to protect a ground-dwelling …

Conservation

America's Most and Least Popular Governors

State<p>Governor<p>Approve<p>Disapprove<p>Don't Know/No Opinion<p>Margin of Error<p>Alabama<p>Kay Ivey<p>62%<p>12%<p>24%<p>1%<p>Alaska<p>Bill Walker<p>40%<p>47%<p>13%<p>5%<p>Arizona<p>Doug …

John Bel Edwards

Idaho is surrounded by states that eased marijuana laws. Will we join them?

Last fall, Nevada legalized recreational marijuana, becoming the third state bordering Idaho to do so and opening the possibility that pot will soon …

Cannabis

Marijuana in Idaho: A timeline

<b>1915</b>: Utah makes marijuana illegal. It's the second state in the nation (California was first) and the first one bordering Idaho to do so.<p><b>1923</b>: …

Cannabis

Marijuana in Idaho: Could legalization of marijuana be in Idaho's future?

TWIN FALLS — Last fall, Nevada legalized recreational marijuana, becoming the third state bordering Idaho to do so and opening the possibility that …

Cannabis

Obama's overreach created DACA showdown | Opinion | NOLA.com

Unable to get legislation through Congress, then-President Barack Obama decided in 2012 to circumvent the process and create his own program to …

News (U.S.)

Here Are the 9 Attorneys General Who Led the Campaign to End DACA

Plus, one governor.<p>Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed reports that the administration is rescinding DACA, putting nearly 800,000 …

Politics

New path sought for high-voltage transmission lines in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho – Federal officials on Monday reopened public comments on proposed routes for two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho intended to modernize the Pacific Northwest's energy grid.<p>The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced it will take comments through Sept. 27 for two …

Birds Of Prey

Cecil V. Andrus, former Interior secretary who helped conserve Alaska land, dies at 85

Former Interior Secretary Cecil V. Andrus, who engineered the conservation of millions of acres of Alaska land during the Carter administration, has died. He was 85. Andrus died late Wednesday of complications from lung cancer, daughter Tracy Andrus said.<p>A onetime lumberjack, Andrus resigned midway …

Politics

Ex-interior secretary who helped conserve Alaska land dies

Cecil V. Andrus was also the first four-term governor in Idaho history.<p>BOISE, Idaho — Former Interior Secretary Cecil V. Andrus, who engineered the conservation of millions of acres of Alaska land during the Carter administration, has died. He was 85. Andrus died late Wednesday of complications …

Politics

Connelly: Remembering Cecil Andrus, whose legacy includes 13 national parks

As Idaho governor, and Interior Secretary, Cecil Andrus did more to protect land in the West than any other political figure in the latter half of …