10 hrs ago
Families Out of Balance: Idaho Reality Is Nowhere Near Living Wage
A sobering report, titled "Families Out of Balance," published this morning, confirms what too many Idaho middle- and lower middle-class families know all to well: They are struggling more than ever to put food on the table and clothes on their backs.
18 hrs ago
Catch up with the times Idaho
It's hard to imagine living in a world of intolerence, where jobs and housing only go to straight, white people and individuals are bullied because of whom they choose to date.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Flaggers to help traffic flow on Idaho 55/Banks-Lowman junction over Labor Day holiday
As they do every year, Idaho Transportation Department flaggers will again help with traffic flow through the Idaho 55 junction at the Banks-to-Lowman Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway over the Labor Day weekend, according to ITD spokesman Reed Hollinshead.
Report tallies funds committed to federal insurance exchange
The federal government has committed nearly $800 million to the project, according the Health and Human Services' inspector general.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Otter touts ed results, new tax incentive in address to business community
Gov. Butch Otter defended the state's direction on education - and its funding commitment - in a speech to some 600 Treasure Valley business leaders today, reports Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.
Commerce chief apologizes, says firm getting tax incentive will be named when deal finalized
Idaho state Commerce Director Jeff Sayer apologized today for promising last week that the first recipient of Idaho's generous new tax reimbursement incentive would be named at an Economic Development Council meeting today at which the council approved a 25 percent tax break for the firm.
Injured mom who texted urges people to 'Just Drive'
Injured mom who texted urges people to 'Just Drive' BOISE - In 2010, Ashley Zumbrunnen was partially paralyzed in a car accident because she was texting while driving.
ITD to suspend most road work over holiday weekend
The Idaho Transportation Department says it'll suspend roadwork statewide that impacts travelers to ease the way for motorists over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, with one exception: The Gowen Road interchange project just east of Boise.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Justice Scalia speaks at Idaho water conference
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Medicaid payment woes plague Idaho care providers
The state's effort to rein in Medicaid costs has created deep friction between small businesses that deliver behavioral-health services to Medicaid patients and a new contractor hired to manage them.
Lawmakers to eye endowment land investments, public defense reforms
An interim committee of Idaho lawmakers tasked with determining if Idaho endowment lands are being managed properly to generate revenue is scheduled to meet for the first time Thursday, the Lewiston Tribune reports; click below for a full report from the Trib via the AP.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Otter challenger Balukoff launches second TV ad - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - The newest TV ad to surface in Idaho's gubernatorial campaign this year is a second one from Democrat A.J. Balukoff, themed around the historic Oregon Trail wagon runs south of Boise.
Non-Republican sought for vacancy on state Tax Commission
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is looking for someone who's not a Republican to serve on the state Tax Commission.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Idaho Workforce Shrinks 6%
Fewer Idahoans, nearly 6 percent, are working today than in 2007 before the Great Recession began.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Crapo's Message To Labrador
Republican Senator Mike Crapo, and his political advisors, lost little time this past week in reading and reacting to First District Congressman Raul Labrador's hiring of Idaho Statesman ace political reporter Dan Popkey as his press secretary.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Finishing the debate
Gov. Butch Otter, the longtime "Happy Warrior" of Idaho politics, who prides himself on running "positive campaigns," has taken on a far different approach against his Democratic challenger, A.J. Balukoff.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Chasing a Mega-Load in North Idaho
It was just past 2 a.m., Aug. 15, and members of environmental group Wild Idaho Rising Tide were crawling down North Idaho's Highway 200 in a rented Kia.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Amtrak's Terrible On-Time Performance in North Idaho
Writing that its "broken," an article in the Kalispel, Mont.-based Flathead Beacon chronicles how the Empire Builder, once Amtrak's premier passenger service to the West is regularly late-very late-when it rolls across Idaho's Panhandle for its only stop in the state .
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Idaho Add the Words Advocates Return to Statehouse For Training
The Idaho Statehouse is a very pleasant place to visit in the summer months-it might have something to do with the fact that the Legislature is nowhere in sight.
Calif.'s Medicaid expansion brings renewed concerns about pay for doctors
Some advocates fear that state efforts to cut payments to doctors and other providers will make it hard for new enrollees to get care.