1 hr ago
US Senator a researching his Longford links
Senator Jim Risch, who is a representative for the state of Idaho, is also hoping to find distant relatives who may still be living in the region.
5 hrs ago
Taxpayers Union releases poll on online taxes, Idaho retailers, lawmaker dispute results
The National Taxpayers Union says it's conducted a poll in Idaho that shows Idahoans oppose taxes on online sales, with questions such as, "Please tell me if you agree or disagree with the following statement.
8 hrs ago
KMVT Twin Falls
Careless Visitors Put Sawtooth National Recreation Area at Risk
The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is extremely dry and very vulnerable to wildfire.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
KMVT Twin Falls
2010 Numbers Show Idaho's Poverty Concentration Is Rising
Idaho's poverty concentration is on the rise. According to the U.S. Census, the amount of people moving to poverty areas tripled between the years 2000 and 2010.
KBCI CBS 2
Idaho lawmaker committee examines public defense
Lawmakers on a committee charged with fixing Idaho's public defense system were cautioned Tuesday that if they create new standards to ensure indigent defendants get a fair shake in court, the state could open itself up to lawsuits.
Land Board members laud record earnings from both lands, endowment fund
The state Land Board, which consists of the state's top five elected officials and is chaired by the governor, has sent out an opinion piece to Idaho news media hailing the endowment's record earnings in the past year, from the record 18.8 percent return on investments in the endowment fund to a 14-year high of $102 million from state endowment ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Interstate Speed Limit Increase to Take Effect Thursday
Interstate speed limits in Southern Idaho will increase to 80 miles per hour for most vehicles and 70 miles per hour for trucks on Thursday.
Judge lauds Idaho gay-rights protesters for courage - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - The last of more than 100 Idahoans arrested this year in gay-rights protests at the state Capitol were sentenced in a four-hour-plus hearing Monday, and the judge had this message for them: "I respect your courage in doing what you did."
Protester at sentencing: 'Simply our duty to work for justice'
After completing the first three sentencings, the court has now gone to a short recess.
Otter Opposes Idaho Monument
Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter said today that he strongly opposes and will resist any attempt by President Barack Obama to use executive authority under the Antiquities Act to lock up more public land by creating a Boulder-White Clouds national monument.
Many Idahoans likely to qualify for payments under DRAM settlement, deadline approaching...
Many Idahoans who bought products containing DRAM, or dynamic random access memory chips, between 1998 and 2002 are due a refund thanks to a price-fixing settlement, according to Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, but the Aug. 1 deadline for filing claims is past approaching.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
World News Report
Idaho Outfitter River Adventures Says Hells Canyon Jet Boat Day Trips Are Popular Summer Getaway
River Adventures LTD, an Idaho outfitter says that despite its devilish name, taking a jet boat day trip in Hells Canyon is a slice of heaven in summertime.
KMVT Twin Falls
Idahoans to receive refunds from Utah Security System Company
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has reached a settlement with a Utah home security company accused of violating Idaho's Consumer Protection Act.
KMVT Twin Falls
Smoke Is Becoming An Issue Statewide
Smoke from wildfires in Idaho and neighboring states is affecting the air quality in nearly every Idaho community, and public health officials are reminding residents to be aware of the conditions so they can take proper precautions.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
ID Election 2014: Idaho Statesman Affirms Risch's "Dilettante" Rep
Well a who wouldn't like a high-paying job that gave you lots of clout and respect and perks without making you work for them? " You know, I really enjoy this job.
Langhorst named state parks chief
Current Idaho state tax commissioner and former state Sen. David Langhorst, D-Boise, has been named the new director of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Aggressive callers target Idahoans in 'IRS agent' scam
Idahoans increasingly are being targeted by a scam in which aggressive callers claim to be IRS agents and threaten arrest, liens, and even "bodily harm" if the victims don't pay up immediately, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden reported today.
Idaho Lottery celebrates 25th year with record dividend to state of $49M
The Idaho Lottery celebrated its 25th year today by presenting a record dividend to the state of Idaho the 11th straight year it's set a record.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Executive director of Your Health Idaho resigns
Your Health Idaho Board Chairman Stephen Weeg accepted the resignation of Amy Dowd, who was the exchange's executive director.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Stung by IEN mess, lawmakers hail stricter rules for state contract oversight
Idaho's state Division of Purchasing is making progress toward better monitoring of multimillion-dollar state contracts, according to a new state report to lawmakers.