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Two House members name subs for unplanned spring break session...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:17:47 GMT

House Speaker Scott Bedke swears in substitute Reps. Brooke Green, left, and Mitch Minnette, right, on Monday morning, March 27, 2017.

More on Idaho

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:45:26 GMT

Music Voyager "The Capital of Salsa" The Colombian city of Cali, known as the world capital of salsa, also serves as the urban center of the country's Afro-Pacific culture. Host Jacob Edgar discovers why Columbia adopted as its native style the upbeat tropical dance music of salsa.

Idaho woman says she crashed because she saw a sasquatch

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:06:16 GMT

A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that the 50-year-old Tensed woman was driving south on U.S. Highway 95 on Wednesday when she struck a deer near Potlatch.

Science Trek

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:13:26 GMT

SCIENCE TREK, produced by Idaho Public Television, airs the third Tuesday of the month throughout the school year and focuses on a variety of science-related topics. Host Joan Cartan-Hansen and guest scientists answer questions that students have submitted either as a video or as an email.

Jeers: Foreman votes against Moscow

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:07:53 GMT

In his Cheers & Jeers column today, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives JEERS to ... state Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Rexburg: Exhibit A - Alone among all 35 state senators last Thursday, Foreman voted against the budget bill that keeps the lights on at the University of Idaho.

Arts & Music briefly

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:15:51 GMT

Art lovers have a few days to take in a unique exhibit at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 300 S. Capital Ave. "SARA: Myth, Dream and Dramatic Episodes," a collection of work from Idaho artist Sara Joyce, wraps up a three-month run at the museum Saturday. According to the Art Museum website the exhibit was "inspired by dreams chronicled in the daily journals" of Joyce, who died in 2011.

March 23, 2017: What to Know

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:54:50 GMT

The Idaho Department of Labor made a jaw-dropping announcement late Wednesday, and it had nothing to do with the unemployment rate. According to the department, hackers compromised the personal data of 170,000 Idahoans whose information had been entered into the IdahoWorks job search engine, which is managed by Kansas-based America's Job Link.

Sneak Peek at Great Flats Brewing

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:58:36 GMT

When you first walk into Great Flats Brewing , it's not hard to imagine how satisfying it will be to sit here on a beautiful blue sky day with a pint of IPA in hand and a spicy dish from the nearby Tara Kitchen to go with it. Located on Lafayette Street in Downtown Schenectady, it's a family friendly space, situated next to Firestone 151 and Studio 4 Hot Yoga & Pilates.

Idaho Legislature at a standstill, adjournment delayed - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 PST

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:58:59 GMT

Idaho lawmakers are in a standstill after Republican infighting halted both chambers from moving forward on any major legislative action. On Thursday, House members had passed just three bills over the course of eight hours.

Idaho Legislature at a standstill, adjournment delayed

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:58:58 GMT

Idaho lawmakers are in a standstill after Republican infighting halted both chambers from moving forward on any major legislative action. On Thursday, House members only had passed just three bills over the course of eight hours.

Idaho House hijacks unemployment insurance tax cut bill to add on...

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:58:57 GMT

Idaho House members hijacked the Senate-passed unemployment tax rate cut on Thursday and decided to amend it to add an income tax cut into the bill. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, pushed the change in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, where it passed on an 11-5 vote.

Bill threatening Idaho transit systems introduced, then killed - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 PST

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:28:10 GMT

An influential southern Idaho lawmaker introduced last-minute legislation Thursday that would have undermined regional transit authorities around the state, including CityLink in North Idaho, but by the end of the day, the bill was dead. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, pushed the bill in the House Ways and Means Committee early in the morning, to prevent highway districts and other government entities, other than cities or counties, from participating in or contributing to regional transportation authorities.

Idaho sets spring chinook fishing seasons

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:08:30 GMT

Idaho will open a four-day-a-week spring chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River, and daily fishing seasons on the Snake River in Hells Canyon and the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, starting April 22. The season on the Clearwater River and its open tributaries will come with a daily bag limit of four chinook, but only one of those can be an adult. The lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers will have a daily bag limit of four chinook, with a maximum of two adults.

Stanley Library news

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:55:07 GMT

Phil the penguin Enright helps Phil the hiker Coonts figure out a few things about marriage in "Off the Map" by Rich Orloff. Steeve Pomerleau photo We had two wonderful programs last week to help us shake our cabin fever.

Mississippi Enacts Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:19:55 GMT

Mississippi has joined Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Utah and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Phil Bryant signed the bill March 20, 2017.

Once in a Lifetime

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:23:36 GMT

The Monday, Aug. 21 eclipse is expected to cut a swath across Idaho, beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. Two minutes. That's how long this summer's total eclipse - the first since 1918 - is expected to last.

Idaho Senate votes 34-1 for 30% cut in unemployment tax for Idaho employers - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 PST

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:54:20 GMT

The Idaho Senate has approved a major tax-cut bill for Idaho employers, passing SB 1195 on a 34-1 vote Wednesday to cut the unemployment premium tax rate that employers pay, saving Idaho employers $115 million over the next three years. The bill now moves to the House.