News

Elections 2016

Voter Guide: Approval of Trump and Clinton has reached a new low

Donald Trump pipes in on Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal, Hillary Clinton still hasn’t had a press conference, and disdain for Trump and Clinton has reached 'unprecedented' levels.

National

Best way to get a federal contract? Be working with the feds already

North Carolina small businesses and other companies across the country have been struggling to obtain federal contracts because the government’s contracting officers favor companies that have long-standing working relationships with the government. Congress has developed a plan to fix that problem and is moving toward putting it in action.

Politics & Government

Super PAC that supported Rand Paul now backing Gary Johnson

A super PAC that originally supported Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 Republican presidential bid has spent $1 million in advertising for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. In spite of his libertarian leanings and some testy exchanges in debates with former rival Donald Trump, Paul has said he will support the Republican nominee.

Fires

Pioneer Fire Pyrocumulus Clouds

Huge columns of smoke called Pyrocumulus clouds, rose above Lowman Monday August. 29, 2016 as the 111,000 acre Pioneer Fire burns into the backcountry.(Rocky Barker)

Videos

Simpson's White Clouds WildernessOdyssey

Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson hiked into the White Clouds Wilderness for the first time since his bill protecting the area was signed by President Obama a year ago.(Rocky Barker)
rbarker@idahostatesman.com
Simpson's White Clouds WildernessOdyssey 1:24

Simpson's White Clouds WildernessOdyssey

Pioneer Fire Pyrocumulus Clouds 0:42

Pioneer Fire Pyrocumulus Clouds

Boise mayor grants boy's wish for 'Gamer's Day' 2:04

Boise mayor grants boy's wish for 'Gamer's Day'

Health care panel debates options for Idaho's working poor 2:24

Health care panel debates options for Idaho's working poor