An Ada County jury acquitted former Idaho Democratic Party political director Tom Hamilton on a charge of domestic battery. Hamilton resigned his political director job after the domestic abuse charge was filed.
Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador talks about his early successes, later disillusionment with Washington D.C. in June 15, 2018 interview with Politico magazine. Labrador lost Republican governor bid in May to Brad Little.
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, Idaho Republican, is among numerous American politicians pursued by Paul Manafort's Ukrainian lobbying effort now investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller. Campaign donations prompted an FEC complaint.
Idaho officials are considering spending $500 million on a prison expansion and a new state prison to ease inmate overcrowding. Drug offenses, violent crimes, parole violations filling state and county beds, inmates sent to Texas.
A political action committee backing President Donald Trump is accusing the Democratic National Committee and 40 Democratic state parties of a money laundering scheme to benefit Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.
A panel of Idaho lawmakers voted Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to support calling the Legislature back to Boise, possibly this month, to address a settlement in a long-running Treasure Valley water dispute. Only Butch Otter can order session.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Gov. Butch Otter leave a press conference without addressing questions from media June 5, 2018, after signing an agreement to turn oversight of a key pollution program over to Idaho officials.
Scott Pruitt, Trump's EPA administrator, visits Boise, Idaho on June 5, 2018, to mark transfer of state pollution discharge program to Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. NPDES permits regulate pollutants in rivers, other water.
Idaho water case - flood control in Boise reservoirs - may cause 2018 Legislature special session, Supreme Court ruling. Irrigators say water is being released downstream early in the season, and being counted against their rights.
Idaho law allows living wills, advance directives, but nullifies them while a woman is pregnant. 4 Caldwell and Boise women are suing the state, claim that exception is unconstitutional, violates equal rights and protections.
Idaho political leaders say Gov. Butch Otter might call special 2018 legislative session to address water battle in southwestern Idaho's Boise River Basin. Agreement reached on flood control releases from reservoirs.
A federal judge has narrowed the claims in a whistleblower case against the Idaho Department of Labor, but indicated he'll likely allow the case to go to a jury trial. May 2018 court ruling. James Cryer claims 1st Amendment speech.
A federal judge rejected a lawsuit challenging Idaho's sex offender registration laws, but the 134 anonymous sex offenders who brought the lawsuit have the option to refile the case if they can show the current laws caused them actual harm.
Russ Fulcher, the Idaho Republican Party's 2018 nominee for the 1st Congressional District, US House, broke ribs in motorcycle crash. As of May 25, Congress candidate likely to leave hospital soon, recover at home.