Rep. Dorothy Moon, R-Stanley, introduced Eric Parker of Hailey during the Idaho House session on Jan. 16, 2018. Parker had recently pleaded guilty to obstruction of a court order stemming from his actions during the 2014 standoff with the BLM at Cliven Bundy's ranch near Bunkerville, Nev. Many lawmakers on the floor that day had earlier been part of a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that raised concerns about the man’s prosecution.
Lourdes Matsumoto says she was subjected to a variety of sexual and racial harassment and other concerning behavior by a supervisor at the Idaho State Controller's Office. Dec. 8, 2017, a day after announcing her claim against the state was settled, she spoke about the bigger picture of sexual harassment across the country and about the #metoo movement. "I think it's really important that employers do the right thing, and they take employee reports seriously and do honest investigations and really look at what's in the best interests of protecting their employees when it comes to harassment and discrimination."
With military honors including taps, a three-volley salute and a missing-man flyover by the Idaho National Guard, four-time Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus was interred in Boise's historic Pioneer Cemetery. The Andrus family gathered for the private ceremony for final farewells to their father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather.
A celebration of life service for former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus took place in Boise State University on Thursday afternoon. Daughter Tracy Andrus, Rep. Mike Simpson and Marc C. Johnson share stories about Andrus as father, governor, and friend.
A procession for former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus arrives at the Capitol Building Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 in Boise. An honor guard moved the casket inside where his body would lie in state under the Statehouse rotunda. Gov. Andrus also served as secretary of Interior in the Carter administration.
Former Gov. Cecil Andrus died Aug. 24, 2017, at age 85. His casket arrived at the Capitol at noon Wednesday, Aug. 30, where it will remain until noon Thursday. Gov. Butch Otter and other speakers paid respect to Andrus.
Former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus and the Idaho Conservation League's Rick Johnson speak in January 2015 about how to protect the Boulder-White Clouds in Central Idaho. Congress later made the region a wilderness area.
Congressman Mike Simpson, who served in the Idaho Legislature while Cecil Andrus was governor, talks about the Idaho-shaped glass that Republican leaders gave Andrus as a retirement gift. Andrus received the Church Award for Public Service Oct. 20, 2014.
Kristyn Herbert, who has cerebral palsy, has her own apartment — and she's worried about potential cuts to Medicaid that could affect her ability to live independently. She relies on 24-hour personal assistant care.
Campaign signs touting Tommy Ahlquist for governor adorn a fence alongside a building under construction on Parkcenter Boulevard in Boise, but it's all legit. Ahlquist is COO of Gardner Company, which owns the property.