A figurehead of anti-government sentiment, Ammon Bundy, of Idaho, made waves criticizing President Trump for demonizing the migrant caravan at the southern border. He’s now leaving Facebook amid a backlash.
The incoming 65th Idaho Legislature gathered at the Capitol in Boise this week to take care of some chores before it officially convenes. Among its tasks: select Senate and House leadership and assign committee chairmen and members.
Idaho Sen. Steve Bair, R-Blackfoot, will be co-chairman the budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. Bair is beginning his seventh legislative term and has served on JFAC for the past 10 years.
One of the unsuccessful bidders vying for an Idaho teacher evaluations software contract has accused the state of running flawed and biased purchasing process. The Legislature approved $1 million in funding two years ago for software.
Twenty-four newly elected Idaho lawmakers start training Monday at the Capitol in Boise in preparation for the 2019 legislative session starting Jan. 7. Nearly a fourth of the 105-member Legislature will be new.
Gov. Butch Otter appointed Tim Murphy, former director of the Idaho office of the Bureau of Land Management, to replace Blake Fischer, who resigned from the Idaho Fish and Game Commission after shooting baboons.
Analysis: The head of one of the world’s leading technology companies, and an adviser to the nation’s president came to Idaho. But Ivanka Trump and Tim Cook’s visit almost stayed under the radar — by design.
Wilder, Idaho, has gone all-in on 1-to-1 classroom technology. Through a 2016 Apple grant, every K-12 student in this rural Canyon County district has access to an individual iPad. Not everyone is sold on the idea.
Crane Alarms Services provides security to Hotbox Farms, a marijuana dispensary in Huntington, Oregon. The business’ vice president, GOP Rep. Brent Crane, has repeatedly come out against recreational marijuana.
Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook are scheduled to tour Wilder Elementary on Tuesday, but the trip doesn’t include any opportunities for Trump to address the public or meet with Idahoans outside of the school.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra fired her communications director two weeks after winning re-election. The departure means she has two key staff vacancies ahead of the 2019 legislative session.
Idaho Gov.-elect Brad Little on Nov. 20 said he’s accepting applications for his staff and Cabinet positions. He’s looking to fill positions before Christmas to prepare his budget and state of the state address.