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Capitol Watch

'Add the Words' hearing goes into its second day

'Add the Words' hearing goes into its second dayDozens more testified before lawmakers Tuesday morning.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Capitol Watch

Community college presidents request more state help

Community college presidents request more state helpPresidents from Idaho's three community colleges say they need more tax dollars.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Capitol Watch

'Add the Words' testimony to Tuesday at Statehouse

'Add the Words' testimony to Tuesday at StatehouseHundreds of Idahoans have flocked to the Statehouse to testify in front of lawmakers concerning a bill that would include sexual orientation and gender identity protections to the state's Human Rights Act.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
Capitol Watch

'Add the Words' hearing starts Monday morning

'Add the Words' hearing starts Monday morningThe Add the Words movement will have a hearing at the Idaho Statehouse Monday morning.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Capitol Watch

'Add the Words' supporters expect bill to pass committee

'Add the Words' supporters expect bill to pass committeeDespite GOP domination in the Statehouse, "Add the Words" supporters expect their bill to pass the committee on Monday.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Capitol Watch

Ohio gov in Idaho to push for balanced-budget amendment

Ohio gov in Idaho to push for balanced-budget amendmentJohn Kasich was at the Idaho Statehouse Friday.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Simpson attempting new central Idaho wilderness plan

Simpson attempting new central Idaho wilderness planSimpson is working on a scaled-down plan. Earlier versions failed to get through Congress.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Capitol Watch

Instant racing machines raise legal concerns for lawmakers

Instant racing machines raise legal concerns for lawmakersThe House State Affairs Committee wants to take a closer look at instant horse racing terminals.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Naghmeh Abedini gets private meeting with the president

Naghmeh Abedini gets private meeting with the presidentAdedini's husband remains imprisoned in Iran.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Mayor Bieter rides on Air Force One with President Obama

Mayor Bieter rides on Air Force One with President ObamaWe talked with Mayor Bieter about his trip aboard the president's airplane.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

LIVE BLOG: Boise hosts President Obama

LIVE BLOG: Boise hosts President ObamaHundreds line up to hear President Obama's speech
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

More detail about President Obama's visit to Boise

More detail about President Obama's visit to BoiseMark Johnson spoke with White House Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Friedman about the president's visit.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Gov. Otter recovering after hip replacement surgery

Gov. Otter recovering after hip replacement surgeryIdaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is recovering at a Boise hospital after undergoing hip surgery Tuesday morning.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Capitol Watch

Lawmakers consider changing election qualification law

Lawmakers consider changing election qualification lawThe won House approval Tuesday with no discussion or debate.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho giant salamander fails again to become state symbol

Idaho giant salamander fails again to become state symbolIdaho lawmakers concerned that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student's request it be named the state amphibian.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Idaho taxpayers to spend $457K for gay marriage legal bills

Idaho taxpayers to spend $457K for gay marriage legal billsIdaho's Constitutional Defense Fund committee has approved the latest round of legal bills in Idaho's court fight over gay marriage.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Capitol Watch

New rules seek to tighten oversight on high-value contracts

New rules seek to tighten oversight on high-value contractsThe new guidelines were developed after multiple scandals plagued Idaho's most expensive contracts for years.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Tickets to see president in Boise all snatched up

Tickets to see president in Boise all snatched upIt didn't take long for all the tickets for the president's visit to Boise State to get snatched up.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Education

Sherri Ybarra prepares to take office, make changes

Sherri Ybarra prepares to take office, make changesIncoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she has been thoughtfully preparing for her position; waiting to release information and give interviews.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Education

Former senator tasked to fix ID broadband after lawsuit

Former senator tasked to fix ID broadband after lawsuitFormer Senator John Goedde secured a new spot at the Capitol to find a solution for the state's troubled broadband Internet situation.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Education

College trustee reacts to president's announcement

College trustee reacts to president's announcementIn a speech Friday, President Obama talked about his new plan to make college free for some community college students.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Capitol Watch

Lawmakers discuss '15 session, education, Add the Words

Lawmakers discuss '15 session, education, Add the WordsA group of lawmakers met with the media to talk about priorities for the upcoming legislative session.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Red and blue sound off on President Obama's Boise visit

Red and blue sound off on President Obama's Boise visitKTVB talked with leaders of Idaho's Democratic and republican parties ahead of President Obama's Boise visit this week.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Tickets free, limited for Obama's Boise appearance

Tickets free, limited for Obama's Boise appearanceTickets will be available from 4-7 p.m. Monday
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho legislative panel votes to give public workers 3% hike

Idaho legislative panel votes to give public workers 3% hikeHowever, not every state worker is guaranteed a pay raise.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Fed timber payments in Idaho drop from $28.3M to $2M

Fed timber payments in Idaho drop from $28.3M to $2MCongress ended subsidies to counties that contain national forest land.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Gov. Otter set for hip surgery

Gov. Otter set for hip surgeryGov. C.L. "Butch" Otter announced Thursday that he will miss several weeks during the legislative session due to surgery.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago