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LIVE BLOG: Boise hosts President Obama

LIVE BLOG: Boise hosts President ObamaHundreds line up to hear President Obama's speech
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 7 hours 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 1 day 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
  • 1 week, 2 days 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
  • 1 week, 4 days 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
  • 1 week, 4 days 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
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Capitol Watch

Lawmakers align with Otter on 2016 revenue forecast

Lawmakers align with Otter on 2016 revenue forecastThe governor's forecast predicts $3.12 billion in tax revenue.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Capitol Watch

Former Ed secy talks Common Core with lawmakers

Former Ed secy talks Common Core with lawmakersWilliam Bennett told members of Idaho Business for Education that Idaho has a lot to be proud of when it comes to education.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Capitol Watch

Lawmakers to introduce 'Add the Words' legislation

Lawmakers to introduce 'Add the Words' legislationThe bill would add four words to the Idaho Human Rights Act.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho legislative committee examines state employee pay

Idaho legislative committee examines state employee payGov. Otter proposed increasing employee pay by 3 percent.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 2 weeks ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho Democrat priorities: education, jobs, accountability

Idaho Democrat priorities: education, jobs, accountabilityAfter the Governor laid out his priorities for the Legislative Session, Idaho Democrats laid out their priorities.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 2 weeks ago
Capitol Watch

Siddoway: Bump teacher pay to $40,000 or no new tax cuts

Siddoway: Bump teacher pay to $40,000 or no new tax cutsThe Idaho lawmaker who has the power to kill tax bills says there will be no new tax breaks unless beginning teacher salaries boost to $40,000 a year.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 2 weeks ago
Capitol Watch

Idaho giant salamander first bill introduced in Legislature

Idaho giant salamander first bill introduced in LegislatureA persistent grade school student's attempt to make the Idaho giant salamander the official state amphibian is off to a good start.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Gov. Otter recommends top-bracket income tax cut

Gov. Otter recommends top-bracket income tax cutThe governor wants to see the marginal tax rates for individual and corporate income tax drop below 7 percent.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Capitol Watch

Otter encourages discussing Medicaid expansion in Idaho

Otter encourages discussing Medicaid expansion in IdahoThe governor is urging lawmakers to hold a hearing on expanding Medicaid eligibility in Idaho.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Capitol Watch

Otter: Boost education funding by 7.4 percent

Otter: Boost education funding by 7.4 percentThe governor's budget also includes more than $31 million to increase teacher pay.
  • Capitol Watch
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago