In view of her many objections to unanimous consent in the House, it was perhaps predictable that when Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, just now asked the House for unanimous consent to change her vote on the previous two bills – she had cast the only...
3/24/2017
The Senate has adjourned until Monday at 10 a.m. Before bringing down the gavel, Lt. Gov. Brad Little noted that he had the mistaken impression that lawmakers wouldn’t be back next week; as a result, he has other plans, and, “I will not be here Monday...
3/24/2017
The House has killed amended legislation regarding motor vehicle service contracts that it had earlier passed, then reconsidered and amended, with the amendments winning unanimous support. The vote was 32-38. SB 1077a, which first was proposed by Motor...
3/24/2017
Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, presenting HCR 29 on authorizing the possible state purchase of the HP campus in West Boise, told the Senate, “Today we get to vote on a sweet deal that will bless the lives of generations to come.” Hill...
3/24/2017
One more day for the Idaho Legislature, Trump green-lights the Keystone Pipeline and Emma Thompson was propositioned by Donald Trump Today marks the 75th day of the 2017 session of the Idaho Legislature.…
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3/24/2017
The Senate has a short calendar today; Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, said they’ll work through what’s on their calendar plus a few bills the House transmits to them this morning, and then adjourn until Monday. “We will not be picking...
3/24/2017
The House put off two bills on its calendar, HB 317 and HB 318, moving them to the bottom of its calendar this morning. Both are “trailer” appropriation bills that are trailing after previously passed legislation, one for the Department of Fish and Game...
3/24/2017
By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are in a standstill after Republican infighting halted both chambers from moving forward on any major legislative action. On Thursday, House members only had passed just three...
3/24/2017
An update on the London terror attack, Donald Trump thinks he's Chevy Chase, a major hack on the Idaho Department of Labor's job search website and it's National Puppy Day. ISIS is claiming one of its fighters is responsible...
3/23/2017
Police guarding the iconic House of Commons building shot the man but several people were left with "catastrophic" injuries on Westminster Bridge. Three people were killed, including a police officer, in a suspected terrorist...
3/22/2017
Another report links the Trump campaign to Russia, a downward slide on Wall Street, Heather Scott tries and fails to block community college funding, saying goodbye to the godfather of the gong and the boys of summer return to the Treasure Valley. ...
3/22/2017
The United States said its ban applied to all electronic devices larger than an average-sized mobile phone, including game consoles. Britain and the US on Tuesday banned laptops and tablet computers from the passenger...
3/22/2017
"Idaho is a great place [to see ] this year's eclipse because we're on the line of totality and the skies are great." Two minutes. That's how long this summer's total eclipse—the first since 1918—is expected to last.…
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3/22/2017
"Lots of states are doing these things. We are doing none of them." When the Idaho Legislature declined to hear a bill from Rep. Ilana Rubel (D-Boise) calling for a comprehensive study of the effects of climate change on the...
3/22/2017
"I knew that when I first read [Get Out], Jordan Peele had tapped into something very special, using a genre that for a long time hasn't been used for a greater social commentary. I leapt at the opportunity." Spending an...
3/22/2017
Boise’s City Council deferred action on funding a PR campaign toy get the F-35 fighter jet based in Boise. Prior to the 6 p.m. Tuesday meeting the GUARDIAN learned the proposed resolution to spend up to $100,000 with a Washington, D.C. firm to attract...
3/22/2017
"This bill would allow even more Idaho parents to use prayer as an excuse to avoid the medical needs of their children. If you allow this bill to pass, it will be responsible for the deaths of generations of children." ...
3/21/2017
Two bombshells from the FBI, new Apple products unveiled, the identity of the alleged Boise Foothills gunman, Boise State men's basketball team ends its season and a gender-bending precedent for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. ...
3/21/2017
Spring officially arrives, Trump tweets, identifying the BPD officers in the Foothills shooting and Disney studio has another massive hit. Spring officially arrived this morning, but given the unusually warm temperatures and...
3/20/2017
Gov. Butch Otter, with Boise Mayor Dave Bieter standing alongside, signed a bill Tuesday that will authorize expenditure of $100,000 in taxpayer funds to lobby on behalf of basing the admittedly noisy F-35 fighter in Boise. Stars & Stripes, the military...
3/1/2017
The long standing tradition of awarding the coveted GUARDIAN “Dope Reporter” status is about to re-emerge during the high water season along area rivers and streams. The rules are simple. Any TV newsy caught needlessly standing in water will get the...
2/23/2017