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Public records show McGeachin billed nearly $17,000 for her own legal fees in records lawsuit
Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin was billed $16,847.60 by the attorney representing her in a lawsuit she lost after declining to release public records related to her education task force, newly obtained records show. Read more at the Idaho Capital Sun
Tensions flare at ID Liberty Dogs protest of unhoused tent city and counter-protest potluck
No violence occurred, and by around 4 p.m., both crowds had gotten considerably smaller and less vocal. A planned rally by the group Idaho Liberty Dogs against a group of unhoused people who have been staging their own protest petered out in the late afternoon on...
Former longtime Idaho official named chairman of term limits advocacy group
A longtime former Idaho state legislator turned state treasurer who amassed nearly 40 years experience as an elected official has been named state chairman of an advocacy group pushing for term limits. Read more at the Idaho Capital Sun
Anti-abortion resolution to lower flags passes Idaho House
The full Idaho House on Wednesday adopted an anti-abortion resolution encouraging people to fly flags at half-staff one day a year in recognition of abortions performed since the medical procedure became legal nearly 50 years ago. But critics of the resolution said it...
Former East Idaho city councilman charged with numerous sex crimes against children
A former Ammon city councilman has been arrested and charged with three felony sex crimes against children, the Idaho State Police announced Wednesday. Byron D. Wiscombe, 44, Ammon, has been charged with lewd conduct with a minor child, sexual battery of a minor child...
Idaho Sends Cease and Desist Letter to MyPillow CEO
Three months after a state investigation disproved MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s accusations of voter fraud in Idaho, the information remains on Lindell’s website. Idaho government officials want it gone. Read more at the Idaho Statesman
Idaho’s Janice McGeachin rails against media, says she’s been ‘doxxed’ after court loss
Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin on Wednesday reiterated a request that taxpayers fund her legal fees after her office refused to release complete public records to reporters. Read more at the Idaho Statesman
Letter to the Editor
As our lives are shifting under our feet, I have come up on some very important statistics. With so many people moving into Idaho, the balance of power is changing. According to voting records of Idaho, approximately only 30% of the Republican voters show up to vote,...
‘Restoring power’ belonging to legislature; Bundy fights against executive overreach, to return liberties to Idahoans
Conservatives looking to unseat Gov. Brad Little in the upcoming Republican primary have been hitting challengers with the same concern — split of the conservative vote — and the need for one strong candidate to get behind. Ammon Bundy was asked by area residents...
‘Are you Republican or are you conservative?’ West Coast ‘refugees’ plunging Idaho’s GOP into ‘civil war’
Out-of-state transplants are helping to drive Idaho's economic growth, but also are helping to plunge the Republican Party into turmoil. Read more at Raw Story Idaho
Donald Trump Jr. to Visit Idaho for Ada County Lincoln Day Event
Donald Trump Jr. will visit Idaho next month as the keynote speaker for the Ada County Lincoln Day event put on by the Ada County Lincoln Day Association. Read more at the Idaho Dispatch
Right-wing leader connected to Proud Boys arrested, allegedly grabbed Saint Al’s staffer
Far-right activist Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman, who has a long criminal history and is most known for possessing a leaded stick during a Donald Trump rally in 2017, has been arrested for allegedly grabbing a Saint Alphonsus employee against their will. Read more at...