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Northwest

Idaho native, Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

Idaho native, Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertionHailey native Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, senior defense officials confirmed to NBC News Tuesday morning.
  • Northwest
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Northwest

Risch, Simpson working on central Idaho wilderness plan

Risch, Simpson working on central Idaho wilderness planRisch, a Republican, said that he is looking forward to carrying a bill that he says is a collaborative product.
  • Northwest
  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
Northwest

Should Washington mail-in ballots have prepaid postage?

Should Washington mail-in ballots have prepaid postage?Some Washington state senators think more people would vote if they didn't have to put a stamp on their mail-in ballot.
  • Northwest
  • 1 week ago
Spokane County

Legislators create bill for WSU medical school in Spokane

Legislators create bill for WSU medical school in SpokaneThe bills would eliminate a restriction dating from 1917 that gives UW the exclusive right to operate a public medical school in Washington.
  • Spokane County
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Northwest

Attorney General wants to raise Washington smoking age to 21

Attorney General wants to raise Washington smoking age to 21Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to make Washington state the first in the country where no one under 21 can have tobacco.
  • Northwest
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

POTUS focuses on tech, middle class in Boise State speech

POTUS focuses on tech, middle class in Boise State speechObama's visit - his first to Idaho as president - drew 6,600 people who packed into the Cavens-Williams Sports Complex to hear what he had to say.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Detained U of I student awarded gov't settlement

Detained U of I student awarded gov't settlementA University of Idaho student detained as a witness in a terrorism case has now won his case against the federal government.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Idaho lawmakers react to State of the Union address

Idaho lawmakers react to State of the Union addressIdaho congressional leaders had some tough criticism for President Obama after his State of the Union address.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Fact check: Obama's State of the Union

Fact check: Obama's State of the UnionFact checking President Obama's sixth State of the Union address.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Street closures for President Obama's visit to Boise

Street closures for President Obama's visit to BoiseStreet closures for President Obama's visit to Boise
  • News
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Northwest

Tickets to see president in Boise all snatched up

Tickets to see president in Boise all snatched upA big crowd lined up outside the Albertsons Stadium athletic ticket office waiting for tickets to see the president.
  • Northwest
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Northwest

Gov. Otter recovering after hip replacement surgery

Gov. Otter recovering after hip replacement surgeryDoctors had to unexpectedly do a total hip replacement due to deterioration to a bone.
  • Northwest
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Northwest

President Obama to visit Idaho for first time since 2008

President Obama to visit Idaho for first time since 2008Obama will then give a speech on the Boise State University campus.
  • Northwest
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Spokane County

Spokane native Steve Gleason going to State of the Union

Spokane native Steve Gleason going to State of the UnionSpokane native Steve Gleason has been invited to attend the State of the Union address.
  • Spokane County
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Project Inspire

Senator invites Steve Gleason to State of the Union

Senator invites Steve Gleason to State of the UnionLouisiana Senator David Vitter wants to support legislation that would help people that are fighting diseases like ALS.
  • Project Inspire
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Northwest

Openly carried guns banned from Capitol galleries

Openly carried guns banned from Capitol galleriesThe decision was made Monday morning after a meeting between leaders from both sides of the aisle in that chamber.
  • Northwest
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Nation

Romney hints at 3rd campaign in speech to national GOP group

Romney hints at 3rd campaign in speech to national GOP groupMitt Romney is telling fellow Republicans that he's weighing another presidential run.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks ago
Northwest

Report: More supervision, less prison for property crime

Report: More supervision, less prison for property crimeGov. Jay Inslee is announcing the findings of a new report that recommends putting many property crime offenders on supervision instead of sending them to prison.
  • Northwest
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Northwest

Inslee not backing off calls for new taxes

Inslee not backing off calls for new taxesRepublicans in the Senate voted to require a two-thirds majority vote to determine for new taxes could come up for approval.
  • Northwest
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Spokane County

Immigration debate disrupts Spokane City Council

Immigration debate disrupts Spokane City CouncilThe City Council President admitted Tuesday that he probably should not have stormed off but he has never been that upset since he joined City Council four years ago.
  • Spokane County
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Lawmaker's proposal: Medical pot shops without dried pot

Lawmaker's proposal: Medical pot shops without dried potThe bill says that's because of the health risks of smoking marijuana, though it doesn't specify what those risks are.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Consumer

Washington minimum wage to hit $9.47 an hour, highest in US

Washington minimum wage to hit $9.47 an hour, highest in USWashington and Oregon, along with 18 other states, are set to increase their minimum wages on New Year's Day, according to the nonprofit National Employment Law Project. New York will do so a day ahead, on Dec. 31.
  • Consumer
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Gov. Inslee proposes capital gains tax for Washington

Gov. Inslee proposes capital gains tax for WashingtonInslee says the state needs new money to answer a Supreme Court order to better pay for public schools and address environmental issues.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Shoshone County

Wallace school district mistake could cost property owners double

Wallace school district mistake could cost property owners doubleIf commissioners leave it as is, property taxes would essentially be double this year and then none the next year.
  • Shoshone County
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago