Idaho Legislature asks judge to nix lawsuit over virus rules

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Legislature says a judge shouldn’t force its leaders to make additional accommodations for lawmakers during the coronavirus pandemic. Two Democratic lawmakers, Reps. Sue Chew of Boise and Muffy Davis of Ketchum, sued the Legislature…

Girl, 11, brings AR-15 to Idaho hearing on gun legislation

An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits.

Lighting ceremony in Boise delayed after evergreen topples

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Boise has been delayed because the tree fell over.The Idaho Statesman reports that the 45-year-old evergreen toppled sometime Thursday night. The ceremony, which brings a crowd to the Grove in Downtown Boise every year, had been set for Friday night.The Downtown Boise Association says it will reschedule the event and that more information will be available next week.It’s not clear why the tree fell.