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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho attorney general's office has completed reviews of proposed minimum wage and medical marijuana initiatives intended for the state ballot in the November 2020 general...
Idaho Supreme Court hears Medicaid expansion arguments
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit from a conservative group challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved initiative to expand Medicaid.
The Idaho Freedom Foundation told justices that the initiative that passed in November with more than 60 percent of the vote is unconstitutional because it delegates authority to the federal government and the state Department of Health and Welfare.
State calls suit challenging Medicaid expansion meritless
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho attorney general's office calls a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a voter-passed Medicaid expansion initiative meritless.
Idaho: Federal judge erred scrapping forced oil leases
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge made a legal error, Idaho officials say, and should reverse his ruling that Idaho violated the U.S. Constitution by forcing several landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to a Texas company.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho attorney general's office says it's investigating an alleged animal cruelty case amid claims that a teacher fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students after school.
A document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday following a public records request names Robert Crosland as the teacher.
Franklin County Prosecutor Vic Pearson cited a conflict of interest in requesting the attorney general's help Friday, the document states.
PRESTON — The top law enforcement agency in Idaho has been asked to handle the case regarding Preston science teacher Robert Crosland's alleged feeding of a sick puppy to a hungry snapping turtle.
Idaho AG questions Medicaid expansion proposal
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Attorney General's office flagged a handful of concerns while vetting a proposal seeking to expand Medicaid coverage through a ballot initiative rather than through the state's Republican-dominated Legislature.
According to analysis completed Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Scott Keim says the initiative contains language requiring the state to implement Medicaid expansion immediately if the proposal is approved — otherwise known as an emergency clause.
Idaho attorney general won’t act on anonymous bond complaint
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho attorney general's office says it will take no further action on a complaint filed on a Bannock County Jail expansion bond.
Former Idaho lawmaker focus of sexual abuse investigation
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Documents obtained Tuesday from the Idaho Attorney General's office show that the investigation involving a former state lawmaker is for possible sexual abuse.
Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor asked Attorney General Lawrence Wasden on Oct. 25 to take over the investigation due to an undisclosed conflict of interest in the case involving 36-year-old Brandon Hixon.
Idaho AG to continue criminal investigation into lawmaker
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities said Thursday the criminal investigation involving a former state representative has been turned over to the Idaho Attorney General's office.
According to Caldwell police, the Attorney General's office will continue the investigation into 36-year-old Brandon Hixon from Caldwell. Officials have declined to share details about the case and what prompted officers to launch it on Oct. 5.
Idaho official: It’s illegal to buy aerial fireworks
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It's illegal for people to buy aerial fireworks in Idaho without a special use permit, the Idaho Attorney General's Office said in an opinion released Tuesday.
The opinion appears to conflict with a common practice of selling aerial fireworks as long as buyers promise not to use them in Idaho.
Some Idaho fire officials say that promise means nothing and illegal fireworks have caused destructive wildfires.
POCATELLO — A former longtime deputy and K-9 trainer for the Bannock County Sheriff's Office, Clint Brown, will be sentenced Monday in the Bannock County Courthouse after pleading guilty to insurance fraud. The case was prosecuted by the Idaho Attorney General's office.
Scott Graf, public information officer for the Idaho A.G., said the state attorney general's office would not release any details of its investigation until after the court passes sentence on Brown.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The investigation into the sexual assault of a disabled black football player by his white teammates at a small-town Idaho high school showed that crucial evidence was collected by school employees, not law enforcement officials, and that the culture that led to the attack stretched far beyond the locker room.