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Drug-sniffing dog put his paws on a man’s car. Idaho Supreme Court says he trespassed

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2023

The Idaho Supreme Court has vacated a Mountain Home man’s conviction for felony drug possession and delivery after it ruled that a police drug-sniffing dog trespassed and conducted an illegal search by putting its paws on his vehicle, prompting the search that led to his arrest. The court issued its decision Monday, with three of the five justices in agreement and two dissenting. The case ...

News >  Pacific NW

Nonprofits seek relief from Idaho Attorney General Labrador’s ‘fishing expedition’

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2023

Last year, the Marsing School District applied for a federal grant to help fund summer school and preschool programs. The rural Treasure Valley district, which serves fewer than 1,000 students, received about $135,000. “It was always our interpretation that we qualified,” Marsing Superintendent Norm Stewart told the Idaho Statesman by phone. That’s why Stewart was surprised this month when the ...
News >  Idaho

Idaho House has competing bills on ‘harmful’ material in libraries. What lawmakers decided

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2023

An Idaho legislative committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have made schools and libraries liable to lawsuits for distributing material deemed “harmful” to children. The committee also delayed action on another bill, supported by a librarian trade group, that would direct library oversight boards to create policies clearly labeling shelves and material suitable for children. ...
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Idaho bill to help undocumented drivers just cleared a major hurdle. The Senate is next

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2023

Fourteen years ago, Yolanda Bernal went to a doctor with her two children, who were toddlers at the time. After the appointment, Bernal waited for hours for her children’s father to pick them up in Caldwell. He never came. The father, who was undocumented, had been pulled over for an illegal left turn, his wife said, and was charged with driving without privileges. He was taken into custody ...

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