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Several primary election losses by Republicans in the Idaho Senate could lead to a shift toward the right for the Senate that could align it more closely with the Idaho House of Representatives.  Victorious Republican challengers in north and east Idaho say their views are more conservative than those of some now-ousted senators.  Republican House leaders say the change could…

Voters in Idaho will likely need to bring photo identification when they head to the polls in November.  The Idaho Senate approved a plan requiring voters to show ID to poll workers when they vote, though it would allow people without identification to sign an affidavit affirming their identity.  The House approved the plan its supporters say will curb voter…

Both chambers of the Idaho Legislature have approved a plan to increase fees for getting land titles and other records from county clerks and recorders. The price of the first page would increase from $3 to $10. All subsequent pages would still be $3 each. Electronic copies would cost 5 cents a page. The Idaho Senate approved the increase Thursday…

The price of getting land titles and other records kept by county clerks and recorders in Idaho could increase, but would still be among the lowest in the nation. The Senate State Affairs Committee approved a proposal to raise the price of the first page of a document from $3 to $10, and set the price of electronic records at…

The Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday approved legislation that could shield physicians from lawsuits, disciplinary procedures, or other formal complaints if they act in good faith in recommending that a patient should not be driving. Doctors can assist families struggling to get elderly drivers to give up their keys, according to Idaho Medical Association CEO Susie Pouliot. “Having somebody from outside…

Proposed legislation to augment Idaho's animal cruelty laws as well as define and penalize the torture and neglect of animals was approved by a Senate committee on Tuesday. Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home, is backing the proposed changes. He also chairs the Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee that is sending the measure to the full Senate for a vote. In addition…