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The Pocatello-Chubbuck Auditorium District in eastern Idaho is using taxpayer funds to lobby state lawmakers at the Idaho Capitol, according to records turned over to IdahoReporter.com. One official with the district defended the practice, saying that her entity should have the right to influence legislation in which it has a direct interest. Auditorium districts are typically funded through two avenues:…

The House Transportation Committee has held a measure that would have banned texting behind the wheel in Idaho – sort of.  The panel voted to hold the bill in committee for a week while legislators mull over the plan and consider possible amendments. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, would seek to make a new section of law…

The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Monday to approve a measure that would effectively prevent pregnant female prisoners from being shackled or restrained during the labor process. Idaho Falls Republican Rep. Janice McGeachin's bill would prevent jailors in Idaho from putting physical restraints on female prisoners during the labor process.  McGeachin said the measure is meant to protect the state and…