BOISE (AP) — Idaho liquor sales are up. State Liquor Division Director Jeff Anderson says sales of distilled spirits in fiscal year 2014 that ended in July went up 4.8 percent over the previous year. The Spokesman-Review reports that Anderson told lawmakers on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee that proceeds reached $63 million. Anderson attributes 7 percent of the increase to Washington state residents driving across the border to buy cheaper booze. In 2011, Washington state voters privatized their state liquor sales system and added taxes that increased the cost.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — The battle to update a decades old Idaho law continues as Idaho legislators and their constituents debate just how schools should handle sex education. The current law hasn’t been updated since […]
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Senate has killed a proposal that would have banned diesel vehicle operators from intentionally releasing soot-filled black fumes. Senate members narrowly voted 16-18 to kill the so-called “coal rolling” […]
STATEWIDE – Eight Radio Shack stores in Idaho will close. The stores are among more than 1700 stores that will close next month as part of the chain’s bankruptcy filing. Stores in Pocatello, Chubbuck and Rexburg […]