Idaho lawmaker who shared rape accuser’s identity denies wrongdoing in ethics hearing

Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, said the complaints were a ploy by her political rivals to take advantage of “the woke cancel-culture movement.” BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho lawmaker who released the name and photo of a teenage intern who reported being raped by another legislator refused to answer multiple questions but maintained that she … Read more

Ethics hearing begins for Idaho lawmaker who shared rape accuser’s identity

Rep. Priscilla Giddings, a Republican from White Bird, is accused of “conduct unbecoming a Representative.” BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho state representative who reacted to news that a fellow lawmaker was accused of raping a legislative intern by sharing the teenage intern’s name and photo online is set for an ethics hearing Monday.  Rep. Priscilla Giddings, … Read more

Lawyer for Jane Doe says ethics investigation into Idaho Rep. Giddings could bring accountability

Annie Hightower told The 208 that she has never seen so many people direct such meanness or harm to one victim. BOISE, Idaho — On Tuesday, an ethics investigation into Idaho Representative Priscilla Giddings for her conduct in a previous ethics investigation was announced. Giddings revealed the personal information of a 19-year-old student intern at … Read more

Bedke responds to Rep. Gidding’s accusation that ethics investigation is ‘dirty politics’

The Speaker of House said that Rep. Giddings is now using the ethics investigation into her conduct as a fundraising tactic. BOISE, Idaho — Two Republican candidates for Idaho lieutenant governor in 2022 are trading strongly-worded statements after an ethics investigation into one of them was announced earlier this week. On Tuesday, Representative Priscilla Giddings … Read more

Ethics investigation underway into Idaho lawmaker who publicly named rape accuser

Rep. Priscilla Giddings, a Republican from White Bird, is accused of behavior “unbecoming a representative.” BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho lawmaker who publicly shared the name and photo of a legislative intern who reported being raped by a different state representative is now the subject of an ethics investigation. Rep. Priscilla Giddings, a Republican from … Read more

Idaho Democrats speak out in support of vaccine requirement for some healthcare employees

Idaho House Assistant Minority Leader Lauren Necochea says Democrats will support medical providers in their decision and mission to protect the community. BOISE, Idaho — The debate surrounding medical employers’ decision to require all employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine continues and many political figures have spoken out with their opinions on the decision. Most … Read more

Candidate for Idaho’s redistricting commission drops out due to recent lobbying work

“As such, it is clear that my registration this year makes me ineligible to serve,” John Simpson said in a statement. BOISE, Idaho — One appointed member of the commission which draws Idaho’s congressional and legislative districts announced on Friday that he was taking himself out of consideration for the job. He said he made … Read more

Hundreds protest employer vaccine requirements at Idaho Statehouse

Those attending the rally say they believe private healthcare employers’ decision to require workers to get vaccinated or lose their job amounts to discrimination. BOISE, Idaho — Several hundred people gathered in front of the Idaho Capitol Building Thursday morning as part of a protest against private healthcare companies that say they will require their … Read more

Bills for Idaho Legislature’s private legal team in initiative law case: $110,000 and counting

Senate President Pro Tem Chuck Winder, R-Boise, said. “The Legislature thought it was important to defend the position that we had taken.” BOISE, Idaho — Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by the Idaho Press. So far, the Idaho Legislature has been billed for more than $110,000 in fees for its private legal team … Read more

Gov. Little announces he’ll send 5 ISP troopers to southern border

House Minority Leader Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, said, “It certainly doesn’t seem to me like a very wise or justifiable use of taxpayer dollars.” BOISE, Idaho — Gov. Brad Little announced Thursday that he’s sending a team of five Idaho State Police troopers on a 21-day mission to assist Arizona State Police with intelligence gathering and … Read more

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