Christensen challenges Loertscher

Loertscher

One of the longest-serving member of the Idaho Legislature, Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Bone, faces a primary challenge from the right this year. Challenger Chad Christensen, who lives outside Ammon, said in an interview he thinks Loertscher has spent too much time there, and he thinks it’s time for a change.

Idaho E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reports that eight Idahoans have been sickened by E. coli linked to pre-chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz., growing region. The pre-chopped romaine lettuce has been consumed at restaurants and at people’s homes. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Idaho public health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that are linked to a national outbreak affecting at least 10 other states.

Trump pardons Libby, says he was ‘treated unfairly’

In this Nov. 16, 2005, photo, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, walks to the U.S. District Court in Washington. President Donald Trump issued a full pardon to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, on Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a full pardon Friday to I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, suggesting the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney had been “treated unfairly” by a special counsel at a moment when the president himself faces an escalating special counsel investigation.

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