James Dawson, KBSX 91.5

James Dawson

KBSX 91.5

Boise, ID, United States

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Past articles by James:

You might soon need an excuse to vote absentee in Idaho

The latest attempt to restrict absentee ballot voting in Idaho is headed to the House floor. → Read More


Greater Idaho legislation moves forward in Boise as lawmakers OK talks to annex Oregon counties

Idaho lawmakers in the state House approved a measure, though several Republicans voted against it, to authorize talks to annex some Oregon counties that have expressed an interest in switching states. → Read More

New bill would ban public dollars sponsoring nonprofits

Government agencies in the near future might no longer be able to freely sponsor or donate to nonprofits in Idaho. → Read More

Idaho health officials consider crisis standards of care as viruses surge

A combination of COVID-19, flu and RSV are pushing Idaho hospitals to capacity, state health officials announced during a news conference Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Drought is touching nearly every corner of Idaho

Nearly all of Idaho is experiencing some form of drought as we inch our way towards winter. → Read More

Paving on Highway 55 near Smith's Ferry to wrap up this year

Drivers between Boise and McCall will soon get the go ahead for uninterrupted two-way traffic near Smith’s Ferry. → Read More

Idaho Fish and Game kills five grizzly bears in Island Park

Idaho Fish and Game has killed five grizzly bears near the Wyoming border in the span of four days this month. → Read More

Deliberations in von Ehlinger rape trial extends into a second day

Jurors in the rape trial of former state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger will deliberate for a second day after they failed to reach a verdict Thursday evening. → Read More

Idaho Supreme Court blocks new Texas-style abortion ban for now

The Idaho Supreme Court has temporarily blocked implementation of the state’s new Texas-style abortion ban as it considers a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality. → Read More

Gov. Brad Little signs Texas-style abortion ban into law

State lawmakers are following Texas’s lead by allowing private citizens to sue doctors who perform abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy before many women know they’re pregnant. → Read More

Texas-style abortion ban bill goes to governor's desk

Gov. Brad Little will soon decide whether a Texas-style abortion bill becomes law in Idaho. → Read More

House GOP backs criminal charges for librarians lending "harmful" books to kids

House Republicans overwhelmingly approved of criminally charging librarians who knowingly expose minors to “harmful materials.” → Read More

Idaho librarians could face jail time for lending "harmful" books

House lawmakers could soon consider whether prosecutors could criminally charge librarians for allowing minors to check out sexually explicit materials. → Read More

Idaho legislature greenlights largest tax cut in state history

State senators passed the largest income tax cut in Idaho history Tuesday, which would move the state closer to a flat tax system. → Read More

Lawmakers lay out their priorities for 2022 legislative session

Gov. Brad Little and top lawmakers gave a preview of their priorities Friday morning for the upcoming legislative session. They include boosting spending on infrastructure and education, while also fitting in a tax cut. → Read More

Idaho closes open enrollment deadline for health coverage this week

Wednesday is the final day to sign up for a health insurance plan through Idaho’s exchange. → Read More

Ada County housing prices leap up in November

The cost for new homes in Ada County has hit another milestone, with a multitude of factors contributing to sky-high prices. → Read More

Idaho House Republicans rush to give legal cover to the unvaccinated

Idaho House Republicans want to outlaw businesses from refusing service to unvaccinated people. → Read More

Friday is the deadline to request your Idaho absentee ballot

Friday, Oct. 22 is the last day to request your ballot if you want to vote absentee in next month’s election. → Read More

Idaho early voting begins this week

Early voting begins for municipal and school board elections across Idaho this week. → Read More