Former Boise priest Thomas Faucher made an appearance in court late last week. He faces numerous counts of sexual exploitation of a child. More details surrounding his posts in internet chat rooms came to light at the hearing.
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Tuesday, the Idaho House rejected a bill that would have barred people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from owning guns for two years. Similar laws have been passed in 28 states, including the Republican dominated Utah Legislature.
A ruling this week in favor of two transgender women will allow individuals to change the sex listed on their birth certificates. That’s a significant change in policy from Idaho’s former automatic denial of such requests.
Investigators in Burley are still piecing together what happened early Monday morning when an empty downtown building was gutted by fire and a bomb was discovered in front of a business across the street.
Last year, Idaho became the first state to track sexual assault investigation kits – making sure the kits are tested and processed according to state law. The Idaho State Police released the 2017 report to the state legislature last Friday.