Gov. Little: Climate change is real, must be reversed
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s collaborative efforts with federal agencies, conservation groups, industries and residents have put Idaho out front in tackling tough environmental problems involving forests, rangelands, water uses and other issues, Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has received Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Chairman Kevin Dickey’s resignation after a potential conflict of interest.
“Today I asked for and accepted the resignation of the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission chairman,” Little ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A $200,000 budget request by Gov. Brad Little for an Idaho board that manages money to pay a federal and state agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and big game is sufficient for fiscal year 2020, a board member told lawmakers Wednesday.
“We’re fine with the ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Roughly 200 demonstrators have gathered inside the Statehouse to get Idaho lawmakers to pass legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from employment and housing discrimination.
The demonstrators on Wednesday carried signs describing past ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.
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BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — Officials say only one person has applied to be appointed as Bingham County prosecutor, and the deadline for applications is looming.
Idaho courts facing court reporter shortage, seek pay boost
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An official with the Idaho courts system says the state is facing a shortage of court reporters and needs $340,500 to boost salaries for its 45 court reporter positions.
Administrative Director of the Courts Sara Thomas told the budget setting Joint ...
Martin’s 3 lifts No. 10 Nevada over Boise State 72-71
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nevada’s Cody Martin hadn’t hit a 3-pointer in a month, but that didn’t stop him from taking a huge shot when his team needed it.
Martin, last season’s Mountain West defensive player of the year, hit a contested 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds remaining to lift No. 10 Nevada ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s bodyguard in confrontations with U.S land management agents became the last of 19 defendants from 11 states to be sentenced on Tuesday in an armed standoff nearly five years ago.
Brian “Booda” Cavalier, 47, of Mesa, Arizona, was told he won’t ...
Rule clarifies who must pay to film in Idaho state parks
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers have advanced a proposed rule giving a sharper focus on who can take photos and record moving images in Idaho state parks without a permit.
The House Resources and Conservation Committee on Tuesday voted 16-2 to approve moving ahead with the new rule proposed ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates on Tuesday urged Montana officials to ban trapping along much of the state’s border with Idaho to protect an isolated population of cat-sized predators living in old-growth forests.
Representatives of five environmental groups said in a petition to ...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral for wild horses in Northern California, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter.
The agency acknowledged in court filings in a potentially precedent-setting legal battle that it ...
Businesses seek help maintaining Yellowstone roads
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The coalition of businesses that has been maintaining snowmobile and snow coach access to most of Yellowstone National Park during the federal government shutdown is reaching out for help.
Xanterra Parks and Resorts, which operates hotels inside the park in winter, ...
Federal trial for ‘AK-47 Bandit’ set for March in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal trial in Nebraska has been pushed to March for a man suspected of being the “AK-47 bandit,” who investigators believe robbed banks in five states.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Two employees who falsified records and failed to check on a resident who died at an Idaho health care facility were not fired, a complaint survey says.
The employees at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center instead received more training, the Idaho Press-Tribune
Idaho’s Veterans Services Division struggles to hire nurses
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of Idaho’s Division of Veterans Services says beds for veterans are going empty despite waiting lists because the agency can’t hire enough medical staffers.
Director Marv Hagedorn told Idaho’s legislative budget-setting committee on Monday that it’s ...
Tri-Cities groups pushing support for Snake River dams
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A plan to spend $750,000 of state taxpayer money to study the impacts of tearing down four dams on the lower Snake River is not sitting well with Tri-Cities area supporters of the dams.
They’ve drafted a letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee saying the study would be ...
Commission eyes new model for protecting vulnerable adults
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have advanced legislation Gov. Brad Little’s administration says will help prevent abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults.
The House Health and Welfare Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved moving forward with the legislation brought forward by the ...
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s 7-month-old daughter has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.
First District Judge Scott Wayman said Monday that 24-year-old Cody Hull will have to serve at least five years before he can be ...
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers have advanced legislation to help state officials cap what are thought to be hundreds of artesian wells across southern Idaho in a plan that could help irrigators and a federally protected snail.
The Senate Resources and Environment Committee on Monday ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The top official of a state program to boost student participation in science and technology learning to keep Idaho competitive in those fields says there are thousands of openings for jobs requiring those skills.
Idaho STEM Action Center Executive Director Angela ...
HOMEDALE, Idaho (AP) — A veteran is hoping to return a military burial flag to its rightful owners, but first he has to find them.
David Slawson Sr. was cleaning out a home in Nampa, Idaho when he found the flag. Slawson tells Boise television station
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho nonprofit says the federal government shutdown is threatening the state’s ability to keep hatchery-based steelhead season open, and thus affecting local families and businesses that depend on the fish for their livelihoods.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Every racing series in the world is full of wealthy enthusiasts with ideas that sound too good to be true. Expensive promises to fund life-changing opportunities are usually broken before cars even make it to the track.
Jackie Heinricher has defied those odds and ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Commission on the Arts is requesting a budget committee accept Gov. Brad Little’s request that will result in an operating budget of just more than $2 million for fiscal year 2020.
Commission Director Michael Faison on Monday told the Joint ...
Grant allows rural Idaho kids to get ready for kindergarten
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A $14.2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow children in Idaho and other rural states to prepare for kindergarten through an online program.
Boy, 2, found dead in Idaho house fire; 2 adults escaped
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters found a 2-year-old boy dead during a blaze in an Idaho house.
Authorities say two adults in the Sandpoint home escaped early Saturday’s fire through a window. By the time firefighters were able to reach the toddler, he was dead in his upstairs ...
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Boyd scored the winning layup with two seconds to go to lift Idaho State over Sacramento State 72-70 on Saturday night.
Boyd drove past Chibueze Jacobs and finished from the right ...
Wildlife commission to finally vote on Oregon wolf plan
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife commission is finally set to vote on a plan for managing wolves in the state, after years of contentious meetings.
The commission is expected to vote in March, The Oregonian/OregonLive
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The helicopter hovered low over the hills southeast of Kelly Mountain, snow billowing up from the ground, and deer bounded down the slope to flee the noisy monster.
Idaho Fish and Game research biologist Mark Hurley spoke into his radio to a couple of dozen Idaho ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Alex Frandsen considers herself lucky.
She was in two foster-care homes before she lived with her grandmother for two years. When she was 18 years old, she was homeless. She lived out of motels for months.
Now, Anderson is the first resident living in the ...
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Yellowstone’s federal workers to resume some basic services
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say federal employees will start providing some basic services again, despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.
Park officials said in a statement Friday that by Sunday, staff will resume collecting trash, ...
City in turmoil: Mayor accused of racism, disbands police
TONASKET, Wash. (AP) — A tiny city in Washington state is in turmoil after a police officer came forward with allegations that the mayor wanted him to start using the name “Joseph” because “Jose” sounded too Hispanic.
The mayor also has disbanded the small police department in Tonasket, ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho company that sells posters to raise money for schools has admitted to defrauding a South Dakota tribe and at least two organizations tied to Alaska Natives.
All Around Sports, in Boise, and its owner, Chris Hoshaw, have “reached an agreement with the Department ...
Official: Idaho needs a cybersecurity expert for elections
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s top election official says the state needs a cybersecurity expert to deal with potential threats to elections and make sure voters have confidence in the system.
Secretary of State Lawerence Denney told the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Friday in a ...
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Jake Kremer is the type of angler who embraces the diversity of fish in Idaho’s waters and isn’t content to only angle for popular species like bass, trout, salmon and steelhead.
If there is a catchable fish out there, Kremer wants to hook and land it, examine the ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A pair of budget-related committees has accepted Gov. Brad Little’s projected revenue of $3.75 billion for the current fiscal year, but reduced it for the following year.
The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Friday accepted a report from the Economic Outlook ...
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MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Tyler Hall scored 20 points with seven rebounds, Harald Frey had 19 points with seven assists and Montana State defeated Idaho 77-67 on Thursday night.
The Bobcats never trailed (7-8, 4-1 Big Sky), opened a 30-21 lead at the half and then had Hall knock down three ...
Hearing planned on barrel ruptures at E. Idaho nuclear site
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A government board that makes recommendations on U.S. Department of Energy facilities plans to hold a public hearing concerning the rupture of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site.
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board will ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission says Idaho’s economy is strong, but the state faces a likely $350 million cash-flow problem due to changes in tax laws.
Ken Roberts told members of the Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee on Thursday the ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation at a Mississippi lunch counter in the 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.
Known by his birth name John Salter Jr. when he worked at historically black Tougaloo College ...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho man has been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter after prosecutors said he killed his brother by hitting him with a pool cue.
District Judge Bruce Pickett said Wednesday that Cory James Hix will be eligible for parole ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state Legislature’s House Health and Welfare committee is recommending approval of a rule that adds a second meningococcal vaccine dose to the list of school-required vaccinations.
Parents and legal guardians still have the option of exempting their children from ...
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Snowmobiler dies in avalanche in northwest Wyoming
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a man died after he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling in northwest Wyoming.
Teton County Sheriff Matt Carr tells The Jackson Hole News ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental groups in Oregon announced Monday they have withdrawn from talks on how to manage the state’s rebounding wolf population because of what they called a “broken” process, and concerns that state wildlife officials want to make it easier to kill wolves that eat ...