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Inmate death shines light on cellmate pairings at US prisons

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:27pm

Glenn Cox went before the parole board with a plan and a bandage on his forehead.

Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:38pm

Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition.

3 men plead guilty to illegal bison hunting near Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:57am

Three men have pleaded guilty to the illegal hunting and wasting of bull bison north of Yellowstone Park.

Turtle euthanized after being seized from Idaho teacher

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 1:10pm

Officials with the Idaho Department of Agriculture have euthanized a turtle seized from a Preston, Idaho teacher earlier this week.

Wyoming guns in church bill signed by governor

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 11:02am

Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law a measure allowing people to carry concealed weapons into churches and other houses of worship in Wyoming.

Feral cats make Western Governor's list of invasive species

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:34am

Western U.S. governors have compiled their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species for their states.

Officials seize turtle from Idaho science teacher

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 10:47pm

Authorities have seized a snapping turtle from a Preston Junior High School science teacher who is currently under investigation for feeding a small puppy to the reptile.

Democratic Rep. Hy Kloc retiring amid cancer battle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 12:06pm

Third-term Idaho state Rep. Hy Kloc says he's retiring from the Legislature as he battles cancer.

BLM postpones meeting on wild horses over notice dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:21am

The federal Bureau of Land Management is postponing an advisory panel's scheduled March 27-28 meeting to make recommendations on wild horses and burros because of a dispute over public notice.

Potential eruptions at Yellowstone geyser, world's largest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:20am

Yellowstone National Park has reported a series of potential eruptions from the world's largest active geyser for the first time since 2014.

Wolf population continues to grow in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 4:05pm

The population of wolves in Washington state continued to grow in 2017.

Authorities investigating claims teacher fed puppy to turtle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 3:10pm

Authorities are investigating reports a teacher fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in a rural Idaho town that was the setting for the teenage cult classic film "Napoleon Dynamite."

Idaho lawmakers OK bill updating school threat penalties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 1:45pm

Legislation cracking down on people who make threats against schools is now headed to the Idaho governor's desk.

Road remains closed as Wyoming landslide blocks river

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 12:03pm

Officials plan to keep a road closed while a landslide threatens to continue damming up a river in western Wyoming.

House kills superintendent budget amid reading test debate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 11:52am

Idaho's House has spiked a budget proposal for Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra's office due to ongoing disagreements over the state's reading assessment for young students.

Idaho public schools budget headed to governor's desk

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:58am

Idaho's public schools funding proposal for fiscal year 2019 — the largest share of the state's budget — is headed to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's desk for consideration.

States: US government to rewrite 2 endangered species rules

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 8:38pm

States that challenged endangered species regulations say the Trump administration has agreed to rewrite rules about how to designate areas considered critical to a species' recovery.

WSU student pleads guilty to bomb threats at dorm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 6:03pm

A former Washington State University student arrested in connection with a series of bomb threats against the campus has pleaded guilty to a felony.

Board: Keep Idaho's reading test statewide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 5:48pm

The Idaho State Board of Education has come out against a legislative proposal seeking to revise the state's 20-year-old reading test for young students.

Health care advocates rally at Idaho Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 4:44pm

More than 100 health care advocates held a rally at the Idaho Capitol asking lawmakers to address the state's uninsured population.