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Idaho senator yells at students lobbying for birth control

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:33pm

A state senator shouted at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood trying to schedule a meeting with him to discuss birth control and sex education.

Idaho State's Sam Dowd beats the odds to become DI player

John Marshall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:34pm

Sam Dowd has what coaches call pop, a burst that allows him to jump a little higher, move a little quicker than the players around him.

Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:39am

A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees.

Canine influenza spreads to East Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:48pm

An Idaho animal hospital says it has been notified of a confirmed case of canine influenza in the eastern part of the state.

Massive juniper removal project could help Idaho sage grouse

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:33am

Federal officials have released final plans for one of the largest ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse that will also benefit cattle ranchers in southwestern Idaho.

Utah man killed in Wyoming avalanche

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 3:43pm

A Utah man died near the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Saturday after triggering an avalanche in Rock Springs, a sidecountry area south of the ski area.

The Latest: Twitter account says no affiliation with senator

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 8:13pm

The Latest on Sen. Dan Foreman getting in a heated exchange with students (all times local):

Man arrested after allegedly dragging, running over woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:06pm

An Idaho man is accused of dragging a woman alongside his truck and then running her over.

New health care bill allows non-ACA plans, targets Medicaid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:16pm

An eastern Idaho lawmaker has introduced legislation allowing health insurance carriers to offer non-Obamacare approved plans, while also imposing new requirements for Medicaid recipients.

Man arrested after person stabbed in head

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:00pm

A man was arrested in downtown Boise after police say he stabbed another person in the head.

US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:39pm

Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize to find a way to kill invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

House panel spikes change to Idaho agency appointments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:32am

An Idaho House panel has spiked a proposal that would have changed how a handful of state agency heads were appointed.

Twin Falls man sent to prison for illegally having firearms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:00am

A Twin Falls man has been sentenced to more than a year behind bars for unlawfully having firearms.

Bill proposes mental health exception in felony battery law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:40pm

An Idaho lawmaker has proposed inserting a mental health exception in a 2014 felony battery law that protects health care workers.

Idaho man accused of shooting at officer in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:55am

A 30-year-old Idaho man accused of shooting at an officer last month is back in custody after he left a Boise-area hospital.

Snow moves into Pacific Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:01am

Strong winds over the weekend carried snow into the Pacific Northwest, causing slick roads and multiple crashes.

The Latest: Winter storm starts rolling through US Rockies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 5:10pm

The Latest on a major storm system expected to hit the Rockies over the holiday weekend (all times local):

Southwestern Idaho student brings BB gun to class

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:41am

A southwestern Idaho school district is informing parents that a middle school student brought a BB gun to class.

Fatal shooting by officer to be reviewed by outside agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:23am

The Bonneville County prosecutor's office in eastern Idaho says it has asked another agency to review an investigation of a fatal police-involved shooting due to a conflict of interest.

Winter storm forecast to roll south through US Rockies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:10am

An Arctic cold front is forecast to sweep through the Rocky Mountains with heavy mountain snows over Presidents Day weekend, while cold temperatures descend on the Northern Plains.