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Lead kills 1st Yellowstone golden eagle fitted with tracker

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 2:01pm

The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park fitted with a tracking device has died of lead poisoning, likely after consuming bullet fragments while scavenging the remains of an animal killed by a hunter, officials said Monday.

Boise poised to expand smoking ban to include e-cigarettes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 12:05pm

Boise officials are looking to expand the city's smoking ban to include e-cigarettes.

CWI faculty say they have no confidence in CWI president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:30am

The faculty at the College of Western Idaho say they have no confidence in the community college's president, Bert Glandon.

Idaho to pay court costs in same-sex parent rights lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 5:09pm

The Idaho Constitutional Defense Council has agreed to pay more than $227,000 in legal fees to attorneys for a woman who sued and won after the state refused to add her name to a birth certificate for a child she had with her same-sex partner.

Montana court blocks drilling north of Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:39pm

A Montana judge has blocked an exploratory gold mining project on private land in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park.

Trial underway in Title IX lawsuit against Idaho school

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:36pm

The principal of an Idaho school where a 13-year-old reported she was raped by an older student says surveillance video of the incident appeared to her to show "wrong acts of affection."

Timber company, county decry Idaho land buying splurge

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:35pm

A timber company and northern Idaho county say Idaho's plan to buy timberland unfairly competes with private businesses and takes away tax revenue from local governments.

State officials OK paying for mine cleanup in SW Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:07pm

Idaho officials have approved spending about $125,000 to do reclamation work at a sand and gravel mine in southwestern Idaho after the owner abandoned the site a decade ago and now doesn't have money for the work.

2 people escape injury in Pullman plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:43am

A single-engine airplane has crashed on the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, but the two people on board were not injured.

Man, 2 women charged for roles in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:40am

Authorities say a man and two women have been charged for their roles in a triple shooting in Boise that killed a 19-year-old woman.

Former sheriff 'fully disputes' sex abuse allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:10am

A former sheriff in Idaho says he "fully disputes" allegations that he sexually abused an underage girl for nearly a decade.

Management plan: Oregon wolf population to continue to grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 5:28pm

As Oregon's wolf population continues to grow, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued a new draft conservation and management plan that establishes a new deadline for when wolves can be killed for preying on livestock.

The Latest: Montana to appeal mine permit revocation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 3:04pm

The Latest on a court order that revoked a water use permit for a mine proposed beneath a Montana wilderness area (all times local):

Judge revokes water permit for mine under Montana wilderness

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 1:06pm

A state judge has revoked the water permit for a silver and copper mine proposed beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area.

Newhouse says critics of dam study seek to undermine it

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:04am

Republican Congressman Dan Newhouse contends that criticism of speeding up a study looking at removing four lower Snake River dams smells like an attempt to undermine the study's validity.

Layoffs planned at Idaho nuclear waste processing project

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 9:17am

A U.S. Department of Energy contractor in charge of cleaning up radioactive waste at a federal site in eastern Idaho says it will eliminate up to 190 jobs starting this summer.

Police: 3 in custody in Boise triple shooting that killed 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 8:05am

Authorities say three suspects are in custody in connection with a triple shooting in Boise that killed a 19-year-old woman.

Spokane announces elimination of school librarian positions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 14th - 3:18pm

Spokane's school district has given notice to school librarians that their jobs will be eliminated next year.

Homes prices average new highs in Ada, Canyon counties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 14th - 11:09am

Home prices are increasing in Idaho's most populous county.