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Wildfire prompts evacuations from Idaho nuclear energy lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:54am

Some employees have been evacuated from the Idaho National Laboratory in southeastern Idaho while crews fight a wildfire burning near the nuclear energy research site.

'Mormon Crickets' swarm southeast Idaho towns

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:38am

So-called "Mormon Crickets" have been showing up in large numbers in some southeast Idaho towns and in places where locals say they haven’t seen them before.

Sanders campaign adapts after Washington primary shift

Tom James, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:33am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign is hitting Washington state with an early volunteer push.

Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:43pm

The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of terrain in the West.

Girl tossed in air after bison charges Yellowstone tourists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:58pm

Yellowstone National Park officials say a bull bison tossed a 9-year-old girl into the air when the animal charged a group of about 50 tourists.

2 grizzlies moved to bolster Cabinet-Yaak bear population

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:44pm

Wildlife officials have captured and moved two young grizzly bears to bolster a small population of the federally protected bruins in the Cabinet-Yaak area of northwestern Montana.

Idaho attorney general sues several opioid makers

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 1:56pm

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has filed another lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies, contending they deliberately deceived the public about the dangers of opioid prescriptions in order to generate big profits.

Rise in women farmers attributed to data collection change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:58am

Federal data shows more women are operating farms in Idaho, but officials say they have always been there.

Judge rejects bid to block sheep grazing in Centennial range

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:47pm

A judge says he won't block sheep grazing in a mountain range on the Idaho-Montana border despite worries by wildlife advocates that federally-protected grizzly bears could be harmed.

Idaho's unemployment rate stays under 3% mark

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:08pm

Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%.

7-year-old who died after being struck by pickup identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:59am

The Ada County Coroner says a 7-year-old boy who died after he was struck by a pickup while riding his bicycle on Thursday is Eduard Prokopchuk of Nampa.

Drought conditions start appearing in northern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:02am

Drought conditions are starting to creep into northern Idaho as summer temperatures begin to dry the state.

Some Idaho Hispanic groups worry census outreach falls short

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:48am

With six months left before the 2020 census and no additional state funding for outreach, some Idaho groups are feeling the crunch to put together a plan to make sure everyone is counted.

Jackson contractor arrested; suspected in Idaho burglaries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:51am

A Wyoming home construction contractor has been arrested after skipping a court appearance on police claims that he stole $50,000 worth of property from his landlord.

Montana pilot makes emergency landing on Idaho highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:23pm

A Montana pilot made an emergency landing on an Idaho highway after having engine trouble.

Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:47pm

A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Idaho governor wants more cuts to state regulations

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:52pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and other top elected officials say pruning thousands of pages of administrative rules could become standard practice each year.

Idaho Land Board subcommittee eyes spending $240 million

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:56am

Idaho Gov. Brad Little convened the first meeting of a committee tasked with recommending what kind of assets the state should buy with $240 million.

Wyoming to discuss requiring hunters to carry bear spray

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:24pm

Wyoming wildlife officials plan to discuss possibly requiring hunters to carry bear spray in grizzly bear habitat.

Plan to build 1st small US nuke reactors in Idaho advances

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:34am

A plan to build the nation's first small modular nuclear reactors to produce commercial power is a step closer to being realized.