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China detains 2 US citizens who ran Rexburg, Idaho-based teaching program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:00am

China says it has detained two U.S. citizens on suspicion of organizing others to illegally cross the border. Both are associated with Idaho-based China Horizons.

Western governors want nuclear testing compensation expanded

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 7:06pm

Atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government currently recognizes, Western governors said.

Man accused in Boise mass stabbing found competent for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:36am

A man charged with first-degree murder in connection with a mass stabbing that left a 3-year-old girl dead and eight other people wounded has been found competent to stand trial.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:40am

Idaho's Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she'll ask the Legislature for a $101 million increase to the public schools budget next year. The Lewiston Tribune reports Ybarra made the announcement during a presentation to the Idaho State Board of Education on Wednesday. If approved, the request would account for a 5.3% increase over the current year's appropriations, bringing the general education budget for K-12 to just under $2 billion.

Court issues temporary stay on flavored vaping ban in Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:27pm

Oregon's Court of Appeals has put a halt to the state's ban on flavored vaping products two days after it took effect.

Washington reaches 1,000 winery licenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:45pm

Washington state's wine industry reached a major milestone when it surpassed 1,000 active winery licenses recently.

Nevada hosts Dayton, UNLV at VCU in 2020 MW-A10 challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:24pm

Nevada will host Dayton and VCU will host UNLV next year in the inaugural Mountain West-Atlantic 10 Challenge Series.

Idaho Schools Superintendent seeks school budget boost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:50am

Idaho's Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she'll ask the Legislature for a $101 million increase to the public schools budget next year.

Boise police officer charged with rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:40am

Idaho authorities say a Boise police officer has been arrested and charged with felony rape.

Grizzly cubs killed on Montana railroad tracks, deaths mount

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:24am

Two grizzly bear cubs have been killed on railroad tracks in northwestern Montana, driving the number of bear deaths toward last year's record level for the region.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:20am

Nobody knows how long the skinny white dog was trapped on the side of a steep, rocky cliff in rural Idaho, but when Dave Wright heard about the pup's plight he knew he had to get the animal down.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:40am

Idaho's Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she'll ask the Legislature for a $101 million increase to the public schools budget next year. The Lewiston Tribune reports Ybarra made the announcement during a presentation to the Idaho State Board of Education on Wednesday. If approved, the request would account for a 5.3% increase over the current year's appropriations, bringing the general education budget for K-12 to just under $2 billion.

Animal rescuer saves dog stranded on steep cliff in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:47am

Nobody knows how long the skinny white dog was trapped on the side of a steep, rocky cliff in rural Idaho, but when Dave Wright heard about the pup's plight he knew he had to get the animal down.

Fighter jets could fly lower in Idaho, Nevada and Oregon

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:32am

The U.S. Air Force wants to fly supersonic fighter jets at lower altitudes in lightly populated areas of southwestern Idaho, northern Nevada and southeastern Oregon to better simulate combat conditions.

Man dead after high-speed police chase in southern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:08am

Police say a suspect died after a high-speed chase during which shots were fired in southern Idaho on Tuesday, but they declined to release many details.

2 Oregon counties offer vote-by-mobile to overseas voters

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:20am

Two Oregon counties are offering the opportunity for members of the U.S. military, their dependents and others living overseas to vote in special elections this November with smartphones.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:20am

Nobody knows how long the skinny white dog was trapped on the side of a steep, rocky cliff in rural Idaho, but when Dave Wright heard about the pup's plight he knew he had to get the animal down.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:40am

Nobody knows how long the skinny white dog was trapped on the side of a steep, rocky cliff in rural Idaho, but when Dave Wright heard about the pup's plight he knew he had to get the animal down. Wright, the founder of Friends Furever Animal Rescue, told the Idaho Statesman he saw a Facebook post about the dog's precarious position on Sunday. He did some research and with the help of rock climber Richard Jensen scaled the cliff face to safely rescue the dog, now called "Clifford."

Man arrested after Pocatello woman stabbed several times

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:11pm

Police say a southern Idaho woman who was stabbed several times is expected to survive, and a man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing.