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Police search for driver suspected in Utah highway killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:41am

Police in Idaho were searching Thursday near a small town for a man suspected of shooting and killing a motorist along a desolate stretch of interstate highway in Utah.

Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery

Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Bryan and Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:08pm

Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets.

Task force created to improve Idaho broadband infrastructure

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:47pm

Gov. Brad Little has created a task force aimed at improving broadband infrastructure across Idaho.

The Latest: Sheriff warns residents near manhunt to lock up

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:27pm

The Latest on a Utah shooting and Idaho manhunt (all times local):

Governor picks Idaho man as new Kansas corrections secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:39am

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has selected an Idaho prison official as her new secretary of corrections.

Proposed Idaho powerline could help US cybersecurity efforts

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:13pm

Federal officials are taking public comments on a plan to build a 16.5-mile (27-kilometer) powerline at an eastern Idaho nuclear site as part of a cybersecurity effort to bolster protections for the nation's electric grid.

Idaho governor appoints new member of Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 8:29am

Republican Gov. Brad Little has appointed Megan Kiska to a seat in the Idaho House of Representatives.

Eastern Idaho boy dies in backyard explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:54am

Authorities in eastern Idaho say a 14-year-old boy building a homemade gun or cannon with a friend died following an explosion.

Seattle man gets 23 years in prison for sex trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:31am

A Seattle man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release for crimes including sex trafficking of a minor.

Groups oppose plan to kill ravens to save grouse in Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 10:26pm

Environmental advocates in Oregon have criticized a state plan to kill more than 1,000 ravens to help save the greater sage grouse.

Man killed in rafting accident on Grand Teton's Snake River

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:10pm

A boat operator was killed in a rafting accident in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.

The Latest: $1M bond for man accused of abducting Idaho girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:15pm

The Latest on the abduction of a 17-year-old girl from Idaho who has been found in Arizona and the suspect arrested (all times local):

Judge lowers $1.8 million award to former probation employee

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:54pm

A federal judge has reduced a $1.8 million award given to a former Idaho Department of Correction employee who sued over a hostile work environment because it exceeds the maximum amount allowed under federal law.

Jury awards $27M in damages against truckers in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:44pm

A federal jury in Oregon has awarded nearly $27 million in damages against two trucking companies and their drivers who were involved in a road rage episode that killed a motorist.

Governor proposes cuts to Idaho administrative rules

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:44pm

Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little is taking public comments on his plan to cut or simplify regulations in what he says are a third of all chapters in the state's administrative rules book.

Idaho Land Board forms subcommittee to analyze land dealings

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:24pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and a financial expert will examine how the Idaho Land Board should invest $240 million from the sale of hundreds of residential home sites as well as commercial real estate properties.

Idaho state lands agency reviews administrative rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:43am

Idaho's top elected officials have directed the state agency responsible for administering regulations on 3,800 square miles (9,800 square kilometers) of state land to carry out a process to make sure those regulations don't expire.

Idaho officials accept land donation for veterans' home

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:00am

Idaho officials have accepted a land donation in northern Idaho where the state plans to build a fourth state veterans' home.

Inslee OKs funding to study removal of Snake River dams

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:43am

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that provides $750,000 to study how to best help impacted communities if the four federal dams on the Snake River are breached.