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Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:07am

A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Agencies boost efforts to stop wildland firefighter suicides

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:31am

Shane Del Grosso spent some 30 summers crossing smoke-shrouded mountains and forests to fight increasingly devastating wildfires in the U.S. West.

Lethal measures off table for controlling wild horse herds

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 12:03pm

The Trump administration will not pursue lethal measures such as euthanasia or selling horses for slaughter to deal with what officials say is an ecological and fiscal crisis caused by too many wild horses on rangelands in the U.S. West, an official said Thursday.

Judge limits Hammond Ranches cattle grazing as case proceeds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:36pm

A federal judge will allow Oregon ranchers who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land to graze cattle on parts of a federal allotment this season on a limited basis.

New school funding suit challenges kindergarten fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:09pm

A former Idaho Supreme Court justice has filed another lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of school fees.

Nuclear weapons waste compacted, shipped out of Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:44am

Radioactive waste shipped to Idaho from a Midwestern nuclear weapons facility during the Cold War has been compacted and sent out of state for permanent disposal.

Massive beehive removed from Idaho State University arch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:03am

Beekeepers and maintenance workers have removed roughly 30,000 bees that built a massive hive inside an Idaho State University campus landmark.

Defendants told former Boise officer may have lied in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:21am

Boise prosecutors have been forced to notify defendants in dozens of cases that a police officer may have lied under oath.

State officials update Idaho's 50-year-old mining laws

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:52pm

State officials have approved a rewrite of Idaho's 50-year-old mining law.

Kayakers warned to watch for things falling from bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:13am

Kayakers in southern Idaho are being warned to watch for any falling objects dropped from the Perrine Bridge near Twin Falls.

Flight park co-owner dies in paraglider crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:44am

Authorities have identified the man killed in a paraglider crash on Monday as the co-owner of the flight park where the crash occurred.

Idaho man may soon be exonerated of decades-old murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:20pm

A judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether to exonerate an Idaho man who spent two decades behind bars for the murder of Angie Dodge after making a false confession.

Former Idaho governor seeks investigation of mining company

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:50pm

Former Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has asked the Trump administration to investigate possible Chinese involvement in a mining company that could compete in Idaho with a Canadian-based company that tapped Otter to serve on its board of directors.

Twin Falls coroner wants new system to investigate deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:36am

A southern Idaho county coroner is pushing for a new system to investigate deaths across the state.

Little names ISU nursing dean to Idaho Board of Correction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:02am

A nursing professor and interim dean of Idaho State University's College of Nursing has been named the newest member of the Idaho Board of Correction.

Summer crowds at Yellowstone mean delays, limited parking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:02am

More than 780,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in June as the park continues to grapple with large summer crowds.

Locomotives, several train cars derail in southern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 11:34am

Two Union Pacific locomotives and seven rail cars derailed early Thursday morning in southern Idaho, and officials say there were no injuries and no major spills from the crash.

28 Idaho lawmakers oppose Boise State diversity programs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 11:14am

A group of 28 Idaho Republican lawmakers have sent a letter to Boise State University criticizing the school's efforts to address gender-based violence, aid underrepresented minority students and to avoid bias in hiring decisions because the lawmakers say those and other programs increase tuition costs and go against the "Idaho way."

8 Idaho police officers placed on leave following shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 9:20am

Police say eight officers involved in the shooting of an 18-year-old man that followed an Idaho Fourth of July fireworks display have been placed on paid leave.