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Orem family keeps Idaho hotel open for truckers

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 1st - 9:16am

An Orem family is helping truckers during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free rooms at their Idaho hotel.

'I heard the roar': 6.5 earthquake hits Idaho

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 6:21pm

An earthquake struck north of Boise Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking.

Yellowstone slaughters wild bison to shrink park's herds

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:10pm

Yellowstone National Park is done capturing wild bison for the year after rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter as part of a population control program, park officials said.

Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in tough times

Pat Graham and Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 11:14am

even if for a brief moment — is to follow a bit of his own advice: Go fish.

Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 9:18am

The second-largest river in California has sustained Native American tribes with plentiful salmon for millennia, provided upstream farmers with irrigation water for generations and served as a haven for retirees who built dream homes along its banks.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 3:20am

Nearly 33,000 Idaho residents filed for unemployment benefits last week as the Idaho economy continues shedding jobs at a record rate because of the coronavirus. The Idaho Department of Labor on Thursday reported that the total number of people filing for claims between March 15 and Saturday is more than 46,500. The agency says workers of all age groups are being affected, but people under age 25 represent a disproportionate share of the total. The agency says its working with the federal government to put in place provisions of the $2.2 trillion rescue package approved by Congress last week that should help self-employed or gig-economy workers.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 1:40am

Nearly 33,000 Idaho residents filed for unemployment benefits last week as the Idaho economy continues shedding jobs at a record rate because of the coronavirus. The Idaho Department of Labor on Thursday reported that the total number of people filing for claims between March 15 and Saturday is more than 46,500. The agency says workers of all age groups are being affected, but people under age 25 represent a disproportionate share of the total. The agency says its working with the federal government to put in place provisions of the $2.2 trillion rescue package approved by Congress last week that should help self-employed or gig-economy workers.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 3:20am

The day after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled Idaho, authorities near the epicenter say there have been no reports of significant damage or injuries. Kathy Rodgers, a dispatcher with the Custer County Sheriff's Office, says calls poured in following the earthquake just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday but all appears to be well in the sparsely populated central Idaho county. More than 2 million live in the region that could feel the initial Idaho quake, according to the US Geological Survey. At least 47 aftershocks had been recorded by the USGS by mid-morning, with the largest one measured at a magnitude 4.6. 

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 1:40am

The day after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled Idaho, authorities near the epicenter say there have been no reports of significant damage or injuries. Kathy Rodgers, a dispatcher with the Custer County Sheriff's Office, says calls poured in following the earthquake just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday but all appears to be well in the sparsely populated central Idaho county. More than 2 million live in the region that could feel the initial Idaho quake, according to the US Geological Survey. At least 47 aftershocks had been recorded by the USGS by mid-morning, with the largest one measured at a magnitude 4.6. 

U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 6:19pm

U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho.

Groups sue over continued grazing in Wyoming grizzly habitat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 12:21pm

Conservation groups sued the U.S. government Tuesday over livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest, saying grizzly bears are too often killed by ranchers and wildlife managers for pursuing cattle in such settings.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 3:20am

A large earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian. A restaurant owner in Stanley near where the quake hit said his whole house was rattling from the force of it. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 1:40am

A large earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian. A restaurant owner in Stanley near where the quake hit said his whole house was rattling from the force of it. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Idaho governor signs into law anti-transgender legislation

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 7:20pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 3:20am

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them. The Republican governor on Monday signed a bill that prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates, and another that bans transgender girls and women from competing in women’s sports. The birth certificate legislation ignores a 2018 federal court ruling that a past Idaho law barring transgender people from making the birth certificate changes was unconstitutional. The Idaho attorney general's office said it could cost $1 million if the state had to defend the ban again and lost. 

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 1:40am

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them. The Republican governor on Monday signed a bill that prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates, and another that bans transgender girls and women from competing in women’s sports. The birth certificate legislation ignores a 2018 federal court ruling that a past Idaho law barring transgender people from making the birth certificate changes was unconstitutional. The Idaho attorney general's office said it could cost $1 million if the state had to defend the ban again and lost. 

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 3:40am

A Caldwell man who reportedly fired a shot at his wife, held his neighbors at gunpoint and fired a shot at a passing vehicle was critically injured in an officer-involved shooting, Caldwell Police say officers responded to a report of shots fired shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police said Shane Farwell began shooting at them. Officers returned fire and Farwell was critically injured. Investigators later learned of the rest of the incident involving Farwell, who had apparently argued with his wife earlier in the evening. Four Caldwell officers will be placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 1:20am

A Caldwell man who reportedly fired a shot at his wife, held his neighbors at gunpoint and fired a shot at a passing vehicle was critically injured in an officer-involved shooting, Caldwell Police say officers responded to a report of shots fired shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police said Shane Farwell began shooting at them. Officers returned fire and Farwell was critically injured. Investigators later learned of the rest of the incident involving Farwell, who had apparently argued with his wife earlier in the evening. Four Caldwell officers will be placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 3:40am

Tribes say their persistent efforts to be included in a massive stimulus bill to respond to the new coronavirus have paid off. Tribes have been lobbying Congress to help address shortfalls in an already underfunded health care system that serves Native Americans. They secured $10 billion in the bill that President Donald Trump signed Friday. Most of it is set aside as a relief fund that will be distributed based on need. More than $1 billion will go to the federal agency that provides primary health care for more than 2 million Native Americans. The Navajo Nation in the U.S. Southwest has been hardest hit by the virus with more than 90 confirmed cases.