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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.

Boise to use facial recognition tech at city hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 9:31am

City officials say Boise is installing facial recognition technology at its city halls to keep "banned people" out of the government buildings.

Officials examine ways to limit wild horse population growth

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 5:15pm

There are too many wild horses on public lands, a federal official said Wednesday, and potential solutions include new sterilization methods, aggressive adoption efforts and holding more horses in corrals.

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.

Idaho Supreme Court: Vehicle registration rule is too vague

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 11:09am

The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned a woman's felony drug conviction because the law the police officer used to make the traffic stop that led to her arrest is unconstitutionally vague.

Idaho boy charged in shooting death of 10-year-old girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 8:24am

Authorities say an Idaho boy has been charged with a felony in the deadly shooting of a 10-year-old girl.

Lawsuit filed to restore mountain caribou

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 2:09pm

Conservation groups are suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for endangered mountain caribou in the inland Northwest.

State OKs killing of wolf pack members preying on cattle

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 9:45am

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized killing some members of a wolf pack that are preying on cattle in northeastern Washington state.

More than half of Idaho's job service offices to close doors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 5:11pm

The Idaho Department of Labor is eliminating more than half of its job service offices in the state.