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Idaho spends most of its emergency opioid grant on treatment

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:30pm

Idaho spent the vast majority of its share of federal emergency money intended to fight the nation's opioid crisis on treatment, much like other states that have not expanded Medicaid, according to an Associated Press analysis.

Idaho unemployment drops to 2.7 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:25pm

Idaho's unemployment rate in September dropped to 2.7 percent.

Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

Grant Schulte and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:29am

For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans.

Coroner: Cause of infant twin brothers' deaths still unknown

Gretel Kauffman - Times-News  |  Posted Oct 20th - 8:32pm

The cause of death for two infant twin boys who died Oct. 12 is still unknown, the Twin Falls County Coroner said Monday.

Reserve created in eastern Idaho for livestock displaced by wildfires, drought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 1:10pm

Federal authorities say a reserve forage area in eastern Idaho for livestock displaced by wildfires, drought or other problems will be available next summer.

Idaho, environmental group settle mine pollution lawsuit

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 9:02am

An environmental group and Idaho officials have reached a tentative settlement over toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world's top ski destinations.

Couple celebrates ‘miracle’ daughter after wife suddenly delivers baby at home

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:15am

Angela and Lane Stevenson never planned to have a baby at home.

Idaho eyes changes to occupational licensing requirements

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:20pm

Idaho officials are looking at whether occupational licenses the state requires have gone beyond protecting public safety to unduly limiting job opportunities.

Idaho GOP takes down social media posts mocking Democrat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:28am

The Idaho Republican Party has removed social media posts that added a mocking laugh track aimed at a Democratic candidate.

Northern Idaho man cites self-defense in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:13am

Bond will remain at $100,000 for a 41-year-old northern Idaho man who says he shot and killed another man in self-defense.

Bounty hunter found not guilty of trespassing charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:02pm

A jury has acquitted a bounty hunter after he was accused of terrorizing a Coeur d'Alene family by threatening to break into their home to find a fugitive who wasn't there.

Forest Service keeps tabs on bugs that threaten fir forests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:03pm

State and federal entomologists are tracking the spread of a tiny invasive insect that feeds on fir forests.

Spokane police investigate early morning stabbing downtown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:34pm

Spokane Police are investigating an early morning stabbing that took place downtown.

Man killed in eastern Oregon while checking tire pressure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:20pm

A man was killed on Oregon Route 86 near Baker City while checking the air pressure on his trailer's tires.

Law enforcement investigating fatal shooting in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 12:35pm

Law enforcement officers are investigating a fatal shooting near Post Falls, Idaho.

Bear conflicts down in Jackson Hole area of NW Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 8:58am

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says this year is a below-average one for human-bear conflicts in the Jackson Hole area in the northwest part of the state.

Idaho music festival promotor files for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:22am

The organizer of a rock music festival who sold tickets for the August event that never took place has filed for bankruptcy without reimbursing some ticket holders.

Tribes plan security upgrades at truck stop after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:59am

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they'll improve security at an Idaho truck stop where a trucker from Missouri was beaten by an unknown attacker who pried open the locked door of the trucker's cab as he slept.

Idaho education board adopts new college funding model

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:38am

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved a plan to fund the state's public colleges and universities based on the number of graduates they produce.