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Montana proposes closing area outside Yellowstone to bison hunting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 3:33pm

Montana wildlife officials want to prohibit state hunters from shooting bison in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park where dozens of hunters can congregate for the chance at an easy kill.

Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

David Eggert and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:17am

It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes.

Authorities: East Idaho robbery suspect shoots Bingham County deputy

Idaho State Journal Staff  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:07pm

A Bingham County deputy was hospitalized and bound for surgery Friday night after he was shot by a suspect in recent drive-by shootings and robberies in Bonneville County, authorities said.

Idaho city seeks volunteers to be human scarecrows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:04pm

City officials in Idaho are looking for volunteers to help ward off what has become a local sign of fall: The arrival of roughly 10,000 crows to the city of Nampa.

US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:39am

U.S. officials recommended approval on Friday of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on the forested public lands that make up Yellowstone National Park's mountainous northern boundary.

Man accused of getting near Old Faithful arrested in chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:31am

A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Wyoming's capital city.

Texas woman gets prison in virtual kidnapping, ransom scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:38am

A Texas woman has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for her role in what investigators called a "virtual kidnapping" extortion scam with ties to Mexico.

Attorneys general asking DEA to tighten drug manufacture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:45am

Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.

Nevada seeks again to overturn FEMA denial of wildfire aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:38pm

The state of Nevada and members of Congress are again appealing to the U.S. government to reverse an earlier decision to deny disaster assistance to a remote rural area ravaged by a huge wildfire near the Idaho line.

Tests confirm grizzly bears involved in Wyoming attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:30pm

Forensic testing has confirmed that the grizzly bears killed by Wyoming wildlife managers are the ones involved in the mauling death of a hunting guide last week.

Another video shows man dangerously near Yellowstone spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:00am

A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser may also have broken the rules by sitting next to a different thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park.

UNR wins $5 million USDA grant to study changing snowpack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:08pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of Nevada, Reno a $5 million grant to lead a study on changing snowpack.

Idaho inmate from Newdale work camp back in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:52pm

The Idaho Department of Corrections says an inmate who walked away from a Newdale work camp is back in custody.

Idaho newspaper publisher attacked in anonymous robocalls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:37pm

The publisher of a northern Idaho weekly newspaper is being attacked in anonymous robocalls.

Idaho deputy shot, wounded during arrest of robbery suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:50am

Authorities say a Bingham County sheriff's deputy was shot while trying to arrest an armed robbery suspect.

Officials call off cougar hunt after hiker's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:46pm

Authorities in Oregon are ending a cougar hunt that was prompted by the fatal mauling of a hiker by one of the large cats earlier this month.

Lawmaker accused of underage relationship with ex-student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:41pm

A former Idaho high school student of embattled Washington lawmaker Rep. Matt Manweller says she had a sexual relationship with him in the 1990s, when she was 17 and he was 27.

Idaho high court considers defamation lawsuit

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:31pm

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think a journalist implied — but didn't outright say — something defamatory.

Jordan staffer left over campaign's ties to tribal PAC

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:06pm

Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign has been fundraising for a new federal political action committee known as a "super PAC" since May, prompting the resignation of a top campaign staffer.

Idaho school district adding unarmed security aides

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:55am

A southern Idaho school district is adding unarmed security aides to help bolster the protection of its students and faculty.