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Zinke supports restoration of grizzlies in North Cascades

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:43pm

The federal government intends to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state, a goal that represents "the American conservation ethic come to life," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday.

GOP Idaho senator slows huge bill in fight over forest name

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:25am

The $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress approved early Friday was shaped by battles over major issues like immigration, health care and defense. But one of the last disputes involved a Republican Idaho senator's effort to prevent a wilderness area from being renamed for his state's deceased Democratic governor.

Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:02pm

Idaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under the latest anti-abortion law approved in the conservative state.

Idaho moves ahead with possible grizzly bear hunting season

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:08pm

Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly.

Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end borrowing

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:56am

A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years.

Idaho zoo euthanizes lion due to age-related health issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:38am

An Idaho zoo says it has euthanized its 14-year-old male African lion due to age-related health issues.

Former Virginia police officer arrested on drug charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:17am

A former Virginia police officer has been arrested in Idaho after federal authorities say he conspired to deal heroin and cocaine and told his co-conspirators the identity of a confidential FBI informant.

Authorities identify body found in Lake Coeur d'Alene

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:58am

Authorities say the body found earlier this month in Lake Coeur d'Alene is the man who went missing during a February outing on the lake.

Coeur d'Alene High School principal dead in apparent suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:27pm

Officials say the principal of Coeur d'Alene High School has died after he was found at home with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.

N. Idaho man pleads guilty to 'lie and buy' gun crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:02pm

A 23-year-old northern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to lying to buy a gun for his own use, but that instead was for someone else.

Missing iPhone leads Idaho Falls police to marijuana bust

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:53pm

Idaho Falls police have charged two people with a felony drug charge after a missing iPhone led police to discover marijuana in a home.

Idaho AG now investigating teacher for alleged animal cruelty

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:44pm

The criminal investigation into a science teacher who fed a small puppy to a turtle has been turned over to the Idaho Attorney General.

Teen sentenced to prison for shooting Washington man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:59pm

A teen has been sentenced to up 25 years in prison for the shooting death of an 18-year-old Washington man.

Mining companies sue Montana over 'bad actor' decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:54pm

Three subsidiaries of Hecla Mining Inc. are suing Montana over its decision that Hecla's president is a "bad actor" who should pay for past cleanup costs before pursuing new mines.

Retired Boise priest denies possessing child pornography

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:28pm

A retired Boise priest is denying he possessed or distributed child pornography.

The Latest: Idaho lawmakers send remaining bills to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:38pm

The Latest on the Idaho Statehouse nearing adjournment (all times local):

Eastern Idaho train derailment spills corn, no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:50pm

Eastern Idaho authorities say about half a dozen railroad cars carrying corn derailed in Burley on Thursday.

Lawmakers OK proclamation asking Idaho to refund ranchers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:23pm

Idaho's Senate has approved a proposal calling for the state to reimburse two ranchers for legal costs they incurred fighting the federal government.

Idaho's House reject another health care proposal

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:45am

Idaho's House has spiked a last chance effort to provide family planning services to low-income women as the Republican-dominant Statehouse prepares to adjourn.