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PBS films tackles Native American links to rock, blues, jazz

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:45pm

As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray, Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parent's home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans.

Bill increases penalty for attacking Idaho parks officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:52pm

Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws has been introduced.

New system to help in backcountry rescue missions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:48pm

An anonymous Wyoming resident has fronted more than $100,000 to Teton County Search and Rescue to help purchase a system to help find people lost or injured in remote areas with no cellphone service.

Bill to promote government transparency clears Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:01pm

Idaho's House has approved a bill intended to promote government transparency by exempting public records requests from a sales tax on top of copying and other fees.

Board that oversees Idaho education makes budget request

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:27am

The Idaho office that provides support staff to the State Board of Education in overseeing the state's $2.3 billion education system from kindergarten through the doctoral level is requesting lawmakers approve a budget of about $16.5 million.

Idaho TSA officers say shutdown is hard on stress levels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:10pm

Federal workers charged with protecting airline passengers as they fly out of Boise say the partial government shutdown is creating anxiety.

Boise State will install new blue artificial turf at stadium

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:49am

The blue turf that brought fame to Boise State University's athletic stadium will be refreshed this year.

Women's March goes on across the Pacific Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 1:06pm

Cities big and small across the Pacific Northwest saw versions of the Women's March over the weekend.

Libertarian group in Idaho sues Boise for taxing mechanism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:44pm

A libertarian think-tank in Idaho is suing Boise for diverting new tax revenue to fund the capitol city's urban renewal projects.

Idaho buys timberland for state endowment investment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:19am

The Idaho Department of Lands says the state has purchased roughly 50 square miles (80 square kilometers) of timberland in northern Idaho.

Idaho environmental official seeks money for mine pollution

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:24am

Idaho's top environmental official says his agency needs money for continued cleanup efforts of toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world's top ski destinations.

Idaho's high school graduation rate reaches new high

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:42am

The Idaho Department of Education says the state's high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high of just over 80 percent.

State auditors find systemic trauma at adult care facility

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:03pm

Idaho's state auditors say a state-run residential treatment center for people with severe disabilities and mental illness or other issues is rife with systemic problems leading to trauma for staffers and residents alike.

Water legislation bill backed by House speaker advances

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:45pm

Lawmakers have advanced legislation needed to end years of litigation and finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho.

DPS: Idaho man arrested in Arizona; 3 abducted kids unharmed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:22pm

Authorities say an Idaho man has been arrested in northwestern Arizona for allegedly trying to take his three young children away from their mother and drive them to Mexico.

Idaho, other states release food stamps early amid shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:32am

Idaho has joined a growing number of states issuing February's allotments of food stamps early because of the federal government shutdown.

Judge says suspect in Idaho mass stabbing unfit for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:47am

An Idaho judge says the suspect in a mass stabbing attack that injured 12 and killed a 3-year-old girl is unfit to stand trial.

Little cites collaborative efforts at environmental forum

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:40pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says the state's collaborative efforts with federal agencies, conservation groups, industries and residents have put Idaho out front in tackling tough environmental problems involving forests, rangelands, water uses and other issues.

Idaho governor receives oil and gas chairman's resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:30pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has received Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Chairman Kevin Dickey's resignation after a potential conflict of interest.