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Idaho man charged after collision kills pregnant woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:01pm

An Idaho man is facing four felony charges after investigators say he drove drunk, fell asleep at the wheel and was in a collision that a killed pregnant woman.

Management plans rejected for 3 Northwest national forests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:28am

The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the recently completed management plans for three national forests in the Pacific Northwest, restarting the 15-year process to revise the plans.

Senate committee OKs hearing for Medicaid expansion bill

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:20am

Legislation involving Medicaid expansion in Idaho will get a public hearing in a Senate committee.

Tougher ballot initiative requirement bill may be changed

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:02am

A bill that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot is headed to the state Senate for possible changes.

Bill to create Committee on Federalism heads to Senate

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:44am

Legislation to create a committee to monitor how federal laws impact Idaho's sovereignty has been sent to the Senate for amendments and possibly to be combined with another bill to create a council on federal lands.

4 arrested after woman stabbed, beaten in Boise foothills

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:08am

Authorities say a woman sustained potentially life-threatening injuries after she was beaten and stabbed in the Boise foothills late Saturday night.

Updates to Idaho mining law heads to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:48pm

Legislation rewriting portions of Idaho's mining law is headed to Gov. Brad Little.

Bullock appoints grizzly advisory council as bears spread

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:25pm

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he will appoint an advisory council to come up with recommendations on how to manage the state's grizzly bears.

House panel OKs memorial involving Sawtooth Valley water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:09pm

A House panel has approved a joint memorial intervening in a fight over water in the Salmon River in central Idaho involving irrigators and federally protected salmon, steelhead and bull trout.

Sen. Buckner-Webb out with knee-replacement surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:36pm

Democratic Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb of Boise will likely miss the rest of the Legislative session due to knee-replacement surgery on her left knee.

Bill to license Idaho naturopathic doctors heads to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:04pm

Legislation creating a licensing path in Idaho for naturopathic medical doctors is heading to the governor.

Environmentalists oppose off-roaders' lawsuit over bird plan

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:49am

Conservationists want to join a legal battle in opposition to off-road vehicle users who are trying to overturn U.S. protections for a type of imperiled bird found only along the California-Nevada line.

Hospital nurses in Lewiston seek to unionize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:47am

Nurses at a hospital in north-central Idaho are trying to unionize.

Teen arrested after leading deputies on high-speed chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:31am

Authorities in northern Idaho arrested a 13-year-old suspected of leading deputies on a high-speed chase at more than 100 mph (160 kph).

3 Nevada horses now quarantined due to equine herpes virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 6:59pm

State agriculture officials have ordered the quarantine or a second and third horse in southern Nevada that tested positive for an equine herpes virus after the state high school rodeo last month in Pahrump.

Bill to legalize hemp passes Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 1:45pm

A bill that would legalize hemp by aligning Idaho state law with the federal Farm Bill has passed the House.

Trump administration proposes big cut in Hanford spending

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:08am

The Trump administration is proposing big cuts to the cleanup budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

New Idaho Medicaid expansion 'sideboard' bill introduced

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:49am

A new Medicaid expansion "sideboard" bill that would require some Medicaid recipients to work at least 20 hours a week and require people over 100 percent of the federal poverty level to keep private insurance was introduced in the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee on Monday.

Wyoming grizzly bear sightings mark end of hibernation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 9:45am

Officials say grizzly bears are starting to emerge from hibernation in northwest Wyoming.