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Kansas death penalty case has implications for mentally ill

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 9:17am

The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, James Kahler went to the home of his estranged wife's grandmother, where he shot the two women, along with his two teenage daughters.

Senate OKs bill to make sure voters can use public schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:44pm

Legislation making sure public schools are available for voting during elections is heading to the governor.

Bill to ban exploding targets on state lands fails in House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:42pm

Legislation to ban exploding targets on state lands in Idaho during wildfire season has failed in the House.

House committee OKs bill to make initiative process tougher

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:55pm

A House committee has passed legislation that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot.

Chamber drops lieutenant governor from conference lineup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:06pm

The Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has dropped the state's Republican lieutenant governor from the list of speakers for a women entrepreneurs conference next month.

Mine operator cited for fatality at Nevada gold mine

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:16am

Federal mine safety officials have cited an Idaho-based company for inadequate safety controls at a gold mine it operates in northeast Nevada where a worker was killed in an underground collapse in October.

Authorities say missing man's body found in central Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:41am

Authorities in central Idaho say the body of a man missing since late February has been found burned and buried in Custer County.

Nevada lifting horse quarantines ordered for herpes virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:36am

Nevada agriculture officials say they will lift by the end of the week all quarantines ordered after three horses tested positive for an equine herpes virus.

Tennessee moves to stop cities from banning plastic bags

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:59pm

Tennessee is poised to become the latest state to ban local municipalities from regulating certain plastic bags and utensils.

Key Idaho water legislation heads to governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:11pm

Legislation that supporters say is critical to preserving a historic water agreement between two sets of water users and is intended to prevent declines in a giant Idaho aquifer relied on by farmers and cities is heading to the governor.

Judge upholds 2 death sentences for Joseph Edward Duncan III

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 1:45pm

A federal judge has upheld two of three death penalties for a man convicted in a gruesome child kidnapping and murder case, and put a third death sentence on hold for now.

Bill creating Idaho Medal of Honor Highway becomes law

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:07am

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed legislation to designate a roadway that crosses southern Idaho as the Idaho Medal of Honor Highway.

Legislation legalizing hemp in Idaho heads to full Senate

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:50am

Legislation to legalize hemp in Idaho is headed to the Senate for potential amendments that Gov. Brad Little says could be enough to get his approval.

Inslee visits Portland training center on campaign stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 12:04pm

The governor of Washington toured a labor union training center in Oregon as part of his campaign for president.

Spokane considers incentives for downtown security measures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 11:28am

A Washington city will consider incentives for downtown businesses that make security improvements.

Bellingham plans bike, pedestrian changes for greater safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:02am

A Washington state city is planning changes to make streets safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Rancher under investigation after 29 dead cows found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:56am

An Idaho sheep rancher is under investigation for animal cruelty after 29 dead cows were seen off Highway 395 near Pasco, Washington.

Idaho rancher under investigation in death of cows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:05pm

An Idaho rancher says 29 of his cows died in winter storms in Washington state, but investigators suspect he let them starve.

Bill to improve rape kit testing in Idaho signed into law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:37pm

Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation requiring sexual assault and rape kits to be tested with limited exceptions.

Bill limiting crop damage payments to farmers passes House

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

Legislation to limit how much the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has to pay ranchers and farmers for damage to crops caused by elk, deer and other big game is headed to Gov. Brad Little.