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Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:09pm

Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday.

BYU grad's exercise invention explodes on Kickstarter

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:01am

It started with a problem. Ethan and Kinsee Abbott were poor newlywed college students, and Ethan wanted a place to work out.

Idaho nuclear power plant 'game changing' for Utah?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:41am

A small modular nuclear power plant design for a facility in southeast Idaho is winding its way through the federal regulatory framework, a procession a key Trump administration official described Tuesday as historic.

Couple lost in Wyoming ice cave for nearly 2 days rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:42pm

A man and woman got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days and were hypothermic when rescuers found them.

Melaleuca CEO breaks world rowing record, will not retire

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:24pm

The fate of Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot risked his career to beat a 100-meter rowing record Tuesday — and won.

Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:23pm

A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake.

Idaho woman convicted of killing former boyfriend in Montana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:54pm

An Idaho woman has been convicted of shooting and killing her former boyfriend along a rural road in northwestern Montana.

Appeals court ruling halts giant forest project in Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:43pm

A giant forest project in Idaho is on hold following a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Gov. Otter appoints Grow to fill vacant Idaho Senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:46am

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced that Eagle resident and small business owner C. Scott Grow has been appointed to fill the term of former District 14 State Sen. Marv Hagedorn.

State agency has made no decision on killing wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:27am

The state of Washington has not made a decision on whether it will kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle.

City sewer fee case goes to Idaho's highest court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:21am

Cities across Idaho are closely watching a case where a lawsuit is seeking refunds of millions of dollars in sewer connection fees paid to the city of Hayden by everyone who built a new home there.

Famous Oregon wolf OR-7 sires 5th consecutive litter of pups

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:03pm

A wolf known as OR-7 that established the first gray wolf pack in western Oregon in six decades has sired at least one pup for his fifth consecutive year.

2 men in critical condition after tanker truck explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:53pm

Two men suffered severe burns and are in critical condition after an explosion destroyed a fuel tanker truck north of Chubbuck, Idaho.

Idaho county employees in hot water after surplus auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:29pm

Northern Idaho authorities have asked the state to investigate for possible wrongdoing after county employees and their families bought items at a county surplus auction.

Lawsuit targets suction dredge gold miner in northern Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:50am

A conservation group has filed a federal lawsuit contending a suction dredge miner in north-central Idaho is ignoring environmental laws and encouraging lawless suction dredge mining by other gold seekers.

Idaho couple's birthday cave adventure turned into rescue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:18am

An Idaho couple who got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days before being rescued had planned the adventure as a fun way to celebrate the husband's birthday.

Police: Suspect in fatal shooting commits suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:18am

Authorities say an eastern Idaho man pursued by police following a fatal shooting at a trailer park killed himself after being surrounded by law enforcement officers.

8 dead in two-car collision in rural Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:25pm

A collision in rural Oregon that killed eight people happened when the driver of one SUV crossed the centerline and crashed into another SUV carrying seven people.

Whooping cough outbreak worsens in southwestern Idaho

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:26pm

Health officials say a whooping cough outbreak has now sickened roughly 122 people in southwestern Idaho, and they're warning those numbers could increase with the start of the school year.