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US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:15am

As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.

Boise man facing charges after girl rescued from hot vehicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:17am

Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a 34-year-old Boise man is facing a felony charge after leaving a 3-year-old girl in a locked vehicle on a hot day.

State board fires University of Idaho athletic director

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:59pm

The Idaho State Board of Education has fired University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear after an investigation into how his department handled sexual assault and harassment complaints.

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.

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.

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.

Air quality to worsen in Northwest as smoke returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:39am

Forecasters are warning of unhealthy air in parts of the Pacific Northwest as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region.

Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:50pm

A small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project, a high-ranking federal official said this week at a conference.

Idaho officials name director for Idaho Department of Lands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:00am

Idaho officials have named a new director to lead a state agency that manages 2.4 million acres (970,000 hectares) of state endowment lands that generate money mostly for public schools.

Idaho woman gets probation in sex trafficking case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:45am

A 38-year-old Idaho woman has been sentenced to five years on federal probation in a sex trafficking case.

Yellowstone continues effort to restore native fish

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:43am

Wildlife managers are undertaking a project to eliminate nonnative fish from the upper Gibbon River drainage in Yellowstone National Park.

Evacuations ordered at west-central Idaho wildfire

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:13pm

Residents along a 4-mile (6.5-kilometer) stretch of a heavily traveled north-south highway in west-central Idaho have been told to evacuate due to a wildfire.

Idaho wildlife officials relocate chicken-chasing grizzly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:00pm

Wildlife officials in northern Idaho have trapped and relocated a young grizzly bear that was reportedly raiding chicken coops and damaging sprinkler heads near the small town of Athol.

BSU approved to use eminent domain for stadium plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:24am

Boise State University has received approval to use eminent domain to acquire property where school officials want to build a baseball stadium.