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Yellowstone slaughters wild bison to shrink park's herds

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:10pm

Yellowstone National Park is done capturing wild bison for the year after rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter as part of a population control program, park officials said.

Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in tough times

Pat Graham and Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 11:14am

even if for a brief moment — is to follow a bit of his own advice: Go fish.

Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 9:18am

The second-largest river in California has sustained Native American tribes with plentiful salmon for millennia, provided upstream farmers with irrigation water for generations and served as a haven for retirees who built dream homes along its banks.

Ski vacation hot spot becomes virus ground zero in Idaho

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 3:20pm

A scenic Idaho county known as a ski-vacation haven for celebrities and the wealthy has a new, more dubious distinction: It has one of the highest per-capita rates of confirmed coronavirus infections in America.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 3:20am

An earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian. A restaurant owner in Stanley near where the quake hit said his whole house was rattling from the force of it. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 1:40am

An earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian. A restaurant owner in Stanley near where the quake hit said his whole house was rattling from the force of it. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 6:19pm

U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho.

Groups sue over continued grazing in Wyoming grizzly habitat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 12:21pm

Conservation groups sued the U.S. government Tuesday over livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest, saying grizzly bears are too often killed by ranchers and wildlife managers for pursuing cattle in such settings.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 3:20am

A large earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian. A restaurant owner in Stanley near where the quake hit said his whole house was rattling from the force of it. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 1:40am

A large earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian. A restaurant owner in Stanley near where the quake hit said his whole house was rattling from the force of it. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Idaho governor signs into law anti-transgender legislation

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 7:20pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 3:20am

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them. The Republican governor on Monday signed a bill that prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates, and another that bans transgender girls and women from competing in women’s sports. The birth certificate legislation ignores a 2018 federal court ruling that a past Idaho law barring transgender people from making the birth certificate changes was unconstitutional. The Idaho attorney general's office said it could cost $1 million if the state had to defend the ban again and lost. 

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 1:40am

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them. The Republican governor on Monday signed a bill that prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates, and another that bans transgender girls and women from competing in women’s sports. The birth certificate legislation ignores a 2018 federal court ruling that a past Idaho law barring transgender people from making the birth certificate changes was unconstitutional. The Idaho attorney general's office said it could cost $1 million if the state had to defend the ban again and lost. 

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 3:40am

A Caldwell man who reportedly fired a shot at his wife, held his neighbors at gunpoint and fired a shot at a passing vehicle was critically injured in an officer-involved shooting, Caldwell Police say officers responded to a report of shots fired shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police said Shane Farwell began shooting at them. Officers returned fire and Farwell was critically injured. Investigators later learned of the rest of the incident involving Farwell, who had apparently argued with his wife earlier in the evening. Four Caldwell officers will be placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 1:20am

A Caldwell man who reportedly fired a shot at his wife, held his neighbors at gunpoint and fired a shot at a passing vehicle was critically injured in an officer-involved shooting, Caldwell Police say officers responded to a report of shots fired shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police said Shane Farwell began shooting at them. Officers returned fire and Farwell was critically injured. Investigators later learned of the rest of the incident involving Farwell, who had apparently argued with his wife earlier in the evening. Four Caldwell officers will be placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 3:40am

Tribes say their persistent efforts to be included in a massive stimulus bill to respond to the new coronavirus have paid off. Tribes have been lobbying Congress to help address shortfalls in an already underfunded health care system that serves Native Americans. They secured $10 billion in the bill that President Donald Trump signed Friday. Most of it is set aside as a relief fund that will be distributed based on need. More than $1 billion will go to the federal agency that provides primary health care for more than 2 million Native Americans. The Navajo Nation in the U.S. Southwest has been hardest hit by the virus with more than 90 confirmed cases.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 1:20am

Tribes say their persistent efforts to be included in a massive stimulus bill to respond to the new coronavirus have paid off. Tribes have been lobbying Congress to help address shortfalls in an already underfunded health care system that serves Native Americans. They secured $10 billion in the bill that President Donald Trump signed Friday. Most of it is set aside as a relief fund that will be distributed based on need. More than $1 billion will go to the federal agency that provides primary health care for more than 2 million Native Americans. The Navajo Nation in the U.S. Southwest has been hardest hit by the virus with more than 90 confirmed cases.

Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 3:20am

A scenic Idaho county known as a ski-vacation haven for celebrities and the wealthy has a new, more dubious distinction: It has the highest per-capita rate of confirmed coronavirus infections in America outside of New York City and its surrounding counties.  Numbers from Johns Hopkins University showed Friday that Blaine County had more than 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, among roughly 22,000 residents. At least 14 of those cases were among health care workers, partly hobbling the region's small medical facility. The county includes tony Sun Valley Resort and draws skiers and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. 

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 27th - 1:40am

A scenic Idaho county known as a ski-vacation haven for celebrities and the wealthy has a new, more dubious distinction: It has the highest per-capita rate of confirmed coronavirus infections in America outside of New York City and its surrounding counties.  Numbers from Johns Hopkins University showed Friday that Blaine County had more than 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, among roughly 22,000 residents. At least 14 of those cases were among health care workers, partly hobbling the region's small medical facility. The county includes tony Sun Valley Resort and draws skiers and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.