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Accidental shootings raise questions about arming teachers

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:28pm

As the country looks for ways to deal with mass shootings at schools, some have responded by saying more people should carry guns, including teachers.

AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:01pm

When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as her family watched in horror.

No. 19 Boise St eyes another MWC title, New Year's Six berth

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:07am

ranked 20th in the CFP — to beat No. 16 Memphis — 17th in the CFP — in the American championship game, and hope that doesn’t lead to the Bearcats jumping the Broncos in the final poll. Boise State’s hopes go out the window if it loses to Hawaii.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:20am

A state survey of Idaho youth shows that 22% of high school students say they've seriously considered suicide. That remains the highest rate measured by the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in a decade. The survey also found fewer teens reported being bullied on school property, smoking or having sex than in previous years. 

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:40am

A state survey of Idaho youth shows that 22% of high school students say they've seriously considered suicide. That remains the highest rate measured by the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in a decade. The survey also found fewer teens reported being bullied on school property, smoking or having sex than in previous years. 

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:20am

A state survey of Idaho youth shows that 22% of high school students say they've seriously considered suicide. That remains the highest rate measured by the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in a decade. The survey also found fewer teens reported being bullied on school property, smoking or having sex than in previous years. 

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:40am

A state survey of Idaho youth shows that 22% of high school students say they've seriously considered suicide. That remains the highest rate measured by the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in a decade. The survey also found fewer teens reported being bullied on school property, smoking or having sex than in previous years. 

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 3:40am

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife tells Gov. Jay Inslee it will try "previously unused tools" to protect cattle and avoid shooting wolves in the Kettle River Range. But Capital Press reports the department did not specify any new tactics. The department was responding to Inslee's complaint that recurrent culling of wolves in the northeast Washington mountain range is unacceptable.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 1:20am

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife tells Gov. Jay Inslee it will try "previously unused tools" to protect cattle and avoid shooting wolves in the Kettle River Range. But Capital Press reports the department did not specify any new tactics. The department was responding to Inslee's complaint that recurrent culling of wolves in the northeast Washington mountain range is unacceptable.

Jessup leads Boise State over Colorado State 75-64

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 9:01pm

Justinian Jessup set career highs with 27 points and seven 3-pointers, including his 254th career 3-pointer, and Boise State beat Colorado State 75-64 on Saturday night for its first Mountain West Conference win.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:40am

The Museum of Idaho has received a $500,000 donation that will be used to create a permanent exhibit telling the history of eastern Idaho. The Post Register reports that Westmark Credit Union made the donation Friday at the museum in Idaho Falls. The new exhibit will be part of an expansion taking up two floors. The exhibit will cover prehistory of the region up to the present. Museum spokesman Jeff Carr says the region has fantastic social, cultural and environmental history that has sometimes gone unappreciated.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:20am

The Museum of Idaho has received a $500,000 donation that will be used to create a permanent exhibit telling the history of eastern Idaho. The Post Register reports that Westmark Credit Union made the donation Friday at the museum in Idaho Falls. The new exhibit will be part of an expansion taking up two floors. The exhibit will cover prehistory of the region up to the present. Museum spokesman Jeff Carr says the region has fantastic social, cultural and environmental history that has sometimes gone unappreciated.

Edwards scores 23 to lift Pepperdine past Idaho St. 77-65

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 9:35pm

Kessler Edwards had a career-high 23 points plus 12 rebounds as Pepperdine defeated Idaho State 77-65 on Friday night.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:20am

A judge says a lawsuit brought by Idaho legislative leaders seeking to force the state treasurer out of her first-floor office in the Statehouse can move forward. The judge didn't rule on the merits of the case Friday but says the leaders have standing to sue. Legislative leaders sued in June after the Idaho treasurer refused to move out. A 2007 law allows the Legislature to decide what is done with the first, third and fourth floors of the building. Legislative leaders want to use the space for offices for House members.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:40am

A judge says a lawsuit brought by Idaho legislative leaders seeking to force the state treasurer out of her first-floor office in the Statehouse can move forward. The judge didn't rule on the merits of the case Friday but says the leaders have standing to sue. Legislative leaders sued in June after the Idaho treasurer refused to move out. A 2007 law allows the Legislature to decide what is done with the first, third and fourth floors of the building. Legislative leaders want to use the space for offices for House members.

Horizon Air warns about lax safety culture among its pilots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 9:30am

Horizon Air’s head of flight operations recently warned of a a lax safety culture among the airline’s pilots and called for urgent action to prevent a serious air accident.

Report on probe of Rep. Matt Shea may be released next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 9:18am

The results of a four-month investigation of state Rep. Matt Shea will not likely be released until next week, at the earliest.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 3:20am

Two Idaho Department of Corrections inmates who walked away from the South Boise Women’s Correctional Center early Wednesday evening are back in custody. KBOI reports Kesha Kandler and Whitney Wickwire went missing just after 5:30 p.m. The Ada County Sheriff's Office found the women at about 9 p.m. 

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 1:40am

Two Idaho Department of Corrections inmates who walked away from the South Boise Women’s Correctional Center early Wednesday evening are back in custody. KBOI reports Kesha Kandler and Whitney Wickwire went missing just after 5:30 p.m. The Ada County Sheriff's Office found the women at about 9 p.m.