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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.

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 1:32pm

Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.

WWII pilot's remains return home after 7 decades thanks to Idaho historian

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 11:41am

The remains of a World War II pilot were finally buried with full military honors in his home state of Nebraska after 73 years in foreign soil.

Melaleuca CEO to resign if he doesn’t break world record

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:15am

Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot is staking his entire 32-year career on his ability to break a world rowing record.

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.

Judge: Idaho violated US Constitution with oil leases order

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:15pm

A federal judge has ruled that Idaho officials violated the U.S. Constitution by forcing several mineral rights owners to sell their natural gas and oil to a Texas company without giving them a meaningful way to fight the state's decision.

Woman appears in court after evading law for 2 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:22am

An Idaho woman who had been a fugitive of the law for more than two months will find it hard to pull another disappearing act.

Small plane crashes in eastern Oregon, kills 2 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:02am

Authorities say a fatal plane crash in eastern Oregon killed two people including a retired Idaho doctor.

3 men injured in eastern Idaho airplane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:58am

Eastern Idaho authorities say three men sustained serious injuries when their small plane crashed near the Idaho-Wyoming border.

Yellowstone welcomes 940,000 visitors in July

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:58am

The National Park Service says more than 940,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, which is typically the park's busiest month for recreation visits.

Some Idaho schools lose free breakfast for all students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 11:59am

Some Idaho schools will no longer offer free breakfast for all students after the Federal School Lunch Program changed the formula it uses to determine eligibility for the program.

Police: Man dead after being shot in botched robbery attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:01am

Authorities say a man is dead after being shot by an armed security guard inside a Coeur d'Alene credit union, in what appears to have been a botched robbery attempt.

Idaho's judges say sentencing law could be crowding prisons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 9:55am

Idaho judges are studying a law that provides sentencing guidelines to see if it is contributing to the state's rapidly growing prison population.