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ISP investigation fatal motorcycle crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:45am

Idaho State Police are investigating after a motorcycle driver crashed on Highway 24 and died.

Blaine County continue to push public defense changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:59am

County commissions in central Idaho say they are moving forward with a plan to establish an in-house public defense office rather than continue contracting lawyers to provide representation for poor people caught in the criminal justice system.

Nampa man dies 3 days after Highway 21 crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:21am

Law enforcement officials say a Nampa man who was injured earlier this week on Highway 21 has died.

Police: Officer shoots, kills man who pulled out handgun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 4:13pm

Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a Meridian police officer shot and killed a man who said he wasn't going back to jail and pulled a handgun from his waistband.

Washington eyes dog to detect invasive mussels on boats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 11:34am

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife says it plans to use a dog to help check boats and prevent invasive mussels from entering the state.

Idaho officials approve railroad's plan for second bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:01am

Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway's application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint.

Idaho officials opt to replace bridge damage by fiery crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:24am

Idaho officials have decided to replace rather than repair a bridge over Interstate 84 near Boise damaged during a fiery, seven-vehicle crash below the bridge that killed four people.

Central Idaho city eyes avalanche-zone rental homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:01am

Officials in the central Idaho town of Ketchum have approved doing an inventory of homes within avalanche zones not engineered to withstand avalanches and discussing the appropriate restrictions as rentals.

S. Idaho company that makes food containers is expanding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:59am

A south-central Idaho company that makes food containers out of wheat straw has started work to double the size of its plant.

Officials identify truck driver killed in Idaho crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:08pm

Officials in southwestern Idaho have identified the driver of a commercial truck killed in a fiery, chain-reaction crash near Boise that also killed three airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.

'Historical horse racing' expected to qualify for ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:46am

Election officials say a proposal to legalize so-called "historical horse racing" in Idaho appears to have secured enough verifiable signatures to qualify for the November ballot. It's now up to the state's election office to determine if the signatures meet legislative district requirements.

Federal agency approves Idaho field burning rules

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:08am

Federal officials have approved Idaho's request to loosen field burning rules that backers say offer more flexibility to disperse smoke away from people but that health advocates say will lead to breathing problems for some area residents.

Nuclear waste treatment plant hopes to work next spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:44am

Officials say a treatment plant designed to treat radioactive waste stored in eastern Idaho could start operating next spring.

Gov. Mead signs off on Wyoming's 1st griz hunt in 44 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:28pm

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed off on the state's first hunt for grizzly bears in 44 years.

Boise police: Man dies after being placed under arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:01pm

Authorities in Boise say they're investigating the death of a 45-year-old man who appeared to suffer a medical emergency after being placed under arrest by police.

Idaho Democrats ask governor to denounce family separation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:39pm

Democratic lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature are asking Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter to join other governors and call for the reunification of families who were separated from their children while crossing the U.S. border illegally.

Search in southwestern Idaho for man missing in Snake River

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:37pm

Authorities in southwestern Idaho are searching for an18-year-old man who was in a boat that capsized on the Snake River.

Otter, lawmakers talk concerns over health provider contract

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:40pm

Idaho lawmakers are raising concerns about possible state law violations after receiving a request from Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to delay finding a new provider for state employee health care benefits.

Experts underwhelmed by downtown Boise architecture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:39pm

Prominent Boise architects and a local materials expert say they're not impressed with many of the buildings in the city's downtown that were built after World War II and continue to be constructed today.