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House OKs proclamation asking Idaho to refund ranchers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:52am

Idaho's House has approved a proposal calling for the state to reimburse two ranchers for legal costs they incurred fighting the federal government.

Idaho House panel revives health care proposal

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:51am

An Idaho House panel has revived a previously spiked health care proposal designed to provide coverage to low-income Idahoans.

Community rallies around embattled Idaho teacher; woman who reported puppy's death feels threatened

Logan Ramsey, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:00am

Although people from across the U.S. and beyond are calling for science teacher Robert Crosland to lose his job for allegedly dropping a sick puppy into a classroom aquarium containing a hungry snapping turtle, the vast majority of those who live in his community appear to be supporting him.

Officials say eastern Idaho reservoir unsafe for snowmobiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:27am

Authorities are warning snowmobilers to stay off the ice at eastern Idaho's Island Park Reservoir after two snowmobilers became stranded when their machine broke through the ice.

Rescuers honored after man suffers severe heart attack in Grand Teton National Park

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 5:14pm

An Idaho Falls man is lucky to be alive after suffering a severe heart attack while backcountry skiing with his wife and friends.

Inmate death shines light on cellmate pairings at US prisons

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:27pm

Glenn Cox went before the parole board with a plan and a bandage on his forehead.

Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:38pm

Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition.

3 men plead guilty to illegal bison hunting near Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:57am

Three men have pleaded guilty to the illegal hunting and wasting of bull bison north of Yellowstone Park.

Idaho lawmakers discuss false claims on ballot initiatives

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:41pm

An Idaho Senate panel has introduced a proposal making it illegal to knowingly lie while collecting signatures for state ballot initiatives.

Idaho lawmakers OK adult scholarship bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:06pm

A proposal that would funnel a portion of Idaho's scholarship fund to help adults finish their undergraduate degrees is headed to the governor's desk for consideration.

Brazilian meatpacker sells US cattle feedlot operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:15am

A Brazilian meatpacking company has sold its U.S.-based Five Rivers Cattle Feeding operation as part of a $1.8 billion divestment of assets.

Group aims to save performing arts center from demolition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:57am

A task force is working to save a more than 100-year-old church-turned-theatre in Lewiston from demolition.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Arizona death penalty law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:46am

The Supreme Court is rejecting a challenge to Arizona's death penalty law.

Idaho State Board of Ed says 3 in running for ISU presidency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:13am

The Idaho State Board of Education has narrowed the number of finalists for the president's post at Idaho State University down to three.

Democratic Rep. Hy Kloc retiring amid cancer battle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 12:06pm

Third-term Idaho state Rep. Hy Kloc says he's retiring from the Legislature as he battles cancer.

BLM postpones meeting on wild horses over notice dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:21am

The federal Bureau of Land Management is postponing an advisory panel's scheduled March 27-28 meeting to make recommendations on wild horses and burros because of a dispute over public notice.

Wolf population continues to grow in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 4:05pm

The population of wolves in Washington state continued to grow in 2017.

Authorities investigating claims teacher fed puppy to turtle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 3:10pm

Authorities are investigating reports a teacher fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in a rural Idaho town that was the setting for the teenage cult classic film "Napoleon Dynamite."

Idaho lawmakers OK bill updating school threat penalties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 1:45pm

Legislation cracking down on people who make threats against schools is now headed to the Idaho governor's desk.