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Police search for driver suspected in Utah highway killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:41am

Police in Idaho were searching Thursday near a small town for a man suspected of shooting and killing a motorist along a desolate stretch of interstate highway in Utah.

Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery

Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Bryan and Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:08pm

Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets.

The Latest: Sheriff warns residents near manhunt to lock up

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:27pm

The Latest on a Utah shooting and Idaho manhunt (all times local):

Governor picks Idaho man as new Kansas corrections secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:39am

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has selected an Idaho prison official as her new secretary of corrections.

Proposed Idaho powerline could help US cybersecurity efforts

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:13pm

Federal officials are taking public comments on a plan to build a 16.5-mile (27-kilometer) powerline at an eastern Idaho nuclear site as part of a cybersecurity effort to bolster protections for the nation's electric grid.

Idaho governor appoints new member of Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 8:29am

Republican Gov. Brad Little has appointed Megan Kiska to a seat in the Idaho House of Representatives.

Eastern Idaho boy dies in backyard explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:54am

Authorities in eastern Idaho say a 14-year-old boy building a homemade gun or cannon with a friend died following an explosion.

Seattle man gets 23 years in prison for sex trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:31am

A Seattle man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release for crimes including sex trafficking of a minor.

Groups oppose plan to kill ravens to save grouse in Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 10:26pm

Environmental advocates in Oregon have criticized a state plan to kill more than 1,000 ravens to help save the greater sage grouse.

Man killed in rafting accident on Grand Teton's Snake River

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:10pm

A boat operator was killed in a rafting accident in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.

The Latest: $1M bond for man accused of abducting Idaho girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:15pm

The Latest on the abduction of a 17-year-old girl from Idaho who has been found in Arizona and the suspect arrested (all times local):

Judge lowers $1.8 million award to former probation employee

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:54pm

A federal judge has reduced a $1.8 million award given to a former Idaho Department of Correction employee who sued over a hostile work environment because it exceeds the maximum amount allowed under federal law.

Jury awards $27M in damages against truckers in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:44pm

A federal jury in Oregon has awarded nearly $27 million in damages against two trucking companies and their drivers who were involved in a road rage episode that killed a motorist.

Governor proposes cuts to Idaho administrative rules

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:44pm

Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little is taking public comments on his plan to cut or simplify regulations in what he says are a third of all chapters in the state's administrative rules book.

Idaho Land Board forms subcommittee to analyze land dealings

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:24pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and a financial expert will examine how the Idaho Land Board should invest $240 million from the sale of hundreds of residential home sites as well as commercial real estate properties.

Idaho state lands agency reviews administrative rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:43am

Idaho's top elected officials have directed the state agency responsible for administering regulations on 3,800 square miles (9,800 square kilometers) of state land to carry out a process to make sure those regulations don't expire.

Idaho officials accept land donation for veterans' home

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:00am

Idaho officials have accepted a land donation in northern Idaho where the state plans to build a fourth state veterans' home.

Inslee OKs funding to study removal of Snake River dams

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:43am

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that provides $750,000 to study how to best help impacted communities if the four federal dams on the Snake River are breached.

Apple growers pleased with end of tariffs by Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:25am

Apple growers in Washington state are cheering the end of a 20% tariff on apples shipped to Mexico.