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The Latest: Court records say 2 knew man wanted fiancee dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:08am

The Latest on the criminal cases tied to a Colorado woman's death (all times local):

Gory details emerge about missing woman's suspected demise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:34pm

After months of mostly silence from authorities investigating the disappearance of a Colorado mother on Thanksgiving Day, grim details about her suspected demise emerged this week, including accusations that the woman's fiance beat her to death with a baseball bat while their baby was in the next room.

Iowa appeals judge's ruling on undercover ag workers law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:01pm

The state of Iowa is appealing a federal judge's ruling last month that found unconstitutional a 2012 law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct animal cruelty undercover investigations.

Idaho budget writers OK 3.8 percent corrections budget boost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:06pm

The Idaho Department of Corrections is on track to receive a 3.8 percent budget increase next year under a spending plan approved by legislative budget writers on Thursday.

House OKs bill allowing alcohol sales in old theaters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:34pm

Legislation to allow 13 historic Idaho theaters to sell alcoholic beverages during movies has passed the House.

House passes bill to examine maternal deaths in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:58am

Legislation to determine why so many Idaho women die while pregnant or due to complications from childbirth in Idaho is heading to the Senate.

Idaho teen says he made $35k in 4 days plowing Seattle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:12am

A northern Idaho teen says he made $35,000 in four days by charging as much as $750 an hour to plow during the early-February snowstorms in Seattle.

Medicaid expansion repeal effort fails in House committee

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:49am

Two pieces of legislation to repeal a voter-approved law expanding Medicaid in Idaho have failed.

Authorities arrest man in 1995 death of Idaho teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:49am

Authorities say they have arrested a man in the death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a southern Idaho river more than two decades ago.

Federal judge won't order return of disputed plants for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:55pm

A federal judge has declined to order the release of more than 6,700 pounds plants that an Oregon company says is hemp but the Idaho State Police claims is marijuana.

Groups intend to sue over new Wyoming grizzly hunt law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:57pm

Environmental groups have filed notice they intend to sue over a new Wyoming law that could authorize grizzly bear hunting even though grizzlies are federally protected.

Truck rolls into Gardner River in Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:50pm

Two people escaped injury when their truck rolled into the Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park.

Idaho gov: Legislature must fund Medicaid before adjourning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:37pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says the Legislature must fund a voter-approved expansion of the state's Medicaid program before lawmakers adjourn for the year.

Bill to raise fee for private forest owners goes to governor

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:23am

Legislation that will for the first time in 16 years raise the assessment private forest owners pay the state to make sure logging is done in a sustainable way and in compliance with Idaho laws is headed to Gov. Brad Little.

Bill to form Idaho Council on Federal Lands goes to House

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:24am

Idaho is a step closer to forming a permanent committee of state lawmakers to consider federal lands issues.

Authorities suspend search for missing man amid winter storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:55pm

Authorities in Idaho say they are suspending the "missing person" search for a 32-year-old man who left his car to get help after getting stranded with a woman and their infant.

Plan to partially lift N. Idaho Superfund designation fails

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:32pm

Legislation aimed at removing a federal Superfund site designation in northern Idaho has failed to advance amid concerns state taxpayers could end up on the hook for millions of dollars in cleanup costs.

Legislation aims to reduce wilderness study areas in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:45pm

Legislation urging Congress to remove hundreds of thousands of acres from wilderness study area designation in Idaho is going to the full House despite concerns it could also end up encouraging Congress to designate more wilderness.

House OKs legislation to increase testing of rape evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:18pm

Legislation intended to increase testing of sexual assault and rape evidence kits and get DNA results into a national database has cleared the House.