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Fires prompt sage grouse hunting ban in large part of Nevada

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:21pm

Destruction of sage grouse habitat by a series of large wildfires has prompted a ban on hunting for the game bird this fall across a stretch of Nevada that is nearly twice as big as the state of Delaware.

Blue Cross makes steps to combat opioid crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:04am

Blue Cross of Idaho, which insures more than 500,000 residents, is implementing new guidelines for the prescription of opioid painkillers.

Idaho police looking for cold case connections, including girl supposedly killed by Ted Bundy

Shelbie Harris, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:47am

Ted Bundy, one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers, abducted 12-year-old Pocatellan Lynette Culver on her way home from Alameda Junior High School and killed her over four decades ago, throwing her body into the Snake River. At least that’s what authorities have said ever since Bundy confessed to her murder in 1989.

Idaho schools boost security in wake of nationwide shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:37am

Many Treasure Valley schools are eyeing security upgrades for the approaching school year.

New chapel in Idaho replaces meetinghouse that burned down in 2016

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:52pm

A massive fire destroyed The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Swan Valley in 2016. Since then the congregation has been looking forward to the day when they could use and worship in their own building again. After months of construction that day will finally arrive next week.

Tribes, Pocatello clash over airport lease language

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:19pm

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes says it wants an apology from the city of Pocatello because of discriminatory language used in city lease agreements at the Pocatello Regional Airport.

Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:39am

Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region, forecasters and regulators said.

Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:50pm

A small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project, a high-ranking federal official said this week at a conference.

E. Idaho man facing charges after men hit with bear spray

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 12:05pm

An eastern Idaho man police say doused two men on a Pocatello street with bear spray is facing charges.

Idaho officials name director for Idaho Department of Lands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:00am

Idaho officials have named a new director to lead a state agency that manages 2.4 million acres (970,000 hectares) of state endowment lands that generate money mostly for public schools.

Idaho woman gets probation in sex trafficking case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:45am

A 38-year-old Idaho woman has been sentenced to five years on federal probation in a sex trafficking case.

Yellowstone continues effort to restore native fish

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:43am

Wildlife managers are undertaking a project to eliminate nonnative fish from the upper Gibbon River drainage in Yellowstone National Park.

Idaho wildlife officials relocate chicken-chasing grizzly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:00pm

Wildlife officials in northern Idaho have trapped and relocated a young grizzly bear that was reportedly raiding chicken coops and damaging sprinkler heads near the small town of Athol.

US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:15am

As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.

Boise man facing charges after girl rescued from hot vehicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:17am

Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a 34-year-old Boise man is facing a felony charge after leaving a 3-year-old girl in a locked vehicle on a hot day.

Idaho panel: Implement fines for campaign finance violations

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:03pm

A group of Idaho lawmakers studying the state's campaign finance reporting laws say candidates who don't file sunshine reports on time should face steeper penalties.

Boise-based hospital system names new CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:13pm

Saint Alphonsus Health System says a former executive who left Boise-based hospital system nearly two months ago will be its newest CEO.

Evacuations ordered at west-central Idaho wildfire

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:13pm

Residents along a 4-mile (6.5-kilometer) stretch of a heavily traveled north-south highway in west-central Idaho have been told to evacuate due to a wildfire.

BSU approved to use eminent domain for stadium plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:24am

Boise State University has received approval to use eminent domain to acquire property where school officials want to build a baseball stadium.