After previous political rallies that ended in violence, police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using a natural barrier — the city's Willamette River — to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend far-right rally and large counter-demonstration that included a subset of masked and black-clad anti-fascists.
The cases of a woman stabbed in Idaho and another strangled in Washington in the 1990s didn't seem related until law enforcement officials realized through DNA evidence that they likely had the same killer.
The Associated Press has withdrawn its Aug. 20 story about reports of drivers following and harassing buses transporting children of farmworkers for early childhood education programs in Idaho. It was based on a story by The Idaho Statesman, which relied on inaccurate information from the Community Council of Idaho. The complaints arose from one incident in which a driver felt unsafe.
State officials have approved a 4.5 percent increase in payouts to public schools and other beneficiaries from money generated from the state's 3,750 square miles (9,700 square kilometers) of endowment lands.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined an Idaho tree-trimming company after an employee was killed and another was injured when the work platform of a bucket truck fell about 65 feet (20 meters).