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PBS films tackles Native American links to rock, blues, jazz

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:45pm

As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray, Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parent's home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans.

Jackson County rancher uses inflatable dancer to shoo wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:41pm

A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.

Water legislation bill clears Idaho House, heads to Senate

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:35am

Legislation to end years of litigation and finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho has cleared the House.

Legislation will change how farmers pay for crop burning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:31am

Legislation has been introduced to change the timing of when farmers pay crop burning fees to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

No major TSA disruptions at Spokane airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:21am

Spokane International Airport is reporting business as usual despite a record number of Transportation Security Administration workers calling in sick nationally due to the partial government shutdown.

Man killed in head-on crash with cattle truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:17am

A 51-year-old man was killed after his vehicle crashed into a cattle truck in Carey, Idaho.

Idaho Natural History Museum wants to bolster 3D digital lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:05am

The director of the Pocatello-based Idaho Museum of Natural History says the museum for the first time this year will have traveling exhibits to areas around the state.

New Idaho wolf trap rules intended to protect dogs on walks

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:35pm

Lawmakers have made an initial step in approving rules changes requested by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game that require wolf and other trappers to set traps farther from paths to avoid catching dogs out on walks with their owners.

Bill increases penalty for attacking Idaho parks officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:52pm

Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws has been introduced.

New system to help in backcountry rescue missions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:48pm

An anonymous Wyoming resident has fronted more than $100,000 to Teton County Search and Rescue to help purchase a system to help find people lost or injured in remote areas with no cellphone service.

Bill to promote government transparency clears Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:01pm

Idaho's House has approved a bill intended to promote government transparency by exempting public records requests from a sales tax on top of copying and other fees.

Board that oversees Idaho education makes budget request

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:27am

The Idaho office that provides support staff to the State Board of Education in overseeing the state's $2.3 billion education system from kindergarten through the doctoral level is requesting lawmakers approve a budget of about $16.5 million.

Idaho TSA officers say shutdown is hard on stress levels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:10pm

Federal workers charged with protecting airline passengers as they fly out of Boise say the partial government shutdown is creating anxiety.

Boise State will install new blue artificial turf at stadium

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:49am

The blue turf that brought fame to Boise State University's athletic stadium will be refreshed this year.

Women's March goes on across the Pacific Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 1:06pm

Cities big and small across the Pacific Northwest saw versions of the Women's March over the weekend.

Libertarian group in Idaho sues Boise for taxing mechanism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:44pm

A libertarian think-tank in Idaho is suing Boise for diverting new tax revenue to fund the capitol city's urban renewal projects.

Idaho buys timberland for state endowment investment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:19am

The Idaho Department of Lands says the state has purchased roughly 50 square miles (80 square kilometers) of timberland in northern Idaho.

Idaho environmental official seeks money for mine pollution

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:24am

Idaho's top environmental official says his agency needs money for continued cleanup efforts of toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world's top ski destinations.

Idaho's high school graduation rate reaches new high

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:42am

The Idaho Department of Education says the state's high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high of just over 80 percent.