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Idaho governor has unfettered chance to cut state rules

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 12:03pm

Idaho's governor now has sweeping authority to eliminate thousands of state-approved rules without public participation or lawmaker oversight.

Idaho settles whistleblower case for more than $500K

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:54am

A federal trial in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the state of Idaho has been canceled after the state settled the case for more than $500,000.

South-central Idaho teacher facing felony charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:13am

A third-grade teacher in south-central Idaho accused of injuring a man in front of three small children is facing three felony charges.

Small dam breach washes out part of Elko County road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:59pm

A dam at a small rural reservoir in northeast Nevada has breached, flooding part of a county road in Elko County.

Idaho, Forest Service partner to plant trees on private land

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:33pm

Money generated from an Idaho partnership with the U.S. Forest Service involving timber sales on federal land is being used for the first time on private land for wildfire restoration work.

Suspect dead after shooting that injured police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:26pm

A Nez Perce Tribal Police officer was shot and injured at his Lewiston home Wednesday and the suspect was killed in a police shooting a short time later.

Man wants to take back guilty plea in killing of pregnant ex

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:32pm

The attorneys for a Wyoming man have filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea in the killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Foundation to sell former site of Aryan Nations compound

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:59am

The former site of a white supremacist compound in Idaho soon will be on the market.

Agency says it's not to blame for Idaho fatal plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:53am

Federal officials say they are not to blame for the crash of a small airplane at a backcountry Idaho airstrip that killed four men and are requesting that a lawsuit filed by family members be dismissed.

Some Yellowstone roads opening Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:40am

Some roads and services in Yellowstone National Park will open for the new season on Friday — weather permitting.

Idaho governor touts accomplishments of first 100 days

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 2:58pm

Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little says his first 100 days have gone by fast, but they've been filled with significant accomplishments.

Boise poised to expand smoking ban to include e-cigarettes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 12:05pm

Boise officials are looking to expand the city's smoking ban to include e-cigarettes.

CWI faculty say they have no confidence in CWI president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:30am

The faculty at the College of Western Idaho say they have no confidence in the community college's president, Bert Glandon.

Idaho to pay court costs in same-sex parent rights lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 5:09pm

The Idaho Constitutional Defense Council has agreed to pay more than $227,000 in legal fees to attorneys for a woman who sued and won after the state refused to add her name to a birth certificate for a child she had with her same-sex partner.

Montana court blocks drilling north of Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:39pm

A Montana judge has blocked an exploratory gold mining project on private land in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park.

Trial underway in Title IX lawsuit against Idaho school

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:36pm

The principal of an Idaho school where a 13-year-old reported she was raped by an older student says surveillance video of the incident appeared to her to show "wrong acts of affection."

Timber company, county decry Idaho land buying splurge

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:35pm

A timber company and northern Idaho county say Idaho's plan to buy timberland unfairly competes with private businesses and takes away tax revenue from local governments.

State officials OK paying for mine cleanup in SW Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:07pm

Idaho officials have approved spending about $125,000 to do reclamation work at a sand and gravel mine in southwestern Idaho after the owner abandoned the site a decade ago and now doesn't have money for the work.

2 people escape injury in Pullman plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:43am

A single-engine airplane has crashed on the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, but the two people on board were not injured.

Man, 2 women charged for roles in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:40am

Authorities say a man and two women have been charged for their roles in a triple shooting in Boise that killed a 19-year-old woman.