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US releases review on removing vegetation to stop wildfires

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:13pm

Federal officials have released their review on removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse.

Body of drowning victim found in Teton River

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:40am

The body of a Brigham Young University-Idaho student who drowned in the Teton River was found Monday morning.

Idaho County deputy fired, arrested on multiple sex charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 3:29pm

The Idaho County sheriff says a deputy has been fired after his arrest on underage sex charges.

Nebraska slowly rolls out voter-approved Medicaid expansion

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:14am

Marti Poll knows she should see a doctor. Sometimes she has a severe tightness in her chest. She also has chronic sinus and ear infections.

Utah murder suspect pleads not guilty in Idaho chase

Laurie Welch, Magicvalley.com  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:21am

A man accused of shooting two people in Utah and leading Cassia County Idaho deputies on a two-day manhunt was arraigned Tuesday in Cassia County District Court.

AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip

Marcia Dunn and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:08pm

Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows.

Number of refugees resettled in Idaho drops by half

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:44am

A new report from the International Rescue Commission finds that the number of refugees resettled in Idaho has declined by half since 2016.

Montana Rail Link gets $3.5M grant to design safety system

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:34am

Montana Rail Link has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to design a safety system for a railway between southern Montana and northern Idaho.

Idaho man convicted of abusing, infecting child with disease

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:40pm

A northern Idaho jury has found a Coeur d'Alene man guilty of molesting a 5-year-old child and infecting her with gonorrhea.

Attorneys debate competency of man charged with 2004 murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:24am

An Idaho man charged with murder in connection with the 2004 stabbing death of Nori has been jailed for five years, but there is still no trial date in sight as attorneys wrestle over whether Brad Scott Compher is competent to stand trial.

University of Idaho professor files discrimination lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:06am

A University of Idaho law professor claims she was discriminated against based on her gender and race and faced retaliation after reporting concerns.

Nevada highway between Vegas, Ely reopens after fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:23pm

A Nevada highway between Las Vegas and Ely (EE'-lee) has reopened, after a fatal crash of a tractor-trailer hauling granite stone from Idaho to Southern California.

Washington state man arrested in 2016 killing of ex-wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 1:37pm

A Washington state man has been accused of helping to plan the killing of his ex-wife in Oregon.

Idaho man convicted of animal cruelty banned from animals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 1:23pm

An Idaho man convicted of three animal cruelty charges has been banned from owning animals for nearly two years.

Texas oil company denies wrongdoing in Idaho royalty lawsuit

Keith Ridler., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:31pm

A Texas-based oil and gas company being sued in federal court by Idaho mineral rights owners over royalty payments says it has done nothing wrong and the lawsuit should be dismissed.

Washington AG seeks more sex crime charges against judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:59am

The Washington state attorney general's office wants to file more sex crime charges against a judge because investigators say they've identified a third victim.

Grizzly spotted first time in decade in north-central Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:23am

Wildlife officials are urging black bear hunters to choose their targets with care after a protected grizzly bear was spotted in north-central Idaho for the first time in a decade.

Idaho crop insurance company to pay $3.48 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:51pm

A crop insurance company has agreed to pay a southwestern Idaho farming family $3.48 million following a lawsuit.

Dairy veterinarians appeal trafficking lawsuit dismissal

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:35pm

A group of Mexican veterinarians who recently lost a lawsuit they filed against an Idaho dairy under human trafficking laws say they'll appeal the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

University of Idaho warns beer maker to drop Vandal name

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:41pm

The University of Idaho has ordered a student who owns a beverage company to stop using the name "Vandal Beer."