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Massive juniper tree-cutting project aims to aid sage grouse

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:47am

The largest-ever project in the U.S. to remove thousands of juniper trees to help imperiled sage grouse has started in Idaho.

55 Yellowstone bison moved to Montana Indian reservation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:34pm

Yellowstone National Park officials have transferred 55 of the park's wild bison to a Montana Indian reservation under a program that aims to establish new disease-free herds of the animals.

Court: Idaho must give transgender inmate gender surgery

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:27pm

A federal appeals court says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men's prison.

Saint Alphonsus employee facing wire fraud charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:04am

A southwestern Idaho woman is denying charges she stole $1 million from Saint Alphonsus Health System.

Body of North Carolina man recovered in Oregon lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:27am

The body of a North Carolina man who drowned while trying to save his brother more than two months ago has been recovered from the bottom of a lake in southwestern Oregon.

Head Start program changes signs on buses for migrant kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:57pm

Officials with an organization that provides early education programs for children of migrant and seasonal workers says they are changing the signs on their buses.

Boise asks US Supreme Court to review public camping ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 4:01pm

The city of Boise, Idaho, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision rejecting the city's ban on people sleeping in public places.

Charging bison damages rental car in Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:57pm

A video shows employees at a rental car agency all they need to know about how a car got damaged in Yellowstone National Park.

Idaho man gets 42 years for 1990s murders solved by DNA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:47am

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.

E. Idaho man gets 25 years for creating child pornography

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:01am

A 32-year-old eastern Idaho man who produced child pornography by sexually abusing a 4-year-old child has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Southwestern Idaho school district hit with malware attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:53pm

Officials say schools in the Nampa School District in southwestern Idaho have shut down their internet following a malware attack.

Groups say some state lands aren't accessible to public

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:20pm

A conservation group and hunting technology group say 110 square miles (285 square kilometers) of state-owned land in Idaho isn't accessible because there's no public access.

Boise pastor charged with sexual abuse of a child

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:03am

A Boise pastor has been charged with sexually abusing a child after prosecutors say he abused a teenage parishioner.

STORY REMOVED: BC-US--Head Start Buses-Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:50pm

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.

Idaho officials OK $84.5 million endowment distribution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:49pm

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.

Idaho officials OK big increase in logging state lands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:12pm

Idaho officials are increasing logging on state lands by more than 30 percent and plan to build a seed orchard in northern Idaho to plant trees to replace those cut down.

Idaho governor tells state agencies to limit budget requests

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:30pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has told state agencies to limit budget requests following a revenue forecast that came in lower than expected and eliminated most of the state's surplus.

Idaho company to pay $12K fine after tree-trimming death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:16pm

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).

Body of Illinois climber recovered from Wyoming mountains

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

The body of an Illinois man has been recovered in Wyoming mountains by authorities after he died in a climbing accident.