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Trapping ban urged for cat-sized forest predators in Montana

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 12:47pm

Wildlife advocates on Tuesday urged Montana officials to ban trapping along much of the state's border with Idaho to protect an isolated population of cat-sized predators living in old-growth forests.

APNewsBreak: New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 12:07pm

The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral for wild horses in Northern California, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter.

Water legislation bill backed by House speaker advances

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:45pm

Lawmakers have advanced legislation needed to end years of litigation and finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho.

DPS: Idaho man arrested in Arizona; 3 abducted kids unharmed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:22pm

Authorities say an Idaho man has been arrested in northwestern Arizona for allegedly trying to take his three young children away from their mother and drive them to Mexico.

Idaho, other states release food stamps early amid shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:32am

Idaho has joined a growing number of states issuing February's allotments of food stamps early because of the federal government shutdown.

Judge says suspect in Idaho mass stabbing unfit for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:47am

An Idaho judge says the suspect in a mass stabbing attack that injured 12 and killed a 3-year-old girl is unfit to stand trial.

Little cites collaborative efforts at environmental forum

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:40pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says the state's collaborative efforts with federal agencies, conservation groups, industries and residents have put Idaho out front in tackling tough environmental problems involving forests, rangelands, water uses and other issues.

Idaho governor receives oil and gas chairman's resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:30pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has received Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Chairman Kevin Dickey's resignation after a potential conflict of interest.

Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:34pm

An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.

Idaho wolf control board seeks $200,000 to kill wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:15pm

A member of an Idaho board that manages money to pay a federal and state agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and big game says a $200,000 budget request by Gov. Brad Little is sufficient for fiscal year 2020.

Only 1 candidate applies for Idaho county prosecutor job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:03am

Officials say only one person has applied to be appointed as Bingham County prosecutor, and the deadline for applications is looming.

Idaho courts facing court reporter shortage, seek pay boost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:45am

An official with the Idaho courts system says the state is facing a shortage of court reporters and needs $340,500 to boost salaries for its 45 court reporter positions.

1 killed, another injured in W Yellowstone snowmobile crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:50pm

A sport utility vehicle struck a snowmobile that failed to stop at a stop sign in the town of West Yellowstone, killing one rider and critically injuring another.

Rule clarifies who must pay to film in Idaho state parks

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:48pm

Idaho lawmakers have advanced a proposed rule giving a sharper focus on who can take photos and record moving images in Idaho state parks without having to obtain a permit.

Federal trial for 'AK-47 Bandit' set for March in Nebraska

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:46pm

A federal trial in Nebraska has been pushed to March for a man suspected of being the "AK-47 bandit," who investigators believe robbed banks in five states.

Businesses seek help maintaining Yellowstone roads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:42pm

The coalition of businesses that has been maintaining snowmobile and snow coach access to most of Yellowstone National Park during the federal government shutdown is reaching out for help.

Complaint: Health facility staff weren't fired after neglect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:44am

A complaint survey says two employees who falsified records and failed to check on a resident who died at an Idaho health care facility were not fired.

Idaho's Veterans Services Division struggles to hire nurses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:36am

The director of Idaho's Division of Veterans Services says beds for veterans are going empty despite waiting lists because the agency can't hire enough medical staffers.

Tri-Cities groups pushing support for Snake River dams

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:02am

A plan to spend $750,000 of state taxpayer money to study the impacts of tearing down four dams on the lower Snake River is not sitting well with Tri-Cities area supporters of the dams.