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Elite Native American crew fights fires, serves community

Tom James, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:30am

The Warm Springs Hotshots are an elite firefighting crew based in north-central Oregon. The crew is also one of only seven Hotshot crews based on a Native American reservation and overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. And it's one of only four administered directly by a Native American tribe.

Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:14pm

How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state's program concede that they simply don't know because of lax reporting by producers and a lack of site inspectors.

Idaho officials retain plan to buy timberland and farmland

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:55am

Idaho officials have opted to continue a strategy of using millions of dollars from the sale of commercial and residential properties to buy timberland and farmland.

Man sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for Ammon murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:59am

An eastern Idaho man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in the beating death of a 62-year-old woman.

Exorcist blesses house formerly occupied by troubled priest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:45am

The house of a retired Boise priest who was accused of sharing child pornography online and of drug possession has been cleaned out and blessed by an exorcist.

Judge: Psychologists can visit man charged in mass stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:55pm

An Idaho judge says psychologists can have jailhouse access to a man charged with murder and several other felonies in connection with a knife attack at an apartment complex.

Family sues over deadly Tamarack Resort fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:42am

A wrongful death lawsuit says a fireplace inside an Idaho rental resort cabin exploded, causing the death of four people.

BYU-Idaho student, Meridian man drown in separate accidents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:10am

A BYU-Idaho student drowned at an eastern Idaho swimming hole and a Meridian man drowned while whitewater rafting over the weekend.

Yellowstone National Park continues to improve cell service

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 11:10am

Cellular phone service in Yellowstone National Park will see improvements this summer despite criticism from some that increased connectivity takes away from the serenity of the country's first national park.

Bison knocks over Yellowstone construction worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:44am

A construction worker in Yellowstone National Park had a run-in with a bison this past week.

Northern Idaho man charged in death of Washington woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:26am

A northern Idaho man police say fatally stabbed a Washington woman for $800 has been charged with first-degree murder.

2 dogs, snake rescued from southwestern Idaho house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 8:39am

A fire destroyed a home in the southwestern Idaho city of Meridian, but two dogs and a snake were rescued.

Pedestrian killed crossing boulevard in southwestern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 8:31am

A 66-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in southwestern Idaho.

2 dead following collision with pickup driver fleeing police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:59am

Authorities in southwestern Idaho say two occupants of a passenger car died after a person in a pickup fleeing from police crashed into them.

Missing Wyoming motorcyclist found dead in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:18pm

Searchers have found the body of a Wyoming man who became the subject of a multi-state search after he went missing on a motorcycle trip to Idaho.

McMorris Rodgers leads in fund-raising but Brown doing well

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:13pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has raised more than $3.7 million for her re-election campaign, but Democratic challenger Lisa Brown continues to raise more money than any previous challenger to the 14-year incumbent.

Inmates riot at eastern Idaho jail, cause flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:24am

Authorities in eastern Idaho say up to 27 inmates participated in a riot in the maximum security section at the Bannock County Jail.

Mississippi man wanted in wife's death arrested in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:08am

Federal authorities say a Mississippi man wanted in the death of his wife has been arrested at a popular getaway spot along the Utah-Idaho state line.

Nampa college halting enrollment for truck driving program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:36am

The College of Western Idaho has decided to halt new enrollment for its professional truck driving program, citing a decrease in interest.