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Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

Matthew Brown and John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 11:37am

A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators already are proving to be resilient in states where hunting and trapping occur.

The Latest: House chairman blasts Trump sage grouse plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 8:10am

The Latest on the Trump administration's changes to protections for the ground-dwelling sage grouse in the U.S. West (all times local):

US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 14th - 8:08pm

The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for the West, easing restrictions on energy companies and other industries in a way officials said would still protect a struggling bird species.

Bill to legalize hemp passes Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 1:45pm

A bill that would legalize hemp by aligning Idaho state law with the federal Farm Bill has passed the House.

Trump administration proposes big cut in Hanford spending

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:08am

The Trump administration is proposing big cuts to the cleanup budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

New Idaho Medicaid expansion 'sideboard' bill introduced

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:49am

A new Medicaid expansion "sideboard" bill that would require some Medicaid recipients to work at least 20 hours a week and require people over 100 percent of the federal poverty level to keep private insurance was introduced in the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee on Monday.

State Patrol starts buying bump stocks from public

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 9:45am

The Washington State Patrol has started buying back rifle components called bump stocks from the public.

Wyoming grizzly bear sightings mark end of hibernation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 9:45am

Officials say grizzly bears are starting to emerge from hibernation in northwest Wyoming.

1 dead, 1 injured after explosion at Idaho house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 9:13am

Authorities say an explosion destroyed a house in central Idaho, leaving a man dead and a teenage girl injured.

Twin Falls woman dies in State Highway 46 crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 2:07pm

Idaho State Police say a Twin Falls woman died after a motorist fell asleep at the wheel and struck the vehicle she was driving.

Leaking roofs in Bend area schools repaired

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 12:07pm

School district officials say repairs have been made to roofs at more than a dozen schools that were leaking after a record snowstorm.

Conservation award presented to Yellowstone biologist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 8:15am

The Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative has awarded its Craighead Conservation Award to Yellowstone National Park biologist PJ White.

State approves $46 million University of Idaho arena

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

The University of Idaho in Moscow is poised to get a new $46 million basketball arena.

Idaho state lawmaker charged with tax evasion in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 12:01pm

The lawyer representing a first-term Idaho state lawmaker charged with tax evasion questioned the motivations of federal prosecutors.

Nevada officials quarantine horse, warn of virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 6:23pm

State agriculture officials have ordered the quarantine or a horse in southern Nevada that tested positive for an equine herpes virus after the state high school rodeo last month in Pahrump.

Kuna pair charged with injury to a child in starvation case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 2:07pm

A southwestern Idaho couple has been indicted on felony charges after a grand jury says they starved a young child, possibly causing her to go into cardiac arrest.

Lawmakers to consider bill to toughen initiatives next week

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 11:48am

A panel of lawmakers has opted to hold a bill that would toughen the requirements to get an initiative on a ballot in committee for now, but the legislation will likely come up for consideration again sometime next week.

Police chase out of Idaho ends with fatal shooting in Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 11:02am

Authorities say a stolen-car chase that began in Idaho ended in Ontario, Oregon, with the suspect dead of a gunshot wound.

House votes to lower age to carry concealed guns in cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 14th - 3:29pm

The House has voted along party lines to lower the legal age to 18 to carry a concealed handgun without a permit in Idaho cities.