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Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:23pm

Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.

Idaho family grieves loss of 2nd baby in 2 years

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:14pm

The family of an 11-month-old Idaho Falls girl is grieving after the child died last week following surgery at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Abundant precipitation, reduced water use help boost aquifer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:05pm

The water level in an Idaho aquifer increased 1.7 million acre-feet (2.1 billion cubic-meters) over last year.

Driver in police chase, fatal crash has DUI history

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:47pm

A man accused of driving while intoxicated during a police chase that ended in a fatal crash has been charged in the deaths of two Nampa residents.

Police: 4 horses dead in Payette in pasture with no water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:30am

Authorities in west-central Idaho say they're investigating after finding four dead horses in a pasture with an empty water trough.

Crews battling 3 lightning-caused wildfires in S. Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:11am

Crews including aircraft are fighting three lightning-caused wildfires in south-central Idaho burning in grass and brush.

About 7,000 apply for Wyoming 22 grizzly hunting tags

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

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received about 7,000 applications for the state's first grizzly bear hunting season in 44 years.

Idaho officials approve auctions for remaining cottage sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:07am

Idaho officials have approved auctioning 128 residential lake lots in northern Idaho and west-central Idaho over the next six years as the state aims to wrap up efforts to get out of the residential-leasing business.

Evacuation notices downgraded for Spokane Valley wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:26am

Authorities say a small fire that prompted evacuation notices for 700 homes near Spokane Valley began in a building and then spread to grass and trees.

Idaho man gets 30 years following 6th DUI conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:48am

A southwestern Idaho man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following his sixth DUI conviction.

The Latest: 770 homes under evacuation in Spokane fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:01pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest (all times local):

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:42pm

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and intended to stigmatize women seeking medical care.

Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:14pm

A Medicaid expansion proposal has received enough signatures and will be on the November ballot.

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.