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Official: Solving wild horse problem will take $5B, 15 years

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:28pm

The acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control.

Spending in Spokane mayoral race tops $1 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:40am

Spending on the race for Spokane mayor has topped $1 million mark after an independent conservative political group spent $50,000 on ads attacking Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart.

Lawmaker: No defunding Boise State over diversity efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:37am

A state representative who authored a letter signed by 27 other Republican representatives decrying Boise State University's diversity and inclusion efforts says it's not her goal to defund the school over the issue.

Montana landowner sues to stop bison hunt near Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:47am

A Montana landowner is suing the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service to halt the hunting of bison just outside Yellowstone National Park'.

Meridian bans hand-held phone use while driving

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:06am

One of the largest cities in Idaho has banned the use of a hand-held phone while driving.

Bomb squad responds after family finds old grenades

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:16am

Members of a southern Idaho family were looking through an elderly relative's belongings when they got a couple of surprises: two World War II-era grenades.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:20am

One of the largest cities in Idaho has banned the use of a hand-held phone while driving.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:40am

A state representative who authored a letter signed by 27 other Republican representatives decrying Boise State University's diversity and inclusion efforts says it's not her goal to defund the school over the issue. Rep. Barbara Ehardt of Idaho Falls told more than 300 people attending a diversity panel discussion Tuesday with three other lawmakers that her top goal is to make sure free speech is not limited.

Suspect in 1980 Idaho shooting death arrested in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:48pm

An 86-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a 1980 shooting in central Idaho that left one man dead and another injured.

Idaho diocese releases list of credibly accused clergy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:08pm

Catholic church leaders in Idaho say 15 priests and one deacon have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse in Idaho since the 1950s.

Person hospitalized after Rexburg officer-involved shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:46pm

Police in Rexburg say one person was taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting early Tuesday.

Police: Man killed in officer-involved shooting was armed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:21pm

The Idaho Falls Police Department says a man who was killed during an officer-involved shooting on Friday had fired a gun in the direction of several officers before he died.

Idaho submits Medicaid expansion waiver for family planning

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:50am

Idaho officials have submitted a Medicaid expansion waiver requiring patients get a referral from a primary physician before they can get family planning services such as birth control, abortions or pregnancy care.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:20am

Catholic church leaders in Idaho say 15 priests and one deacon have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse in Idaho since the 1950s.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:40am

An 86-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a 1980 shooting in central Idaho that left one man dead and another injured. The Custer County Sheriff's Office says 86-year-old Walter James Mason was arrested Oct. 10 in Eastland County in central Texas and transported to Idaho on Oct. 13.

Idaho lawmakers considering property tax changes

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 2:41pm

Lawmakers are examining property tax options amid complaints that taxes are going up with rising property values, while also hearing concerns from cities and counties that they're operating on tight budgets.

Boise priest defrocked after child pornography conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:42pm

The Vatican has defrocked an Idaho priest who was convicted of possessing violent and extreme child pornography last year.

House Speaker Bedke elected VP of state legislatures group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:14pm

Idaho Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke of Oakley has been elected vice president of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Idaho identifies about 70,000 newly eligible for Medicaid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:47am

State agencies have already identified about 70,000 Idaho residents who now are eligible for Medicaid under the upcoming expansion in January.

Woman shot, killed by Boise police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:50am

Boise police say a woman who was shot and killed in her car by officers Sunday morning had a gun and pointed it at law enforcement.