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Desperate buyers offer more than sellers ask, but still lose as Boise’s home prices skyrocket

Maria L. La Ganga, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:02am

So you think you want to buy a house in Boise? Where the region’s median home prices are at record highs, construction is still below precrash levels and West Coast ex-pats are flocking in, flush with cash and amazed at all the real estate "bargains"?

Police: Idaho man ran large-scale meth operation on farm, used 'potato' as code

Laurie Welch, Times-news  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:46am

Police say a Rupert man had a large-scale meth operation and in text messages to buyers used the word "potato" as a code word for his wares.

Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:47pm

Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.

Northwest high-voltage transmission lines OK'd by officials

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:19pm

U.S. officials on Wednesday approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest's energy grid.

Southern Idaho woman headed to national boxing tournament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 11:44am

A southern Idaho woman is on her way to the National Golden Gloves Tournament as the ninth-ranked boxer in the country in her weight class.

Idaho counties suing drug makers for enabling opioid abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 10:17am

Several Idaho counties are taking their fight against opioid overdoses to the courtroom.

Audit: Idaho owes $3.1 million for health insurance bonus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 10:52pm

Auditors say that Idaho was overpaid $3.1 million and should repay the money given to them by a federal agency to cover children on government health insurance.

Recent E. coli outbreak spreads to Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 2:47pm

Idaho Health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that are linked to a national outbreak affecting at least 11 states, including in Idaho, where eight.

Idaho governor pardons former drug offender

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 11:57am

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has pardoned an Idaho drug offender whose methamphetamine and heroin use led him to prison but has since been able to get his life back on track.

Fire damages lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:23am

A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of one of the nation's premier ski destinations in Idaho.

Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility's expenses

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:37pm

Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.

Idaho treasurer accused of misusing county credit card

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:21pm

Idaho commissioners have asked a county treasurer to surrender her county credit card.

Idaho man pleads guilty in the death of 62-year-old woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:53am

An eastern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to beating a 62-year-old woman to death with a baseball bat.

Case against former Idaho deputies heads to district court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:34am

A southwestern Idaho judge has ruled there's enough evidence to send to district court a case against two ex-deputies charged with attempting to incite an attack on an inmate who injured a guard during an escape attempt.

Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 11:11pm

Republican hopefuls in Idaho's crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a Tuesday debate that saw some sharp exchanges.

Idaho GOP candidates report latest congressional fundraising

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 4:37pm

Republican Russ Fulcher has maintained his fundraising lead in the crowded GOP field seeking Idaho's open 1st Congressional District seat, campaign finance reports show.

Man sentenced for leaving baby to die in hot car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 3:40pm

An Idaho man was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter for leaving his then-girlfriend's 5-month-old child to die in a hot car while car shopping at a dealership.

Idaho OKs Bogus Basin ski area plan involving snowmaking

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 2:50pm

Deciding whether or not to buy a season pass at Bogus Basin ski area outside Boise might get easier in future years.

Twin Falls approves measure allowing residents to keep hens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 8:49am

Twin Falls officials are allowing residents to own up to four chickens without a permit but roosters are banned.