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International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:45pm

Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory fish afloat in Pacific waters.

Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:23am

The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015.

Grizzlies suspected in fatal Wyoming attack trapped, killed

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

Wyoming officials have trapped and killed two grizzly bears they believe killed a hunting outfitter and injured his client.

New culture center to honor Shoshone killed in 1863 massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 2:03pm

The chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation is on a mission to make sure hundreds of tribal members who were killed by U.S. troops in the 1863 Bear River Massacre are never forgotten with a new cultural center in southeastern Idaho.

Private school future in flux after official's indictment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:30pm

The future of a small private Christian school in Boise is in flux after its chairman was indicted last month as part of a cellphone smuggling ring.

Trial set for Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 11:45am

A southeast Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month.

Man, woman found dead at Nampa home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:59am

Police are investigating after two bodies were found at a Nampa home.

Wyoming guide dead after bear attack; Florida hunter hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 7:28pm

Wyoming authorities say a hunting guide has been found dead after he and a client were attacked by a bear.

Man dead following central Idaho house fire, woman escapes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 11:25am

Authorities in central Idaho say a house fire in Bellevue left one man dead and sent a woman to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Man dead after pit bull attack inside his Baker City home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 6:01am

Authorities say a 53-year-old Oregon man was killed when he apparently tried to break up a pit bull fight in his home.

Top staffers for Idaho gov candidate Paulette Jordan resign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 4:13pm

Two of the top staffers for Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan have resigned with less than two months left before the Nov. 6 election.

Courts rule Idaho drunk driver was wrongfully imprisoned for 4 years. Here’s why

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Sep 14th - 3:00pm

It’s no joke when someone is wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for a crime. But wrongful convictions don’t always involve innocent people — as is the case with William Jack Bias of Rexburg, Idaho.

Marketing group says trade wars hurting US potato exports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 1:38pm

The marketing organization for commercial potato growers in the United States says potato exports fell in all categories in July compared to the same month a year ago.

Judge invalidates Wyoming elk feedground permit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:54pm

A federal judge has invalidated a 2015 U.S. Forest Service decision that reauthorized a state of Wyoming elk feedground permit in the Jackson Hole area.

Idaho judge: Lethal injection drug source is secret for now

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 2:57pm

An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter.

WSU making good progress is reducing budget deficit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:13am

Washington State University is making a good start on its three-year plan to erase a $30 million annual operating deficit.

Southwestern Idaho contractors seeing spike in thefts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:10am

Building contractors in the Boise region say workplace thefts are on the rise, with plumbing fixtures, wood boards and even landscaping plants stolen from building sites in southwestern Idaho.

Report: Yellowstone's bison population down from last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:54am

Yellowstone park officials say bison numbers are down from last year, but still remain in a healthy range.

Native American bones will be turned over to tribes

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 1:37pm

The University of Idaho and U.S. Forest Service's Boise National Forest say they've identified human remains from Native Americans in their holdings that will be turned over to present-day tribes.