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BYU-Idaho students arrested after police find drugs, cash in apartment

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:37pm

Bottles and packages full of marijuana, wads of cash, cocaine, THC cartridges, mushrooms and paraphernalia were among the items found in an apartment Friday night that led to the arrest of four Brigham Young University-Idaho students.

Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:38am

The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier.

Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:39am

Kansas' new Democratic governor promised not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if state politicians do nothing.

US to shut down Idaho nuclear waste processing project

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 5:24pm

Federal officials will shut down an Idaho nuclear waste treatment project after determining it would not be economically feasible to bring in radioactive waste from other states.

US to shut down Idaho nuclear waste processing project

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 3:15pm

Federal officials will shut down an Idaho nuclear waste treatment project after determining it would not be economically feasible to bring in radioactive waste from other states.

Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions on Pacific Northwest river

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 11:08am

A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate.

Plan would keep about 1,000 bears in northwest Montana

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:29pm

Montana wildlife commissioners adopted a grizzly bear conservation plan Monday that would maintain the largest population of the bruins in the Lower 48 at roughly current numbers even if the species loses its federal protections.

Tall Yellowstone geyser sets record with recent activity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:12pm

The world's tallest active geyser has set a record.

Agency: Man in prison for killing kids apparently kills self

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:39pm

Authorities say a man who was serving life in prison for the murder of his three children when he was named as the only suspect in the beating death of his cellmate has died of an apparent suicide.

Idaho's November tax revenue collections fall short

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:01pm

Idaho is on track to have roughly $63 million less in tax revenue than budget forecasters predicted, with general fund revenue collections for the month of November coming in nearly $16 million lower than expected.

Spokane police clear city hall homeless encampment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:27pm

A homeless encampment in front of the Spokane City Hall has been removed by police.

Deschutes River to be featured on 'forever' stamp in 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:53pm

A scenic Oregon river will be honored with a stamp next year.

Seattle homes attract fewer multiple bids as market cools

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:58am

Prospective home buyers in Seattle as late as last year faced the prospect of entering bidding wars or getting edged out by competitors with cash. That's not the case anymore.

Driver charged in fatal August crash with bicycle in Eagle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:44am

A 70-year-old driver involved in a fatal crash with a bicyclist has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

Idaho steelhead fishing to remain open on most rivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 9:09am

Idaho wildlife officials have approved an agreement with conservation groups and sport anglers to keep most steelhead fishing areas open.

Cougar kills 8 alpacas just northwest of Spokane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:21am

Officials say a young male cougar attacked and killed at least eight alpacas northwest of Spokane sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Judge nixes mining company challenge to 'bad actor' label

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:33pm

A Montana judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by an Idaho mining company seeking to overturn its designation as an industry "bad actor" because of pollution tied to its CEO.

Psychiatrist: Stabbing suspect incompetent to stand trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:22pm

A psychiatrist has found an Idaho mass stabbing suspect unfit to stand trial.

Analyst says Spokane-based utility remains takeover target

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 9:38am

Spokane-based Avista Corp. remains a likely takeover target, even though the utility's plan to be purchased by a Canadian company is apparently dead.

Police officer shoots pit bull attacking golden retriever

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 7:56am

A Boise police officer shot and killed a pit bull attacking a golden retriever.