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Sage grouse numbers stumble in Montana, across US West

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 11:31am

Montana's greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines across the U.S. West for the wide-ranging bird species that federal officials rejected for protections in 2015.

Idaho officials taking comments on Medicaid expansion waiver

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 10:07am

Idaho officials are taking public comments on a Medicaid waiver that would require patients to get a referral from a primary physician before they can get family planning services like birth control, abortions or pregnancy care.

Proposal would buy bus tickets for Seattle-area homeless

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 2:29pm

As the Seattle area tries to tackle its homelessness crisis, an official wants to spend $1 million to expand a strategy of buying bus tickets out of town for people living on the streets.

US expands hunting and fishing at national wildlife refuges

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 10th - 12:22pm

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in a move that critics contend is deferring management to states and could harm wildlife.

Men face charges for walking on Old Faithful Geyser

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 3:28pm

Two men face criminal charges for walking onto Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Former Idaho governor candidate investigated in 1984 killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 10:53am

A former candidate for Idaho governor says he's under investigation in connection with the 1984 killing of a 12-year-old Colorado girl.

Idaho man arrested, to face murder and assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 10:53am

An Idaho man shot by police after a Fourth of July fireworks display has been arrested and faces murder and assault charges.

Idaho legislative committee eyes federal lands, education

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 9:35am

A panel of lawmakers formed to monitor how federal laws affect Idaho's sovereignty and report back to the Legislature has created three subcommittees to examine federal lands, education, and health and welfare.

Missing teen's body recovered from Idaho waterfall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 9:03am

Search crews have recovered the body of a 16-year-old north-central Idaho boy who went missing after falling over a waterfall on Elk Creek.

Federal officials: Landlord will pay family denied rental

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 12:17pm

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says a Nampa homeowner has agreed to pay $15,000 to a family of nine to resolve allegations that the homeowner violated the Fair Housing Act.

Idaho attorney general nixes Purdue opioid settlement offer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 10:30am

Idaho will not sign onto a tentative settlement with the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.

Idaho man pleads not guilty in crash killing 3, injuring 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 8:07am

An Idaho man has pleaded not guilty after being charged with killing three young girls in a highway car crash.

Vape death prompts Oregon to ask stores to review products

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 4:16pm

Authorities in charge of Oregon's legal retail marijuana market will ask store owners to voluntarily review the products on their shelves and pull any they feel might be unsafe.

Columbia River barge lock to return to service Sept. 30

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 3:12pm

Officials say barges carrying wheat, wood and other goods will remain at a standstill for the rest of the month while workers repair a critical navigation lock at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

US nuclear lab partners with utilities to produce hydrogen

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 1:00pm

The U.S. government's primary nuclear lab is partnering with three energy utilities to find an economical way to use nuclear energy to produce hydrogen that can be stored and used to power everything from industry to personal vehicles.

Idaho man pleads guilty to murder for running over newlyweds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 11:59am

An Idaho driver who struck and killed a young couple as they strolled down a Fruitland sidewalk last year has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder.

Oregon truck driver agrees to plea deal in Idaho hemp charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 10:21am

Prosecutors in Idaho say they've reached a plea deal with an Oregon truck driver who faced felony charges for driving a truckload of hemp through the state.

Crews to rappel down waterfall in search for missing teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 9:31am

Search crews are looking for a north-central Idaho teen who has been missing since he fell down a waterfall at a popular hiking spot on Sunday.

Yellowstone records over 820,000 visits in August

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 9:07am

Yellowstone National Park recorded just over 820,000 recreational visits during the month of August and has exceeded 3.1 million visitors for the year so far.

Court strikes down Montana law barring political robocalls

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 10th - 12:20pm

A federal appeals court says a Montana law that restricts automated telephone calls about political campaigns violates the First Amendment's free-speech protections.