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Trapping ban urged for cat-sized forest predators in Montana

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 12:47pm

Wildlife advocates on Tuesday urged Montana officials to ban trapping along much of the state's border with Idaho to protect an isolated population of cat-sized predators living in old-growth forests.

APNewsBreak: New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 12:07pm

The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral for wild horses in Northern California, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter.

Idaho environmental official seeks money for mine pollution

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:24am

Idaho's top environmental official says his agency needs money for continued cleanup efforts of toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world's top ski destinations.

Idaho's high school graduation rate reaches new high

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:42am

The Idaho Department of Education says the state's high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high of just over 80 percent.

State auditors find systemic trauma at adult care facility

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:03pm

Idaho's state auditors say a state-run residential treatment center for people with severe disabilities and mental illness or other issues is rife with systemic problems leading to trauma for staffers and residents alike.

Water legislation bill backed by House speaker advances

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:45pm

Lawmakers have advanced legislation needed to end years of litigation and finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho.

DPS: Idaho man arrested in Arizona; 3 abducted kids unharmed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:22pm

Authorities say an Idaho man has been arrested in northwestern Arizona for allegedly trying to take his three young children away from their mother and drive them to Mexico.

Idaho, other states release food stamps early amid shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:32am

Idaho has joined a growing number of states issuing February's allotments of food stamps early because of the federal government shutdown.

Judge says suspect in Idaho mass stabbing unfit for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:47am

An Idaho judge says the suspect in a mass stabbing attack that injured 12 and killed a 3-year-old girl is unfit to stand trial.

Little cites collaborative efforts at environmental forum

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:40pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says the state's collaborative efforts with federal agencies, conservation groups, industries and residents have put Idaho out front in tackling tough environmental problems involving forests, rangelands, water uses and other issues.

Idaho governor receives oil and gas chairman's resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:30pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has received Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Chairman Kevin Dickey's resignation after a potential conflict of interest.

Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:34pm

An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.

Idaho wolf control board seeks $200,000 to kill wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:15pm

A member of an Idaho board that manages money to pay a federal and state agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and big game says a $200,000 budget request by Gov. Brad Little is sufficient for fiscal year 2020.

Only 1 candidate applies for Idaho county prosecutor job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:03am

Officials say only one person has applied to be appointed as Bingham County prosecutor, and the deadline for applications is looming.

Idaho courts facing court reporter shortage, seek pay boost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:45am

An official with the Idaho courts system says the state is facing a shortage of court reporters and needs $340,500 to boost salaries for its 45 court reporter positions.

1 killed, another injured in W Yellowstone snowmobile crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:50pm

A sport utility vehicle struck a snowmobile that failed to stop at a stop sign in the town of West Yellowstone, killing one rider and critically injuring another.

Rule clarifies who must pay to film in Idaho state parks

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:48pm

Idaho lawmakers have advanced a proposed rule giving a sharper focus on who can take photos and record moving images in Idaho state parks without having to obtain a permit.

Federal trial for 'AK-47 Bandit' set for March in Nebraska

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:46pm

A federal trial in Nebraska has been pushed to March for a man suspected of being the "AK-47 bandit," who investigators believe robbed banks in five states.

Businesses seek help maintaining Yellowstone roads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:42pm

The coalition of businesses that has been maintaining snowmobile and snow coach access to most of Yellowstone National Park during the federal government shutdown is reaching out for help.