BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Rain is helping about 1,100 firefighters battling a large blaze in west-central Idaho. Fire managers say the fire on the 148-square-mile fire three miles east of Riggins has been reduced to smoldering and creeping. The fire is 30 percent contained. They are concerned about rock slides in burned areas.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is demanding more information from and Idaho Falls company where a worker was exposed to radiation. The NRC says it has issued a formal letter to International Isotopes confirming specific steps the company has agreed to take before resuming some operations following the Aug. 20 incident.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A woman accused of causing two crashes in Coeur d'Alene is pleading not guilty. The Coeur D'Alene reports police say 34-year-old Kara Powers struck two vehicles in separate crashes and drove away. One person was seriously injured.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A free-market think tank has filed a lawsuit against the Boise School district, citing constitutional concerns about the district's association with a teacher's union. The Idaho Freedom Foundation says the district shouldn't cover nearly $35,900 of the Boise Education Association president's salary and benefits. School officials said in a statement they have benefited from the 20 year relationship with the teacher's union,