Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nobody knows how long the skinny white dog was trapped on the side of a steep, rocky cliff in rural Idaho, but when Dave Wright heard about the pup's plight he knew he had to get the animal down. Wright, the founder of Friends Furever Animal Rescue, told the Idaho Statesman he saw a Facebook post about the dog's precarious position on Sunday. He did some research and with the help of rock climber Richard Jensen scaled the cliff face to safely rescue the dog, now called "Clifford."
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Air Force wants to fly supersonic fighter jets at lower altitudes in lightly populated areas of southwestern Idaho, northern Nevada and southeastern Oregon to better simulate combat conditions. The Air Force on Wednesday said it plans to prepare an environmental impact statement to study the idea and will hold meetings and take public comments through Nov. 25 to help shape the study.
JEROME, Idaho (AP) — Police say a suspect died after a high-speed chase during which shots were fired in southern Idaho on Tuesday, but they declined to release many details. The Times-News reports the chase began in Ada County late Tuesday morning, and ended at a Wendell dairy sometime after shots were fired by law enforcement officers. Police say the man was a suspect in two kidnappings but they did not release his name. The death remains under investigation.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two Oregon counties are offering the opportunity for U.S. military members, their dependents and others living overseas to vote in special elections this November with smartphones. While some technology experts have warned that such a system could be insecure, Jackson and Umatilla counties have already advised hundreds of registered voters overseas that they have the option to cast ballots using blockchain-based mobile voting.