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Massive juniper removal project could help Idaho sage grouse

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:33am

Federal officials have released final plans for one of the largest ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse that will also benefit cattle ranchers in southwestern Idaho.

Utah man killed in Wyoming avalanche

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 3:43pm

A Utah man died near the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Saturday after triggering an avalanche in Rock Springs, a sidecountry area south of the ski area.

Yellowstone fee proposal wins initial vote in Wyoming House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 12:04pm

The Wyoming House of Representatives has agreed to vet a proposal that advocates for imposing a fee at Yellowstone National Park to help pay for wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.

Montana won't allow Yellowstone grizzly bear hunts in 2018

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 5:47pm

Montana won't hold a grizzly bear hunt in 2018 after state officials said Thursday they want to avoid complicating lawsuits over the animal's legal status.

Bill proposes mental health exception in felony battery law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:40pm

An Idaho lawmaker has proposed inserting a mental health exception in a 2014 felony battery law that protects health care workers.

Idaho man accused of shooting at officer in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:55am

A 30-year-old Idaho man accused of shooting at an officer last month is back in custody after he left a Boise-area hospital.

Snow moves into Pacific Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:01am

Strong winds over the weekend carried snow into the Pacific Northwest, causing slick roads and multiple crashes.

The Latest: Winter storm starts rolling through US Rockies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 5:10pm

The Latest on a major storm system expected to hit the Rockies over the holiday weekend (all times local):

Southwestern Idaho student brings BB gun to class

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:41am

A southwestern Idaho school district is informing parents that a middle school student brought a BB gun to class.

Fatal shooting by officer to be reviewed by outside agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:23am

The Bonneville County prosecutor's office in eastern Idaho says it has asked another agency to review an investigation of a fatal police-involved shooting due to a conflict of interest.

Winter storm forecast to roll south through US Rockies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:10am

An Arctic cold front is forecast to sweep through the Rocky Mountains with heavy mountain snows over Presidents Day weekend, while cold temperatures descend on the Northern Plains.

Boise hires famed architect to design new main library

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:07am

Boise officials have hired a famed architect to design a new main library.

Idaho utility continues attempt to negate Oregon fish law

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 3:04pm

An Idaho utility is challenging a decision by federal regulators rejecting its request to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River.

House panel raise concerns surrounding sex-education bill

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 11:56am

Lawmakers on an Idaho House panel said they have too many concerns regarding a proposal to update the state's nearly 50-year-old sex education law.

Budget director apologizes for 'slush fund' comment

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 11:03am

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's budget chief has apologized to state budget writers after accusing them of creating a slush fund to be used exclusively by the Idaho Legislature.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate officially resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 9:57am

A Democratic gubernatorial candidate has officially resigned from the Idaho Legislature to focus on her campaign.

Cougar roaming near southwestern Idaho school euthanized

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 9:44am

Wildlife officials say a mountain lion found roaming near a southwestern Idaho elementary school was put down.

N. Idaho inmate's death due to undiagnosed heart condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 9:12am

Officials say a hereditary heart condition led to the death of an inmate at the Idaho Correctional Institute in Orofino.

Priest River man convicted of ritualized abuse of his family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 9:09am

A northern Idaho man accused of using his religious beliefs to justify the physical and sexual abuse of his wife and children was found guilty of more than a dozen felony charges.

Lawsuits challenge US cuts to anti-teen pregnancy grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 4:32pm

Nine organizations covering several states have filed lawsuits seeking to reverse a decision by President Donald Trump's administration to cut short funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs.