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Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:43pm

The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of terrain in the West.

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:21pm

Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments.

Idaho's unemployment rate stays under 3% mark

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:08pm

Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%.

7-year-old who died after being struck by pickup identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:59am

The Ada County Coroner says a 7-year-old boy who died after he was struck by a pickup while riding his bicycle on Thursday is Eduard Prokopchuk of Nampa.

Drought conditions start appearing in northern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:02am

Drought conditions are starting to creep into northern Idaho as summer temperatures begin to dry the state.

Some Idaho Hispanic groups worry census outreach falls short

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:48am

With six months left before the 2020 census and no additional state funding for outreach, some Idaho groups are feeling the crunch to put together a plan to make sure everyone is counted.

Jackson contractor arrested; suspected in Idaho burglaries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:51am

A Wyoming home construction contractor has been arrested after skipping a court appearance on police claims that he stole $50,000 worth of property from his landlord.

Montana pilot makes emergency landing on Idaho highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:23pm

A Montana pilot made an emergency landing on an Idaho highway after having engine trouble.

Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:47pm

A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Idaho governor wants more cuts to state regulations

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:52pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and other top elected officials say pruning thousands of pages of administrative rules could become standard practice each year.

Idaho Land Board subcommittee eyes spending $240 million

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:56am

Idaho Gov. Brad Little convened the first meeting of a committee tasked with recommending what kind of assets the state should buy with $240 million.

Wyoming to discuss requiring hunters to carry bear spray

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:24pm

Wyoming wildlife officials plan to discuss possibly requiring hunters to carry bear spray in grizzly bear habitat.

Plan to build 1st small US nuke reactors in Idaho advances

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:34am

A plan to build the nation's first small modular nuclear reactors to produce commercial power is a step closer to being realized.

The Latest: Man, 22, arrested in Corvallis shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:11am

The Latest on police response to an "active threat" at a plant in Corvallis, Oregon. (all times local):

Police respond to report of armed person in Oregon city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:45am

Police are responding to reports of a possible armed person at a Foster Farms plant in Corvallis, Oregon.

Idaho man exonerated in decades-old murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:18am

An Idaho man who spent two decades behind bars for the murder of an eastern Idaho woman after making a false confession has been exonerated.

Idaho high school to change Redskins mascot after 90 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:31pm

A high school in Idaho will retire its Native American mascot after 90 years.

Yellowstone park lookout tower burns after lightning strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:12pm

A fire lookout tower in Yellowstone National Park has burned after being struck by lightning.

Judge limits Hammond Ranches cattle grazing as case proceeds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:36pm

A federal judge will allow Oregon ranchers who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land to graze cattle on parts of a federal allotment this season on a limited basis.