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Idaho teacher charged with child rape pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:34pm

An eastern Idaho teacher has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of sexually abusing a first-grade boy ten years ago.

Prosecutor: Idaho deputy used justifiable force in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:05pm

An Idaho prosecutor says a Bannock County sheriff's deputy used justifiable force when he shot a 16-year-old boy who fled a traffic stop last year. The teen, who was unarmed, survived the shooting.

Winter storm impacts schools in inland Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:26am

Numerous schools delayed or canceled classes after the biggest storm of the new year brought several inches of snow and slick roads to the inland Northwest.

Well that monitors giant Idaho aquifer back in service

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:47am

A contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy says a deep well used to monitor contamination in a giant Idaho aquifer is back in service after a three-year absence.

Little taking applications for Idaho oil and gas commission

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:42am

Idaho Gov. Brad Little is accepting applications for a spot on the five-member Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Idaho Geological Survey seeks budget increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:14am

The agency that provides information about Idaho's geology and minerals and makes natural gas and oil production records available is asking state lawmakers to approve a $1.25 million budget.

Spokane airport sees record number of passengers in 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 8:31am

Spokane International Airport saw its busiest year in 2018, with nearly four million people traveling out of the facility.

Nuclear lab director says spent-fuel impasse harms mission

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:36pm

The director of the nation's primary lab for nuclear research says the biggest threat to the lab's mission is being prohibited from bringing in small quantities of spent nuclear fuel due to a federal agency's settlement agreement with Idaho.

Jackson County rancher uses inflatable dancer to shoo wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:41pm

A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.

Water legislation bill clears Idaho House, heads to Senate

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:35am

Legislation to end years of litigation and finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho has cleared the House.

Legislation will change how farmers pay for crop burning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:31am

Legislation has been introduced to change the timing of when farmers pay crop burning fees to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

No major TSA disruptions at Spokane airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:21am

Spokane International Airport is reporting business as usual despite a record number of Transportation Security Administration workers calling in sick nationally due to the partial government shutdown.

Man killed in head-on crash with cattle truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:17am

A 51-year-old man was killed after his vehicle crashed into a cattle truck in Carey, Idaho.

Idaho Natural History Museum wants to bolster 3D digital lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:05am

The director of the Pocatello-based Idaho Museum of Natural History says the museum for the first time this year will have traveling exhibits to areas around the state.

New Idaho wolf trap rules intended to protect dogs on walks

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:35pm

Lawmakers have made an initial step in approving rules changes requested by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game that require wolf and other trappers to set traps farther from paths to avoid catching dogs out on walks with their owners.

Bill increases penalty for attacking Idaho parks officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:52pm

Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws has been introduced.

New system to help in backcountry rescue missions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:48pm

An anonymous Wyoming resident has fronted more than $100,000 to Teton County Search and Rescue to help purchase a system to help find people lost or injured in remote areas with no cellphone service.

Bill to promote government transparency clears Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:01pm

Idaho's House has approved a bill intended to promote government transparency by exempting public records requests from a sales tax on top of copying and other fees.

Board that oversees Idaho education makes budget request

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:27am

The Idaho office that provides support staff to the State Board of Education in overseeing the state's $2.3 billion education system from kindergarten through the doctoral level is requesting lawmakers approve a budget of about $16.5 million.

Idaho TSA officers say shutdown is hard on stress levels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:10pm

Federal workers charged with protecting airline passengers as they fly out of Boise say the partial government shutdown is creating anxiety.