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Lawmaker accused of underage relationship with ex-student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:22pm

A former Idaho high school student of embattled Washington lawmaker Rep. Matt Manweller says she had a sexual relationship with him in the 1990s, when she was 17 and he was 27.

Officials call off cougar hunt after hiker's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:46pm

Authorities in Oregon are ending a cougar hunt that was prompted by the fatal mauling of a hiker by one of the large cats earlier this month.

US agency endorses plan to block new mining near Yellowstone

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:03pm

U.S. officials recommended approval on Friday of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on the forested public lands that make up Yellowstone National Park's mountainous northern boundary.

Idaho high court considers defamation lawsuit

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:31pm

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think a journalist implied — but didn't outright say — something defamatory.

Idaho prison officials send more inmates out of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:06pm

Idaho Department of Correction officials say they have moved another 150 inmates to a prison in Texas because there aren't enough prison beds in Idaho.

Man accused of getting near Old Faithful arrested in chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:31am

A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Wyoming's capital city.

Texas woman gets prison in virtual kidnapping, ransom scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:38am

A Texas woman has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for her role in what investigators called a "virtual kidnapping" extortion scam with ties to Mexico.

Attorneys general asking DEA to tighten drug manufacture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:45am

Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.

Nevada seeks again to overturn FEMA denial of wildfire aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:38pm

The state of Nevada and members of Congress are again appealing to the U.S. government to reverse an earlier decision to deny disaster assistance to a remote rural area ravaged by a huge wildfire near the Idaho line.

Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:31pm

A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday.

Tests confirm grizzly bears involved in Wyoming attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:30pm

Forensic testing has confirmed that the grizzly bears killed by Wyoming wildlife managers are the ones involved in the mauling death of a hunting guide last week.

Jordan staffer left over campaign's ties to tribal PAC

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:06pm

Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign has been fundraising for a new federal political action committee known as a "super PAC" since May, prompting the resignation of a top campaign staffer.

Idaho school district adding unarmed security aides

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:55am

A southern Idaho school district is adding unarmed security aides to help bolster the protection of its students and faculty.

Another video shows man dangerously near Yellowstone spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:00am

A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser may also have broken the rules by sitting next to a different thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone’s Ear Spring erupts for first time in recent memory; officials close boardwalks for safety

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:01am

One of the hottest pools in Yellowstone National Park erupted for the first time in recent memory over the weekend.

Oregon man dies in accident at Idaho mill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:27am

Authorities say a man died Wednesday after he was crushed under some equipment being unloaded at a southwestern Idaho mill.

Idaho governor appoints John Judge as district judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:27pm

Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship.

Oregon judge finds Idaho man unfit to stand trial in murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:15pm

An eastern Oregon judge halted a double murder case after finding the defendant mentally unfit to stand trial.

Boise files appeal in homeless camping ban case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:02pm

City officials in Boise, Idaho have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling overturning a city ordinance that makes it largely illegal for homeless people to sleep on the streets.