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Idaho officials approve auctions for remaining cottage sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:07am

Idaho officials have approved auctioning 128 residential lake lots in northern Idaho and west-central Idaho over the next six years as the state aims to wrap up efforts to get out of the residential-leasing business.

Evacuation notices downgraded for Spokane Valley wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:26am

Authorities say a small fire that prompted evacuation notices for 700 homes near Spokane Valley began in a building and then spread to grass and trees.

Idaho man gets 30 years following 6th DUI conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:48am

A southwestern Idaho man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following his sixth DUI conviction.

The Latest: 770 homes under evacuation in Spokane fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:01pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest (all times local):

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:42pm

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and intended to stigmatize women seeking medical care.

Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:14pm

A Medicaid expansion proposal has received enough signatures and will be on the November ballot.

Idaho officials retain plan to buy timberland and farmland

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:55am

Idaho officials have opted to continue a strategy of using millions of dollars from the sale of commercial and residential properties to buy timberland and farmland.

Man sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for Ammon murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:59am

An eastern Idaho man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in the beating death of a 62-year-old woman.

Exorcist blesses house formerly occupied by troubled priest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:45am

The house of a retired Boise priest who was accused of sharing child pornography online and of drug possession has been cleaned out and blessed by an exorcist.

Judge: Psychologists can visit man charged in mass stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:55pm

An Idaho judge says psychologists can have jailhouse access to a man charged with murder and several other felonies in connection with a knife attack at an apartment complex.

Family sues over deadly Tamarack Resort fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:42am

A wrongful death lawsuit says a fireplace inside an Idaho rental resort cabin exploded, causing the death of four people.

BYU-Idaho student, Meridian man drown in separate accidents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:10am

A BYU-Idaho student drowned at an eastern Idaho swimming hole and a Meridian man drowned while whitewater rafting over the weekend.

Yellowstone National Park continues to improve cell service

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 11:10am

Cellular phone service in Yellowstone National Park will see improvements this summer despite criticism from some that increased connectivity takes away from the serenity of the country's first national park.

Bison knocks over Yellowstone construction worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:44am

A construction worker in Yellowstone National Park had a run-in with a bison this past week.

Elite Native American crew fights fires, serves community

Tom James, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:30am

The Warm Springs Hotshots are an elite firefighting crew based in north-central Oregon. The crew is also one of only seven Hotshot crews based on a Native American reservation and overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. And it's one of only four administered directly by a Native American tribe.

Northern Idaho man charged in death of Washington woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:26am

A northern Idaho man police say fatally stabbed a Washington woman for $800 has been charged with first-degree murder.

2 dogs, snake rescued from southwestern Idaho house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 8:39am

A fire destroyed a home in the southwestern Idaho city of Meridian, but two dogs and a snake were rescued.

Pedestrian killed crossing boulevard in southwestern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 8:31am

A 66-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in southwestern Idaho.

2 dead following collision with pickup driver fleeing police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:59am

Authorities in southwestern Idaho say two occupants of a passenger car died after a person in a pickup fleeing from police crashed into them.