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How an Idaho couple survived 30 cold and wet hours trapped in an ice cave

The couple, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, were rescued Sunday night following a weekend adventure-turned-catastrophe which left the two fighting simply to stay alive. The Christiansens set out early Saturday morning for what they thought would be a day-long excursion to the Darby Canyon Ice Cave to celebrate Spencer’s 31st birthday.

Suspicious fire burns three homes

A fire that destroyed two mobile homes and damaged a third early Tuesday morning at Palouse Hills Mobile Court on the 900 block of West Palouse River Drive marks the third fire at the trailer court this month, and it is believed to be suspicious.

Police: Suspect in fatal shooting commits suicide

Authorities say an eastern Idaho man pursued by police following a fatal shooting at a trailer park killed himself after being surrounded by law enforcement officers.

Whooping cough outbreak worsens in southwestern Idaho

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Health officials say a whooping cough outbreak has now sickened roughly 122 people in southwestern Idaho, and they’re warning those numbers could increase with the start of the school year.

People coming to Boise see house prices and say, ‘Oh my goodness. I had no idea.’

Only a small number of new and existing homes are available on the market, far too few to meet demand. Median sales prices are high, and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight for a market that has less than a month’s inventory of available homes at the current sales pace. Prices break records month after month as desperate buyers offer more than already high asking prices.

Lawmakers wrestle with prison increases, question policies

Idaho is one of just three states that provides its prison inmates virtually no way to earn time off for good behavior behind bars, and its “compassionate release” program for terminally ill inmates is among the nation’s most restrictive. Those were among the research findings presented to a legislative panel Monday that’s looking for answers to the state’s soaring prison population.

Spears’ future at UI hangs in balance

It appears the Idaho State Board of Education may decide the fate of University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear this week when it meets at Idaho State University.

Friends, family rally for Lewiston ‘superhero’

Zack Moore has always been a fan of Superman, and now he’s relying on others’ superhuman capacity for giving to help him and his family overcome a devastating injury.

Lewiston Grade blaze scorches 166 acres

More than 25 acres of standing wheat was burned in a fire at the top of the Lewiston Grade Friday evening, and additional structure losses and other disruptions are currently being assessed.

Drug courts and other special courts steer Idahoans away from prison

Ada County’s drug court is one of Idaho’s 71 problem-solving courts, which range from drug courts and DUI courts to mental health courts, veterans treatment courts, and child-protection drug courts, for drug offenders who are trying to reunify with their families. The special courts are targeted at high-need offenders at high risk to reoffend.