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Trial for Idaho birthday party stabbing pushed back to 2020

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

The trial for an Idaho man accused of stabbing nine people, including a 3-year-old girl celebrating her birthday who later died, has been pushed back by a year after defense attorneys argued they needed more time to prepare for a high-profile death penalty case.

Idaho unemployment remains at 2.7 percent

The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday said the state’s unemployment rate in October was the same as September and is the 14th consecutive month at or below 3 percent.

Otter rips state education board, lawmaker over contract

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sent stern letters to the State Board of Education and state Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, scolding them for interfering with a state contract for computer software.

Idaho man gets life in prison for child pornography

A southwestern Idaho man who had more than 30,000 child pornography files and used his wife’s daughter to produce child pornography has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Lewiston trial for infant death begins

Daniel Alldrin, 28, of Orofino, is charged with allegedly hitting his 29-day-old daughter, causing multiple bruises and internal injuries that resulted in her death. The trial is being held in 2nd District Court at Lewiston after an unbiased jury could not be seated in Clearwater County. Alldrin has said a 17-month-old boy also at the home at the time knocked over a speaker that fell onto the baby.

Parents support school staff who wore ‘border wall’ costumes

Parents rallied in support of a suspended principal at a school board meeting held by a district where 14 staffers were placed on administrative leave after donning costumes depicting racial stereotypes and a “border wall.”

Graves at tiny Idaho cemetery remain a mystery

Many people desire a final resting place that reflects the way they lived their life. A windswept parcel of ground covered in crested wheatgrass and dotted with sagebrush resting on the eastern edge of Minidoka, Idaho, suits Mayor Jim Cook just fine.

Ammon Bundy says he never meant to create a movement

It’s a motto of sorts. Ammon Bundy calls himself a “sunlight kind of guy.” Before his family’s infamous standoffs near Bunkerville, Nevada, and Burns, Oregon, he was living in the dark, he told the Idaho Statesman. Now he’s got a new view on life that he’s eager to share, he said, and some Idahoans are eager to listen.

Idaho utility’s lawsuit against EPA involving salmon on hold

A lawsuit by an Idaho utility against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce has been put on hold.