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Monitors check for radiation release after waste site blast

Air monitoring systems were set up Tuesday to check for low-level nuclear radiation and other harmful contaminants following a powerful weekend blast at a hazardous waste site in Idaho that killed a worker, destroyed a building and damaged other structures, an official said.

Moscow considers additional polling stations

Following the highest voter turnout for midterm elections since 1994, Latah County officials – and some community members – are seeking additional polling stations in Moscow.

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.”