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Idaho county may withdraw from state death penalty fund

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

A central Idaho county is considering withdrawing from the state’s Capital Crimes Defense Fund, a move commissioners say is intended to stop local prosecutors from seeking the death penalty.

Open or closed range?

Idaho law states domestic animal owners in open range are not responsible for keeping the animals off highways and are not liable for damage to vehicles or for injuries to drivers and passengers in the event of a vehicle-animal collision. Open range, according to statute, includes unenclosed lands outside of cities, villages and herd districts, upon which cattle by custom, license, lease or permit are grazed or permitted to roam.

Idaho GOP to consider changes at winter meeting

Idaho Republican leaders will soon meet in Boise to vote on possible rule changes and discuss which resolutions the state party will urge GOP lawmakers to support.

Stagnant air causing health concerns in Salmon area

Idaho officials say air quality is in the unhealthy range in the east-central Idaho town of Salmon and surrounding area due to stagnant air that has elevated pollutant levels.

Idaho GOP to consider changes at winter meeting

Idaho Republican leaders will soon meet in Boise to vote on possible rule changes and discuss which resolutions the state party will urge GOP lawmakers to support.

Bringing the LGBT community together

For the past two months Inland Oasis has been inviting LGBTQ residents and their friends, families and allies to the 1912 Center in Moscow for a once-a-month gathering of a new group called Rainbow Families, which was formed Nov. 11.
In this Dec. 12, 2017, photo, Dr. Richard Hymas checks in with Alan Brooks during his appointment at St. Luke's Magic Valley in Twin Falls, Idaho. (Drew Nash / Associated Press)

Homeless man gets new lease on life after fighting cancer

He’d been diagnosed with stage four cancer, a disease that had killed his father, his grandfather and his sister. He was homeless, camping in a tent down in a canyon and riding his bicycle to get where he needed to go. He didn’t have a job or any close family in town, and hearing loss had made it difficult to communicate with doctors. He chose to fight.