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U.S. to continue use of privately run prisons, AG Jeff Sessions says

Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

World Relief to lay off 140 staff, close five locations, citing Trump refugee order

One of the nine organizations that works with the United Nation’s refugee program announced Wednesday it will lay off about 140 staff and close five offices that have resettled more …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:08 p.m.

Idaho pastor released from Iran violates restraining order

An Idaho pastor who was imprisoned for nearly four years in Iran will have to serve community service for violating a restraining order.


Idaho man admits to federal hate crime in gay man killing

An Idaho man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime in the death of a gay man in exchange for a chance at a 28-year sentence instead of life …


Senate panel introduces new school vaccine opt-out bill

An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would allow parents simply to write a letter excusing their children from vaccines rather than fill out a governmental form. The Times-News …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Idaho human rights leader Marilyn Shuler dies at 77

Marilyn Shuler, a longtime human rights leader and director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission for 20 years, died at a Boise hospital early Friday morning. She was 77.


Boise man gets 20 years in prison for sex trafficking

A Boise man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking. Michael Wayne Wade on Thursday was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to recruiting a 15-year-old girl …


Idaho man indicted for allegedly abducting wife before deadly crash

An Idaho man accused of abducting and stabbing his ex-wife and then causing a fatal crash in eastern Oregon has been indicted by an Oregon grand jury.


Oregon, Idaho residents brace for icy rain after snow

Residents in Idaho and Oregon braced for treacherous roads and the possibility of nuisance flooding Sunday as freezing rain coated parts of the region.


Dairy official says he hasn’t seen human trafficking lawsuit

The manager of an Idaho dairy named in a human trafficking lawsuit declined to comment on the allegations Thursday, saying they hadn’t yet been notified of the legal action.


Boise zoo’s lion, 14, dies after battling lymphoma

The Boise zoo’s 14-year-old male lion has been euthanized after a battle with lymphoma.


Boise police officer paralyzed after shooting

A Boise police officer seriously injured in a shooting in November while searching for a suspect is paralyzed from the waist down.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:18 p.m.

Police: Nearly half of Idaho’s rape kits not sent to lab

A new state audit of the evidence collected in Idaho’s sexual assault investigations shows that law enforcement officials didn’t submit nearly half of the rape kits to be tested.


Man accused of beating debtor, leaving him naked on roadside

A Boise man has been accused of abducting a man who owed him money, beating him and leaving him on the side of the road in freezing temperatures wearing nothing …


Idaho snowplow driver dies after getting pulled into blades

Authorities say a rotary snowplow operator with the Idaho Transportation Department has died after getting pulled into the machine’s blades.


Arrest made following death of 18-year-old Boise woman

Police in Boise say a 61-year-old man has been arrested in New York in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Boise woman whose body was found in late October.


Boise’s Gowen Field under consideration for F-35 base

The Idaho National Guard says its training center in Boise is one of five locations the U.S. Air Force is considering as a base for about 18 fighter jets.


Lion at Zoo Boise diagnosed with cancer

Officials at Zoo Boise say one of the three lions in the African Plains Exhibit is being treated for cancer and the prognosis is unclear.


Idaho lawmakers consider changing asset forfeiture laws

Two state lawmakers are working on a bill to change laws police use to seize property during drug seizure cases.


Idaho single-sex classrooms violated federal law

Officials with the U.S. Department of Education say an Idaho school district violated federal law when it segregated elementary students into single-sex classrooms.


Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for U.S. West

It sounds like a “Big Fish” story: a plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. But scientists …


FAA investigating Boise Airport air traffic control incident

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after air traffic controllers went silent for 20 minutes at the Boise Airport.


More than 1,000 gather to mourn slain police dog in Boise

There were whines, tears and even barks in Boise’s Taco Bell Area where as many as 1,500 people gathered to mourn a police dog that was killed in the line …


Crash victim flung into river, swims to island for rescue

Law enforcement officials say an Idaho man was flung 50 feet into the Snake River and forced to swim to a nearby island after being struck by a vehicle on …


Idaho police officer’s condition improving after shooting

A hospital spokesman says the condition of a Boise officer who was seriously injured in a shooting last week has improved.


Idaho police dog saved with blood donated by 2 other dogs

Two dogs that donated blood are being credited with helping save the life of a police dog that needed emergency surgery after being shot in the line of duty.


Boise police: 1 officer remains in critical condition, 1 out of hospital

One of two Boise police officers who were shot during a search for a fugitive has been released from the hospital, while the other remains in critical condition.


Boise holds off Coeur d’Alene 3-1 in State 5A boys soccer title match

It would have been easy for Coeur d’Alene boys soccer coach Jeff Lake into the we-were-just-happy-to-be-here mode with just two seniors on a vastly young team.


Prosecutors drop charges in juvenile inmate sex abuse case

A former Idaho juvenile corrections nurse accused of having sex with inmates has had all charges against her dropped.


Boise man pleads guilty in friend’s stabbing death

A 26-year-old Boise man charged with the stabbing death of his roommate has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.