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Congressman Mike Simpson faces protesters at health care summit

Idaho’s Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson faced roughly 100 protesters while speaking at a health care conference in Boise.


More anti-Semitic vandalism found on Anne Frank memorial

A swastika has been found drawn on the Anne Frank Human Right Memorial in Idaho, but authorities are not sure if it is new or part of vandalism found earlier …


Idaho Anne Frank memorial defaced with racist language

Idaho officials say an Anne Frank memorial was defaced with racist and anti-Semitic language.


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

Cities choosing ‘welcoming’ over ‘sanctuary’ for immigrants

A rural town in south-central Idaho that’s become a hotbed of refugee support and opposition has opted to take a softer stance in affirming its role as a welcoming city …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

‘Black cousin’ remark at University of Idaho commencement sparks criticism

A Boise businesswoman says she meant no offense for the remarks she made during a University of Idaho commencement address at the Boise satellite campus that has since sparked criticism …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

U.S. plan to improve firefighter shelters falters

Crews who battle wildfires will have to wait at least another year before getting better fire shelters than those that failed to save 19 firefighters trapped by flames in Arizona …


Idaho business defends plan to sell marijuana extract oil

A small-business owner in southwestern Idaho says he plans to sell oil extracted from marijuana despite operating in a state with strict drug laws.


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 5 p.m.

Men file sex abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts, Mormon church

Five men who say they were sexually abused as kids while in the Boy Scouts of America are suing the organization and the Mormon church because they say both groups …


Micron Technology hires SanDisk co-founder to lead company

Micron Technology says it has hired the co-founder of SanDisk to be the company’s new chief executive officer and president.


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Skeletal remains in Oregon Trail badger den are from two young people

A fluke discovery of children’s bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave …


Boise State head football coach eligible for bigger bonuses

The highest-paid employee on Idaho’s payroll is eligible for bigger bonuses under a newly amended contract.


Giraffe dies after fall at Zoo Boise

Officials at Zoo Boise say their 11-year-old giraffe, Julius Longfello, has died after a fall.


Contractor hired to remove lead from police shooting range

Boise officials have hired a contractor to clean up lead and other debris that’s accumulated at a police shooting range in the foothills on the north side of the city.


Suspect in Idaho killing extradited from New York

A 61-year-old man charged in the killing of an 18-year-old Boise woman has been extradited from New York to Idaho.


Boise man sleeping in dumpster wakes up in garbage truck

Officials say a Boise man has been taken to a hospital after the dumpster he was sleeping in was emptied into a garbage truck.


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 6:51 p.m.

Boise man in homeless lawsuit to run for governor

A Boise man who was once a plaintiff in a high-profile anti-panhandling lawsuit has registered as a Republican candidate for Idaho governor.


Property sale paves way for potential downtown Boise stadium

A property sale in downtown Boise has re-energized hopes for a downtown stadium.


University of Idaho law school in Boise on track

The University of Idaho College of Law’s efforts to begin a first-year law program in Boise have come to fruition, after the American Bar Association gave the plan its seal …


UI law school in Boise right on schedule

The University of Idaho College of Law’s efforts to begin a first-year law program in Boise have come to fruition, after the American Bar Association gave the plan its seal …


Boise falcon nest cam goes dark, but kestrel cam planned

Officials say there will be no live streaming video of peregrine falcons nesting in downtown Boise this year.


Man accused of causing wildfire with fireworks pleads guilty

A 19-year-old man accused of sparking a Boise-area wildfire that destroyed one home and threatened dozens more has pleaded guilty.


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.