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Flying saucers still evasive 70 years after pilot’s report

Boise businessman Ken Arnold had no idea he would change the world when he told reporters in Pendleton he saw nine strange objects flying along the Cascades.

UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

Transplanted: Large Boise sequoia tree finds new home

A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved.

Police: Gay pride flag burned outside Boise home

Law enforcement officials say they are investigating after a gay pride flag was found burned in front of a Boise home.

Idaho woman seeks compensation for leveled home

An Idaho woman rented her home to a man she thought had plans to buy it. He instead demolished it.

Idaho officials approve utility’s plan to close coal plant

State officials have approved an Idaho utility company’s plan to close a coal-fired power plant in Nevada about 10 years sooner than planned and raise monthly bills for customers.

Idaho investigating cause of DMV computer outages

The Idaho Transportation Department says it’s trying to figure out why motor vehicle offices across the state have been experiencing computer problems for several weeks that have resulted in lengthy …

Two killed in vehicle crash in southeastern Washington

Authorities say two people died in a vehicle crash in southeastern Washington on Monday.

Man gets 30 years in prison for killing girlfriend’s ex

A man was sentenced to life in prison with 30 years fixed after being convicted of fatally shooting his girlfriend’s ex-husband in an ambush.

Idaho officials say claims exaggerated in prison lawsuit

Attorneys for the Idaho Department of Correction say inmates exaggerated problems with the prison medical care system and waited too long to complain, and as a result, prison officials shouldn’t …

4 months, 3 cancer cases, 2 animal deaths at Zoo Boise

Creatures at Zoo Boise get yearly wellness checks and, like humans, cancer is a particular scourge.

Idaho neighborhood signs counter anti-immigration tone

They’ve sprung up throughout the city, those tri-colored yard signs that read: “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor,” in English, Spanish and Arabic.

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 …