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Kimberly, Idaho, family finds its niche in mint

You may not recognize a mint farmer by the looks of him, but his aromatic crop is unmistakable. Its sweet, spicy-cool scent makes mint one of man’s most valued herbs.


Many area teachers work multiple jobs to maintain, survive

As a teacher in Idaho Falls School District 91 and with a second job as a server at Jakers Bar and Grill, some of Jess Marboe’s workdays can last up …


Renovations underway for Numerica Credit Union branch in Idaho

Numerica Credit Union is renovating its branch in Hayden to provide more space for its members.


Bill to improve rape kit testing in Idaho signed into law

Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation requiring sexual assault and rape kits to be tested with limited exceptions.


Grip on Sports: On a day when upsets were rare, Gonzaga made sure it played the favorite’s role correctly

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first day of the NCAA Tournament is often-times filled with upsets. Buzzer-beating upsets. “Can’t-believe-what-I-just-saw” upsets. No-chance-in-heck upsets. The upset from yesterday? There were no …


Measure increasing penalty for attacking Idaho parks officers clears House; heads to Gov. Little

Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws is heading to Gov. Brad Little


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Bill to allow alcohol sales in old Idaho theaters signed

Legislation to allow Idaho theaters on the National Register of Historic Places to obtain licenses to sell beer and wine has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. Among …


Studies: Done right, catch and release isn’t lethal

Separate inquiries find exposure of fish to air after being landed has little impact on their survival and reproductive odds.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

D.F. Oliveria: Coeur d’Alene’s natural treasure may be worth more than you think

Coeur d’Alene’s Tubbs Hill at the center of a good read.


New Idaho Medicaid expansion ‘sideboard’ bill introduced

A new Medicaid expansion “sideboard” bill that would require some Medicaid recipients to work at least 20 hours a week is introduced in the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:46 a.m.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Plans for highway move to Lookout Pass; new road to connect Harrison with Coeur d’Alene

The “North Pacific Highway” route over the Bitterroot Range was about to be moved several miles south, so that it would cross the divide at Lookout Pass. This was the …


Hunters have ‘a moral obligation’ to carry on their culture, one Idahoan says. But how?

At 6 a.m. in mid-January, a trio of hunters sat cloaked in layers of camouflage, waiting for first light when they could begin shooting during what would likely be one …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene snowball fight doesn’t break record, but still delights combatants

Dozens of people showed up at McEuen Park for a slushy snowball skirmish Saturday before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Winter soldiers young and old let snowballs fly at the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

Idaho gets steelhead permit from federal government

Idaho received its long-awaited steelhead fishery permit from the federal government Friday, ending months of uncertainty over the future of the ongoing steelhead season.


Where have all the butterflies gone? Monarch butterflies all but vanish in Idaho and the West

Something catastrophically wrong happened in 2018 to monarch butterflies.


Idaho Lawmakers to consider bill to toughen initiatives this week

A panel of lawmakers has opted to hold a bill that would toughen the requirements to get an initiative on a ballot in committee for now, but the legislation will …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

University of Idaho gets green light for new arena

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to allow the University of Idaho to move forward with plans to construct a new basketball arena on the Moscow campus …


Grip on Sports: The Cougars decide to pay now for the last five years instead of waiting any longer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State made a change in its basketball program leadership yesterday. Bit the $4.2 million artillery shell and fired head coach Ernie Kent. At least …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

University of Idaho plans for largest research dairy in the U.S.

The University of Idaho could boast the largest research dairy in the country within the next decade.


Grip on Sports: Wednesday night’s loss marked the end of WSU’s basketball season but probably not Ernie Kent’s tenure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is this the end? The end of Ernie Kent’s elaborate plans? Of everything that stands in Washington State’s basketball program, the end? Read on.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Can Coeur d’Alene break the world record for largest snowball fight on Saturday?

Coeur d’Alene wants to host the world’s largest snowball fight this weekend. Bill Greenwood, Coeur d’Alene Parks director, expects only a few hundred people to show up to the planned …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 3:22 p.m.

U.S. government could pay up to $1,000 to wild horse adopters

The federal government could pay up to $1,000 to people who adopt wild horses thanks to a new incentive program that aims to reduce the animals’ chronic overpopulation.


University of Idaho looks to fully fund new arena

University of Idaho officials are asking the State Board of Education to allow the school to loan itself $29 million for a new arena.


Grip on Sports: There are bad days and then there are awful days, like the one Gonzaga had Tuesday in Las Vegas

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Everyone who has ever visited Las Vegas can look back on a bad day or two in Sin City. It’s inevitable or they wouldn’t keep …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:48 a.m.

‘AK-47 bandit’ pleads guilty to Nebraska bank robbery

A Montana man dubbed the AK-47 bandit and accused of holding up banks in several states has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Nebraska.


Grip on Sports: After two decades, the Gonzaga basketball phenomenon just keeps rolling

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some of us are old enough to remember 1999. Y2K, The Matrix, Jose Mesa, Livin’ la Vida Loca, Vin Baker’s knee, Jar Jar Binks. But …


Men arrested in Idaho for cashing in fake lottery tickets

Three men were arrested in Lewiston on suspicion of using fake lottery tickets to win more than $800 from Idaho businesses.


Idaho’s Henry’s Fork Foundation grows into respected, emulated organization after 35 years

In 1984 a few concerned anglers, worried about the decline of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River caused by unrestricted cattle grazing along its banks, gathered at a cabin …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Alcohol suspected in fatal crash north of Hayden

Investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in crash that killed a Cocolalla, Idaho, man north of Hayden on U.S. 95.


Grip on Sports: If you like upsets, the WCC tournament has been almost perfect thus far

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you decided not to worry about the West Coast Conference tournament until it was Gonzaga’s turn to play, you’ve missed a lot. How much? …