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UI opens law school fast-track program to Lewis-Clark State College

Students who transfer from Lewis-Clark State College to the University of Idaho can earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years, rather than the usual seven, under a new …

Nuclear lab director says spent-fuel impasse harms mission

The biggest threat to the nation’s primary lab for nuclear research is a prohibition from bringing in small quantities of spent nuclear fuel for research, the lab’s director said Tuesday.

Water legislation bill clears Idaho House, heads to Senate

Legislation to end years of litigation and finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho cleared the House on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Monday morning crash near Ponderay kills 2-year-old Sandpoint girl

A 2-year-old Sandpoint girl was killed Monday morning in a collision on State Highway 200 about three miles east of Ponderay, Idaho.

Idaho governor acknowledges that climate change is real

Last week Idaho Gov. Brad Little acknowledged that climate change is real, according to reporting

Food stamps absorb shutdown impact

Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, are being urged to budget their resources carefully after receiving their February benefits weeks earlier than usual.

Did you know that these ‘odd laws’ existed in Idaho?

Some laws were created to keep us safe. Others help enhance or protect the state’s business and agriculture. Certain acts are against the law because they are offensive or deemed …

Hundreds gather at Idaho Capitol for Womxn’s March

Several hundred people rallied in front of the Idaho Capitol for the state’s Womxn’s March. The Idaho Statesman reports the event Saturday was aligned with a national event, the Women’s …

Grip on Sports: It’s another up and down Saturday for area college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about college basketball. Yesterday was the busiest day of the year around the country, with plenty of games around …

Idaho teen vaping on the decline but still big nationally

Though education surveys show vaping use is down among Idaho high school students, health officials are concerned about vaping’s rising popularity among teens nationwide.

Spin Control: Why Habib skipped presiding over joint session of Legislature

Lack of a concealed weapons ban in the House gallery and security concerns prompted Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to stay away from the joint session.

Moscow High School graduation rate falls

Moscow High School’s graduation rate in 2018 topped state averages, though it dropped 10 percentage points from 2017.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

Idaho environmental official seeks money for mine pollution

Idaho’s top environmental official says his agency needs money needs money to clean up toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine near one of the world’s top ski …

Grip on Sports: It’s not often there is as successful a night on the local basketball courts as Thursday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a good night for the local college basketball teams, though the action on the floor was limited. Gonzaga and Washington State picked up …

Boise pair fosters, finds homes for hundreds of pets

In the past four years, a Boise couple estimate they’ve fostered about 150 cats – 90 percent of which were kittens – and 40 dogs for four different local rescue …

Judge says suspect in Idaho mass stabbing unfit for trial

An Idaho judge says the suspect in a mass stabbing attack that injured 12 and killed a 3-year-old girl is unfit to stand trial.

During his 40 years at Fish and Game, Virgil Moore built connections to help Idaho’s ‘critters’

When Virgil Moore leaves the Idaho Department of Fish and Game office for the last time, it won’t be without tears.

Priest Lake cold-water bypass in wait-and-see mode

The Priest Lake cold-water bypass project is in wait-and-see mode.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Idaho congressman Russ Fulcher quietly divorced prior to election

New Idaho congressman Russ Fulcher and his wife, Kara, divorced in September after she cited his “acts of adultery.”

Idaho Commission for Libraries facing slim budget

The Idaho Commission for Libraries would see a small decrease in state funding next year under Gov. Brad Little’s proposed budget, which calls for a 1.3 percent decline in the …

Government shutdown threaten’s Idaho’s hatchery-based steelhead season

In a frantic letter to Gov. Brad Little, the Idaho Conservation League calls attention to the federal government shutdown threatening Idaho’s ability to keep hatchery-based steelhead season open.

Fish and Game surveys eastern Idaho fawns

The helicopter hovered low over the hills southeast of Kelly Mountain, snow billowing up from the ground, and deer bounded down the slope to flee the noisy monster.

Optimist Club Youth House opens for young adults in need

The Falls Optimist Club’s Youth House has opened its doors to young adults who have transitioned out of the foster care program and serves as a transitional home.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Car chase from Post Falls to Coeur d’Alene ends with driver in custody

Idaho law enforcement arrested a Rathdrum man after he led them on a car chase from Post Falls to Coeur d‘Alene late Friday night.

Government shutdown stalls work on Idaho steelhead permit

The ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government has idled permit writers who are under a looming deadline to complete Idaho’s steelhead fishery permit, and some stakeholders are urging Gov. …

Grip on Sports: Another great basketball Saturday is headlined by a Gonzaga showdown in San Francisco

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you took all seven days of the week and ranked them, 1-to-7, Saturday would probably be the top seed, right? It’s No. 1 in …

Grip on Sports: Gonzaga makes short work of Pacific, Eastern upsets Montana and the night is halfway successful for area college teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thursday was a busy night in college hoops around these parts but, ultimately, it was a 50/50 proposition. Half of the area’s Division I teams …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Lawmakers see Idaho revenue projections lower than governor

A pair of budget-related committees accepted Gov. Brad Little’s projected revenue of $3.75 billion for the current fiscal year, but reduced it for the following year.

Helicopters taking flight for Idaho Fish and Game Panhandle elk study

Idaho Fish and Game officials are deploying elk tracking collars this week as part of the annual elk survival study.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Gray, activist from lunch counter protest photo, dies at 84

A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation at a Mississippi lunch counter in the 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.