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Idaho will study wild steelhead

In an effort to get a better picture of how wild steelhead are affected by fishing, the University of Idaho and Idaho Department of Fish and Game will enlist the …


House OKs bill allowing alcohol sales in old theaters

Legislation to allow 13 historic Idaho theaters to sell alcoholic beverages during movies has passed the House.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Local objections derail proposed Superfund delisting

A proposal to delist part of the Bunker Hill federal Superfund site stalled in committee Tuesday after local officials raised objections.


Grip on Sports: No it’s not spring yet, unless you are referring to spring training and a player who is in ‘the best shape of his life’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is more than a foot of snow in the backyard. The sun has spent most of February hiding behind an offensive line of clouds. …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Risch the loyalist could take a lesson from the lineage of Idaho’s outspoken senators

Idaho has brief, though deep, history of electing senators who distinguished themselves as truth-tellers and swimmers-against-the-tide while chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Now comes Jim Risch. One wonders what …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Flypast honors US bomber crew who died saving British kids

Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen – one of whom was from Idaho Falls –killed in World War II.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party resigns, Hayden woman to fill in

The chairman of the Idaho Republican Party has resigned, Hayden woman to fill in.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Idaho constitutional amendment passes Senate, heads to House

A proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at protecting the legal rights of victims of crime has passes the Idaho Senate and now heads to the House.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

New trial scheduled for Idaho man accused in baby’s death

A second trial date for a 28-year-old Orofino man charged in connection with the death of his 1-month-old daughter has been set for June 10.


Grip on Sports: When a game comes down to whether or not someone can operate a stopwatch accurately, then we’ve jumped the video review shark

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is an argument for video review in college basketball. There is also an argument against it. And there should be a discussion about when …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Bill to keep Idaho wolf control board headed to governor

Legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Idaho man arrested following nearly 4-hour standoff

Police say they arrested a man after he forced entry into a woman’s home and threatened her with a gun in western Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Ex-Idaho transportation worker files lawsuit over firing

A former Idaho Transportation Department employee alleges in a lawsuit that he was fired after notifying a federal agency about possible nuclear violations.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Budget committee approves $2.2 billion for Idaho schools

The Legislature’s budget-setting committee has approved about a 6 percent increase to $2.2 billion for public schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.


Grip on Sports: Love him or not, Walton has a story to tell … lots of them in fact

A GRIP ON SPORTS • In the spring of 1979, the UC Irvine women’s basketball team held their awards banquet in Newport Beach. The featured speaker? A big redhead guy …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

From freeway to fridge: Here’s how one Boise woman makes use of Idaho roadkill

BOISE – When Jessica Mundall sees an animal on the side of the road, there’s a decent chance it will end up inside her freezer. The 26-year-old is one of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Idaho and Eastern Washington men and women hoops teams face off in Cheney doubleheader

When last-place Idaho (4-20, 1-12 Big Sky) visit Eastern Washington (9-15, 7-6) Monday at Reese Court, EWU the Eagles will be shooting for their seventh straight win in Cheney as …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Wolf trapping is a tool Idaho wildlife managers want to keep, but at what price?

You can earn more than $1,000 for trapping a single wolf in Idaho, but it will cost you.


Eye on Boise: Little slows down minimum teacher salary boost, as school budget-setting approaches

With all the concerns over state tax revenues coming in behind forecasts this year due to income tax withholding issues, Gov. Brad Little has modified one of his signature proposals: …


Setting goals: James Porter’s path takes him from a reservation in North Idaho to the ice arenas of the WHL

James Porter has found a second home on the ice in Canada


Idaho woman to serve up to 16 years for child ‘torture’

A Canyon County, Idaho, woman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for child abuse. She was accused of strangling, kicking, biting, stepping on, force-feeding and throwing the children …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Idaho appeals court rejects murderer’s 4th try to clear name

An Idaho appeals court has rejected a convicted murderer’s fourth attempt to clear his name.


Budget committee gives OK for new veterans home in N. Idaho

Lawmakers on a budget-setting committee have voted unanimously to approve money for a new veterans home in northern Idaho.


Police: Man travels to have sex with underage girl

An Oregon man potentially faces a 15-year prison sentence after authorities said he traveled 365 miles to have a sex with a teenage girl.


Grip on Sports: A late start is actually followed by Gonzaga’s late start – but also another double-digit win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The staff here at Grip on Sports is not a huge fan of late Gonzaga basketball games. When a game begins at 8 p.m., it’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:16 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers, Murray oppose Trump’s emergency declaration

When Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that it was likely that President Donald Trump would declare a national emergency at the southern border, Washington legislators Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Officials feeding elk, hope to lure them away from highway

Idaho wildlife officials are feeding a group of elk camped near U.S. Highway 20 in hopes of luring them away from danger.


Woman who didn’t report child sex abuse sentenced to 1 year

An Idaho woman who refused to report her husband’s years-long sexual abuse of young family members, choosing instead to pray for “the demon” to leave him, has been ordered to …


Legislation aims to honor Idaho conservationist Tom Cade

Legislation has been introduced to honor a conservationist who led efforts to prevent the extinction of Idaho’s state raptor, the peregrine falcon.


Grip on Sports: With latest revelations, Larry Scott’s won/loss record is starting to tilt heavily the wrong way

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will there be a change in management at the Pac-12 Conference in the near future? Only if money matters to those who run the place. …