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Moscow School Board OKs all-day kindergarten

The Moscow School Board voted to move forward with a plan to extend its current half-day kindergarten program to full time.

Lawmakers seek to boot Attorney General from Idaho Land Board, replace with state treasurer

Idaho lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday to change the Idaho Constitution to remove the Attorney General from the state Land Board and replace him with the state treasurer.

Idaho Gov. Otter endorses Kasich for president, joins campaign

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president and joined Kasich’s campaign as a national co-chair.

Southwest Idaho man gets 12 years for box-cutter attack

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 25-year-old Bruce Costa Jr. pleaded guilty to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for slitting his relative’s throat with the box cutter in November. The …

$4.4 million donation goes toward Kootenai Health hospital addition

The lobby of Kootenai Health’s new east addition will be dedicated in honor of a philanthropist and former North Idaho resident who donated $4.4 million to the hospital’s foundation. Douglas …

Girl accidentally shot at south-central Idaho gun range

Authorities in south-central Idaho say a 12-year-old girl required hospitalization after being accidentally shot at a gun range.

NASA taps North Idaho school for satellite project

A charter school in Rathdrum, Idaho, is headed to space. NASA has picked a team of high school students at STEM Charter Academy to design and build a small research …

Souza’s bid to expand local campaign finance reporting killed in Idaho Senate panel

Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza’s attempt to extend campaign finance reporting requirements to all elected offices or ballot measures in Idaho, at all levels of government, was defeated in a …

Idaho still stagnant on pot legalization, decriminalization

As several states have moved to allow the use of recreational or medical marijuana, Idaho has maintained a hard stance against legalization of the drug.

Idaho school district to provide tablets in digital upgrade

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that six Nampa schools area a part of the first phase of the initiative meant to digitally upgrade the district. Elementary school students will be given …

Eye on Boise: Idaho homeowner’s exemption could lose inflation index

Eye on Boise column for Sunday

Editorial: Idaho records exemption goes too far

Idaho House passes an exemption to public records law that relies on a fevered imagination, instead of actual events, to justify its necessity.

Women’s basketball: Hodgins sets career scoring mark in Eagles’ win

Hayley Hodgins scored 24 points and surpassed Brenda Souther to become Eastern Washington’s all-time leading scorer in the Eagles’ 70-57 win over Portland State on Saturday at Reese Court in …

Bard of Sherman Avenue takes bow for years of ‘little rhymes’

The copier in his office building sat by a window with a view, and Tom Wobker found inspiration watching the brainless birds on the other side of the glass. The …

Woman says she leaped from car falling into Idaho canyon

Police are investigating after a woman walked into a hospital and said she leaped from a car before it plunged into a south-central Idaho canyon.

New bill would redefine animal cruelty, torture in Idaho

An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would redefine animal cruelty and torture.

Idaho lawmakers say new fee on hybrid cars a mistake, propose repeal

Idaho lawmakers made a mistake last year when they slapped an extra $75 annual registration fee on hybrid vehicles. That was the consensus of the Senate Transportation Committee this afternoon, …

Small nuclear reactors could be coming to eastern Idaho

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday an agreement with an energy cooperative that could lead to the building of small commercial nuclear reactors at an eastern Idaho federal nuclear …

Idaho prisons to revisit policy on same-sex marriage

The Idaho Department of Corrections is revisiting its policy on same-sex marriage after an inmate threatened to take the agency to court.

Shelter director who lied about euthanized dog fired

A shelter director who told the owners of a euthanized dog that the animal had been adopted has been fired.

Idaho Rep. Labrador backs Cruz for president

Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, one of the leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, on Wednesday endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president.

More Priest Lake cabin sites to go to auction

Idaho’s state Land Board has voted to offer all remaining lessees of state-owned lake cabin sites an opportunity to bid on the ground under their cabins at auction by the …

Idaho Senate panel backs AG investigation bill

An Idaho Senate panel has backed legislation that would change how the state’s Attorney General’s office investigates possible criminal activities by local elected officials.

Idaho Democrats protest state-funded election billboards

The Idaho Democratic Party is protesting a statewide, 22-billboard voter education campaign launched by the Idaho Secretary of State’s office for the upcoming March 8 presidential primary, because the billboards …

Idaho House divided over removing sales tax from Girl Scout cookies

The Idaho House narrowly passed legislation Wednesday to remove the state’s distinction as one of just two states that imposes sales taxes on Girl Scout cookies, after North Idaho Rep. …

Three defendants in alleged drug ring plead not guilty in Coeur d’Alene

Three defendants in an alleged multistate drug trafficking ring pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court in Coeur d’Alene.

Idaho dairy worker’s body recovered from waste pond

Police say a farm employee’s body has been recovered from an Idaho dairy waste pond about 10 hours after he went missing.

Idaho man pleads guilty to killing Spokane woman, dumping body

A North Idaho man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a Spokane woman and dumping her body in a slough near Hauser Lake last year.

Sens. Crapo, Risch say Idaho Statehouse is ‘where common sense reigns’

Idaho U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch addressed the state House and Senate today, and both told lawmakers they’re the ones doing things right. “It is so fabulous to …

Idaho engineer shares story of her ‘Mars’ adventure

A visit to Mars is still the stuff of best-selling fiction and big-budget Hollywood movies. But a North Idaho woman has played a real role in imagining the human experience …