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‘Idaho Gives’ brings in more than $1M

Idahoans donated roughly $1 million to more than 800 nonprofits and charities Thursday as part of “Idaho Gives,” the 24-hour, online fundraising blitz.


Man accused of shooting pastor arrives at Kootenai County jail

A district court judge on Friday dismissed a petition from the Kootenai County Public Defender’s Office to produce Kyle Odom, the man accused of shooting a Coeur d’Alene pastor. Odom …


Men’s golf: Gonzaga’s Sean Walsh selected as individual qualifier for NCAA regional in Tucson, Arizona

Gonzaga’s Sean Walsh was selected as an individual qualifier for the first portion of the NCAA Championships, which open play May 16 with regional rounds at the Gallery Golf Club …


Women’s golf: Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan finishes near-perfect first round with 5-under 67 to lead NCAA regional in Texas

Playing on her own suited Gonzaga freshman Bianca Pagdanganan to a tee Thursday in the first round of the NCAA women’s golf regional in Bryan, Texas.


Official: Idaho is seeing rapid growth in tourism

Idaho is on track to surpass the $10 million mark in revenue from a 2 percent lodging tax for the fiscal year that ends June 30.


Pullman-Moscow airport official: Terminal, parking lot upgrades needed

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Director Tony Bean said the airport saw growth in 2014 and 2015 like it had never experienced since its opening in 1973 – and the trend is …


Eastern Idaho jail officer convicted of having sex with inmate

A former detention officer at an eastern Idaho jail has been found guilty of having sex with a female inmate and destroying evidence.


Group aims to raise enough to finish long Potlatch Depot renovation

A North Idaho historical society is hoping the annual Idaho Gives fundraiser on Thursday allows it to complete a 15-year depot restoration project. The Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway History …


Fuel breaks to reduce wildfire risk being built in SW Idaho

Federal officials plan to start putting in emergency fuel breaks this week in southwest Idaho to reduce wildfire risk.


Teen killer Eldon Samuel moved to juvenile prison in Idaho

Eldon Gale Samuel III, the Coeur d’Alene teen convicted of murdering his father and brother, was moved Wednesday to an Idaho juvenile prison to begin serving his sentence of at …


Fourth annual ‘Idaho Gives’ kicks off Thursday

Idaho donors will have 24 hours to open their wallets to hundreds of nonprofits and charities in the upcoming fourth annual “Idaho Gives.”


Farragut State Park clears the way for revival of the western white pine

Idaho Fish and Game is embarking on a project to return western white pine to Farragut State Park. The trees once dominated North Idaho forests, but few remain.


Primary is only contest in matchup between Cheatham, Riggs for Idaho’s District 3

First-term state representative and area newcomer Don Cheatham says he was motivated to become an Idaho legislator to “give back” after a career in law enforcement in southern California and …


Man gets prison time for sexually abusing elderly woman

A North Idaho man was sentenced Monday to 30 to 75 years in prison for sexually abusing a 102-year-old woman last year. Phillip Ray Smalley, 50, was sentenced in 1st …


Coeur d’Alene pastor shot multiple times recounts the ‘miracle’ of his survival

He forgives the man alleged to have shot him six times outside his Coeur d’Alene church – a gesture of grace that should surprise no one who knows Pastor Tim …


Eye on Boise: Idaho GOP hopes for very different state convention this time

Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates struck an optimistic tone as he announced the state party convention, which is set for June 2-4 at the Idaho Center in Nampa. “This …


Four vie for rare open seat on Idaho’s highest court

The top race on the Idaho ballot on May 17 isn’t in either the Republican or Democratic primary – it’s the nonpartisan race for an open seat on the Idaho …


Chobani CEO gives Twin Falls employees ownership stake

Chobani’s CEO visited a plant in Twin Falls to tell workers about the company’s plan to give employees an ownership stake in the privately held company.


Feds seek to join suit against Idaho’s public defense system

The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson are requesting to weigh in on a class-action lawsuit against Idaho’s public defense system.


Idaho Supreme Court candidate taps former disgraced lawmaker

Idaho Supreme Court candidate Curt McKenzie has hired former state Sen. John McGee – who resigned several years ago following highly publicized scandals – to help with his campaign.


Strong lines up endorsements from all sides in bid for Idaho high court

Clive Strong has amassed endorsements from an array of prominent Idahoans for his run for the Idaho Supreme Court, from former governors of both parties to industry, business and education …


Audit: DOE facility being constructed in Idaho over budget

A recent audit found significant problems with the federally-managed nuclear waste treatment plant west of Idaho Falls.


Brody wants to bring a different perspective to Idaho Supreme Court

Robyn Brody’s law office in downtown Rupert is right next door to the police station and not far from the courthouse and City Hall. “I get a lot of walk-in …


Republican Idaho lawmaker bloc often votes ‘no’ on appropriations

Every year a bloc of lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature votes against billions of dollars in spending for routine functions of state government, and this year was no exception.


Investigators explore if Idaho church arson merits federal charges

Federal agencies have taken over the investigation of the arson fire that destroyed the Catholic church in Bonners Ferry early Thursday morning.


McKenzie hits GOP campaign circuit to seek Idaho high court seat

One of the four candidates in a contested, nonpartisan race for the Idaho Supreme Court is taking a different approach to the race, campaigning almost entirely at official Republican Party …


Eye on Boise: Top Idaho officials disagree on ballot measure to amend state constitution

Idaho’s top state elected officials got into something of a debate over a proposed constitutional amendment lawmakers have approved this year for the November ballot, during last week’s state Land …


Boise’s refugee resettlement program seen as a success

The success of Boise’s refugee resettlement program has attracted international attention. German professionals, public officials and volunteers kicked off a two-day visit of Boise to learn about how the city …


Meehan: Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann, Gonzaga’s Ciera Min make first victories special

Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann and Gonzaga’s Ciera Min picked the ideal time to win their first collegiate golf tournaments.


Clearwater Paper ordered to pay $235,000 to whistleblower

A federal judge has ordered Clearwater Paper Corp. to pay a former employee $235,000 after ruling the company fired him for filing a report with a federal agency about unsafe …