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Idaho lawmakers back long-sought suicide prevention funding

Long-sought state funding for Idaho’s suicide prevention hotline and for the state’s suicide prevention plan won overwhelming support from the Legislature’s joint budget committee on Friday.


Idaho AG office investigating political action committee

The Idaho attorney general’s office is investigating a political action committee.


Idaho budget writers pass Medicaid budget

Legislative budget writers have unanimously approved slightly increasing funding for Idaho’s Medicaid Program that serves some 190,000 poor children.


Idaho man climbed out window, stole deputy’s SUV, police say

Police say an Idaho man refused to open his bedroom door for an officer, then climbed out his window and stole the deputy’s SUV.


Women’s swimming: Idaho stands in fourth place at WAC Championships

Idaho placed fourth in the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay on Thursday during the second day of the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Houston.


Gov. Otter declares disaster following landslide

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday issued a disaster declaration for Idaho County following a landslide.


Idaho legislator says trauma prevents pregnancy in rape, incest victims

Idaho lawmakers ratcheted up the abortion debate Thursday, as one state representative said he believes rape and incest are unlikely to result in pregnancy, and a party-line vote backed one …


Southwest Idaho dog survives after being struck by 13 trains

Cats may have nine lives, but a dog in southwest Idaho seems to have a few more as it survived being struck by 13 trains.


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 …