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Sharing the culture of hunting with a younger generation

Hunters have ‘a moral obligation’ to carry on their culture, one Idahoan says. But how?


Giddings introduces bills on federal Superfund site and rights-of-way issues

State Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, had two bills introduced this week, dealing with the Bunker Hill Superfund site and federal land rights-of-way.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.

More eastern Idaho schools close because of illness

More eastern Idaho schools have been forced to close because of widespread flu-like illnesses.


Grip on Sports: You can take your Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday nights; we like Thursdays

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If Sunday is, as marketed by one of the major networks, “Football Night in America,” than maybe we should start calling Thursday, “College Basketball Night …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:46 a.m.

Self-described anti-socialist takes aim at Sandpoint’s community hospital funding

Daniel Rose, a self-avowed confronter of socialists in Bonner County, has the backing of the Idaho Attorney General in a constitutional squabble with the rural health care provider. The hospital …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Racist robocaller now living in Montana, but harassment in Sandpoint continues

Scott D. Rhodes, the neo-Nazi who plagued several parts of the country last year with hate-filled robocalls from his home in Sandpoint, is now living in Libby, Montana. But some …


UI’s Staben again defends Vandal Alerts

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben told the UI Faculty Senate on Tuesday that a recent campuswide alert regarding tenured journalism professor Denise Bennett had nothing to do with harming …


Idaho woman charged in connection to missing Colorado mom

An Idaho woman charged with tampering with physical evidence connected to the disappearance of a Colorado mother is set to appear in court Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Idaho woman breaking up ‘dog fight’ grabs young cougar

Idaho wildlife officials say a woman who thought she was breaking up a dog fight quickly realized she’d grabbed hold of a young mountain lion.


Grip on Sports: If there is an award for best quarterback in a tough position, we know the winner

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness for Gonzaga basketball. And awards. If not for those related items, there would be nothing to chat about this morning. Or very little. …


ACLU argues Idaho judge should force disclosure of execution drugs

Idaho’s attempt to withhold information about the source of its lethal injection drugs is similar to hiding the type of ammunition used by firing squads or the brand of rope …


Grip on Sports: It’s time for another Super Bowl – and to root for the king to fall from the throne

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Super Bowl Sunday, all caps required. A national uprising – of sorts. It’s the closest thing our nation has these days to a …


Eye on Boise: Idaho’s Child Welfare Division undergoing ‘transformation’

Idaho’s Division of Child Welfare, which oversees child protection, foster care and adoptions, is responsible for one of the state’s most vulnerable populations – children who may have been abused …


Grip on Sports: Sunday is all about football but today still holds the promise of a college basketball upset or two

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you can pull yourself away from the Lakers and the Warriors this evening, you have an opportunity to watch some decent college basketball. Read …


Victims’ rights amendment to get hearing in Senate panel

Legislation to amend the state’s constitution to expand the rights of crime victims and their families will get a hearing


Witness: Prison officials kept misleading financial books

A former Idaho Department of Correction employee testified Friday that prison supervisors kept three sets of financial books in an effort to hide the full costs of lethal injection executions …


Grip on Sports: After the Huskies visited Spokane in December, we should have known where they would be right now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the University of Washington traveled across the state early in December and faced then No. 1-ranked Gonzaga, no one knew what the season would …


Why Idaho remains a pot-free island

Before the 2018 midterm elections, cannabis advocates met at the Boise Public Library to discuss their desire to see legislative changes regarding both medical and recreational cannabis in Idaho.


Idaho’s declining moose numbers prompt reduction in hunting opportunities

The Idaho Fish and Game commission voted last week to drastically reduce the number of available moose tags for the 2019-20 seasons.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Longtime University of Idaho chemistry professors dies on campus

A longtime University of Idaho chemistry professor died Wednesday on campus, the UI student newspaper reported.


Judge orders partial release of Idaho lethal injection docs

A judge has ordered the Idaho Department of Corrections to release some of the information that was redacted from thousands of pages of documents detailing the state’s execution preparations and …


Provost: UI cutting budget by $5 million

Faced with falling enrollment, the University of Idaho will cut $5 million from its budget effective July 1, the start of the school’s fiscal year.


Idaho starts big-game rule, season setting process

Idaho Fish and Game staff will hold a series of open houses around the state to talk to hunters about their preferences for rules and seasons for the upcoming big-game …


Idaho Supreme Court hears Medicaid expansion arguments

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit from a conservative group challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved initiative to expand Medicaid.


Idaho State police make large pot bust

Idaho State Police officials say troopers made the biggest marijuana bust in the agency’s known history after a semi-truck allegedly filled with nearly 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilograms) of marijuana plants …


Idaho wolf control board seeks approval to keep operating

Lawmakers have advanced legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that manages money to pay a federal and state agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and big game.


U of Idaho professor placed on leave after speaking out

A University of Idaho professor has been placed on administrative leave after speaking out about the handling of University of Idaho grant funding.


Eluding justice:Why Idaho sexual offenders rarely do time

If a man is convicted of a sex crime in Idaho, he likely will get probation. The same goes for women, though the majority of people charged with sex crimes …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Idaho fisheries forecast poor for chinook salmon season

An early forecast by fisheries managers in Idaho suggests a poor outlook for the upcoming chinook salmon season. The Lewiston Tribune reports a group of federal, state and tribal fisheries …


Grip on Sports: If you need a nap today, there is always the Pro Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the weekend for exhibition football games. And for getting ready for the final basketball push. Oh, and the calm before the Super Bowl …