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Grip on Sports: As Washington State opens its home football season, the Cougars move forward instead of moving on

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Everyone has experienced sadness mixed in with the joy sports can bring. That’s part of how sports mirror life. But one would hope a certain …


This hike features a WWII-era bomber, alpine lake, river canyon near McCall

Seventy-five years ago, a B-23 Dragon bomber crashed on the south shore of Idaho’s Loon Lake in the middle of winter. The eight men aboard all survived – some waiting …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 12:19 p.m.

Idaho coalition to fight ‘historical horse racing’

An Idaho group made up of state and local political leaders have launched a statewide effort to oppose a ballot initiative seeking to legalize so-called “historical horse racing.”


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Idaho reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren Jones dies

Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Jones has died. He was 75 years old.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Idaho prisoner helping fight fire in Utah accused of rape

An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday.


New era for nonprofit Bogus Basin includes snowmaking, summer activities - and sustainability

When Chris Bromley started skiing at Bogus Basin, he couldn’t understand why the resort didn’t do more snowmaking. Bromley knocked on Brad Wilson’s office door with an idea three years …


Idaho drug and hate crimes see double-digit rate increase

Statewide, Idaho saw a 2 percent increase in its most serious crimes in 2017.


Biking as medicine: program seeks to help struggling students through exercise

A new program at the Pocatello Community Charter School called Riding for Focus aims to prove biking can be the best medicine for middle-schoolers who have trouble behaving or paying …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

Fort Hall man sentenced to prison for assault that left woman with broken jaw, nasal and eye socket fractures

Jonathan Jacob Ish, 37, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was sentenced recently to 57 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

Idaho governor, GOP leaders ask to join sage grouse suit

An Idaho ranch’s attempt to block U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse has attracted the support of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other top state Republicans.


First for Idaho: Child sex-trafficking victims to get new safe house

Idaho will now have a safe facility and treatment center for children and teens who are victims of sex trafficking.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

How can we get uranium from seawater? One Idaho scientist has an idea: altered yarn

Chen Wai is president of LCW Supercritical Technologies, a company based in Moscow, which develops green technologies for environmental and materials research. Together with researchers at the Pacific Northwest National …


Grip on Sports: Indians’ late-season charge has put a smile on everyone’s face

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may be the beginning of football season, but it’s still a bit early to give up on baseball, isn’t it? Especially when the local …


States slash steelhead bag limits

Responding to poor steelhead numbers, Idaho, Washington and Oregon have slashed daily bag limits on the Snake River and its tributaries.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Transmission line may threaten historic Oregon Trail

Construction of the Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) electric transmission line might do what Father Time’s corrosive hand has not – destroy the last remaining remnants of the Oregon Trail in …


Busy mom of four chalks up eighth Pocatello Marathon victory

The 19th annual Pocatello Marathon was held Saturday morning, and for the eighth time in her 10 years of running the 26-mile race, Penny Parrish of Pocatello finished first among …


Jordan calls DMV contract a ‘boondoggle,’ Little is ‘frustrated’

Paulette Jordan blasted the “Otter-Little Administration” for the problems with state Division of Motor Vehicles services that forced shutdowns this week and have frustrated county sheriffs and motorists for two …


Idaho police say 2 dead after motorcycle crash

Idaho State Police say two people are dead following a crash on Interstate 84.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

UI study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

An online survey that drew some 400 firefighters mostly identified mental and physical fatigue as the primary cause of injuries to firefighters who are often confronted with a changing, dangerous …


Grip on Sports: College football’s first full Saturday at times made us sore, but also offered some exercise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is your backside sore? You know, after spending from 9 in the morning until after 11 at night sitting and watching college football? No way …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Entrepreneur with Boise roots built a company to help immigrants, and it’s booming

Matt Oppenheimer, a Boise native, sees potential for Remitly, a tech startup which facilitates the cross-border money transfers, to help immigrants send money home to their families.


Summer getaway or full-time residence, a house on the water in Spokane area remains relatively affordable, observers say

As waterfront homes in Seattle sell at a premium with prices starting at more than $1 million, some Spokane real estate agents say homes near the water in the Inland …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Racist calls linked to Sandpoint podcast mock Florida’s black Democratic candidate

Racist phone calls mocking Florida’s black Democratic gubernatorial nominee appear to be from a white supremacist podcast that has also taken credit for inflammatory robocalls in Iowa and California.


Elevated bacteria levels found at Lake Lowell beach

Idaho officials say people should avoid Lake Lowell’s Lower Dam Recreation Area beach this weekend due to elevated bacteria levels.


Police: 18 shots fired in drive-by shooting in S. Idaho

Police in south-central Idaho say they’re searching for a suspect following a drive-by shooting involving at least 18 shots.


Grenade found in trailer detonated in west-central Idaho

Authorities in west-central Idaho have safely detonated a grenade a woman found in her deceased brother’s trailer.


Grip on Sports: The waiting is finally over, college football is really back today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is here. Finally. It is the first full Saturday of college football season. Everyone plays. And everyone gets to cheer. Or moan. Read on.


Man betrayed by tattoo gets 9 years for casino robbery

A man whose distinctive hand tattoo helped betray him as a casino robber has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison.


Fewer arriving refugees means fewer workers in Magic Valley

Idaho has welcomed far fewer refugees this year, which means resettlement agencies have more time to work with families, but local businesses are scrambling to find workers.