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Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Idaho official poses with anti-government group in Capitol

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin said Friday that a photo she posted on Facebook of herself with members of an anti-government group is her way of showing support for another …


Grip on Sports: The newsboys on the corners may be gone, but the S-R sports section just keeps churning out the coverage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you think newspapers are an extinct form of information delivery, think again. Today’s S-R sports page is proof they are still alive and typing. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Finalists for University of Idaho’s next president released

The Idaho State Board of Education named five finalists for the position of University of Idaho President on Wednesday morning.


Former Idaho prison guards sentenced for drug trafficking

Two former Idaho Department of Corrections officers were sentenced this week for their part in a drug trafficking operation inside prisons.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

Bill to keep Idaho wolf control board running becomes law

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation to keep operating a state board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk.


Grip on Sports: Thank goodness February is over – and it’s ending the right way

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the last day of February, the shortest, and longest, month of the year. Tomorrow we begin March, which is appropriately named because it …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

Lawmakers consider changes to sex education enrollment

State lawmakers heard testimony from the public about a sex education bill that would no longer make enrolling students in the course automatic.


Board approves permit for new Moscow police station

A new Moscow police station on the south end of town took a step forward Tuesday night as the Moscow Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a conditional use permit to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 11:13 a.m.

Police look for second vehicle in truck crash, diesel spill near Grangeville

A semi-trailer hauling two gasoline tankers overturned near Grangeville, Idaho on Tuesday, resulting in a hazardous fuel spill.


Harvard running out of water

After what Harvard residents call years of providing cloudy, smelly, distasteful water, the well that supplies the unincorporated Latah County community may need to be drilled deeper.


Health officials warn of hepatitis A spike in Boise region

Public health officials say there is a spike of Hepatitis A cases in the Boise region, with six cases reported among Ada and Elmore county residents since Jan. 1.


Grip on Sports: There is nothing worse than a life lost way too young. Nothing.

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s ugly outside. Really ugly. It fits. Once again we are dealing with a life lost way too soon. Read on.


Central Idaho home damaged in avalanche

A central Idaho home was damaged in an avalanche Monday night.


Legislation involving concealed weapons in schools advances

Legislation allowing individuals age 21 and older who have obtained an Idaho enhanced permit to carry a concealed weapon into public schools without having to tell anyone will get a …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Michael ‘Topher’ Clark, ex-pot smuggler who inspired movie ‘Kid Cannabis,’ killed in Hayden shooting

Michael “Topher” Clark – who gained notoriety in the early 2000s for his role in a Canadian marijuana smuggling ring that inspired the film “Kid Cannabis” – has been identified …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

NOAA predicting warmer- and drier-than-normal spring

Officials say snowpack levels in northern Idaho and Washington have improved over the last month, but both states could still be heading for an abnormally dry summer.


Idaho State Police investigate fatal crash

Idaho State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Idaho Falls that left a man dead. KTVB-TV reports 39-year-old Robert Halford of Idaho Falls died at scene of the Saturday …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Snow eases drought concerns in Washington, Idaho, to a degree

Idaho and Washington could be headed for an abnormally dry summer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently issued a climate prediction showing a worsening outlook for drought across the …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 2:41 p.m.

Hayden man fatally shot outside bar; suspect arrested

Witnesses say a Coeur d’Alene man shot and killed a Hayden man outside the Tipsy Pine bar after an altercation.


Grip on Sports: You didn’t have to look too hard to find some college basketball to celebrate on Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you aren’t watching college basketball on your Saturdays this time of year, you aren’t doing Saturday right. That’s all I have to say about …


Man accused in Idaho kidnapping case now faces child sex charges

Authorities say a registered sex offender in Idaho abused the child of a woman he kidnapped and kept chained in a barn last December


Grip on Sports: Times change but Senior Night still carries emotional baggage for the home team

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Maybe it’s because we qualify for the senior discount these days, but it seems a good morning to have a talk about senior nights. Read …


Former Idaho Gov. Butch Otter joins cobalt mining company

Roughly seven weeks after leaving office, former Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has joined the board of a Canadian mining company that is expanding into Idaho.


Grip on Sports: Josh Perkins, senior version, earns his due as he passes his way into Gonzaga’s record book

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Records are, more than anything, just a target to shoot at. A goal to aspire to. And any other cliché you can think of that …


John Stockton’s bid to block development on Priest Lake wetlands falls short

Basketball legend John Stockton failed in a bid to block the development of 65 acres of wetlands near his Priest Lake residence.


Idaho will study wild steelhead

In an effort to get a better picture of how wild steelhead are affected by fishing, the University of Idaho and Idaho Department of Fish and Game will enlist the …


House OKs bill allowing alcohol sales in old theaters

Legislation to allow 13 historic Idaho theaters to sell alcoholic beverages during movies has passed the House.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Local objections derail proposed Superfund delisting

A proposal to delist part of the Bunker Hill federal Superfund site stalled in committee Tuesday after local officials raised objections.


Grip on Sports: No it’s not spring yet, unless you are referring to spring training and a player who is in ‘the best shape of his life’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is more than a foot of snow in the backyard. The sun has spent most of February hiding behind an offensive line of clouds. …