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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

Illegal harvest of Doug firs ‘blatant,’ BLM official says

Thieves have been helping themselves to Douglas fir trees on federal land near Pinehurst, Idaho. A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the successful prosecution of the …


Lawmakers OK $4,551 a month to pay for governor’s housing

A state panel has voted to slightly raise the housing stipend for Idaho’s governor as the state continues to be one of a handful without a governor’s mansion.


Lapwai mayor dies in crash near casino

The mayor of Lapwai was the victim of a fatal crash that occurred near the south entrance of the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge Monday afternoon.


Idaho’s November tax revenue collections fall short

Halfway through the fiscal year Idaho revenue collections continue to come in below forecast, state officials say. Barring a big increase December’s tax collection, the state could come have nearly …


Police call this mental health crisis program ‘a godsend.’ Could it work in Idaho?

The hotline Targeted Adult Service Coordination program doesn’t exist in Idaho, where police officers and sheriff’s deputies may be the first and only people to respond to mental health emergencies …


Study shows where the water is — and isn’t

Idaho’s latest study on the Lewiston Plateau deep aquifer is providing insight into where development may be sustainable, and where it may not be.


‘The damage is already done’: Anglers celebrate revival of steelhead season, but say economic impacts will likely remain for fishing guides and tourism

Those who would have been affected by the closure of the steelhead fishery in Idaho came together Sunday to celebrate an agreement reached Friday that will leave most areas in …


UI football player arrested on rape charge

University of Idaho football player Kyree Curington was arrested Saturday afternoon and faces a charge of rape, according to the Latah County Jail roster.


Grip on Sports: When you get knocked down, it is your teammates who are supposed to pick you up

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every once in while people need to vent. Sort of like a volcano. Today’s that day for me. Read on.


Harrowing tree-hunting trip nearly ends in tragedy

What started as a trip into the mountains of eastern Bingham County to find a Christmas tree almost ended in tragedy.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Former University of Idaho staff recalls project related to Bush surgery

Twenty-nine years ago, instructional media services researchers at the University of Idaho received an eerie phone call.


U.S. to shut down Idaho nuclear waste processing project

Federal officials will shut down an Idaho nuclear waste treatment project after determining it would not be economically feasible to bring in radioactive waste from other states.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 8:42 a.m.

Idaho steelhead fishing to remain open on most rivers

Idaho wildlife officials have approved an agreement with conservation groups and sport anglers to keep most steelhead fishing areas open.


Toys for Tots in North Idaho working to overcome loss of top donor, Toys R Us

Both the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Marine Toys for Tots organization say they often need toys for young children the most. Leader of Toys for Tots Coeur d’Alene said its …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Psychiatrist: Mass stabbing suspect incompetent to stand trial

A psychiatrist has found an Idaho mass stabbing suspect unfit to stand trial.


Grip on Sports: It seems like a good day to cover mistakes and misses, crowds and the lack of crowds

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a joke that has traveled around every newsroom from the beginning of time. As far as I know, it is still swirling around …


Police officer shoots pit bull attacking golden retriever

A Boise police officer shot and killed a pit bull attacking a golden retriever.


After Idaho steelhead closure anglers, outfitters and businesspeople find themselves at odds with their usual conservation allies

There was a time when businesses in Riggins proudly displayed small signs in their storefront windows proclaiming “Salmon Mean Business.”


Woman gets 20 years after car fire kills daughter

A 31-year-old woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following a car fire that killed one of her children and injured another.


Gatherings set to protest steelhead season closure

Steelhead fishing outfitters, guides and anglers from the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and Clearwater Valley have formed a Clearwater chapter of the Idaho River Community Alliance and are planning a protest and …


Man accused of wielding gun during road rage incident in Kootenai County

A 38-year-old man was arrested in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday morning, shortly after a road rage incident in which he allegedly pointed a gun at another motorist on Interstate 90, …


Dog expected to make full recovery following hawk attack

A small dog in Idaho had a close call with a hawk.


Repairing Lewiston water system will cost about $42 million

The city of Lewiston unveiled a hefty $42 million price tag Monday for fixing all of its aging water system, from the intake on the Clearwater River to the nearby …


Idaho Supreme Court will hear challenge to Medicaid expansion

The Idaho Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the legality of Medicaid expansion, which was approved by voters in November with more than 60 percent of the …


Rallies, rafting and a gun scare: George H. W. Bush’s many visits to Idaho

From the late 1970s into the early ’90s, Statesman archives document Bush visiting Idaho nine times. It was a different era: In the reliably Republican Idaho of today, visits from …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

A new record: Idahoans are taxing themselves an extra $202M for schools now

Idaho school districts will collect a record $202.2 million in voter-approved supplemental property tax levies this year.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 12:04 p.m.

Rathdrum man dies in hospital from single-car crash Friday in Idaho

A Rathdrum man died in the hospital on Saturday after single-car crash Friday on U.S. Highway 95.


Grip on Sports: Eagles fly, Gonzaga shoots down Jays, M’s turn over their roster and a visit from an old friend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh sure, contemplating a franchise-changing M’s trade. Or wondering if Gonzaga would survive its first true road test. Maybe it was thinking …


E. Idaho district court judge named to Idaho Supreme Court

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed an eastern Idaho judge to the Idaho Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Rathdrum man returns to court on vehicular manslaughter charge, six months after deadly crash

Varsel Jarnagin, 40, appeared in Kootenai County District Court to be arraigned on a vehicular manslaughter charge on Thursday, nearly six months after a crash that killed 23-year-old Alexa Mrgich.