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Critics called Trump-Clinton fair poster ‘tasteless’ – and Republicans agreed

A cardboard cutout on display at the Ada County Republicans’ booth at the Western Idaho Fair this weekend earned harsh criticism online, prompting volunteers to take down the display within …

Grip on Sports: If the Mariners’ door is closing, at least college football’s window is opening

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s game week for the local college football teams. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Heck, it is even raining in Spokane this …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Treasure Valley homelessness program assists over 100 families in first year

With the help of the understanding landlord and local nonprofit CATCH, Inc., Boise resident Joanna Sherman was able to move in and have a place to call her own for …

Lewiston airport grapples with loss of Horizon AirSkyWest adding Lewiston-to-SLC flights in October

Saturday’s departure of Horizon Air eliminates about 60 percent of Lewiston’s commercial passenger flights, forcing Lewiston-Clarkston Valley residents to drive to other airports to reach Seattle and Boise.

Idaho judge scolds deputies for illegal detention

A northern Idaho judge scolded sheriff’s deputies after a man was held at gunpoint for having a loud muffler and driving slightly more than the speed limit.

Lewiston’s annual Hot August Nights Show and Shine offers plenty of fuel for fantasies

Bud Bower has only driven his 1953 Dodge Coronet to various car shows around the region as was the case Saturday, when he brought it to the Hot August Nights …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Steve Groene, father of kidnapping victim Shasta Groene, fighting eviction from Coeur d’Alene home

A house in Coeur d’Alene was supposed to be a gift for Shasta Groene, the lone survivor of one of the region’s most horrific crimes. But more than a decade …

Eye on Boise: Behind the numbers, what the polls tell us about Idaho’s race for governor

Two major statewide polls in the Idaho governor’s race provide some interesting insights into where the race stands, but they may not be the same conclusions drawn by the group …

Idaho State athletic director placed on administrative leave

Idaho State University Athletic Director Jeff Tingey has been placed on administrative leave by the school, but no reason was given.

Grip on Sports: Seahawks come up short but their overall performance has to be considered an improvement

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s getting to be that time of year. You know, when weekends become so busy there is no time to mow the lawn. Or wash …

Eastern Idaho man dies after crashing at sand dunes

An eastern Idaho man has died after crashing his UTV at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes.

Idaho agencies finalize deal on recreation on state lands

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has agreed to pay about $360,000 a year to retain public recreation access to nearly 3,600 square miles of state land.

Grip on Sports: If the Seahawks are supposed to save what’s been a tough late summer, they better get started tonight filling in the gaps

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what’s going on? Not the M’s, who were off yesterday. At least the Seahawks are playing tonight, albeit a preseason game. Read on.

College volleyball preview: Washington State, Idaho poised for big seasons

Washington State volleyball coach Jen Greeny can’t recall welcoming back a bigger group of experienced players in her eight years on the job.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Andrus daughter: Idaho should resist nuke waste shipments

BOISE – Nearly a year after the death of former U.S. Interior Secretary and Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus, his eldest daughter stood outside the Idaho Capitol on Thursday determined to …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Lawsuit alleging doctor’s sperm donation heads to court

A judge will hear arguments later this month in a lawsuit by a woman who accused a fertility doctor of fraudulently using his own sperm to artificially inseminate her mother.

Grip on Sports: As long as there is success, most fans are willing to give their favorites a pass

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Instead of lamenting the state of the Mariners this morning, we’re going in another direction: lamenting the hypocrisy of fans. It’s a well that may …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Idaho sex offender and former Eagles club leader Ronald Nold sentenced to life in prison

An Idaho judge sentenced Ronald Nold, who had leadership roles in several Eagles clubs in Idaho and was twice convicted of sex crimes, to life in prison after he pleaded …

Idaho agencies near deal to keep public access on land

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering paying its sister agency, the Department of Lands, to retain public recreation access to more than 2.3 million acres of state endowment …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Air quality predicted to stay in moderate-to-unhealthy range Wednesday

Northeast winds dispersed much of the smoke that hung over Spokane on Sunday and Monday, but the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency predicts a directional change could bring more smoke …

Rural Idaho counties have more active voters than urban ones

More Idaho voters are turning out for statewide elections than ever before, but many counties lag behind the U.S. average, according to data from the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office.

Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to secure and modernize its elections systems.

Idaho rejected for Women’s Business Center grant for third time

Idaho will continue to be one of the only states in the nation without a Women’s Business Center.

Drought conditions begin to creep into Idaho

Idaho is seeing more hot, dry weather and with it some parts of the state are experiencing drought.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify ‘unknowns’ dies

A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack has died. He was 97.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Idaho schools look to boost security in wake of shootings

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is preparing to pitch a $21 million school safety initiative – Keep Idaho Students Safe, or KISS – to the Legislature in January.

Idaho panel: Implement fines for campaign finance violations

Idaho candidates who don’t file campaign disclosure reports on time should face steeper penalties and the state should take a more active role in enforcing those fines, a group of …

A.J. Balukoff endorses Paulette Jordan for Idaho governor

A.J. Balukoff, the longtime Boise school board member and businessman who lost the Idaho Democratic primary for governor this year to Paulette Jordan, has issued a formal endorsement of Jordan …

Idaho’s unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in July at 2.9 percent.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

This Boise scientist has more patents than Thomas Edison. Here’s how he did it.

Meet Gurtej Sandhu. He has lived in Boise for 29 years. And he has racked up 1,299 U.S. patents by the latest count. The seventh-most of anyone. In the world. …