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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.


Governor replaces Fish and Game commissioner who hunted family of baboons in Africa

Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday appointed a former Idaho State Bureau of Land Management director to replace the Fish and Game commissioner who resigned in October after photos of his …


Oil spill creates mess for Lewiston firm: Coleman Oil expected to pay more than $1 million in fines, costs related to contamination in Wenatchee

The Washington Department of Ecology has fined Coleman Oil of Lewiston $189,000 for an oil spill at its Wenatchee facility, and total fines and damages related to the incident are …


Permit application opening for four memorable Idaho river trips

December is the darkest month, but it also brings a ray of hope for whitewater boaters longing for summer voyages down Idaho’s most-storied rivers.


Amid political turmoil, Ivanka Trump attempts a quiet swing through Idaho

The head of one of the world’s leading technology companies, and an adviser to and daughter of the nation’s president came to Idaho on Tuesday.


Grip on Sports: ‘Follow the money’ is not only a good tip for reporting but it also seems appropriate advice for college football’s major conferences

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As a former editor, I would like to present an edited version of a saying everyone knows: Money is the root of all. The word …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

High-speed chase in Hayden leads to crash and one arrest

A man in a reportedly stolen car led Idaho State Patrol on a high-speed chase Tuesday in Hayden that ended in what appeared a minor crash.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Ivanka Trump and Apple’s CEO visit the Treasure Valley

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s adviser and daughter, and Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook visited Wilder schools Tuesday to examine the district’s use of technology.


Sheriff’s office: Teen shot by deputy during altercation

A 16-year-old boy was shot by a Bannock County sheriff’s deputy after running from a traffic stop here on Friday night, authorities said.


Combatting ‘compassion fatigue’: Initiative focuses on well-being of Clarkston School District’s staff and students

A large part of Bruns’ job is helping students at the high-poverty school in Clarkston. But now his responsibilities have grown to include a focus on the well-being of staff …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

‘I will die before this loan is ever paid off.’ Idaho students’ debt piles up as company takes heat

One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

For endangered orcas, it’s the hunger games

For the past few years, Idaho’s Snake River salmon and Puget Sound orcas have become linked in the decadeslong battle over the fate of the four lower Snake River Dams …


Conductors sue railroad, allege responsibility for illness

Two rail conductors who formerly worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are suing the train company in Idaho state court, claiming they became ill after being exposed to dangerous …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Gov. Butch Otter launches post-election farewell tour

Gov. Butch Otter’s post-election farewell tour included visits to Boise’s business community.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 3 p.m.

Captain and postman: On the water with the Lake Pend Oreille mailboat

As Lake Pend Oreille’s designated mail carrier – the latest in a line going back to the late 1930s – traveling from one place to another is pretty much Captain …