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Grip on Sports: If Albert Einstein were still around and a college football fan, he would wonder why the Cougars insist on playing Washington the same way year after year – and expect a different result

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Snakebit might be the right term to use concerning Washington State’s recent Apple Cup loses but only if you consider the Cougars seem to have …


Despite rain, thousands turn out for Coeur d’Alene Lighting Ceremony Parade

Thousands of people crowded under umbrellas in the dark and rain on Friday, lining Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d’Alene for the 27th annual Lighting Ceremony Parade.


44° North Vodka just had to produce its potato vodka in Idaho. It’s the potato state, after all

Ken Wyatt spent years working in the beverage industry, first for a soft drink company and later as a marketing manager for three alcohol companies. Then he struck out on …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Lawsuit over Idaho’s abortion reporting law put on hold

The battle over a new law that creates a list of what lawmakers deem to be complications of abortion and requires health professionals to report when they occurred now awaits …


Idaho man charged after utility workers hit with bug spray

An eastern Idaho man who authorities say intentionally sprayed two employees fixing a gas leak with an insect killer is charged with felony aggravated battery by use of poison.


Grip on Sports: If you want to bet on the Apple Cup, bet on another amazing memory being burned into our collective consciousness

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Apple Cup Friday. It’s a holiday, right? A day when people all over the nation take time to pause, reflect and spend a whole heck …


Cassia schools launch free student counseling program

Students in need of mental health counseling have a new resource in one southern Idaho school district.


Up on the rooftop … gobble, gobble, gobble

Shirley Stafford Thagard wasn’t nestled in her bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in her head. But she was focused on Christmas on Saturday when she heard something up …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Lawsuit dismissed against deputies in death of Idaho rancher

A judge has dismissed a federal wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of an Idaho rancher who was fatally shot by deputies in a dispute that occurred after one …


Explosion kills 1 in Idaho. Same firm handles radioactive waste at Hanford

U.S. Ecology has a site on the Hanford nuclear reservation just north of Richland, but the work there is different than at the Idaho site that had an explosion on …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 3:43 p.m.

Latah County Youth Advocacy Council dissolves due to lack of funding

After 13 years, the Latah County Youth Advocacy Council announced its dissolution – effective Nov. 9 – after its inability to secure sufficient funding from grants and the county.


Reward offered in Idaho grizzly poaching case

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Citizens Against Poaching are each offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of whoever shot and killed a …


Suspension of steelhead season spawns unease

A crowd of more than 80 people at a Riggins community meeting over the looming closure of the steelhead fishing season in Idaho heard mostly bad news Tuesday night.


Monitors check for radiation release after waste site blast

Air monitoring systems were set up Tuesday to check for low-level nuclear radiation and other harmful contaminants following a powerful weekend blast at a hazardous waste site in Idaho that …


Grip on Sports: An ‘empty’ Sunday never turns out to be as empty as you might think

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With no Seahawks yesterday, the day was filled with DIY and RedZone. And the evening with magical beasts. But now it’s back to apples and …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

An explosion Saturday morning at the U.S. Ecology waste facility near Grand View killed one person and injured at least three others.


Grip on Sports: Even without a signature event today, this weekend’s football has been on point

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What, there’s no Seahawk game today? What do we do? Well, there’s always another Saturday of college football to reflect upon. And why not? The …


Moscow considers additional polling stations

Following the highest voter turnout for midterm elections since 1994, Latah County officials – and some community members – are seeking additional polling stations in Moscow.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Gov. Otter pardons man convicted of statutory rape as teen

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has granted his fifth pardon during his 12 years in office.


Another Lewiston airport employee is out

Robin Turner was fired Friday from his part-time job as assistant manager at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport.


Grip on Sports: College football’s weekend gets off to a roaring start around the area

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday morning. College football’s big day. Let’s get right to it. Read on.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Trial for Idaho birthday party stabbing pushed back to 2020

The trial for an Idaho man accused of stabbing nine people, including a 3-year-old girl celebrating her birthday who later died, has been pushed back by a year after defense …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Driver who plowed into Idaho crowd, hurting 11, is sentenced

A man driving a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jail, with all but seven days …


Idaho unemployment remains at 2.7 percent

The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday said the state’s unemployment rate in October was the same as September and is the 14th consecutive month at or below 3 percent.


Gov.-elect Little names chief of staff

Idaho Gov.-elect Brad Little has named his campaign manager as his chief of staff.


Grip on Sports: A mustache might make the difference in whether Washington State has a legitimate Heisman candidate, but wins are probably a better indicator

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Could a Washington State football player win the Heisman Trophy? In this day and age, it seems nearly impossible, doesn’t it? But thanks to a …


Otter rips state education board, lawmaker over contract

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sent stern letters to the State Board of Education and state Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, scolding them for interfering with a state contract for computer …


No damage reported following eastern Idaho earthquake

Authorities in southeastern Idaho say there are no reports of damage following a 3.8-magnitude earthquake.


Idaho man gets life in prison for child pornography

A southwestern Idaho man who had more than 30,000 child pornography files and used his wife’s daughter to produce child pornography has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Idaho’s utilities are the cheapest in the nation

According to a recent analysis, Idaho’s average monthly utility bills are less expensive than any other state’s.