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People coming to Boise see house prices and say, ‘Oh my goodness. I had no idea.’

Only a small number of new and existing homes are available on the market, far too few to meet demand. Median sales prices are high, and there doesn’t seem to …

Lawmakers wrestle with prison increases, question policies

Idaho is one of just three states that provides its prison inmates virtually no way to earn time off for good behavior behind bars, and its “compassionate release” program for …

Boise veterinarian faces up to life in prison after admitting lewd conduct with child

A 47-year-old Boise veterinarian accused of molesting a young girl for nine years, starting when she was 5, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors, according to court records.

Idaho couple lost in Wyoming ice cave for nearly 2 days rescued

A man and woman got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days and were hypothermic when rescuers found them.

Spears’ future at UI hangs in balance

It appears the Idaho State Board of Education may decide the fate of University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear this week when it meets at Idaho State University.

Three men injured in eastern Idaho airplane crash

Eastern Idaho authorities say three men sustained serious injuries when their small plane crashed near the Idaho-Wyoming border.

Grip on Sports: When the air starts to look like soup, it’s time to practice indoors

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are old enough to remember, there was a time when people were allowed to smoke cigarettes anywhere. Offices, banks, movie theaters, you name …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Lori Isenberg arraignment on grand theft charge delayed until October

Laurcene “Lori” Isenberg, the Kootenai County woman in the center of a murder investigation ofi her husband who died in February, had her arraignment delayed until October on charges of …

Six years later: Life returns to BLM ground burned by 2012 Cave Canyon Fire

Six years later, Cave Canyon is now showing proof of successful rehabilitation efforts.

Minidoka schools lose free breakfast for all students, federal changes also impact other districts

Many Magic Valley students will no longer receive free breakfast at school this year after the Federal School Lunch Program changed its eligibility formula.

Friends, family rally for Lewiston ‘superhero’

Zack Moore has always been a fan of Superman, and now he’s relying on others’ superhuman capacity for giving to help him and his family overcome a devastating injury.

‘Probable cause’ doesn’t apply to boaters: Safety checks help prevent boating deaths

No matter how straight people steer their boats, they still might be pulled over by law enforcement officers on the water for safety checks.

Jordan edges closer to Little, poll shows

A survey released recently shows that Medicaid expansion is likely blazing a trail for gubernatorial hopeful Paulette Jordan.

Lewiston Grade blaze scorches 166 acres

More than 25 acres of standing wheat was burned in a fire at the top of the Lewiston Grade Friday evening, and additional structure losses and other disruptions are currently …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Idaho courts identify an outdated sentencing law that could be helping spur prison growth

As state lawmakers face a pricey proposal for a $500 million prison expansion, Idaho judges have been studying the state’s felony sentencing laws and processes with an eye to reforms.

Drug courts and other special courts steer Idahoans away from prison

Ada County’s drug court is one of Idaho’s 71 problem-solving courts, which range from drug courts and DUI courts to mental health courts, veterans treatment courts, and child-protection drug courts, …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

He’s been Gov. Otter’s longtime No. 2. But who is GOP nominee Brad Little?

The 64-year-old cattle rancher doesn’t have to prove who he is. His task, in part, is to prove who he isn’t: Gov. Butch Otter, the man who named him to …

Grip on Sports: Some ‘what ifs’ are harder to answer than others

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever get up on a Sunday morning and wonder “what if?” No, not “what if” you had cut yourself off an hour earlier last night. …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

Washington man plans hit the road in Coeur d’Alene with his wheelchair

A man who gained international attention when he rode his wheelchair from Port Angeles to Portland in 2016 is preparing for a 13-day journey that will take him through the …

Body of missing Lewiston woman recovered from Snake River

The body of a 19-year-old northern Idaho woman has been recovered from the Snake River.

Grip on Sports: Before we begin the weekend, we need to check in with the Mariners, Cougars and the weatherman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Have a lot on your to-do list today? Me too. First is to check in with Washington State football. Then the Mariners. And maybe a …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

2 Idaho men to stay free after time served in Bundy standoff

Two men from Idaho have been sentenced to no more time behind bars for pointing assault-style weapons toward heavily armed federal agents during an April 2014 standoff near Nevada cattleman …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 1:02 p.m.

Final plan for central Idaho wilderness area approved

A final management plan is in place for one of three new central Idaho wilderness areas.

SW Idaho man sentenced for illegally selling firearms

A southwestern Idaho man who unlawfully sold firearms has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 11:29 a.m.

Trial underway in case of Idaho woman charged with Montana homicide

A trial is underway in northwestern Montana in the case of an Idaho woman charged with killing her former boyfriend on a rural road near Yaak in January 2017.

Man sentenced to 20 years for contributing to overdose death

An Idaho man who tried to revive a fellow drug user who overdosed will spend two decades in prison for distributing the drug that resulted in the man’s death.

Butch Cassidy Museum expands as visitor numbers increase

The Butch Cassidy Museum in Montpelier, Idaho, is getting a face-lift.

Grip on Sports: When did Thursday become the night for change?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A pretty eventful Thursday evening, wasn’t it? The M’s debuted a new lineup (it worked), Felix Hernandez was exiled to the bullpen and NFL preseason …

Idaho health insurers raised rates 27 percent this year. For 2019? 8 percent.

Idaho health insurers plan to raise rates an average of 8 percent for their 2019 plans sold directly to customers, mostly through the state’s Your Health Idaho exchange.

How Spuddy Buddy and the Big Idaho Potato charmed Seattle

For the hundreds of thousands of people who line the route of the Seattle Seafair Torchlight Parade, the Big Idaho Potato truck was love at first sight.