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Idaho courts identify an outdated sentencing law that could be helping spur prison growth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


Twin Falls jail in ‘crisis’ as felony cases increase

As Twin Falls expands as a regional hub, the jail and prosecutor’s desk are overflowing with felons and felony cases.


‘Crazy cat lady’ curbs Boise’s feral feline population with her Catmobile, 21 kitties

Millie Reddig, a 71-year-old Boise woman, has learned how to trap feral cats to ensure they’re spayed or neutered. She paints portraits of cats — her cats, other people’s cats, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

Merger cancellation pushes Rite Aid into uncertain future

Rite Aid and the grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote.


Idaho DMV offices are closed today and tomorrow. Here’s why.

Idahoans looking to renew their driver’s license this week will need to change plans - and delays next week are possible.


Grip on Sports: The only thing that rivals the numbers on the thermometer is the number of stories to tell

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The temperature in Eastern Washington is going to soar well above 100 today, which means we are having a summer after all. Add to that …


Huckleberries: Idaho goodwill on the shoulder of a rural road

Jake Smulkowski of Rathdrum is an unabashed fan of all things North Idaho. And a recent encounter with the generous spirit of the place that Huckleberries calls home has added …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Grand jury indicts man accused in Idaho stabbing

An Idaho grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex.


Idaho election chief chooses election poll book provider

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has announced a new vendor to manage the state’s election system and voter registration database.


Man missing for several days is found alive trapped under a truck

A man missing was found Monday night in stable condition after being trapped underneath a truck for several days.


To some a rallying cry, to others a liability, ‘Blue Girl’ stickers find new meanings

The stickers — emblazoned with a red Idaho and a blue woman with her hands on her hips, her shirt bearing the Democratic Party’s donkey — were never meant to …


Grip on Sports: When Felix is pitching this poorly, maybe it’s time to change the channel

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If we really wanted to be a bummer on this beautifully hot Wednesday, we could talk about Felix Hernandez and quite possibly his final start …


New search in Wyoming for suspect in Idaho triple killings

Searchers in northwest Wyoming are looking again for a Utah man who is missing but presumed dead after being suspected of killing his wife, another woman and a 14-year-old girl …