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Grip on Sports: Now you know March is really here – postseason college basketball tournaments are beginning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • And so it begins. If you were flipping around the dial last night, you may have seen snippets – or full games ­– from the …


Family says couple hit by SUV in Boise were nearing 61st anniversary

The family of an elderly couple who were hit by a car while crossing a Boise street say they’re still trying to come to grips with the aftermath of the …


Idaho school districts work to combat computer viruses, hacking

School officials in Idaho are working to combat the ever-growing rise of computer viruses and hacking of school data.


Grip on Sports: Pac-12 basketball just doesn’t have the same excitement it had for years and years

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I’m not sure why Pac-12 basketball is so down this season. But I am sure about one thing: It doesn’t hold my interest like it …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

First UI presidential candidate visits campus

University of Idaho presidential candidate Diane Z. Chase addressed community members in a pair of open forums Monday, starting off a week of meet-and-greets that will feature each of the …


Idaho’s biggest county running out of morgue space

The morgue in Idaho’s biggest county is running out of space to hold bodies.


Grip on Sports: It’s a good week to get ready for college basketball’s drive to the postseason

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Take a breath. Relax. Sit calmly for a moment. It’s time to prepare for college basketball’s stretch run. Read on.


Methodists in Coeur d’Alene applaud inclusivity sermon

Pastor Heather Seman says the Community United Methodist Church stands for inclusivity, contrary to an international conference of Methodists which upheld a ban on same-sex marriage and gay clergy. About …


Boise-area mayor arrested on domestic battery charge

The mayor of Middleton, Idaho, is reportedly in jail under arrest on a charge of domestic battery. No bail was set and he will remain in custody until he is …


Boise law school receives full accreditation

The American Bar Association has granted full approval to a Boise-based law school that struggled with accreditation. Concordia University-Portland announced in 2007 it would open a law school in downtown …


Grip on Sports: High school basketball is over, but that’s just the beginning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yeah, basketball season. Not to be confused with baseball season or soccer season or anything else right now. Especially at the …


Eye on Boise: Dueling polls ask different questions

Two competing, and very different, Idaho polls about Medicaid expansion were released last week, one from a Florida group, Opportunity Solutions Project, purporting to show strong support among Idahoans for …


Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Idaho official poses with anti-government group in Capitol

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin said Friday that a photo she posted on Facebook of herself with members of an anti-government group is her way of showing support for another …


Grip on Sports: The newsboys on the corners may be gone, but the S-R sports section just keeps churning out the coverage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you think newspapers are an extinct form of information delivery, think again. Today’s S-R sports page is proof they are still alive and typing. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Finalists for University of Idaho’s next president released

The Idaho State Board of Education named five finalists for the position of University of Idaho President on Wednesday morning.


Former Idaho prison guards sentenced for drug trafficking

Two former Idaho Department of Corrections officers were sentenced this week for their part in a drug trafficking operation inside prisons.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

Bill to keep Idaho wolf control board running becomes law

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation to keep operating a state board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk.


Grip on Sports: Thank goodness February is over – and it’s ending the right way

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the last day of February, the shortest, and longest, month of the year. Tomorrow we begin March, which is appropriately named because it …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

Lawmakers consider changes to sex education enrollment

State lawmakers heard testimony from the public about a sex education bill that would no longer make enrolling students in the course automatic.


Board approves permit for new Moscow police station

A new Moscow police station on the south end of town took a step forward Tuesday night as the Moscow Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a conditional use permit to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 11:13 a.m.

Police look for second vehicle in truck crash, diesel spill near Grangeville

A semi-trailer hauling two gasoline tankers overturned near Grangeville, Idaho on Tuesday, resulting in a hazardous fuel spill.


Harvard running out of water

After what Harvard residents call years of providing cloudy, smelly, distasteful water, the well that supplies the unincorporated Latah County community may need to be drilled deeper.


Health officials warn of hepatitis A spike in Boise region

Public health officials say there is a spike of Hepatitis A cases in the Boise region, with six cases reported among Ada and Elmore county residents since Jan. 1.


Grip on Sports: There is nothing worse than a life lost way too young. Nothing.

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s ugly outside. Really ugly. It fits. Once again we are dealing with a life lost way too soon. Read on.


Central Idaho home damaged in avalanche

A central Idaho home was damaged in an avalanche Monday night.


Legislation involving concealed weapons in schools advances

Legislation allowing individuals age 21 and older who have obtained an Idaho enhanced permit to carry a concealed weapon into public schools without having to tell anyone will get a …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Michael ‘Topher’ Clark, ex-pot smuggler who inspired movie ‘Kid Cannabis,’ killed in Hayden shooting

Michael “Topher” Clark – who gained notoriety in the early 2000s for his role in a Canadian marijuana smuggling ring that inspired the film “Kid Cannabis” – has been identified …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

NOAA predicting warmer- and drier-than-normal spring

Officials say snowpack levels in northern Idaho and Washington have improved over the last month, but both states could still be heading for an abnormally dry summer.


Idaho State Police investigate fatal crash

Idaho State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Idaho Falls that left a man dead. KTVB-TV reports 39-year-old Robert Halford of Idaho Falls died at scene of the Saturday …