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University of Idaho professor to receive presidential award for science

University of Idaho associate professor Tara Hudiburg has been selected as one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents


Pilot flying to Felts Field makes emergency landing on Idaho freeway with no damage to plane

A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Teen shot by adult in Bonner County, sheriff’s office says

A teenage boy was shot by an adult man Tuesday evening, according to the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Kootenai Health completes new hospitality center

Coeur d’Alene-based Kootenai Health’s hospitality center is complete and will begin serving patients in August.


A Grip on Sports: Once again, Eastern Washington is expected to finish atop the Big Sky Conference football standings

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer, we hardly knew you. But, sadly, we have to say goodbye. Fall is unofficially here. How do we know? A local conference held the …


Mountain wildflowers are blooming, and you can find them on these Boise-area hikes

( BOISE, Idaho – The heat of the summer sun has finally started to dry things out in the Boise Foothills, but flora fans still can find colorful blooms just …


A Grip on Sports: Baseball puts strikeouts on display in an All-Star Game that was broadcast everywhere

A GRIP ON SPORTS • While traveling last night, I was able to watch bits and pieces of baseball’s All-Star Game on my telephone. At 39,000 feet in the air. …


Moscow property taxes expected to rise 25 percent next year

Property owners in Moscow could pay 25 percent more in taxes next year, city officials say.


Guided osprey cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Saturday

Ever wondered how biologists study birds of prey, particularly ospreys?


Eye on Boise: North Idaho lawmaker continues pushing federal appeal to have guns

An Idaho state representative who is under federal indictment in Texas is continuing to press his appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of a court order that he …


Rogue tire on Interstate 90 hits semi truck, spills gas on roadway

A rogue tire that spun off a car struck a semi truck, spilling gasoline onto Interstate 90 near Mullan Trail Road in Idaho on Friday morning. Idaho State Police responded …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Crash near Coeur d’Alene on Fourth of July sends Post Falls man named ‘Merica’ to hospital

A collision between two drivers southwest of Coeur d’Alene blocked traffic on U.S. Highway 95 for an hour-and-a-half Thursday night, police said.


Years in making, Idaho elk research project nears completion

A multiyear research project aiming to measure the quality of elk habitat across the vast Clearwater region in Idaho is in its final stages.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

July trip of the month: Idaho’s Sawtooth mountains serve up adventure for wilderness enthusiasts of all kinds

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is a paradise for hikers, bikers, anglers, campers and wildnerness enthusiasts of all kinds.


What the cluck? PETA finds name of rural road in Idaho distasteful, asks for change

Chickens are friends for some people, dinner for others. Sometimes both. But one animal rights activist group feels that the name of a rural road in the Treasure Valley isn’t …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

Avista seeks regulator approval for Idaho rate increases

Avista Corp. has finalized its request to Idaho regulators seeking an increase in rates for its residential electric and natural gas customers.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Labrador narrowly elected chairman of Idaho Republican Party

Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has been elected chairman of the Idaho Republican Party.


Boise man makes 20th trip to Everest’s summit

In recent weeks, crowds of climbers attempting to conquer Mount Everest have made international headlines as several people died in “traffic jams” atop the tallest peak in the world.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Jim Meehan: New greens help Twin Lakes bounce back quickly from tough winter

My complicated relationship with that aspect of the game rarely takes a round off, but I had no complaints when my 25-foot downhiller rolled true before stopping inches from the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

Idaho workgroup starts efforts on salmon, steelhead recovery

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says a salmon and steelhead recovery workgroup he formed should focus on achievable goals that can bolster the state’s struggling fish populations. Little on Friday also …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Issues aired at Idaho Medicaid hearing

A plan to give low-income Idahoans a choice between free government health care and subsidized private health insurance drew a lukewarm response at best during a public hearing in Lewiston …


Study suggests plan for Idaho education

Results from a new study focused on education and the economy in Idaho released in part on Thursday could be used as “a map” of sorts to guide policymakers as …


Foul surprise didn’t ruin dinner

Betsy Anderson was enjoying lunch with female co-workers on the patio at Bardenay restaurant in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone last week when the wind whipped up and presented diners with an …


A Grip on Sports: From the first year, Hoopfest was a well-oiled memory-building machine

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Sunday morning in late June seems a perfect time to talk basketball. After all, the 30th Hoopfest will be taking over downtown next weekend.


UPDATED: Sun., June 23, 2019, 11:37 a.m.

Spokane man dies in motorcycle crash east of Coeur d’Alene

Kevin D. Hackworth, 44, died at the scene of a crash on a stretch of winding roads west of Coeur d’Alene on Saturday afternoon, police said.


Idaho board approves alcohol consumption at pregame events

Alcohol consumption at University of Idaho tailgating and pregame events was given a green light by the State Board of Education for a second consecutive year during its meeting at …


University of Idaho professor files discrimination lawsuit

A University of Idaho law professor says she was discriminated against based on her gender and race and faced retaliation after reporting concerns.


Grip on Sports: More Gonzaga history should be made tonight in New York

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Over the past 20 years, Gonzaga’s basketball program has made stride after stride. It has gone from your typically obscure West Coast Jesuit university with …


Veterinarians to appeal dismissal of trafficking lawsuit

A group of Mexican veterinarians who recently lost a lawsuit they filed against an Idaho dairy under human trafficking laws say they’ll appeal the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit …