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Eye on Boise: Idaho GOP eases up on party platform ‘loyalty oath’

The Idaho Republican Party’s central committee, at its winter meeting, voted to do away with a 2011 party rule that required all candidates to vow compliance with every plank of …


Women’s basketball roundup: San Diego hands Gonzaga second-straight loss

Katherine Hamilton and Malina Hood scored 14 points apiece and San Diego forced Gonzaga into 25 turnovers and beat the cold-shooting Bulldogs 63-54 in a West Coast Conference game Saturday …


Huckleberries: Tree City USA is getting a little bare

In the city known as tree city USA, it’s no longer safe to be a tree. A dozen or so more trees that fronted North Idaho Museum were leveled last …


Coeur d’Alene man killed in Bonner County crash

A Coeur d’Alene man died Saturday morning after he lost control of his car on a snowy road in Bonner County.


Idaho pastor among Americans being released from Iran

The wife of an Idaho pastor who is among four detained Americans being released from Iran said Saturday that the news “was a huge burden lifted off.”


Family dog killed near Cataldo, Sheriff says it’s not related to rumors of mass dog deaths

Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch Alexander confirmed Saturday that a dog has been killed in the area, but said he has been trying to dispel rumors that it is connected to …


Salvage logging planned for Marble Creek area

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests has proposed a 173-acre salvage logging sale for an area that burned during the Marble Creek Fire last summer.


CdA teen tells police he thought about killing brother for ‘a while’

Eldon Gale Samuel III told police detectives he had contemplated killing his younger brother Jonathan for “a while” and also said,


Idaho sees health care savings due to state exchange

Lawmakers got proof Friday that Idaho’s state health insurance exchange is working, as they collected savings from the state’s Catastrophic Health Care program budget of nearly $29 million.


Few Idaho lawmakers attend anti-Islam Statehouse talk

Fewer than 20 of Idaho’s 105 lawmakers attended a Statehouse presentation Thursday night on refugee resettlement featuring two anti-Islam speakers, as close to 100 protesters lined the hallway outside the …


No mass killing of dogs in Boundary County, sheriff says

The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that media reports indicating dozens of dogs have been shot dead in the woods near Bonners Ferry are wrong.


Idaho lawmakers boost wildfire preparedness funding

Idaho lawmakers are welcoming plans to boost the state’s fire preparedness by expanding Lands Department firefighting staffing from five months to eight, starting this spring.


No extra funding for Idaho roads next year

The funding increases for roads and bridges that Idaho lawmakers approved last year have cut the state’s maintenance backlog by a third, leaving it $165 million a year short of …


Zombie paranoia, abuse fueled Coeur d’Alene slayings, lawyer says

The parents of Eldon Gale Samuel III were abusive drug addicts constantly on the move in California, leaving their son to care for his autistic brother 11 months his junior. …


Idaho lawmakers speak out on their visit to standoff in Burns

Three Idaho lawmakers spoke out Tuesday about their visit over the weekend to armed protesters who have taken over a federal wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., saying the protesters’ grievances …


University of Idaho opens new cybersecurity training center in Post Falls

The rise in cyber crime is behind a new cyber security certification and training center in Post Falls, opened by the University of Idaho.


Otter wants boost for Idaho schools, higher education

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gives his State of the State and budget address to a joint session of the Legislature today, laying out his agenda for the session.


Trial begins for Idaho teen accused of killing father, brother

Eldon Gale Samuel III goes on trial for murder this week in Coeur d’Alene. He is accused of killing his father and younger brother in March 2014.


Haystack fire near Coeur d’Alene was arson, officials say

Fire investigators in Kootenai County say someone intentionally set fire to a large haystack on the north end of Coeur d’Alene early Sunday morning. The Coeur d’Alene and Northern Lakes …


Woman died of hypothermia near Coeur d’Alene Resort

The 72-year-old woman who died near the Coeur d’Alene Resort Wednesday has been identified as Lois May Falcon of St. Regis, Montana.


Lake Coeur d’Alene home designed by fans of ‘Blog Cabin’ hits the market

A New York couple won a North Idaho lake home in an October drawing that drew more than 23 million entries; now they’re trying to sell it.


Man pleads guilty to murdering wife, girl in Post Falls

A man charged with killing his wife and her young daughter in Post Falls in 2014 pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder Wednesday. Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga, 27, accepted …


Montana woman dies after car goes in lake near Coeur d’Alene Resort

A Montana woman died Wednesday morning after her car was found partially submerged at a boat launch near the Coeur d’Alene Resort. The 72 year-old woman from Great Falls was …


Eastern, Idaho bring perfect league records to showdown

Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller figures she gained a few gray hairs last weekend, but her young team gained something more important. Confidence.


Prosecutors seek death penalty in slaying of CdA officer

The Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office will seek the death penalty for Jonathan Renfro, the man accused of killing a Coeur d’Alene Police sergeant last year, if he is convicted of …


Women’s basketball roundup: Rodriguez helps send Utah past Washington State

Danielle Rodriguez made a go-ahead layup with 38 seconds left to help Utah beat Washington State 73-71 in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday night in Salt Lake City. The win …


Chad Sherwood, Perrion Callandret carry Idaho to Big Sky men’s basketball victory

Chad Sherwood hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Idaho the lead with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left, and Perrion Callandret converted 11 of 12 from the free-throw line in the final …


Four corners: Idaho

Nine days after ending nonleague play with a 68-51 win at UC Davis, the Vandals open Big Sky Conference play at North Dakota.


GU’s Shelby Cheslek grows into leadership role

Shelby Cheslek is having another growth spurt.


Gonzaga freshman Jill Barta makes impact off the bench

The Gonzaga women haven’t won five out of their last six games without making a few adjustments.