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Judge orders federal protections for snow-loving wolverines

A federal judge says the Obama administration brushed over the threat of climate change to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator also known as the …

Post Falls officer’s kindness resonates on social media

Post Falls Police Officer cites shoplifting mom, but treats children to Easter goodies

Suicide prevention a growing priority in Western states

Throughout the interior West, states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic.

Gun Shop Project aims to decrease gun suicide rate

MONTROSE, Colo. – Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of …

Idaho’s wolf population holds steady

Idaho’s wolf population remained statistically flat during 2015, reflecting the species’ resilience despite efforts to reduce the number of packs and individuals roaming the state’s wildland. According to a report …

Fatal deer disease nears Idaho

A fatal disease in deer is sweeping across the country, has already been confirmed in Utah and Wyoming and could easily be in Idaho within 10 years, says federal researcher …

Public memorial planned for Patty Duke in Coeur d’Alene

A public memorial service for the late Anna “Patty Duke” Pearce will be held at 11 a.m. April 16 at the Lake City Community Church, 6000 Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene.

Idaho GOP committee members accuse party of secret society

Members of Idaho’s Republican Party central committee say a secret society has been formed to oust them from their leadership positions.

Area roundup: North Idaho rolls to softball sweep

Area roundup: Amber Hawkes went 3 for 3 with a pair of home runs, four runs batted in and three runs scored to power the North Idaho Cardinals (13-3, 7-1) …

Kansas father and son face drug charges in Idaho

Southwest Idaho authorities say a father and son traveling to their home state of Kansas after a brief stay in Oregon have been taken into custody after police found more …

Idaho couple to be sentenced in organic alfalfa scam

A southern Idaho couple is facing prison time in an organic alfalfa scam.

Otter: No special session on health care, will work with lawmakers for next year

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said Monday that he was “a little disappointed” state lawmakers took no action to close the state’s health coverage gap, but said he won’t call a …

Idaho trying to help more students go on to college

In Idaho, a state where less than half of high school graduates move immediately onto higher education, there’s a desperate push to turn more teens toward college or career-training programs.

Idaho legislature addressed some longstanding issues but didn’t close the health care gap

Idaho lawmakers addressed an array of long-festering issues in the legislative session they wrapped up Friday, from a constitutionally deficient public defense system to firefighters’ job-related cancer risk to suicide …

Editorial: Editorial: End Cuba trade embargo

It’s American exporters who have been punished, because the embargo has kept them largely shut of a market that’s a mere 90 miles from the United States.

Manhunt continues in northern Idaho for stabbing suspect

Authorities in northern Idaho searching Friday for a man and woman wanted in connection with a stabbing death in southwest Idaho say a vehicle has been reported stolen in the …

Idaho lawmakers adjourn without addressing health care coverage gap

The Idaho House shot down a health care bill on a party-line vote Friday and adjourned, leaving the state’s health care coverage gap unaddressed for another year.

Health coverage gap dominates final days of Idaho legislative session

There were dramatic developments in the Idaho Legislature on what had been scheduled to be the session’s last day Thursday, as a Senate panel rejected a House bill to spend …

Idaho House approves funding for North Idaho conservation easement

Despite strenuous arguments against it from North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott, the Idaho House voted 48-21 on Thursday to approve funding for a major conservation easement sought by Stimson Lumber …

Overnight search for murder suspect comes up empty in Bonner County

A wanted murder suspect is presumed to be still on the loose in Bonner County after an extensive search Wednesday turned up empty.

Women’s golf: Gonzaga places eighth; Idaho 10th

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Police search for murder suspect in Bonner County

Law enforcement officials in Bonner County launched a manhunt Wednesday night for a man wanted for a murder in Nampa, Idaho.

Budget panel backs North Idaho conservation easement

The Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee voted overwhelmingly in favor Wednesday of funding for the Clagstone Meadows conservation easement in North Idaho, after Bonner County commissioners rescinded a March 11 …

Combo bill of hybrid fee repeal, ISP funding phaseout revived, sent to House

House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer’s plan to tie repeal of an unpopular $75 annual fee on hybrid cars to a five-year phaseout of funding for the Idaho State Police from …

Former Daiquiri Factory bar owner admits to debit card theft

Jamie Pendleton, who sparked controversy with his “Date Grape Kool-Aid” drink at his downtown Spokane bar and violated federal trademark law for using Gonzaga University’s bulldog mascot in bar promotions, …

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter lets bill forbidding local minimum wage hikes become law without his signature

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has allowed legislation forbidding local voters, cities or counties from raising the minimum wage to become law without his signature, saying he was “philosophically torn” over …

Silverwood to hire 1,400 for season, host job fair Saturday

Silverwood Theme Park north of Coeur d’Alene will hire and train up to 1,400 seasonal workers this year. Apply at A hiring fair with interviews will be held Saturday …

Stimson Lumber seeks support for N. Idaho conservation plan

A wood products company that wants to prohibit development on a large tract of its North Idaho timberland but keep it open for logging and outdoor recreation is looking for …

Repeal of Idaho’s fee on hybrid cars may be dead

Legislation to repeal an unpopular $75 annual fee on hybrid vehicles that Idaho lawmakers passed last year may be dead for this year, unless House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer belatedly …

Black Rock golf club members lose suit over membership fees

Former members of a luxury golf club on Lake Coeur d’Alene have lost a class-action lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in membership refunds after the club was surrendered to a …