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Idaho prison weathers swine flu outbreak

BOISE – A swine flu outbreak at Idaho’s privately operated prison south of Boise has sickened at least 13 inmates, and all visitors or volunteers have been shut out for …


Idaho jobless rate hits 26-year high

Seasonally adjusted unemployment in Idaho rose half a percentage point in June, to 8.3 percent. It’s the highest jobless rate since October 1983, the state Department of Labor said Thursday. …


Recession has rural Idahoans staying put

BOISE - Rural Idaho residents have been staying put in the current recession, unlike the previous recession when they moved in large numbers to the state’s urban areas. People can’t …


Idaho lists boat inspection sites

The Idaho Department of Agriculture has posted the location of four boat inspection sites in North Idaho for vessels coming into the state.


Woman hit by train identified

A California woman is dead, and a Rathdrum man is in critical condition at Kootenai County Medical Center after being hit Monday by trains in Idaho.


More Idaho mothers to be eligible for assistance

BOISE — More mothers will be eligible for food assistance through a program for Women, Infants and Children under new income guidelines, according to the Idaho Department of Health and …


Abuse victims slow to block addresses

CALDWELL, Idaho— So far a dozen Idaho residents have taken advantage of a new law allowing victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault to keep their addresses out of …


Idaho unemployment hits 22-year high

Idaho’s unemployment rate jumped to 7.8 percent in May, a 22-year high. Nearly 5,600 workers lost their jobs last month, pushing the statewide total to 58,300, the Idaho Department of …


Otter signs order on worker documentation

BOISE, Idaho — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to prove they are employing only legally documented workers if they want a share of …


Idaho kids among most ‘food insecure’

BOISE – A new nationwide study of child hunger shows Idaho making two top-10 lists – one measuring the most improvement in rates of child hunger, and another showing it …


Former elk rancher challenges Idaho rules

BOISE — Rex Rammell, a former elk rancher with political ambitions who was fined for violating Idaho’s domestic elk regulations, has asked the Idaho Supreme Court to find the rules …


GoGo Finder helps you fill up your spring, summer

Plenty of events, concerts and other diversions are awating you through the greater Northwest.


Garnet digs a secret jewel of central Idaho

Where can you dig for treasure, picnic in the forest, and meet royalty—all for $10?


Silverwood Theme Park

So your travel budget this summer may not let you afford a trip to play somewhere far away. Luckily for you, the Northwest’s largest theme park is nearby, just north …


Idaho seeks to shut down mortgage firm

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden wants to shut down Apply 2 Save Inc., the Coeur d’Alene-based mortgage modification company.


Steelheading prime in Idaho’s upper Salmon

Steelhead fishing is winding down in most parts of Idaho, but around Stanley, it’s just getting started. The Upper Salmon River attracts some of the longest-running steelhead in the United …


Idaho school continues EPIC journey

A charter school in North Idaho for children with autism nearly three years in the making is one step closer to opening its doors. Parents on the board of the …


Delisting of wolves will face legal fight

The federal government’s decision to take gray wolves in the Northern Rockies off the Endangered Species List is headed for court. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday formally …


Courthouse offers room to grow

For the first time in 80 years, Coeur d’Alene has a new federal courthouse. The old U.S. courthouse, built in 1928 and located downtown, has become outdated in terms of …


New courthouse dedicated in CdA

For the first time in 80 years, Coeur d’Alene has a new federal courthouse. The old U.S. courthouse, built in 1928 and located downtown, has become outdated in terms of …


GoGoFinder helps keep you occupied

Looking for something to do, anything to do? Then enjoy our GoGoFinder, Awayfinder’s exclusive activity guide.


Otter says budget cuts difficult but needed

BOISE — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter was at a meeting last month when a woman confronted him over cutbacks in her autistic son’s services through the Department of Health and …


Non-partisan group asks for higher beer, wine tax

The nonpartisan group The Common Interest is pushing Idaho lawmakers to raise the tax on beer and wine, saying the money should be put toward substance abuse treatment programs.


Idaho governor can’t reject raise, will donate it

Gov. Butch Otter’s decision to turn down a scheduled 3 percent pay raise this year has run into an unexpected roadblock: An Idaho attorney general’s opinion has concluded that he …


Idaho court rules for parental rights

An Idaho court went too far when it imposed a no-contact order on an offender that banned him from contacting any minor, including his own two young children, the Idaho …


Restaurant inspectors urge increase in fees

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Public health officials across the state want lawmakers next year to approve an increase in the fees Idaho restaurants pay for yearly inspections and food permitting …


Idaho, Washington growing fast

Idaho remains one of the country’s fastest-growing states, but its growth rate has slipped over the past three years, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. From July …


Tribes, state agree on how murals should be explained

BOISE – Murals depicting white settlers accosting and then hanging a shirtless Native American man have been displayed openly in Idaho’s temporary Statehouse for the past year, with a note …


Tearful prosecutor prompts mistrial

A prosecutor’s emotional and tearful opening argument in a domestic violence case prompted a Kootenai County judge to declare a mistrial Wednesday. First District Judge Fred Gibler initially assumed Deputy …


Greenhouse gases up sharply in Idaho

Idaho’s greenhouse gas emissions grew by 31 percent from 1990 to 2005, nearly twice as fast as the national average, according to the Gem State’s first comprehensive look at its …