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Bill would bar Idaho cities from increasing minimum wage

Idaho lawmakers split along party lines Monday, with majority Republicans on the House Business Committee backing a ban on local laws or ballot measures to raise the minimum wage.


Eye on Boise: Tearful Idahoans push for Medicaid expansion

BOISE – Hundreds of people filled the state Capitol’s largest hearing room Friday morning to press for expanding Medicaid to help Idahoans who don’t have health insurance, reforming the state’s …


Women’s basketball: Eastern Washington tops Northern Colorado

Delaney Hodgins had 16 points, six rebounds and three assists and Eastern Washington beat Northern Colorado 66-57 in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday in Greeley, Colorado. The win was …


Juvenile hunter who killed grizzly goes before judge

A judge handed down a penalty Friday for a North Idaho teenager who shot and killed a federally protected grizzly bear last fall north of Wallace. The 14-year-old boy was …


CdA’s Long Ear moving to Government Way

New location gives store more square footage and easier access than current Foruth Street spot.


Sheriff supports Idaho couple’s actions in Oregon standoff

Sean and Susan Anderson of Riggins, Idaho, made some poor choices when they joined the occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon, but they did nothing wrong. That’s the opinion …


Montana mine gets conditional approval due to water worries

Montana environmental regulators have partially approved a major silver and copper mine proposed beneath a federal wilderness area, casting uncertainty over the $500 million project near the Idaho border.


Otter calls for review of faith-healing exemption

Gov. Butch Otter says he’s concerned with the number of children who die because their parents choose faith healing and not medical assistance for religious reasons.


Coeur d’Alene daycare shut down after lewd conduct allegations

A Coeur d’Alene daycare has been shut down by police after a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of repeated instances of lewd conduct involving children at the daycare.


Twenty wolves shot from the air in northern Idaho in the past week

Twenty wolves were shot from a helicopter in the Lolo elk zone in northern Idaho, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced Wednesday, in a wolf-control operation that lasted …


Spontaneous snowballs produced by rare weather event

BOISE – Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids – except there are no human tracks. A rare …


Idaho wolf board officials kept news of kill operation from lawmakers

When the head of an Idaho board charged with killing problem wolves was asked directly by a state senator on Monday how many wolves the board has had killed this …


Idaho bill could raise homeowners’ taxes in Kootenai County

The Idaho House voted Tuesday to remove the inflation index from the state’s homeowner’s exemption from property taxes, instead fixing the exemption at a maximum of $100,000 - and opening …


Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region

LEWISTON, Idaho – Federal wildlife services and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have joined forces to kill wolves in the Clearwater Region for the third year in a …


Jet boat races could expand to four regional rivers in May

Jet boats could race up the Coeur d’Alene River in May as part of a four-river jet boat championship.


Idaho wolf board requests more money, though wolf attacks on livestock, wildlife down

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants a third $400,000 infusion of state funds into a state board charged with killing problem wolves that prey on livestock or wildlife next year, even …


Idaho doctor indicted in alleged drug ring sanctioned a year ago

A Coeur d’Alene doctor indicted as part of an alleged multistate drug trafficking ring surrendered his passport Monday and was released from federal custody. Dr. Stanley Alvin Toelle, 61, a …


House panel introduces Girl Scout sales tax bill

Idaho Girl Scouts would get a tax break on each box of Thin Mints under legislation introduced in a House committee.


Rep. Raul Labrador at forefront of gay marriage clash

When the U.S. Supreme Court last summer gave same-sex couples the right to marry, Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho said Congress should move quickly to protect the religious liberty …


Ada County to use upgraded voting system for 2016 election

A county in southwestern Idaho has updated its voting equipment in anticipation of the 2016 presidential election. The Idaho Statesman reports that voters in Boise and other Ada County locations …


Driver arrested after three morning pursuits in North Idaho

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 25-year-old man Sunday morning in Coeur d’Alene after he allegedly fled from officers in his truck in three separate pursuits, attempted to ram …


Eye on Boise: Idaho county assessors stunned by House panel vote

BOISE – County assessors, in town for an Idaho Association of Counties meeting, were stunned to hear the House tax committee vote to remove the annual indexing of the homeowner’s …


Women’s basketball: Ferenz provides spark in Vandals’ win

Idaho freshman Mikayla Ferenz came off the bench to score a season-high 25 points and Idaho pulled away in the second half and beat Northern Arizona 76-59 in a Big …


Area roundup: WSU’s Brooks-Johnson wins pentathlon at Cougar Indoor

Washington State junior Alissa Brooks-Johnson won the pentathlon to lead the WSU women at the Cougar Indoor track and field Friday in Pullman. Brooks-Johnson finished with 4,101 points, a career …


Idaho Senate approves extra-heavy trucks on freeways

The Idaho Senate on Friday approved legislation allowing trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds to run on Idaho interstates, after Congress gave Idaho the go-ahead for that in December.


Idaho looks to catalog Palouse Basin water rights

Idaho is set to begin a lengthy adjudication process to identify and catalog existing water rights in the Palouse River Basin.


Idaho Democrats target economic expansion with focus on six areas

Idaho Democrats unveiled a multipoint plan Thursday to expand economic activities, invest in education and strengthen government accountability.


Idaho nuclear cleanup contract given to Texas-based Fluor Corp.

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the next five-year nuclear cleanup contract for a site in the Idaho desert.


Idaho pays $450,000 to youth in detention sex abuse case

The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections has paid $450,000 to a youth who was sexually abused by a staffer at a Nampa juvenile correction center.


Idaho lawmakers told specialty license plate for Orofino “Maniacs” would be offensive

After hearing from advocates for the mentally ill and people who suffer from mental illnesses that an “Orofino Maniacs” specialty license plate would be offensive, Idaho’s House Transportation Committee on …