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Panel opts to not dissolve pact, for now

Following legal advice, the Nez Perce County Commission decided not to vote Monday on whether to dissolve a joint-powers agreement that governs the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport.


Moose moved away from road, but calf escapes capture

Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers darted and removed a cow moose Monday afternoon that had been reported along the shoulder of Interstate 86 near the Pocatello Regional Airport.


Hundreds ring in New Year with icy dip in Lake Coeur d’Alene for Polar Bear Plunge

Hundreds of people in shorts, bathing suits and sandals, shivering and and their teeth chattering in below-freezing temperatures, then willfully sprinting into the frigid waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Yep, …


Landowner donates Idaho land once planned for subdivision

An anonymous landowner has donated 0.26 square miles of mule deer winter range in Pocatello to a local land trust


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

70-year-old driver killed in crash near Post Falls, Idaho

A 70-year-old Coeur d’Alene man died in a single-vehicle crash near Post Falls.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

Jury trial of Preston teacher accused of feeding live puppy to snapping turtle starts Thursday

The jury trial involving a Preston Junior High School biology teacher who has been accused of feeding a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students begins on …


Grip on Sports: From fireworks in the bowl games, to fireworks elsewhere, 2019 starts with a bang

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s keep this fast and simple. There is a lot of college football to watch. And a parade. Read on.


Planned Parenthood lawsuit looks to expand who can provide abortions in Idaho

Different states have different laws in place that will take effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned.


From 50 to 50,000, ‘Leopard of the Kootenai’ makes spectacular rebound in Kootenai River

In the early 2000s, the world’s only freshwater cod was all but gone from the waters of the Kootenai River in north Idaho and British Columbia. Once counted in the …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

GlowTato? Potato Truck? Spuddy Buddy? Yep! Here’s how to ring in New Year’s – Idaho style

This year, partygoers will see the GlowTato ascend at 6 p.m. and drop at midnight from the Inland Crane, all while fireworks light up the sky.


Grip on Sports: Playoff semifinals expose the gaps in college football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The gulf between the haves and the almost-haves in college football seems to be getting wider. At least it looked that way Saturday afternoon and …


Police: Wallet thief tracked and arrested at Boise Airport

A 27-year-old man police say snatched another man’s wallet from an X-ray bin while going through a security screening line at the Boise Airport has been arrested


Grip on Sports: This Washington State football team earns its rightful place among the school’s best ever with its Alamo Bowl victory

A GRIP ON SPORTS • All season long this Washington State football team looked a bit different. Turns out it was. It was better than most, if not all, WSU …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Multiple agencies pursue vehicle in high speed chase through Spokane, Cheney; suspects arrested after crash

A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured during a high-speed chase that began in Idaho and ended with a crash in Cheney early Friday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Woman whose daughter died in mass stabbing files lawsuit

A woman whose 3-year-old daughter was killed in a mass stabbing in Boise has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the apartment complex owners and managers, the man charged in …


Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink

Some CenturyLink customers across the country were without the internet as outages stretched from New York to California.


Best Hand Fun Ski event upcoming

The 28th annual Best Hand Fun Ski and Snowshoe Event is scheduled for Jan. 5 at the 4th of July Pass Recreation area in Idaho. Check-in time is 10:30-11:30 a.m. …


Families of 3 Idaho airmen killed in crash file wrongful death claims

The families of three Idaho airmen who died in a fiery crash on Interstate 84 have filed tort claims against the Idaho Transportation Department.


New Idaho Fish and Game director prepares to balance competing interests in top job

By his admission, Ed Schriever’s mantra of “balance and stretch” sounds like an exercise routine for old guys.


Renowned Sandpoint violin maker works slowly, his care redefining meticulous

Violin making tends to be a lonesome job, even for a luthier as renowned as Ryan Soltis. His instruments bring some of the most acclaimed musicians from some of the …


Idaho man charged in sex assault at Utah fire camp agrees to plea deal

An Idaho inmate accused of sexually assaulting a woman after he was sent to work at a wildfire base camp in Utah has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery.


Forest Service taking comments on Idaho open-pit mine plan

The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments and holding a public meeting on proposed exploratory drilling for an open-pit molybdenum mine being considered in Boise National Forest in Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Environmental groups threaten to sue Forest Service over bear baiting in Idaho and Wyoming

A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Forest Service for allowing black bear hunters in Idaho and Wyoming to hunt over bait stations.


Misdemeanors make up bulk of hunting and fishing violations

Fish and Game violations cover incidents of illegal or improper hunting in Idaho. Most of the incidents are misdemeanors that usually end with a fine.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Idaho again 1 of country’s fastest-growing states

The U.S. Census Bureau says that for the second year in a row, Idaho has earned the title of fastest-growing state in the country.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Idaho lab protects U.S. infrastructure from cyberattacks

Questions about exactly what goes on at the heart of one of the United States’ primary cybersecurity facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory aren’t always answered, and photos by outsiders …


Twin Falls Police, Sheriff find evidence in Colorado murder case

Twin Falls law enforcement agencies have joined the investigation into a missing Colorado woman thought to have been murdered by her fiancee.


Idaho’s bounty hunters are unregulated, leading to questions

Weapons at school. Livestreaming arrests. These Idaho bounty hunters’ questionable practices (still) aren’t regulated.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

As salmon spawn, eagles return in numbers to Lake Coeur d’Alene

Every year, hundreds of bald eagles stop at the lake between November and February to catch spawning kokanee salmon as the birds migrate south.


Idaho’s dog ownership is the highest in the U.S.

Idaho is one of the most pet-friendly places in the country and tops the charts when it comes to dog ownership, a recent study has found.