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Different flu strain leads to surge in late-season hospitalizations

A late-season wave of influenza has spread across the Inland Northwest and spiked hospitalizations during the past month. The virus is a different strain than the one people were vaccinated …


Grip on Sports: As soon as one NCAA test ends, another awaits Gonzaga on Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Not to get ahead of ourselves, but Gonzaga’s win last night over Florida State, while a big one, was just prelude. Now the team that …


Bill allowing Idaho needle exchange programs signed into law

Legislation intended to lower the risk of people being inadvertently jabbed with discarded used medical needles has been signed into law by Idaho Gov. Brad Little.


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 12:48 p.m.

Mother who prompted Amber Alert planned to inject bleach into daughter, police say

A mother who triggered an Amber Alert last week told police she was planning on injecting bleach into herself and her child to rid themselves of parasites, according to court …


House committee OKs bill to make initiative process tougher

A House committee has passed legislation that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot. The House State Affairs Committee voted 10-5 Tuesday …


Bill to ban exploding targets on state lands fails in House

Legislation to ban exploding targets on state lands in Idaho during wildfire season has failed in the House.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 12:50 p.m.

Authorities say missing man’s body found burned, buried in central Idaho

Authorities in central Idaho say the body of a man missing since late February has been found burned and buried in Custer County.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce drops Idaho lieutenant governor from conference lineup

The Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has dropped the state’s Republican lieutenant governor from the list of speakers for a women entrepreneurs’ conference.


Grip on Sports: The cacophony that is the NCAA tournaments will have to go on without Gonzaga’s women

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The next couple days are pretty barren in the local sports scene. The two-day period of blah-ness was ushered in by the sounds of whistles. …


Grip on Sports: The setting is different, but the stakes are the same tonight as Gonzaga tries to move on in the NCAA Tournament

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One Gonzaga basketball team is in the Sweet 16 – for the fifth consecutive season. That’s no upset, though the length of the run has …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Kimberly, Idaho, family finds its niche in mint

You may not recognize a mint farmer by the looks of him, but his aromatic crop is unmistakable. Its sweet, spicy-cool scent makes mint one of man’s most valued herbs.


Many area teachers work multiple jobs to maintain, survive

As a teacher in Idaho Falls School District 91 and with a second job as a server at Jakers Bar and Grill, some of Jess Marboe’s workdays can last up …


Renovations underway for Numerica Credit Union branch in Idaho

Numerica Credit Union is renovating its branch in Hayden to provide more space for its members.


Bill to improve rape kit testing in Idaho signed into law

Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation requiring sexual assault and rape kits to be tested with limited exceptions.


Grip on Sports: On a day when upsets were rare, Gonzaga made sure it played the favorite’s role correctly

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first day of the NCAA Tournament is often-times filled with upsets. Buzzer-beating upsets. “Can’t-believe-what-I-just-saw” upsets. No-chance-in-heck upsets. The upset from yesterday? There were no …


Measure increasing penalty for attacking Idaho parks officers clears House; heads to Gov. Little

Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws is heading to Gov. Brad Little


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Bill to allow alcohol sales in old Idaho theaters signed

Legislation to allow Idaho theaters on the National Register of Historic Places to obtain licenses to sell beer and wine has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. Among …


Studies: Done right, catch and release isn’t lethal

Separate inquiries find exposure of fish to air after being landed has little impact on their survival and reproductive odds.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

D.F. Oliveria: Coeur d’Alene’s natural treasure may be worth more than you think

Coeur d’Alene’s Tubbs Hill at the center of a good read.


New Idaho Medicaid expansion ‘sideboard’ bill introduced

A new Medicaid expansion “sideboard” bill that would require some Medicaid recipients to work at least 20 hours a week is introduced in the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:46 a.m.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Plans for highway move to Lookout Pass; new road to connect Harrison with Coeur d’Alene

The “North Pacific Highway” route over the Bitterroot Range was about to be moved several miles south, so that it would cross the divide at Lookout Pass. This was the …


Hunters have ‘a moral obligation’ to carry on their culture, one Idahoan says. But how?

At 6 a.m. in mid-January, a trio of hunters sat cloaked in layers of camouflage, waiting for first light when they could begin shooting during what would likely be one …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene snowball fight doesn’t break record, but still delights combatants

Dozens of people showed up at McEuen Park for a slushy snowball skirmish Saturday before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Winter soldiers young and old let snowballs fly at the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

Idaho gets steelhead permit from federal government

Idaho received its long-awaited steelhead fishery permit from the federal government Friday, ending months of uncertainty over the future of the ongoing steelhead season.


Where have all the butterflies gone? Monarch butterflies all but vanish in Idaho and the West

Something catastrophically wrong happened in 2018 to monarch butterflies.


Idaho Lawmakers to consider bill to toughen initiatives this week

A panel of lawmakers has opted to hold a bill that would toughen the requirements to get an initiative on a ballot in committee for now, but the legislation will …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

University of Idaho gets green light for new arena

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to allow the University of Idaho to move forward with plans to construct a new basketball arena on the Moscow campus …


Grip on Sports: The Cougars decide to pay now for the last five years instead of waiting any longer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State made a change in its basketball program leadership yesterday. Bit the $4.2 million artillery shell and fired head coach Ernie Kent. At least …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

University of Idaho plans for largest research dairy in the U.S.

The University of Idaho could boast the largest research dairy in the country within the next decade.


Grip on Sports: Wednesday night’s loss marked the end of WSU’s basketball season but probably not Ernie Kent’s tenure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is this the end? The end of Ernie Kent’s elaborate plans? Of everything that stands in Washington State’s basketball program, the end? Read on.