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Witness: Prison officials kept misleading financial books

A former Idaho Department of Correction employee testified Friday that prison supervisors kept three sets of financial books in an effort to hide the full costs of lethal injection executions …

Grip on Sports: After the Huskies visited Spokane in December, we should have known where they would be right now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the University of Washington traveled across the state early in December and faced then No. 1-ranked Gonzaga, no one knew what the season would …

Why Idaho remains a pot-free island

Before the 2018 midterm elections, cannabis advocates met at the Boise Public Library to discuss their desire to see legislative changes regarding both medical and recreational cannabis in Idaho.

Idaho’s declining moose numbers prompt reduction in hunting opportunities

The Idaho Fish and Game commission voted last week to drastically reduce the number of available moose tags for the 2019-20 seasons.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Longtime University of Idaho chemistry professors dies on campus

A longtime University of Idaho chemistry professor died Wednesday on campus, the UI student newspaper reported.

Judge orders partial release of Idaho lethal injection docs

A judge has ordered the Idaho Department of Corrections to release some of the information that was redacted from thousands of pages of documents detailing the state’s execution preparations and …

Provost: UI cutting budget by $5 million

Faced with falling enrollment, the University of Idaho will cut $5 million from its budget effective July 1, the start of the school’s fiscal year.

Idaho starts big-game rule, season setting process

Idaho Fish and Game staff will hold a series of open houses around the state to talk to hunters about their preferences for rules and seasons for the upcoming big-game …

Idaho Supreme Court hears Medicaid expansion arguments

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit from a conservative group challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved initiative to expand Medicaid.

Idaho State police make large pot bust

Idaho State Police officials say troopers made the biggest marijuana bust in the agency’s known history after a semi-truck allegedly filled with nearly 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilograms) of marijuana plants …

Idaho wolf control board seeks approval to keep operating

Lawmakers have advanced legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that manages money to pay a federal and state agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and big game.

U of Idaho professor placed on leave after speaking out

A University of Idaho professor has been placed on administrative leave after speaking out about the handling of University of Idaho grant funding.

Eluding justice:Why Idaho sexual offenders rarely do time

If a man is convicted of a sex crime in Idaho, he likely will get probation. The same goes for women, though the majority of people charged with sex crimes …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Idaho fisheries forecast poor for chinook salmon season

An early forecast by fisheries managers in Idaho suggests a poor outlook for the upcoming chinook salmon season. The Lewiston Tribune reports a group of federal, state and tribal fisheries …

Grip on Sports: If you need a nap today, there is always the Pro Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the weekend for exhibition football games. And for getting ready for the final basketball push. Oh, and the calm before the Super Bowl …

Eye on Boise: School presidents get teaching moment with lawmakers

All of Idaho’s public college and university presidents got a chance to address the Legislature’s joint budget committee during last week’s education budget hearings, and some had lessons for the …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Man killed in eastern Idaho avalanche

Authorities say one person has died after an avalanche in eastern Idaho near the Wyoming border Friday afternoon.

Nez Perce County sheriff says no confidence vote by union ‘doesn’t mean anything to me’

The Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office union issued a vote of no confidence in Sheriff Joe Rodriguez this week.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Idaho looks into loud cannon fire at governor’s inauguration

Idaho National Guard’s commanding officer says he will look into 19 startlingly loud ceremonial canon blasts that were part of Gov. Brad Little’s inauguration.

Washington measles outbreak prompts warning to Idaho doctors

Health officials in southwestern Idaho are warning medical care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles because of an outbreak in western Washington that has sickened at …

No solution for Lewiston airport on the radar

Nez Perce County Commissioner Douglas Havens insisted Thursday that management of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority should be put out for bid.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Lab hopes to test most backlogged rape kits by end of 2019

A recent report shows the Idaho State Police lab is putting a dent in the number of backlogged rape kits.

Local group exploring Boise charter flights

Supporters of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport are conducting a survey to gauge demand for charter service between Lewiston and Boise.

Grip on Sports: Gonzaga plays as advertised in rout of host Santa Clara

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to imagine Gonzaga playing better than it did last night at Santa Clara. If the Zags do, then the rest of the West …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Huckleberries: CdA’s propagator of poetry pens poems that are pure Montana

Roger Dunsmore has spent the six years in his adopted hometown of Coeur d’Alene promoting the work of other poets. Dunsmore?

Idaho may pay legal fees after losing ‘dairy spying’ lawsuit

A panel of Idaho officials will meet next week to consider paying $260,000 for attorney fees and other costs after losing a lawsuit over an unconstitutional law that sought to …

School’s chief seeks 8 percent budget boost from lawmakers

Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction is asking state budget writers for an 8 percent increase to about $2 billion for fiscal year 2020 to educate more than 300,000 students in …

Sheriff’s deputy accidentally shoots himself with pen gun

A Nez Perce County sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot himself with a projectile loaded into a pen during a vehicle search Wednesday.

Hope and help are paid forward with Butterfly Coins

Standing outside Slick Willie’s in Austin, Texas, Ron Hornbaker heard a man nearby muttering about low blood sugar.

Well that monitors giant Idaho aquifer back in service

A deep well used to monitor radioactive and other contamination in a giant Idaho aquifer is back in service after a three-year absence, a contractor for the U.S. Department of …