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Busy mom of four chalks up eighth Pocatello Marathon victory

The 19th annual Pocatello Marathon was held Saturday morning, and for the eighth time in her 10 years of running the 26-mile race, Penny Parrish of Pocatello finished first among …


Jordan calls DMV contract a ‘boondoggle,’ Little is ‘frustrated’

Paulette Jordan blasted the “Otter-Little Administration” for the problems with state Division of Motor Vehicles services that forced shutdowns this week and have frustrated county sheriffs and motorists for two …


Idaho police say 2 dead after motorcycle crash

Idaho State Police say two people are dead following a crash on Interstate 84.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

UI study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

An online survey that drew some 400 firefighters mostly identified mental and physical fatigue as the primary cause of injuries to firefighters who are often confronted with a changing, dangerous …


Grip on Sports: College football’s first full Saturday at times made us sore, but also offered some exercise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is your backside sore? You know, after spending from 9 in the morning until after 11 at night sitting and watching college football? No way …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Entrepreneur with Boise roots built a company to help immigrants, and it’s booming

Matt Oppenheimer, a Boise native, sees potential for Remitly, a tech startup which facilitates the cross-border money transfers, to help immigrants send money home to their families.


Summer getaway or full-time residence, a house on the water in Spokane area remains relatively affordable, observers say

As waterfront homes in Seattle sell at a premium with prices starting at more than $1 million, some Spokane real estate agents say homes near the water in the Inland …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Racist calls linked to Sandpoint podcast mock Florida’s black Democratic candidate

Racist phone calls mocking Florida’s black Democratic gubernatorial nominee appear to be from a white supremacist podcast that has also taken credit for inflammatory robocalls in Iowa and California.


Elevated bacteria levels found at Lake Lowell beach

Idaho officials say people should avoid Lake Lowell’s Lower Dam Recreation Area beach this weekend due to elevated bacteria levels.


Police: 18 shots fired in drive-by shooting in S. Idaho

Police in south-central Idaho say they’re searching for a suspect following a drive-by shooting involving at least 18 shots.


Grenade found in trailer detonated in west-central Idaho

Authorities in west-central Idaho have safely detonated a grenade a woman found in her deceased brother’s trailer.


Grip on Sports: The waiting is finally over, college football is really back today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is here. Finally. It is the first full Saturday of college football season. Everyone plays. And everyone gets to cheer. Or moan. Read on.


Man betrayed by tattoo gets 9 years for casino robbery

A man whose distinctive hand tattoo helped betray him as a casino robber has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison.


Fewer arriving refugees means fewer workers in Magic Valley

Idaho has welcomed far fewer refugees this year, which means resettlement agencies have more time to work with families, but local businesses are scrambling to find workers.


Bogus Basin ski area gets approval for snow-making system

Federal officials have given a Boise ski area permission to build a snow-making system.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

U.S. rejects request for information on Idaho wolf attacks

The U.S. government says it doesn’t have to release information to an environmental group concerning investigations into livestock deaths in Idaho that can result in wolves being killed for preying …


Grip on Sports: Summer may not be officially done, but it basically is as football takes over

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s still August, isn’t it? For a few more hours at least. But yet high school football is in full-go mode. It’s not something that’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

Effort to preserve the Clark Fork River Delta gets cash infusion from BPA settlement

The Clark Fork Delta restoration work is getting a cash infusion. The Bonneville Power Administration will pay the state of Idaho $24 million over the next decade for wildlife habitat …


Crashes in Idaho have killed 93 people since Memorial Day

There have been 93 deaths on Idaho roads since Memorial Day, surpassing the 91 that occurred last year during the same timeframe, said Bill Kotowski, public information officer for the …


Report: More Idaho students experiencing homelessness

A new report says the number of Idaho public school students experiencing homelessness has grown by 64 percent over seven years.


Grip on Sports: From signings to trades to losses to endings to special sections, it is one packed day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So much happened yesterday, time constraints make it impossible to get to it all. Not for me, but for you. Who has an entire day …


Ten Mile Creek Ranch sold: Conservation group purchased land

2,900-acres purchased by conservancy along Snake River is considered critical bighorn sheep habitat.


ITD receives $90M grant for I-84 widening in Nampa

In the largest grant it has ever been rewarded, the Idaho Transportation Department received a $90.2 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grant to widen part of Interstate 84.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 1:29 p.m.

Memory chip maker Micron announces $3B expansion in Manassas

One of the world’s largest semiconductor companies is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs.


ISU to conduct national search for new athletic director; Jeff Tingey will not return

Idaho State University Director of Athletics Jeff Tingey, who was placed on paid administrative leave Friday, will not return to the university, ISU officials said.


Boulders fall on 71-year-old Boise man hiking in the Sawtooths. Here’s his status

A Boise man hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains southeast of Grandjean survived last week after he was struck by two boulders.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

U.S. agency gives initial OK to Hecla mine tied up in Montana court

U.S. officials on Tuesday announced approval of the first phase of a silver and copper mine beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area, yet it’s uncertain when work could begin because …


Sandpoint orchard is site of new University of Idaho organic center

An orchard in Sandpoint will be the site of the University of Idaho’s new Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center.


You’re fed up with the DMV? So are Idaho sheriffs. Here’s their letter to Gov. Otter

Idaho’s county sheriffs agree: The Idaho Transportation Department’s new driver’s license software is a wreck.


Local man sickened by E. coli sues Idaho distributor

An Ada County man is suing an Idaho distributor claiming lettuce it sold to Costco Wholesale sickened him with E. coli.