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3-year-old girl killed after being hit by truck in Boise

Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a pickup truck in Boise. The Ada County Sheriff’s office says the truck had just pulled out of …


Grip on Sports: Eastern’s latest trip to the FCS title game had to deal with a couple of detours

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The road to Frisco, Texas, wasn’t a smooth one for the Eastern Eagles this season. And it wasn’t as direct as they might have liked. …


Grad student’s research ruins potatoes to find fungus fix

Andrew Hollingshead estimates he’s ruined 10 to 12 tons of potatoes.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

Reviving the Bunker Hill: Company betting on historic mine runs into financial troubles

The Trump administration announced a deal in March that would allow the long-closed Bunker Hill Mine to reopen. But the Canadian company trying to restart mining operations has financial troubles, …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power …


Idaho Fish and Game names new director

A 35-year veteran of Idaho Fish and Game has been named its new director.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Idaho Rep. Nilsson Troy looks to legalize hemp under new farm bill guidelines

Fifth District Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy will introduce legislation early next year that would legalize hemp in Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Bonner County election officials discover 396 uncounted ballots from November election

Bonner County elections officials noticed something was wrong on Wednesday when they tried to balance the number of registered voters against the number of ballots counted.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

Idaho extends prison health contract for 2 years

Idaho’s state Board of Correction voted to extend its $46 million-plus-a-year contract with Corizon Health for inmate health care for another two years.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across U.S., including Spokane

NEW YORK – A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear – but there were …


Police respond to 3 reports of bomb threats at Boise and Garden City businesses

Police in Garden City and Boise are responding to bomb threats at three local businesses.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Gov.-elect Little names budget chief

Gov.-elect Brad Little has named his budget chief.


Grip on Sports: The recipe for a sports fan to get through winter includes two or three key ingredients

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What makes up a perfect winter? We think there are a few ingredients that are important and we want to share our recipe. Read on.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

Illegal harvest of Doug firs ‘blatant,’ BLM official says

Thieves have been helping themselves to Douglas fir trees on federal land near Pinehurst, Idaho. A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the successful prosecution of the …


Lawmakers OK $4,551 a month to pay for governor’s housing

A state panel has voted to slightly raise the housing stipend for Idaho’s governor as the state continues to be one of a handful without a governor’s mansion.


Lapwai mayor dies in crash near casino

The mayor of Lapwai was the victim of a fatal crash that occurred near the south entrance of the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge Monday afternoon.


Idaho’s November tax revenue collections fall short

Halfway through the fiscal year Idaho revenue collections continue to come in below forecast, state officials say. Barring a big increase December’s tax collection, the state could come have nearly …


Police call this mental health crisis program ‘a godsend.’ Could it work in Idaho?

The hotline Targeted Adult Service Coordination program doesn’t exist in Idaho, where police officers and sheriff’s deputies may be the first and only people to respond to mental health emergencies …


Study shows where the water is — and isn’t

Idaho’s latest study on the Lewiston Plateau deep aquifer is providing insight into where development may be sustainable, and where it may not be.


‘The damage is already done’: Anglers celebrate revival of steelhead season, but say economic impacts will likely remain for fishing guides and tourism

Those who would have been affected by the closure of the steelhead fishery in Idaho came together Sunday to celebrate an agreement reached Friday that will leave most areas in …


UI football player arrested on rape charge

University of Idaho football player Kyree Curington was arrested Saturday afternoon and faces a charge of rape, according to the Latah County Jail roster.


Grip on Sports: When you get knocked down, it is your teammates who are supposed to pick you up

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every once in while people need to vent. Sort of like a volcano. Today’s that day for me. Read on.


Harrowing tree-hunting trip nearly ends in tragedy

What started as a trip into the mountains of eastern Bingham County to find a Christmas tree almost ended in tragedy.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Former University of Idaho staff recalls project related to Bush surgery

Twenty-nine years ago, instructional media services researchers at the University of Idaho received an eerie phone call.


U.S. to shut down Idaho nuclear waste processing project

Federal officials will shut down an Idaho nuclear waste treatment project after determining it would not be economically feasible to bring in radioactive waste from other states.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 8:42 a.m.

Idaho steelhead fishing to remain open on most rivers

Idaho wildlife officials have approved an agreement with conservation groups and sport anglers to keep most steelhead fishing areas open.


Toys for Tots in North Idaho working to overcome loss of top donor, Toys R Us

Both the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Marine Toys for Tots organization say they often need toys for young children the most. Leader of Toys for Tots Coeur d’Alene said its …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Psychiatrist: Mass stabbing suspect incompetent to stand trial

A psychiatrist has found an Idaho mass stabbing suspect unfit to stand trial.


Grip on Sports: It seems like a good day to cover mistakes and misses, crowds and the lack of crowds

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a joke that has traveled around every newsroom from the beginning of time. As far as I know, it is still swirling around …