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Lewiston Grade blaze scorches 166 acres

More than 25 acres of standing wheat was burned in a fire at the top of the Lewiston Grade Friday evening, and additional structure losses and other disruptions are currently being assessed.


Idaho courts identify an outdated sentencing law that could be helping spur prison growth

As state lawmakers face a pricey proposal for a $500 million prison expansion, Idaho judges have been studying the state’s felony sentencing laws and processes with an eye to reforms.


Drug courts and other special courts steer Idahoans away from prison

Ada County’s drug court is one of Idaho’s 71 problem-solving courts, which range from drug courts and DUI courts to mental health courts, veterans treatment courts, and child-protection drug courts, for drug offenders who are trying to reunify with their families. The special courts are targeted at high-need offenders at high risk to reoffend.


He’s been Gov. Otter’s longtime No. 2. But who is GOP nominee Brad Little?

The 64-year-old cattle rancher doesn’t have to prove who he is. His task, in part, is to prove who he isn’t: Gov. Butch Otter, the man who named him to the No. 2 spot in 2009 and with whom he has served ever since.


Washington man plans hit the road in Coeur d’Alene with his wheelchair

A man who gained international attention when he rode his wheelchair from Port Angeles to Portland in 2016 is preparing for a 13-day journey that will take him through the heat of eastern Washington and across the North Cascades.


Body of missing Lewiston woman recovered from Snake River

The body of a 19-year-old northern Idaho woman has been recovered from the Snake River.


2 Idaho men to stay free after time served in Bundy standoff

Two men from Idaho have been sentenced to no more time behind bars for pointing assault-style weapons toward heavily armed federal agents during an April 2014 standoff near Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy’s ranch.


Final plan for central Idaho wilderness area approved

A final management plan is in place for one of three new central Idaho wilderness areas.


SW Idaho man sentenced for illegally selling firearms

A southwestern Idaho man who unlawfully sold firearms has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.


Trial underway in case of Idaho woman charged with Montana homicide

A trial is underway in northwestern Montana in the case of an Idaho woman charged with killing her former boyfriend on a rural road near Yaak in January 2017.



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Lewiston Grade blaze scorches 166 acres

More than 25 acres of standing wheat was burned in a fire at the top of the Lewiston Grade Friday evening, and additional structure losses and other disruptions are currently being assessed.


Idaho courts identify an outdated sentencing law that could be helping spur prison growth

As state lawmakers face a pricey proposal for a $500 million prison expansion, Idaho judges have been studying the state’s felony sentencing laws and processes with an eye to reforms.


Drug courts and other special courts steer Idahoans away from prison

Ada County’s drug court is one of Idaho’s 71 problem-solving courts, which range from drug courts and DUI courts to mental health courts, veterans treatment courts, and child-protection drug courts, for drug offenders who are trying to reunify with their families. The special courts are targeted at high-need offenders at high risk to reoffend.


He’s been Gov. Otter’s longtime No. 2. But who is GOP nominee Brad Little?

The 64-year-old cattle rancher doesn’t have to prove who he is. His task, in part, is to prove who he isn’t: Gov. Butch Otter, the man who named him to the No. 2 spot in 2009 and with whom he has served ever since.


Washington man plans hit the road in Coeur d’Alene with his wheelchair

A man who gained international attention when he rode his wheelchair from Port Angeles to Portland in 2016 is preparing for a 13-day journey that will take him through the heat of eastern Washington and across the North Cascades.


Body of missing Lewiston woman recovered from Snake River

The body of a 19-year-old northern Idaho woman has been recovered from the Snake River.


2 Idaho men to stay free after time served in Bundy standoff

Two men from Idaho have been sentenced to no more time behind bars for pointing assault-style weapons toward heavily armed federal agents during an April 2014 standoff near Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy’s ranch.


Final plan for central Idaho wilderness area approved

A final management plan is in place for one of three new central Idaho wilderness areas.


SW Idaho man sentenced for illegally selling firearms

A southwestern Idaho man who unlawfully sold firearms has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.


Trial underway in case of Idaho woman charged with Montana homicide

A trial is underway in northwestern Montana in the case of an Idaho woman charged with killing her former boyfriend on a rural road near Yaak in January 2017.