A former candidate for Idaho governor says he’s under investigation in connection with the 1984 murder of a 12-year-old Colorado girl.
BOISE – The U.S. government’s primary nuclear lab is partnering with three energy utilities to find an economical way to use nuclear energy to produce hydrogen that can be stored and used to power everything from industry to personal vehicles. The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday said the Idaho National Laboratory will work with Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions, Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, and Arizona Public Service.
In the aftermath of the collapse of the twin towers on 9/11, New York City police Officer George Howley said he drove to Home Depot with firefighters to gather eyewash and tools to bring to ground zero to rescue and recover victims.
Search crews are looking for a north-central Idaho teen who has been missing since he fell down a waterfall at a popular hiking spot on Sunday.
An Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly blocking her American patients from getting abortions by seizing their prescriptions.
An elk named Elliott who befriended archery elk hunters at an Idaho campground has been captured by state officials who are looking for a permanent home for him.
The Idaho Press Club has filed a lawsuit against Ada County, saying officials repeatedly violated Idaho’s Public Record Act in response to four separate public records request from journalists. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, Attorney Deborah Ferguson asks a judge to order Ada County to release the public records. Ada County spokeswoman Elizabeth Duncan says the county looks forward to the judge weighing in on the matter.
The University of Idaho received approval from the State Board of Education Thursday to sell a 75-acre parcel of land in Sandpoint that has gone unused for more than a decade. The property will be sold to developer Tim McDonnell for $4 million, according to board documents.
An effort to give low-income Idahoans a choice between public Medicaid coverage and private health insurance ran into a federal roadblock Thursday.
Chemical tests so far have revealed no contamination, but officials are waiting for the results of a final asbestos test before declaring the city’s water safe to drink. Bottled water is being handed out at town hall in the city of roughly 200 residents on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Idaho’s attorney general has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws do not protect LGBTQ employees against workplace discrimination.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is fitting pronghorns with tracking collars to better understand migration patterns.
BOISE – Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men’s prison, a federal appeals court said Friday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a federal judge in Idaho that the state’s denying the surgery for 31-year-old Adree Edmo amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
A Nampa woman entered three photos of her grandchildren into contests at the Western Idaho Fair – and one was rejected even before judging began.
Federal officials have approved two open-pit phosphate mines in eastern Idaho that include environmental protections intended to prevent the type of pollution caused by past phosphate mining in the area
Kayleen Walker, who’s served as mayor of the small vacation town of roughly 200 people since 2017, resigned Aug. 6 after vandalism of her home near downtown. Walker said she believed she was being targeted for public comments about a former business owner convicted of lewd behavior with children and opposition to a contract with a developer about extending sewer service in town.
Howard Coates was discovered with injuries not thought to be life-threatening by a family riding dirt bikes on a trail near Athol. Authorities had been searching for Coates since Thursday night, when he left his residence on an ATV.
Central Idaho ranch owners want construction of a trail connecting the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley stopped and additional work to make it a smooth path for hikers and bikers prohibited. Sawtooth Mountain Ranch owners David Boren and Lynn Arnone have been fighting construction of the trial with a federal lawsuit against the U.S. government and on Thursday filed new documents contending the proposed trail violates environmental laws.
A panel of Idaho lawmakers looking for ways to pay for the state’s expansion of Medicaid is considering eliminating county indigent health care funds, dipping into money collected from court fees or tapping cash from a tobacco settlement reached nearly two decades ago. Those proposals and others were discussed Friday by the interim Legislative Committee, which is tasked with coming up with ways to pay for the voter-approved Medicaid expansion.
The Nez Perce Tribe has filed a lawsuit to force a Canadian company to clean up an idle central Idaho mining area – which the company says it plans to do if it gets approval from U.S. officials to restart mining. The tribe contends in the lawsuit filed Thursday that Midas Gold is illegally allowing arsenic, cyanide and mercury to remain in the area where the tribe has hunting and fishing rights. Midas Gold has never mined in the area but has acquired existing mining claims