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News >  Idaho

Idaho superintendent reflects on Rigby school shooting: ‘It was hell, in all honesty’

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 5, 2022

Chad Martin never thought he’d find himself cleaning up a student’s blood in the aftermath of a school shooting. But not wanting to put that burden on others, the superintendent of the Jefferson County School District and members of his staff did just that after a May 2021 shooting at Rigby Middle School that left two students and a staff member injured. There were more surreal moments, he said ...
News >  Idaho

Stealing restaurant tip jars? Two Idaho men charged with felonies — over less than $30

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 5, 2022

Two men are facing felony charges after allegedly stealing the tip jar at a Pocatello soda shop and restaurant, and taking money from another restaurant. Jonathon James Keele, 28, of Grace, has been charged with principal to burglary, according to court records. Timothy William Halpin, 27, of Pocatello, has been charged with two counts of burglary after authorities said he was tied to a ...

News >  Pacific NW

This house saw cross burning, civil rights meetings. It will be on historic register

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 3, 2022

A Craftsman style bungalow built in 1911, became more than just where the Buckner family lived. It became a meeting place where Idaho civil rights activists, including Buckner-Webb’s mother, planned and strategized, often into the late hours of the night. Because of this rich history, the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office is honoring Dorothy Buckner and these activists by nominating the house to the National Register of Historic Places.
News >  Idaho

Why did Planned Parenthood sue Idaho 3 times? Understand the challenges to abortion laws

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 2, 2022

The Idaho Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments on two of the three abortion-related lawsuits filed by Planned Parenthood in the past several months. The hearing will decide whether the case stays in the Supreme Court, whether the court puts a hold on two abortion laws set to go into effect this month, and whether the two cases should be consolidated into one. Planned Parenthood filed ...
News >  Pacific NW

Justice Dept. sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban coming Aug. 25

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 2, 2022

The Justice Department has filed its first lawsuit in the wake of a historic Supreme Court decision allowing states to outlaw abortion, arguing that a near-total ban on the procedure slated to take effect soon in Idaho would violate a federal requirement to provide medical care when the woman's life or health is at stake. 
News >  Nation/World

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg praises West’s green energy potential in Coeur d’Alene on Thursday

UPDATED: Thu., July 28, 2022

Buttigieg said "there's a lot to be excited about" in the package that was unveiled Wednesday as part of a sweeping presentation on American infrastructure delivered on the final day of the Western Governors Association annual meeting. The transportation secretary, the fourth cabinet member of the Biden administration to address the group this week, touted the future of electric vehicles, autonomous transportation and the infrastructure improvements that could be made with the previous, $1.2 trillion infrastructure law passed by Congress last year. 

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