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Case of missing children tied to doomsday beliefs, 3 deaths

Family members used to describe Lori Vallow as an attentive mother who had her kids’ best interests at heart.


Latah County officials: Idaho needs tax reform that benefits hardworking citizens

Property taxes have been a focus of the Idaho Legislative Leadership this session. What is needed is meaningful tax reform that rebalances our broken system.


North Idaho looks to keep time in sync with Washington

If SB 1267 becomes law, northern and southern Idaho could eventually be in the same time zone four months of year, from November to early March.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Idaho Fish and Game approves year-round wolf hunts after weighing over 27,000 comments

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

1 killed in shooting at senior complex in Caldwell, Idaho

Idaho police say one person was killed and three were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex for senior citizens in a Boise suburb and that the suspect also …


A Grip on Sports: After last night’s split-personality games, the weekend’s college basketball matchups loom even larger

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wait, it’s Friday again? Already? Man, the week went by fast. Sort of like how quickly the University of San Francisco coughed up its lead …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Mom of 2 missing Idaho children arrested in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The mother of two Idaho children missing since September was arrested Thursday in Hawaii. Lori Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell, 46, was arrested on a warrant issued …


Weathercatch: Snow squalls? Watch out if you encounter one

On Valentine’s Day morning, Mother Nature surprised drivers heading to work in Bozeman with a blast of snow and wind that abruptly transformed relatively clear skies into blizzard conditions.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Bill targeting predatory medical debt collectors advances

Legislation intended to create transparency in medical bills sent to patients and to rein in predatory medical debt collectors advanced to the Idaho House on Wednesday The House Business Committee …


A Grip on Sports: How Ryan Newman survived Monday’s Daytona 500 crash is miraculous – and a relief

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Car crashes are usually more a part of snowy mornings on Interstate 90 than they are Monday sports, but that wasn’t the case yesterday at …


A Grip on Sports: The Astros’ scandal has reached the heights of absurdity as Rob Manfred defends the indefensible

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s summarize. The Houston Astros cheated. They got caught. Scapegoats were identified and punished. Everyone else in the organization is defiant. But the commissioner of …


Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers go hog wild in aim to eliminate outdated laws

Under current Idaho law, anyone who “takes up” a trespassing hog must write out three notices “in a plain, legible hand” and post them in three conspicuous places.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Moscow, Idaho, to assess downtown parking

The availability of downtown parking has long been a concern for many Moscow residents, so the city plans to examine the parking system this year.


Death row inmate Gerald Pizzuto’s appeals nearing legal end

One of Idaho’s death row inmates is nearing the end of his legal appeals, and that could prompt prison officials to prepare for his execution before the end of the …


A Grip on Sports: It might not bring solace, but Washington State’s loss at UCLA last night was not that unusual

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One nice thing about having experience - read, being old – is the ability to put some things in perspective. Of course, sports rarely is …


A Grip on Sports: If coaches can walk away at any time, college athletes should have the same prerogative

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The sky is not falling. It only seems that way in Colorado. And maybe around Spokane.


After outcry, officials say they’ll ‘vet options’ for cell tower in Sawtooths

Idaho officials say they are weighing stakeholder concerns following


Appeals court won’t reconsider inmate’s gender surgery case

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has become the first circuit in the nation to order a state to pay for an inmate’s gender confirmation surgery, ruling Monday that …


A Grip on Sports: George Raveling’s legacy is being enshrined forever in Pullman today, as it should be

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want to hear the three saddest words in sports? “There is no NFL this Sunday.” Wait, let me count that again. One, two … OK, …


Eye on Boise: Idaho drinkers buying more alcohol, but not imbibing more

Idahoans are buying more liquor from state liquor stores, but they’re not drinking more alcohol.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Idaho parks department eyes voluntary trail pass program

The director of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation said Friday that his agency is starting a voluntary trail pass program as part of a long-range goal to raise …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Rescues by chopper, front loader as flood hits northwest U.S.

Residents in northeastern Oregon were plucked from rapidly rising floodwaters by helicopter or rode to safety in the bucket of a front-end loader as relentless rain and melting snow pushed …


A Grip on Sports: Friday mornings in the winter are all about the previous night’s college basketball, from Gonzaga to Eastern and in-between

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Around 6 last night, I turned to the person next to me and told them I knew what I would be writing about this morning. …


Midstokke: Easy is for the experienced

Sometimes life in the woods is too easy and so I make poor decisions, usually a succession of them in rapid-fire order, just so I don’t get too soft. If …


A Grip on Sports: From football signings to basketball previews, this Thursday is anything but slow

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you have time today to read every story we are about to link, congratulations. You are either retired or so financially secure you don’t …


Viral post accused Idaho of elk slaughter. Fish and Game says study helps hunters

A picture of elk quarters piled high on pallets was shared more than 5,600 times on Facebook in January, accruing nearly 700 comments and more than 1,000 “angry face” reactions.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Priest Lake Sled Dog Races celebrate 50 years

To this day, Tom Palmer can’t sleep more than four or five hours a night. He’s as trained as his dogs ever were.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

2 Idaho-based trout farms combine in acquisition deal

Idaho trout farm Riverence Holdings has announced the acquisition of its larger competitor Clear Springs Foods and now controls the majority of the market share in the state


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Elections experts in Washington: Fiasco in Iowa highlights flaws in presidential nomination process

Democrats in Washington and Idaho switched to primaries this year to select their delegates that will decide the nominee for president. That prevents the type of technology-fueled fiasco that occurred …


A Grip on Sports: For a short while at the turn of the century, the Seahawks had one of the best offensive line duos in history

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The mind plays tricks on all of us occasionally. What we once saw as mediocre becomes good. The good becomes great. And our memories evolve …