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Grip on Sports: Every Father’s Day there are ancient stories and there are ones from the present

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is my 62nd Father’s Day as either a son or a dad. That long run doesn’t make me an expert, of course, but it …


Grip on Sports: Idaho’s momentous move with Verlin makes us wonder what we haven’t learned yet

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A beautiful June Saturday morning seems to be a good day to examine a few hires and one firing in college sports. After all, there …


Anglers get unexpected crack at Idaho spring chinook

In a surprise move, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened spring chinook salmon fishing on a portion of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River east of Kooskia on …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Avista seeks electric rate increase for Idaho customers

If approved by the IPUC, a typical household in Idaho using an average of 898 kilowatt hours per month could expect to see its bill increase $2.89 per month, or …


Case of Idaho woman killed in seed plant goes back to court

The family of an Idaho woman who died after her hair got caught in machinery at a seed plant has taken a lawsuit back to the state Supreme Court after …


UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

What is forest bathing? Boise nature guide explains

This Boise forest guide uses nature to heal – and research shows it’s not ‘woo-woo.’


Second measles case confirmed in Idaho panhandle

Authorities have confirmed a second case of measles in the Idaho panhandle. The patient is a family member of a young child who was confirmed as the first case last …


Mid-sized farms are on the decline in Idaho and nationwide

Idaho farms are either getting smaller or bigger, according to the recently released Census of Agriculture, which collects data every five years from farms and ranches that produce at least …


Grip on Sports: It can be an interesting trip from Spokane to Pebble Beach

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s always fun to see someone you’ve known since they were young hit it big. It happens more than you might think – and less …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Shareholders file class action lawsuit against Hecla Mining Co.

Shareholders have filed a lawsuit against Hecla Mining Co. alleging the it provided misleading information about its Nevada mine operations.


Idaho spring chinook season comes to close

Idaho Fish and Game officials have closed spring chinook fishing on the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, bringing an unexpected early end to the disappointing season.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

New University of Idaho arena fulfills university’s mission on many levels

Moscow Mountain, looming on the horizon and shrouded with rain, was a symbol at a soggy University of Idaho groundbreaking ceremony Thursday that the UI is doing more than building …


Grip on Sports: Over the years, legends have been created in Spokane, even if those who made them leave

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Spokesman-Review is holding another one of those Gonzaga events at the end of the month that will be … wait for it … legendary. …


Police investigating death of disabled man burned from bath

Boise police are investigating the death of a disabled man who died of severe burns after he was put in a bathtub of hot water.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Idaho officials kill grizzly bear near Bonners Ferry

Idaho officials killed a young adult male grizzly bear in Copeland, Idaho, north of Bonners Ferry, on Saturday.


Federal judge sides with dairy in human trafficking lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by six Mexican veterinarians who say they were recruited to be animal scientists at an Idaho dairy but were instead forced to …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Lightning strikes two homes near Post Falls during heavy storm Thursday; area near Colville sees power outage from wind

Lightning struck two houses near Post Falls during a brief but heavy thunderstorm Thursday evening. The houses saw light damage and no one was hurt.


Fishers have returned to western Washington. Are the Selkirks next?

Pound for pound, the Northwest’s most ferocious predator is not the grizzly bear, the cougar or the gray wolf. Instead, it’s a stealthy, slender member of the weasel family no …


Grip on Sports: Verlin’s Idaho tenure seems to be melting away after investigation turns up the heat

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is really nothing major going on today, is there? Well, unless you consider one of our local Division I basketball coaches being put on …


Misplaced barriers cause Coeur d’Alene Marathon runners to run wrong course

A mishap with course barriers at the Coeur d’Alene Marathon on Sunday caused some runners to race along the wrong route. Organizers canceled award ceremonies for some events as a …


Eye on Boise: Lawmakers gear up to dive into future Medicaid expansion funding, impacts

A legislative interim committee has scheduled four meetings between now and November, with the first on June 17, to “evaluate the effectiveness of Medicaid eligibility expansion and its impact on …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Woman leads deputies on chase from Idaho to Mead; Spike strips, pepper spray and Taser used in arrest

After a car chase Friday night that started in Idaho and ended in Mead, Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies were forced to deploy spike strips to stop the fleeing car and …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Idaho man charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty

An Idaho man has been charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty for training roosters for cockfighting.


Freeman Lake campground closed

Camping is no longer available at the Freeman Lake Access Site, located 5 miles north of Oldtown in Bonner County.


Moscow police say new facility will improve morale, help with recruitment

Moscow residents passed the 10-year, $9.64 million general obligation bond for a new Moscow Police Department facility Tuesday. The bond, which required a 66.7 percent supermajority to pass, received 69.3 …


Suspect in Utah shooting found in Idaho after 2-day manhunt

Idaho police captured a man Friday afternoon suspected of shooting and killing a motorist in northern Utah earlier this week after a two-day manhunt.


Chinook return ‘changing for the worse every day’

Fisheries managers for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say the return of spring chinook to Clearwater River Hatcheries continues to slip and is projected to fall further behind …


Public granted access to private Idaho timberlands

A new partnership between Idaho Fish and Game and PotlatchDeltic will provide and preserve public access for hunting, fishing and trapping on 567,002 acres of private land in Benewah, Clearwater, …


Silver Mountain bike park opens Saturday

Silver Mountain Bike Park is set to open on Saturday. Silver Mountain Bike Park features two lifts, including North America’s longest single-stage gondola and 3,400 feet of vertical drop.


Police search for driver suspected in Utah highway killing

Police in Idaho were searching Thursday near a small town for a man suspected of shooting and killing a motorist along a desolate stretch of interstate highway in Utah.