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Moscow property taxes expected to rise 25 percent next year

Property owners in Moscow could pay 25 percent more in taxes next year, city officials say.


Guided osprey cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Saturday

Ever wondered how biologists study birds of prey, particularly ospreys?


Eye on Boise: North Idaho lawmaker continues pushing federal appeal to have guns

An Idaho state representative who is under federal indictment in Texas is continuing to press his appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of a court order that he …


Rogue tire on Interstate 90 hits semi truck, spills gas on roadway

A rogue tire that spun off a car struck a semi truck, spilling gasoline onto Interstate 90 near Mullan Trail Road in Idaho on Friday morning. Idaho State Police responded …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Crash near Coeur d’Alene on Fourth of July sends Post Falls man named ‘Merica’ to hospital

A collision between two drivers southwest of Coeur d’Alene blocked traffic on U.S. Highway 95 for an hour-and-a-half Thursday night, police said.


Years in making, Idaho elk research project nears completion

A multiyear research project aiming to measure the quality of elk habitat across the vast Clearwater region in Idaho is in its final stages.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

July trip of the month: Idaho’s Sawtooth mountains serve up adventure for wilderness enthusiasts of all kinds

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is a paradise for hikers, bikers, anglers, campers and wildnerness enthusiasts of all kinds.


What the cluck? PETA finds name of rural road in Idaho distasteful, asks for change

Chickens are friends for some people, dinner for others. Sometimes both. But one animal rights activist group feels that the name of a rural road in the Treasure Valley isn’t …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

Avista seeks regulator approval for Idaho rate increases

Avista Corp. has finalized its request to Idaho regulators seeking an increase in rates for its residential electric and natural gas customers.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Labrador narrowly elected chairman of Idaho Republican Party

Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has been elected chairman of the Idaho Republican Party.


Boise man makes 20th trip to Everest’s summit

In recent weeks, crowds of climbers attempting to conquer Mount Everest have made international headlines as several people died in “traffic jams” atop the tallest peak in the world.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Jim Meehan: New greens help Twin Lakes bounce back quickly from tough winter

My complicated relationship with that aspect of the game rarely takes a round off, but I had no complaints when my 25-foot downhiller rolled true before stopping inches from the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

Idaho workgroup starts efforts on salmon, steelhead recovery

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says a salmon and steelhead recovery workgroup he formed should focus on achievable goals that can bolster the state’s struggling fish populations. Little on Friday also …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Issues aired at Idaho Medicaid hearing

A plan to give low-income Idahoans a choice between free government health care and subsidized private health insurance drew a lukewarm response at best during a public hearing in Lewiston …


Study suggests plan for Idaho education

Results from a new study focused on education and the economy in Idaho released in part on Thursday could be used as “a map” of sorts to guide policymakers as …


Foul surprise didn’t ruin dinner

Betsy Anderson was enjoying lunch with female co-workers on the patio at Bardenay restaurant in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone last week when the wind whipped up and presented diners with an …


A Grip on Sports: From the first year, Hoopfest was a well-oiled memory-building machine

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Sunday morning in late June seems a perfect time to talk basketball. After all, the 30th Hoopfest will be taking over downtown next weekend.


UPDATED: Sun., June 23, 2019, 11:37 a.m.

Spokane man dies in motorcycle crash east of Coeur d’Alene

Kevin D. Hackworth, 44, died at the scene of a crash on a stretch of winding roads west of Coeur d’Alene on Saturday afternoon, police said.


Idaho board approves alcohol consumption at pregame events

Alcohol consumption at University of Idaho tailgating and pregame events was given a green light by the State Board of Education for a second consecutive year during its meeting at …


University of Idaho professor files discrimination lawsuit

A University of Idaho law professor says she was discriminated against based on her gender and race and faced retaliation after reporting concerns.


Grip on Sports: More Gonzaga history should be made tonight in New York

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Over the past 20 years, Gonzaga’s basketball program has made stride after stride. It has gone from your typically obscure West Coast Jesuit university with …


Veterinarians to appeal dismissal of trafficking lawsuit

A group of Mexican veterinarians who recently lost a lawsuit they filed against an Idaho dairy under human trafficking laws say they’ll appeal the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit …


Grip on Sports: There really isn’t an offseason in major college sports these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It wasn’t that long ago May and June were relatively quiet months in college athletics. Not anymore.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Judge: Work can continue on Central Idaho hiking-biking trail

A judge has ruled that work can go forward on a trail crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.

Idaho house prices are so high that this Wall Street firm warns of ‘sharp slowdown’

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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 …