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Pilot survives crash into tree in McCall, Idaho

A 79-year-old pilot crash-landed his plane into a tree a few miles east of McCall on Monday night — and a firefighter scaled the 60-foot tree to get him to …

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

‘I want salmon back in Idaho.’ Simpson seeks bold action after $16 billion spent on recovery

Last year, Idaho U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson and some of his staff went to Marsh Creek, the headwaters of the Middle Fork Salmon River, to watch a returning salmon create …

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Marlene Tromp named first woman president of Boise State

Marlene Tromp was named the

UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

STCU to acquire customer accounts from Banner Bank branch in Sandpoint

Spokane Teachers Credit Union is acquiring customer accounts from a Sandpoint branch of Banner Bank, pending state and federal approval.

Grip on Sports: You know spring football’s hits are over when the weather begins to turn really nice

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Spring is really starting to kick into high gear around here, just in time for college football to put itself into park. Still, things happened …

Grip on Sports: Washington State’s spring game returns to Pullman and Martin Stadium today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State Cougars will hold their final scrimmage of the spring today. For the first time in almost a decade, it will be in …

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Idaho settles whistleblower case for more than $500K

A federal trial in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the state of Idaho has been canceled after the state settled the case for more than $500,000.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 8 p.m.

Moscow, Idaho, schools are full

For the third year in a row, Moscow schools are too full to allow admission of out-of-district students.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 6:27 p.m.

Idaho unemployment rate remained steady in March

Idaho’s unemployment rate remained steady at 2.9% in March, but seasonal non-farm jobs experienced the third fastest year-over-year growth rate in the nation, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.

Washington and Idaho lawmakers weigh in on Mueller report

With the release Thursday of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election, Washington and Idaho legislators are weighing in on how to proceed.

Grip on Sports: Brandon Clarke’s shining moments for Gonzaga will live in Bulldog lore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There have been many bright, shining stars in the Gonzaga basketball constellation the past two decades. But has there ever been one that has shined …

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 6:35 a.m.

Nez Perce tribal officer shot, suspect killed

A man died and a Nez Perce tribal Police officer was injured in a cross-town shooting incident Wednesday in the Lewiston Orchards.

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Tribal Police Officer shot near Lewiston, in stable condition

A Nez Pierce Tribal Police Officer is in the hospital after he was shot at his Lewiston Orchards home on Wednesday.

Layoffs planned at Idaho nuclear waste processing project

A U.S. Department of Energy contractor in charge of cleaning up radioactive waste at a federal site in eastern Idaho says it will eliminate up to 190 jobs starting this …

Arizona man says he’s trapped in Coeur d’Alene fighting an illegal search that landed him in prison for marijuana trafficking

Wylie Hunter was stopped with a drug smuggling partner outside of Coeur d’Alene with 75 pounds of marijuana in his trunk. Now out on parole, Hunter is bringing a legal …

Idaho post office named after baseball slugger Harmon Killebrew

A U.S. Post Office in a small western Idaho town has been named after National Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew.

Grip on Sports: Winning the Erving Award was just another of Hachimura’s amazing feats for Gonzaga

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Awards are always quite interesting, from who wins them to what they represent. But there was an interesting twist to Rui Hachimura’s winning the Julius …

UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Judge orders John Stockton and Priest Lake neighbors to pay $500,000 in attorney fees

Basketball star John Stockton and his neighbors have been ordered to pay about $500,000 in attorney’s fees following their botched attempt to stop a development on Priest Lake, according to …

Groups want hunters to be required to carry bear spray

A group of conservation organizations is calling on wildlife officials in Wyoming and Idaho to require hunters to carry bear spray.

100 years ago in Coeur d’Alene: Officials map out road around lake to connect towns

Highway officials outlined an ambitious plan to construct a road along the east shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, connecting Harrison with Coeur d’Alene.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Idaho Legislature wraps up session that ends with acrimony

The Idaho Legislature has wrapped up business amid acrimony between the House and Senate. The two chambers adjourned for the year Thursday, but not before the Senate killed legislation that …

Lots of winter snow means great summer flows on rivers throughout Idaho

A solid snowpack in Idaho has river guides hoping for a good 2019 season.

Ice buildup may have caused barge to capsize at North Idaho Navy base

A Navy spokeswoman said the Feb. 11 incident remained under investigation Tuesday, but a buildup of ice may have been a contributing factor. The Naval Safety Center classified the incident …

Coeur d’Alene Food and Wine Festival returns for a second year

Food, wine, demonstrations, and even a hike of Tubbs Hill are on the agenda in Coeur d’Alene this weekend.

Grip on Sports: From first-round failure to first NCAA title, it’s been quite a year for former WSU coach Bennett and Virginia

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was an historic defeat. But there was no running, no hiding. Take accountability, learn from it and move on to the next challenge. And …

Waste not, want not: Compost turns waste into garden gold

Coeur d’Alene’s wastewater treatment plant is creating Coeur d’Green, a gardening compost that’s “the best product in the country” from human waste.

Idaho wildlife officials warn hunters to watch for grizzles

Idaho fish and game officials are warning people in the Panhandle to watch out for grizzles during black bear season.

Grip on Sports: Klay Thompson’s WSU number will be retired and hang in a place where he came of age

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you were up late last night, you might have seen the news. In a nod to modern times, Washington State athletic director Pat Chun …

Grip on Sports: College basketball’s last hurrah will dominate the extended weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend doesn’t really begin today, but in a basketball sense it does. The women tipoff their Final Four tonight, the men tomorrow and by …

UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

A palatial pickle: Amway House’s fate rests on planning and zoning meeting

A palatial property commonly referred to as the ‘Amway House’ has stood vacant since entering the market a decade ago. The broker hopes to change that with a special use …