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Killing of orphaned Idaho black bear cub raises questions

State wildlife officials in central Idaho say they killed an orphaned black bear cub rather than send it to a rehabilitation facility because success isn’t guaranteed, and Idaho already has …

A Grip on Sports: Points should fall like the rain in area college football games today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is it the good book says? Something about it rains on the just and the unjust alike. I’ve always interpreted that to mean, in …

Diana Butler Bass, ‘apostle of thanksgiving,’ to speak in Moscow from Oct. 25-27

Diana Butler Bass, a leading voice in progressive Christianity, will be in Moscow this month to lead a conference on gratitude. The author known for her texts on American religion …

Eye on Boise: Medicaid enrollment beginning Nov. 1

Idaho will start enrollment in its newly expanded Medicaid program on Nov. 1, with benefits starting Jan. 1, and the state already has identified about 70,000 people it knows are …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Pay disparity hampers teacher retention in small districts

Some smaller Idaho school districts are struggling to retain teachers who are tempted by the bigger paychecks and increased resources offered by larger districts. The Post Register reports records from …

Idaho’s 2.9% unemployment rate remains unchanged in September

Idaho’s 2.9% seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in September for the third consecutive month.

Idaho offers private land hunting access

For hunters heading to Idaho, make sure to check out the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Access Yes! program providing hunters access to private lands.

A Grip on Sports: Is there any way to get Fridays off this time of year? After all, the sports weekend has started already

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So much to do. Flu shot, rake leaves, check when daylight savings ends, buy candy, plan the weekend. Fall Fridays. Love them.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Hollywood veteran Zack Ward shares wisdom and advice with students at Lake City

Ward, who played Scut Farkus in the holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” is in Coeur d’Alene for the Lake City Comicon on Saturday.

A Grip on Sports: From Killian Tillie to prep football, there is a lot to cover on this Thursday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another crowded Thursday, so let’s get right to it. From Zags to Cougars to Eagles to preps, there is a lot to cover.

A Grip on Sports: With the Nationals headed to the World Series, the Mariners are the only franchise still outside looking in

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, it’s October. Late October in fact. And we are going to discus Mariners’ baseball. It’s important.

A Grip on Sports: With a typical college football Saturday in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to the Seahawks and Cleveland

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another NFL Sunday morning is here. The Seahawks are in the Eastern Time Zone, so their game will begin at 10 a.m. Not the best, …

A Grip on Sports: It’s another Saturday in college football season, which is fine by itself, but there is also baseball, which adds another dimension

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time to cover a little ground on this college football Saturday. So let’s get started.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Avista announces settlement in Idaho rate case

Avista Utilities has reached a settlement with stakeholders in a rate case that could reduce electric service rates for Idaho customers.

A Grip on Sports: The weekend shouldn’t just be packed with yard work when there is so much to enjoy on your TV

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Satchel Paige used to say, looking ahead is better than looking back. Or something like that. Satch must have been a football fan on …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Moped Man fails to elude Post Falls Police

A thief stealing gas from a U-Haul in Post Falls made a series of bad choices when caught in the act by the gendarmes.

Review: Silverwood makes a wicked transformation for Scarywood

“Ten years of fear” is Silverwood Theme Park’s slogan for Scarywood Haunted Nights in 2019, commemorating its inception in 2009. For a month of each year, the Inland Northwest’s amusement …

Steelhead fishery closure on Clearwater and Snake rivers will take economic toll

Evelyn Kaide doesn’t know what to tell people, or even what to think, about the unprecedented state of B-run steelhead that return to the Clearwater River.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Forest at famed Idaho ski area facing wildfires, insects

The forest in and around one of the nation’s top ski destinations is in trouble from an ongoing combination of unusually warm temperatures, drought, wildfires, insect invaders and pathogens. The …

A Grip on Sports: Young Zags and an old story highlight a Cougar-less Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a rare fall Saturday the past couple decades in which we haven’t had to work. Which opened an almost unlimited vista of opportunities on …

A Grip on Sports: No matter what was behind the change, Washington State will have a new look on defense

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was just a few months ago Washington State was celebrating its most successful football season ever. And it was less than a month ago …

Lone mayoral candidate drops out in Harrison, following resignation of former mayor

Wanda Irish, who served two four-year terms as mayor of the small resort town of roughly 200 people, withdrew her name from the mayor’s race last month. That leaves only …

A Grip on Sports: The Seahawks, led by Russell Wilson’s exceptional play, had those watching at home hollering at their television sets

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been just less than 80 years since the first televised NFL game, a battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and, get this, the Brooklyn Dodgers. …

Three caribou relocated north early this year doing well

The three caribou that were taken from the Selkirk and Purcell mountains in January have integrated with a herd near Revelstoke, B.C., according to Bart George, a biologist for the …

Where the boos flow freely: Scarywood celebrates 10 years of making people scream

In 2009, Silverwood took a 180-degree turn with Scarywood Haunted Nights. If you’re a fan of “Stranger Things,” you can think of Scarywood as the Upside Down of Silverwood – …

A Grip on Sports: It’s time to say goodbye to Denny Humphrey, another friend who shared a love of basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Not every morning is a happy one. Sad news delivered late in the evening can impact the next day, that’s for sure. Such is the …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

North Idaho murder suspect’s bond kept at $1M after lawyers argue over evidence in court

A woman accused of killing a 79-year-old grandmother in Hope, Idaho, will remain jailed on a $1 million bond while the murder case moves toward trial.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 8:12 a.m.

With one year to go, Real ID deadlines loom for airline passengers

An estimated 99 million Americans do not have any form of Real ID compliant documents which will be required to fly domestically after Oct. 1, 2020. “There’s a great deal …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Better Business Bureau shutters Spokane office, lays off sales staff

The Better Business Bureau of Spokane closed its doors Monday and laid off most of its sales staff, a company spokesman said.

New Idaho management plan focuses on collecting better information about whitetail deer numbers, population dynamics

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently approved a whitetail management plan that will place more emphasis on collecting and tracking biological data for the species that some say has …