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Sandpoint orchard is site of new University of Idaho organic center

An orchard in Sandpoint will be the site of the University of Idaho’s new Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center.


Body found in search for 82-year-old Yakima woman

Authorities said a body has been found during the search for an 82-year-old Yakima woman who disappeared while berry picking.


Archaeologists dig Native American fort found in Connecticut

Archaeologists are marveling at the site of a 1600s Native American fort in Connecticut that was uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project.


U.S. to continue backing Saudi coalition in Yemen war

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the U.S. intends to continue backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen despite civilian casualties and questions about the Saudis’ commitment to …


Skateboarding cop breathes life back into damaged skate park

The skate park, located off Washington Street on the Bill Heath Sports Complex, was in disarray. Pieces of the coping – the concrete ledges of the skate park – were …


Some Arizona polling places down, frustrating primary voters

A contractor hired to set up voting machines in the Phoenix area failed to send enough technicians, leaving several polling places out of operation during Arizona’s primary election Tuesday, two …


You’re fed up with the DMV? So are Idaho sheriffs. Here’s their letter to Gov. Otter

Idaho’s county sheriffs agree: The Idaho Transportation Department’s new driver’s license software is a wreck.


Yakima teachers, students head back to class on time after strike averted over weekend

After teachers and the Yakima School District reached a tentative contract agreement over the weekend, school began as scheduled Monday – much to the relief of parents, students and employees.


Automakers jump as Trump-Mexico deal averts tariff doomsday

Judging from the jump in General Motors and Ford Motor shares, the market thinks President Donald Trump’s accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement will enable …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Graham: Relationship between Trump, Sessions ‘beyond repair’

The relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is “dysfunctional” and “beyond repair,” a Republican senator said Tuesday.


Local man sickened by E. coli sues Idaho distributor

An Ada County man is suing an Idaho distributor claiming lettuce it sold to Costco Wholesale sickened him with E. coli.


Trump’s promises to ‘forgotten man’ undercut by wage stagnation

President Donald Trump heads into a midterm referendum on his presidency showing no real progress on a core promise: to raise the wages of America’s “forgotten man and woman.”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Spokane teachers and district continue negotiations for higher pay

Following a 14-hour session on Monday night, representatives for Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association were back at the negotiating table Tuesday morning with the aim of reaching …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Talks with Canadian officials expected after U.S.-Mexico deal

President Donald Trump’s drive to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement has taken an unexpected turn – one that complicates his effort to replace that deal with one more …


Wylie Lane stabbing suspect stands mute, has 2-month trial scheduled

The man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl and stabbing eight more people – five of them children, all of them refugees – in June at a Boise apartment complex …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Deadly force initiative, I-940, headed to Washington ballot without proposed changes

Initiative 940, which changes the rules for reviewing cases of the police use of deadly force, must go on the November ballot, a divided Washington Supreme Court rules.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Walmart’s online shoppers won’t have to hang their own TVs anymore

Walmart is expanding its partnership with on-demand home-services company Handy to sell installation and assembly packages right on its website.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns says he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Hurricane’s death toll in Puerto Rico put at nearly 3,000

Hurricane Maria killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico in the desperate, sweltering months after the storm – almost double the previous government estimate – with the elderly and impoverished …


Idaho auctions Priest Lake lots for $25.6 million

Idaho officials have auctioned 51 state-owned lakefront lots on Priest Lake for $25.6 million.


Evergreen, Washougal teachers on picket lines on first day of school

Teachers in the Evergreen and Washougal school districts headed to the picket lines this morning, demonstrating in favor of higher wages after contract negotiations across Clark County stalled.


Best Buy quarterly sales jump, but outlook weighs on shares

Best Buy Co. saw the biggest quarterly sales growth at established stores in 15 years, helping push revenue and profit beyond Wall Street expectations.


Florida primary includes Trump defender, female trailblazer

Florida voters are choosing nominees to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott in an election that’s caught the attention of President Donald Trump and could see the daughter of a former …


Idaho Capitol waited for directive from Trump to lower flags

The flag in Idaho wasn’t lowered in honor of McCain until late Monday afternoon. Before then, Otter was waiting for direction from President Donald Trump, his office said.


Canadian man wanted for rape and murder in Windsor, Ontario, arrested in Kent

Jitesh Bhogal is accused of the slaying of a 31-year-old woman who was found in her third-floor apartment bedroom late that day by her ex-boyfriend after their 9-year-old son said …


U.S. home prices jumped 6.3 percent from a year ago

U.S home prices climbed 6.3 percent in June from a year earlier, as affordability is becoming a greater obstacle for would-be buyers.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Trump takes on Google in complaints about social media

President Donald Trump promised Tuesday to address what he says is the “very serious situation” of social media companies “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

Thousands of people were without power as Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.


Spokane Tribe launches ‘Children of the Sun’ solar initiative, with long-range plans for energy independence

Starting in mid-September, work will begin on the $2 million “Children of the Sun Solar Initiative” on the Spokane Reservation. Solar panels will generate energy for 14 tribal buildings, including …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Paul Turner: Troubling tales for incoming seventh-graders turned out to be rather tall

Once upon a time, kids about to start their first year at middle school or junior high approached this transition with trepidation.