The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent news gathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on news gathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.
Grocer Albertsons Eyes Rite Aid Deal in Health Care Push
The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.
Man Who Died in Yellowstone Was Looking for Hidden Treasure
A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.
Man Arrested After Allegedly Dragging, Running Over Woman
An Idaho man is accused of dragging a woman alongside his truck and then running her over.
New Health Care Bill Allows Non-ACA Plans, Targets Medicaid
An eastern Idaho lawmaker has introduced legislation allowing health insurance carriers to offer non-Obamacare approved plans, while also imposing new requirements for Medicaid recipients.
GOP Idaho Lawmaker Gets in Heated Exchange with Students
A northern Idaho lawmaker told students affiliated with Planned Parenthood he would call law enforcement officials if they attempted to visit his office at the Capitol.
Magic Valley Man Accused of Shooting at Officer in Custody
A 30-year-old Idaho man accused of shooting at an officer last month is back in custody after he left a Boise-area hospital.
Twin Falls Prosecutor to Review Fatal East Idaho Police Shooting
The Bonneville County prosecutor's office in eastern Idaho says it has asked another agency to review an investigation of a fatal police-involved shooting due to a conflict of interest.
Elk Refuge Considers Halting Feeding Program This Winter
National Elk Refuge officials say the supplemental feeding program could be halted this year as western Wyoming experiences a warmer than average winter.
Blue Cross Submits Plans to Comply with New Requirements
Blue Cross of Idaho submitted to Idaho insurance regulators a set of health insurance plans that it hopes to sell under Gov. Butch Otter's executive order.
Idaho Panel Kills Bill to Raise Smoking Age to 21
An Idaho Senate panel has killed a bill that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Golden Arches to Remove Cheeseburgers from Kid’s Menu
McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.
Idaho Can Keep Data on Animals Tracked Illegally Amid Appeal
Idaho officials don't have to destroy information right away that came from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by a helicopter crew that landed illegally in a wilderness area where engines are prohibited.
Anti-Sharia Law Bill Advances to Idaho House
Idaho Republicans have agreed to advance anti-Sharia law legislation designed to prevent Idaho courts from making decisions based on Islamic or other foreign legal codes.
Otter Defends Little’s Involvement in State Health Care Plan
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Thursday defended Lt. Gov. Brad Little's involvement in a plan to reduce health care coverage for Idahoans.
Yellowstone Fee Proposal Wins Initial Vote in Wyoming House
The Wyoming House of Representatives has agreed to vet a proposal that advocates for imposing a fee at Yellowstone National Park to help pay for wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.
Idaho Lawmakers Spike Call to Amend U.S. Constitution
An Idaho House panel has spiked a proposal calling for a constitutional amendment to limit federal government power.
Idaho House Passes $200M Tax Cut Plan After Exchanging Fireworks
Idaho House lawmakers spent several hours exchanging insults, accusations and heated remarks before ultimately advancing a sweeping $200 million tax cut plan
Plan to Close Idaho Health Coverage Gap Advances to House
A proposal to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap is headed to the House floor for debate. House Health and Welfare Committee members spent several hours Wednesday hearing public testimony before voting 7-5 to advance the proposal.
Idaho Senate Panel Introduces Bill to Broaden Sex Crime Laws
An Idaho Senate committee has introduced two bills that would broaden the definition of some sex crimes to include crimes committed with the intent of degrading or humiliating someone.
$200M Tax Cut Plan Headed to Idaho House Floor
One of the largest tax reduction bills ever proposed in Idaho's history is headed to the House floor for debate. The $200 million tax cut plan is designed to offset the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law in December.