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Two States Warn Against Big Changes in grouse Plan
Two Western governors are warning the Trump administration against making big changes in a plan to protect a ground-dwelling bird across the West, saying it would send a message to states not to bother working together to save other imperiled species.
Former Idaho Lawmaker Focus of Sexual Abuse Investigation
Documents obtained from the Idaho Attorney General's office show that the investigating involving a former state lawmaker is for possible sexual abuse.
Boise State Football Ticket Sales Expected to Drop Again
Boise State University officials say they expect football ticket revenue to drop again this season. BSU Athletic Director Curt Apsey told the Idaho Statesman that the Broncos have seen declining football ticket revenue for the past four years.
Company Terminates $70M Medicaid Transport Contract with Idaho
Officials with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare say the company tapped by the state to transport Medicaid patients for non-emergency services is ending its $70 million contract with the state.
Bergdahl Testifies About His Experience in Taliban Captivity
Gut-wrenching testimony at the sentencing of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will likely continue with officials who treated the soldier following his brutal five years of captivity by Taliban allies.
Idaho Approves $3 Million to Study Raising Boise River Dams
Idaho officials have approved spending $3 million to help pay for a federal study to increase the height of three dams on the Boise River
Boise State Declines to Play Ball at Proposed Downtown Park
Boise State University officials say they'll build their own baseball stadium on or near campus rather than play in a proposed stadium to be built near downtown.
Idaho Court Ruling Has Lawmakers Bracing for 2018 Session
An Idaho Supreme Court ruling has the state's top legislative leaders scrambling to prepare for a 2018 session unlike any other in the Gem State's recent history
Mormon Church Makes Changes to General Conferences
The Salt Lake City-based Mormon church will be changing the way it holds future general conferences.
GOP leaders: House Will Vote Next Week on Wildfire bill
Republican leaders say the House will vote next week on a GOP bill to make it easier to cut down trees on national forests to reduce the risk of wildfire.
Soldier Head wound Described at Bergdahl Hearing
An Army National Guard sergeant has testified about seeing a fellow soldier shot in the head while searching for Bowe Bergdahl.
University Researchers Identify Possible New Frog Species
Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho is now home to two rare frog species, one of which may be previously undiscovered. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that customs authorities in Hong Kong had confiscated the crowned and fringe-limbed tree frogs, and officials were looking for an institution to h…
Idaho Asks Amazon to Review the State for Future Projects
An Idaho economic development organization has submitted a bid proposing Boise as the location of Amazon's coveted second headquarters despite the city not being able to meet the requirements.
Federal Land Manager to Idaho National Guard: Stop Building
The Bureau of Land Management has ordered the Idaho National Guard to stop building a tank crossing on a road in a national conservation area until an environmental analysis is finished and the BLM decides whether to grant a permit.
Forest Service Buys Key Wildlife Habitat Area in East Idaho
The U.S. Forest Service has purchased about 60 acres (24 hectares) of private land inside the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in eastern Idaho that contains key spawning habitat for
Thoughts of Suicide Up for Idaho Teens According to Report
Idaho education officials say the percentage of high school students who have seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months is the highest it's been in 10 years.
Park Service Floats Increase in Entrance Fees at 17 Sites
The National Park Service is floating a steep increase to entrance fees at 17 of its most popular sites next year.
Police Investigate After Hunters Find Body in Idaho Desert
State police have launched an investigation after hunters stumbled upon a body in a remote area of southwestern Idaho. The Idaho Statesman reports that authorities with the Owyhee County Sheriff's Office say a man's body was found on Saturday in the Bruneau Desert area
Silver Mine Opponents Ask Montana to Suspend Permits for Idaho Company
Environmentalists have asked Montana regulators to suspend permits for two silver mines citing concerns over the track record of the president of the company behind the proposals.
Advocates File Idaho Medicaid Expansion Ballot Initiative
Health advocates who have been stymied by Idaho's Republican-dominant Legislature to expand Medicaid have filed paperwork for a ballot initiative.