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Rural Idaho Schools are Hiring More Unlicensed Teachers
State Board of Education Vice President Debbie Critchfield says the number of certified teachers graduating from Idaho universities have remained steady, but it's "more of a distribution problem." With about 70 percent of Idaho schools consider rural, certified teachers are not choosi…
Judge: Mining Company in Contempt for Idaho Water Pollution
A federal judge is holding the Atlanta Gold mining company in contempt of court for allowing arsenic and iron to enter a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Boise River
Idaho Governor Weighs in on Immigration Detention Contract
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says Jerome County officials should not be swayed by possible legal challenges as they consider a contract leasing out space in the county's new jail to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Employees Evacuate After Chemical Leak at Idaho Paper Plant
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — No one was injured after a chemical leak forced evacuations at a paper manufacturing facility in Idaho.
Stargazers Eye the Nation’s First Dark Sky Reserve in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way.
Idaho Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Wyoming Bank Robbery
An Idaho man who robbed a bank in southwestern Wyoming has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. The U.S. Department of Justice says 60-year-old Donald Sample, of Pocatello, Idaho, was sentenced Sept. 5 and was ordered to pay nearly $180,000 in restitution.
Idaho School Board Expels Student Who Made Bomb Threat
An Idaho school board expelled an eighth-grade student who made a bomb threat. The Lewiston Tribune reports the expulsion became public for the first time Monday when the board approved the minutes from the Jenifer Junior High School student's Aug. 28 expulsion hearing.
Yellowstone National Park Has Busiest August on Record
Yellowstone tallied 916,166 visits last month, marking the first time the month surpassed 900,000 visits in the park's history. That's a 9 percent increase over the total in August 2016.
Woman Receives Prison Sentence, Fines for Injuring Idaho Boy
The Rexburg woman was arrested in February 2016 after she struck a child she was babysitting with a large plastic action figure. The strike caused a vein in the child's brain to break causing possible long-term disabilities.
Lt. Gov. Little open, Rep. Labrador mum on releasing assets
Lt. Gov. Brad Little's campaign says he's open to voluntarily disclosing his assets at some point along the gubernatorial campaign trail, but his staffers aren't saying what Little will hand over or when that might happen
Small Earthquake Hits Southeast Idaho, Near Pocatello
A small earthquake hit southeast Idaho. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck at 8 p.m. Saturday
Northwest Sees Estimated Increase in Farmland Values
Agricultural land values in the Northwest increased this year while the national average is unchanged. The Capital Press reported on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates the average value of cropland increased in Idaho, Oregon and…
Billions of Dead Trees Force US Fire Crews to Shift Tactics
Vast stands of dead timber in the Western U.S. have forced firefighters to shift tactics, trying to stay out of the shadow of lifeless, unstable trees that could come crashing down with deadly force.
Idaho Officials Designing Giant, Glow-in-the-dark Potato
Idaho officials plan to replace a 6-ton potato replica used for advertising with one that glows in the dark.
Suspect in Murder of Boise State Student Pleads Guilty
A 61-year-old man who law enforcement officials believe killed an 18-year-old woman has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. The Idaho Statesman reports that Bruce A. Marchant on Tuesday entered a guilty plea to a first-degree murder charge.
Grizzly Bear Mauls Bow Hunter in Southwestern Montana
A grizzly bear mauled a bow hunter in southwestern Montana, slashing a 16-inch cut in his head that required 90 stitches to close.
1 Killed, 1 Injured in Plane Crash in Idaho Mountains
A Boise, Idaho man was killed and the pilot injured when their aircraft crashed in the mountains in central Idaho
Shooting of 8 Idaho Cows Prompts Police Investigation
Authorities in Idaho are investigating the shooting deaths of eight heads of cattle.
Longest Serving Idaho Governor Remembered at Service
Former U.S. Interior Secretary and Idaho Gov. Cecil D. Andrus was remembered as a conservation champion, education advocate and true Idaho leader by friends and family during a public memorial service.
Historic Idaho Hotel Burns in Kellogg
A fire has torn through a historic hotel in the town of Kellogg, Idaho.