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Idaho’s 2018 Year in News
One of the state's top stories of 2017 was the death of 85-year-old Cecil Andrus, a cabinet member in former President Jimmy Carter's administration and Idaho's longest serving governor.
Inmate’s Lawsuit Says He Was Denied Proper Medical Care
An Idaho inmate has filed a lawsuit against the state's prison health care contractor contending he was denied adequate medical care.
Pack of 7 Wolves Detected Roaming in Boise Foothills
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say a seven-member wolf pack has been detected in the Boise foothills north of the state's capital city.
Idaho Renews Sponsorship of Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
EAGLE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has renewed its sponsorship of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl college football game for $450,000 annually.
Boise Flight Diverted to Texas Airport After Smoke Reported
A United Airlines flight from Houston to Boise, Idaho, made an emergency landing at another Texas airport after smoke was reported in the aircraft.
Idaho Company to Offer Bonuses Following Tax Plan
Idaho health care and home products company Melaleuca Inc. is the latest major business to announce it will give its workers bonuses in response to President Donald Trump's tax cuts.
Boise Loses Bid for F-35s at Gowen Field
The city of Boise has lost its contentious bid to be the future home of F-35 stealth fighter jets. U.S. Air Force officials announced Thursday they had chosen National Guard bases in Alabama and Wisconsin as their preferred locations.
Bundys Looking to Clear Charges, Not Start Next Land Fight
An official says U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is looking into the troubled prosecution of a family of ranchers in an armed standoff against federal agents in 2014
Nevada Recreational Pot Sales Still Outpacing Projections
Three months after they became legal, sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada are continuing to outpace projections.
Idaho Power Scaling Back Plans at Shoshone Falls Facility
Idaho Power is scaling back its plan to boost hydroelectric capacity at its power-generating facility at Shoshone Falls in south-central Idaho
Wyoming’s Population Drops for 2nd Straight Year
Wyoming's population has dropped for the second year in a row. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that U.S. Census data released on Wednesday show the state has lost more than 6,600 residents since the energy bust began in 2015.
Utah Birth Rate Credited with Population Growth
New U.S. census figures show Utah is the third-fastest growing state in the country thanks to a high birth rate.
Mistrial Declared in Case Involving Bundy Family
Judge declares mistrial in Nevada case against rancher accused of leading 2014 armed standoff with US agents. Proceedings were scheduled to resume today in federal court in Las Vegas for Cliven Bundy, Ryan and Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne.
Idaho Lands Nation’s First International Dark Sky Reserve
A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve. The International Dark-Sky Association late Monday designated the 1,400-square-mile reserve.
Idaho to Move Kids to Medicaid if Congress Doesn’t Save CHIP
Many depend on the Children's Health Insurance Program to help pay for their child's medical care.
Boise Democrat to Challenge Simpson for Congressional Seat
A Boise Democrat will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson for Idaho's 2nd Congressional District in 2018.
Jerome County Still Waiting on ICE Contract
Jerome County officials are awaiting a contract from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to lease beds at the county jail.
Idaho Hay Prices Low Until Dairy Market Rebounds
Experts say hay prices are down in Idaho due to low milk prices that are depressing the market.
Twin Falls Area Designated an Official Urban Region
Officials in Twin Falls say they were surprised to learn that the south-central Idaho area has been designated an official urban region years sooner than expected.
Idaho’s Capital is Moving to Gooding, For a Day
Gooding will become the state capital for just a day next week. On Monday, December 18, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will move state business to the city of Gooding.