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Tentative Deal Approves $216 Million for Idaho Utility
Idaho officials have reached a tentative agreement approving a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.
Idaho Group Clarifies after Stating Governor’s 2018 Plans
The head of an Idaho business lobbying group says he overstepped when stating what Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will propose during the 2018 legislative session.
Company Faces Fine After FedEx Workers Exposed to Radiation
U.S. officials want to fine an Idaho company that sent radioactive materials across the country that leaked from lead containers and exposed FedEx workers.
Yellowstone National Park to Open for Winter Season
Yellowstone National Park is set to open for the winter season. Visitors will be able to travel the park's interior roads on commercially guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches from the north, west and south entrances.
Mistrial in Utah Case of Girl Raped While Mom Smoked Meth Nearby
A mistrial has been declared in the case of three men accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl at a Utah home while her mother was in the garage smoking methamphetamine.
Department of Energy Gives ‘Excellent’ Rating to Idaho Lab
Federal officials gave the Idaho National Laboratory positive ratings and determined it earned 97 percent of the total available fee in a recent performance evaluation.
Boise to Start Charging for Metered Parking on Saturdays
Officials in Boise have approved a plan to charge for parking in metered spaces in the downtown area on Saturdays.
Nevada Officials Vote to Transfer Management of Mustangs
Over the objections of wild horse advocates, Nevada's Board of Agriculture has voted to transfer control of as many as 3,000 free-roaming mustangs in northern Nevada to a non-profit group.
Prosecutors Seek Higher Restitution For Idaho Hygienist in Fraud Case
Federal prosecutors are seeking higher restitution from a western Idaho woman who authorities say performed work as dentist despite being licensed as a dental hygienist. The Idaho Statesman reports 62-year-old Cherie R. Dillon pleaded guilty in January to multiple counts of health care fraud
Recovery Plans for Snake River Salmon, Steelhead Released
Authorities have released recovery plans for federally protected Snake River chinook salmon and steelhead with the goal of making sure each species is self-sustaining in the wild
US National Parks to Slash Number of Free Days for Visitors
National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free. After waiving entrance fees for 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the National Park Service announced Tuesday that it will have four no-cost days next year.
Public Offers Input on New Plan to Address Medicaid Gap
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's top health officials are collecting input from residents across the state on their latest plan to provide health care to poor residents who do not have medical coverage. The proposal calls for Idaho to apply for two federal waivers that would change how the sta…
Some Farmers in Washington and Idaho Seeing More Acidic Soil
Some farmers in northern Idaho and western Washington are looking for solutions after years of applying nitrogen-based fertilizer has left their land with acidic soil.
LDS Church Donates Another $5M for Refugee Resettlement
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a second straight year has donated $5 million worth of aid to the nine voluntary refugee resettlement agencies in the United States.
Idaho, Facing Crowded Prisons, to Send Inmates Out of State
As many as 1,000 Idaho inmates could soon be serving out their time in out-of-state prisons as the state grapples with overcrowding at home. The inmates could end up in a private prison facility — despite Idaho's long history of trouble when it comes to getting some private prison provid…
$1 Million Bond Set for Man Accused of Shooting at Trooper
A 26-year-old man authorities say shot at an Idaho State Police trooper has been charged with aggravated assault and is being held on $1 million bond.
Idaho Man Drowns After Boat Capsizes on Snake River
Authorities say an Idaho man drowned after a drift boat capsized on the Snake River. The Idaho State Journal reports the incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday downstream from the North Bingham County Park near Shelley.
GOP-led House Passes NRA-backed Gun Bill
The House has approved a Republican bill making it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines
North Idaho Man Shot by Buddy Who Mistook Him for Elk
Authorities say a 60-year-old northern Idaho man is recovering after being shot in the buttocks with a .50-caliber muzzleloader rifle by his hunting partner who mistook him for an elk
Idaho Officials Delay Possible Increase in Grazing Fees
The state's top elected officials have put off a possible increase in grazing fees on state lands due to potential litigation.