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Idaho is top pick for Energy Department nuclear test reactor
The U.S. government said Thursday that Idaho is its preferred choice ahead of Tennessee for a test reactor to be built as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants.
Hunting in Idaho increases as people seek refuge from virus
Hunting license sales in Idaho are up as more residents seek a way to safely get out of the house without contracting COVID-19, but that has led to inexperienced hunters misidentifying and killing moose and a grizzly bear, wildlife officials say.
Idaho unemployment drops to 5.5%, but COVID-19 cases surge
Idaho’s unemployment rate has dropped to 5.5% as about 5,400 nonfarm workers regained jobs in October, officials said Friday.
Idaho Supreme Court: State must reveal execution drug source
Idaho prison officials must turn over information about where they got lethal injection drugs used in recent executions, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, the latest turn in a long-running challenge over transparency in executions that’s playing out nationwide.
Twin Falls Woman Arrested in Utah, Accused of Biting Officer
A Twin Falls, Idaho, woman is behind bars after a traffic stop turned violent when she allegedly bit a police officer.
Former Idaho Gubernatorial Candidate Indicted for Murder
A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate was indicted Tuesday in the murder of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl whose disappearance after a holiday concert in 1984 was a mystery for decades.
Stage 4 Restrictions Stay, Idaho Governor Encourages Flu Shots
Idaho will remain under restrictions in the fourth and final stage of reopening during the coronavirus pandemic for at least another two weeks, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday.
Hearing Reveals Gruesome Details of Children Buried in East Idaho
A detective Monday described in excruciating details how investigators unearthed the remains of two children who had been missing for months while searching the rural Idaho property of a man charged with concealing evidence.
Idaho Inmate Undergoes Gender Confirmation Surgery After Legal Battle
An Idaho inmate became the second incarcerated person in the U.S. to undergo gender confirmation surgery while in prison following a legal dispute that went to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Idaho Republican Joins Transgender Sports Lawsuit Fight
Idaho Republican Party Chairman Raul Labrador has signed on to represent two college track athletes who want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports.
Idaho Woman Apologizes to Arresting Police Officer
An anti-vaccine activist who was arrested in Idaho after she repeatedly refused orders by police to leave a playground that had been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic has apologized to the police officer.
Three Killed in Plane Crash in Northeastern Nevada
Authorities have identified three people from Arizona killed in a plane crash in a remote area of northeastern Nevada.
Nearly 33,000 Idahoans Filed for Unemployment in a Week
Nearly 33,000 Idaho residents filed for unemployment benefits last week as the Idaho economy continues shedding jobs at a record rate because of the coronavirus, state officials said Thursday.
Feds Move Tax Day to July
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has decided to push the income tax filing date to July 15 from April 15.
Idaho governor signs ‘Choose Life’ license plate into law
Idaho residents will be able to display their opposition to abortion on their license plates under a bill signed into law by Gov. Brad Little.
Prosecutor: Boise officers justified in fatal 2019 shooting
Two Boise Police Department officers who fatally shot a woman in October 2019 were justified in their actions after officers say she pointed a BB gun at them, an Idaho prosecutor said.
Idaho Officer shot, suspect dead after northern Idaho standoff
Authorities say a northern Idaho police officer was shot and wounded and the suspect is dead after a standoff in Kootenai County Tuesday night.
Senate OKs increase in Idaho rainy-day funds
The amount of money in Idaho’s rainy-day fund that serves as a cushion against a potential economic downturn would increase under legislation that headed to the governor’s desk on Tuesday.
Idaho turning a little blue? Primary might provide clues
Idaho last year was the fastest-growing state in the nation, with close to 37,000 new residents boosting its population to nearly 1.8 million.
Warren ends 2020 presidential bid after Super Tuesday rout
Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and strong message of economic populism, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday, according to a person familiar with her plans.