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Former Coeur d'Alene Fraternal Order of Eagles president Ronald Nold - twice convicted of child sex crimes before he went on to hold leadership positions in at least six other Eagles posts around Idaho - will plead guilty to a criminal charge related to an internet sting operation in which a police officer ...
Nampa, Idaho - The chips were stacked against the Post Falls girls basketball team Saturday night. Facing nationally ranked, undefeated Eagle in front of a partisan crowd at the Ford Idaho Center, the Trojans faced their toughest test of the season. Together, they found a way to get it done. Despite foul ...

The city of Idaho Falls is sponsoring showings of the new MacGillivray Freeman documentary "Dream Big" that explores the engineering profession. The film will be shown at the Colonial Theater along with presentations by local engineers about their work in Idaho Falls. The first showing, referred to in an ...
Moscow, Idaho - In a game in which Idaho consistently came up with big plays, it saved the best for last. Nate Sherwood tipped in Brayon Blake's missed baseline drive at the buzzer as the Vandals edged Montana 79-77 in overtime in Cowan Spectrum on Saturday. Blake led Idaho with 27 points.
These hate groups masquerade as policy think tanks and have in their pockets lawmakers in legislatures across the country willing to do the their bidding by introducing bills exactly like the one advanced by Idaho's State Affairs Committee. In fact, the groups even offer model legislation so lawmakers don't ...

For the second year in a row, the members of the Idaho House education Committee have done their best to endumben the state's children by stripping the truth about climate change from educational science standards. Their discussions of the matter have been such bloviating roundelays of nonsense that ...
You might remember from Sarah's overview last month: Idaho has told health insurers that they can sell plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act's regulations -- those are the rules that prevent plans from discriminating against people with preexisting medical conditions and that require them to ...
A southwestern Idaho school is informing parents that a middle school student brought a BB gun to class. ... Nampa School District spokeswoman Kathleen Tuck tells the Idaho Press Tribune that a staff member at East Valley Middle School on Thursday received a tip that a student was carrying a weapon.
9, 2018 photo, Dr. Matt Larsen, Psychiatry Department Chairman for Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, poses for a photo in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Dr. Larsen uses characters from the movie "Inside Out", a Pixar film where the character learns how to deal with emotions. "It's about realizing all emotions are ...
An Idaho utility is challenging a decision by federal regulators rejecting its request to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing ... Idaho Power on Friday petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Of Columbia Circuit to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's ...
Only a few weeks after Governor C.L. Butch Otter issued a controversial -- and legally questionable -- executive order allowing insurers to sell plans that do not meet all of Obamacare's mandates, Blue Cross of Idaho unveiled a set of policies that could cost half as much as those sold on the exchanges.
SHOSHONE -- Work will begin Tuesday to relocate utilities on Idaho 46 between 4200 N. and 4300 N. near Buhl in advance of a road paving and culvert replacement project later this year. During re-positioning of the utilities, a portion of the highway shoulder will be removed and rebuilt. Work is expected ...
Patty Murray on Thursday criticized Idaho's decision to allow the sale of health insurance plans that don't comply with Obamacare rules as "illegal Idaho junk plans," prompting Idaho Gov. Butch Otter to retort that Washington has sanctuary cities and recreational marijuana - also bucking federal rules.
Idaho's Bounty was formed in 2007 when a group of 40 organic farmers and ranchers, entrepreneurs and community leaders met in Hagerman to establish a food cooperative that would link regional growers and food producers from the Magic Valley and Hagerman with internet-based food shoppers in the ...
The actions of Idaho state lawmakers in censoring the global scientific consensus regarding nonrenewable sources of energy, and removing supporting content that refers to human-driven climate change, display a fundamental misunderstanding of how STEM education works. A comprehensive STEM ...
BOISE - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter cited the National Guard youth Challenge program in Pierce as one of the top accomplishments of his gubernatorial career. Otter, who will finish his third term as governor this year, made the comment during a meeting with the Idaho Press Club on Thursday. "If I had to ...

In May 2016, the federal government mandated that transgender students should be able to use the bathroom of their choice. The decision was roundly criticized throughout Idaho as federal overreach. However, almost two years later, some of the state's public schools and colleges are taking steps to ...
Boise State University's chief operating officer is among the five finalists named to become Idaho State University's 13th president. Kevin Satterlee, who is also a vice president at BSU and serves as special counsel, was named Wednesday from a list of 72 candidates who applied to become the Pocatello ...
In the House Health and Welfare Committee's 7-5 vote in favor of HB 464, the Idaho health care Plan, five Republicans and two Democrats voted in favor of the bill, while five Republicans voted against it. North Idaho Rep. Eric Redman, R-Athol, voted in favor; north-central Idaho Rep. Mike Kingsley ...
Idaho's state parks contributed $184 million to the state's economy in 2016, according to a new study. "Our mission is not to generate money for the state general fund," said David Langhorst the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation director. "But since we do it's probably a good thing to remind folks of.".
The Idaho House voted along party lines in favor of a $200 million-plus income tax cut on Wednesday, after more than an hour of heated debate. More than a dozen Republicans joined the 11 House Democrats in a move to sidetrack the bill for amendments, but that fell short; when the bill was up for a final ...
Boise, Idaho (AP) -- State authorities say the carcasses of nearly three dozen Canada geese were found dumped in southwest Idaho. The Idaho Statesman reports an Idaho fish and Game officer discovered the dead geese near Swan Falls Road south of Kuna on Monday. Officials say nine Canada ...
When Idaho lawmakers scrubbed all mentions of human-caused climate change from the state's education standards last year, they faced a swift backlash from teachers, parents and students who said that censoring science would leave students disadvantaged, jobs unfilled and the state unprepared for ...
campaign finance documents filed with the secretary of state's office show the PAC received a $100,000 donation from the Idaho Land Fund, an organization overseen by J.B. Scott -- chairman of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation. More than $92,000 of that September donation was ...
The 43-year-old self-styled militia leader, who currently lives in Payette, Idaho, was arrested Tuesday following a two-year investigation by the Idaho State Police. Curtiss is charged with stealing $87,000 in rental receipts collected by his businesses, Curtiss Property Management and Liberty Property ...
FILE - In this May 11, 2015, file photo, Colt Killian, left, and Rob Cox manipulate radioactive material remotely behind a protective barrier at the Hot Fuel Examination Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls, Idaho. A federal judge says the U.S. Department of Energy doesn't need to make ...
"This $100,000 gift from Freda Cenarrusa in honor of Pete Cenarrusa is an amazing legacy gift for Idaho FFA," Idaho FFA Foundation Executive Director Laura Wilder told capital Press. "This gift will help fund Idaho FFA career and leadership development activities for Idaho FFA members, forever.".
30 record temperatures in Idaho Falls and Burley were not the highest ever recorded for the month of January in those cities. ... This system, Kaiser said, is essentially pushing any potential blizzards and snowstorms away from Southeast Idaho to the north and to the east. "A high-pressure system has set up ...
What is a good dog worth? In one Idaho border collie's case, a record-setting $30,000. Preston-based lightning 7 Cattle Co. cut that check Friday at the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale for Gurdy, a livestock herding dog raised by Jeff Clausen, of Melba. And Clausen, a newcomer to the world of stock dog trials ...
Exhibition installation started the week of Jan. 15 at the remodeled and expanded Idaho State Museum. The state's primary history museum is expected to reopen this summer after a four-year closure. The state's history museum was initially expected to reopen in 2017 but the project was delayed one year ...
Idaho House Majority Leader Mike Moyle wants to write the state's current roadkill salvage rules into state law, and add an additional provision: That motorists can shoot a badly injured animal they've struck to put it out of its misery. Right now, Moyle said, "The problem is the only person who can dispatch ...
(AP) - A driver accused of intentionally striking and killing a young newlywed couple walking on a sidewalk in western Idaho has been arraigned. KTVB-TV reports 37-year-old Jason Verwer was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and could be sentenced to 10 years to life in prison if ...
A proposal to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap now includes a requirement that "able-bodied" adult Medicaid recipients hold jobs. Jan. ... According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the new work requirement will affect an estimated 700 of the 78,000 adults receiving Medicaid in Idaho.
According to the campaign, Ahlquist's $1.7 million in fundraising is the most cash raised in a year for a governor's race in Idaho history. That amount, however, was boosted with $700,000 coming directly from Ahlquist. The first-time candidate has also spent almost all of his campaign funds as of the end of ...
"Overall, what I'd like to see is supporting and providing access and services to our early childhood youth 0 to 5," Paulette Jordan, democratic Idaho Gubernatorial candidate, said. "If we really, truly believe in a healthy economy, we want to set our future up right and have a successful life as they get into ...
BURLEY, Idaho - An unexploded bomb has been found in the doorway of a new, unopened downtown Idaho restaurant. The Times-News reports a bomb squad from Twin Falls detonated the bomb in Burley shortly after 8 a.m. Monday. Authorities say the bomb's fuse had been lit but the device didn't ...
Legislation introduced Tuesday in Idaho would require "able-bodied" adults on the state's Medicaid program to hold jobs. Kentucky was the first state to get federal approval to impose work requirements as a condition of getting Medicaid coverage, after the Trump Administration in January signaled it would ...
After working in education throughout the world, one thing is clear -- innovation in education is happening outside the United States at accelerated rates. And while there are many exceptional pockets of excellence in the U.S. and right here in Idaho, those best practices are not being identified and applied ...
The United States is in for a treat in the early hours of Jan. 31, as a trifecta of cosmic events starring the moon is taking place in the form of a Super Blue Blood Moon. And the farther west one goes, the better the view will be, according to the New York Times. Other than the West Coast itself, the mountain ...
The multipronged plan seeks to align Idaho's income tax code to recent federal changes included in the Republican tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump. The federal policy cuts tax rates and nearly doubles the standard income deduction. It also caps or eliminates some popular itemized ...
HAUSER, Idaho - On Saturday, Idaho State Police had a run in with a group of elk on Highway 53 near the Washington/Idaho border. The meeting, however, was quite comical. During the efforts to clear the elk from the roadway, one of the younger elk stuck its head in the window of Trooper Branch's cruiser ...
Idaho is the last state with no legal protection for breastfeeding mothers, said Rep. Paul Amador, R-Coeur d'Alene, so he's proposing legislation to exempt nursing moms from the state's indecent exposure law. "The benefits of breastfeeding children are scientifically undeniable," Amador told the House ...
Now, Idaho has jumped in, with the insurance department saying Wednesday it will allow insurers to ignore some ACA rules on plans not sold on the marketplace. The department aims to make these state-based plans less costly. Several of the changes are viewed by the health law's supporters as hits to ...
Mountain snowfall is a welcome sight for Skiers, snowboarders, and the operators of Idaho ski areas, but it's making conditions more difficult for drivers on the highways. The Idaho Transportation Department on Saturday afternoon reported snow on Idaho Highway 21 from Highland Valley Summit near ...
Last night [January 25, 2018] the international space station (ISS) flew over the southern sky of the Wood River Valley of Idaho for three minutes from 7:27 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. I was able to capture its path in six 30-second exposures … that I combined into this one photo. The clear sky and a bright waxing ...
CASCADE -- A suspicious vehicle found on Idaho Highway 55 near Cascade in Valley County is not the car a missing Idaho Falls teenager was driving when he vanished Monday. The Valley County Sheriff's Office was called to milepost 95.5 on the highway Thursday evening where investigators ...
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) -- police say a southwestern Idaho woman is in custody following a shooting that injured another woman. Caldwell police tell the Idaho Statesman that 19-year-old Arlette Tineza was taken into custody Saturday morning. Police say they responded at about 1 a.m. to a residence ...
A young married couple walking on a sidewalk in western Idaho was killed after being struck by a car. Jan. ... KTVB-TV reports 22-year-old Matthew Parkinson and 17-year-old Amelia Parkinson died Wednesday after Idaho State Police say a car driving at a high rate of speed veered off U.S. Highway 95 in ...
Idaho has become the first state to tell insurers they can issue new health plans that do not comply with Obamacare's minimum standards. Obamacare experts say such plans would be illegal on their face. The Trump Administration has yet to comment on the move, and insurers have not said they will issue ...


 

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