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Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:04pm

Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.

Fire damages lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:19pm

A raging fire at a base lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley Resort ski area heavily damaged the building just days after the ski season ended, officials said Thursday.

Desperate buyers offer more than sellers ask, but still lose as Boise’s home prices skyrocket

Maria L. La Ganga, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:02am

So you think you want to buy a house in Boise? Where the region’s median home prices are at record highs, construction is still below precrash levels and West Coast ex-pats are flocking in, flush with cash and amazed at all the real estate "bargains"?

Police: Idaho man ran large-scale meth operation on farm, used 'potato' as code

Laurie Welch, Times-news  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:46am

Police say a Rupert man had a large-scale meth operation and in text messages to buyers used the word "potato" as a code word for his wares.

Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:47pm

Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.

Northwest high-voltage transmission lines OK'd by officials

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:19pm

U.S. officials on Wednesday approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest's energy grid.

Idaho sees job results after attracting firearms industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:53pm

Employment in the firearms industry in Idaho has grown in recent years following a state initiative a decade ago, officials said.

Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.9 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:39am

Idaho's unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.

Idaho man sentenced to prison for 2016 shooting death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:12am

A Pocatello man was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a man and for hitting a police officer with his pickup truck.

Trooper cleared after firing at vehicle that drove at him

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:20am

An Idaho State Police trooper who fired seven shots at a vehicle containing two teenage girls who authorities say tried to run over the trooper has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Idaho GOP candidates face off in state treasurer debate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:27pm

Three Republican candidates vying to become Idaho's next state treasurer traded barbs and defended their backgrounds Thursday during their first and only televised debate.

Officials eye ways to protect squirrels near Idaho dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:53pm

Officials are eyeing ways to protect a threatened squirrel species amid plans to expand a dam in western Idaho.

Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility's expenses

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:37pm

Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing 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 treasurer accused of misusing county credit card

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:21pm

Idaho commissioners have asked a county treasurer to surrender her county credit card.

Idaho man pleads guilty in the death of 62-year-old woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:53am

An eastern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to beating a 62-year-old woman to death with a baseball bat.

Case against former Idaho deputies heads to district court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:34am

A southwestern Idaho judge has ruled there's enough evidence to send to district court a case against two ex-deputies charged with attempting to incite an attack on an inmate who injured a guard during an escape attempt.

Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 11:11pm

Republican hopefuls in Idaho's crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a Tuesday debate that saw some sharp exchanges.

Idaho GOP candidates report latest congressional fundraising

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 4:37pm

Republican Russ Fulcher has maintained his fundraising lead in the crowded GOP field seeking Idaho's open 1st Congressional District seat, campaign finance reports show.

Man sentenced for leaving baby to die in hot car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 3:40pm

An Idaho man was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter for leaving his then-girlfriend's 5-month-old child to die in a hot car while car shopping at a dealership.

Idaho OKs Bogus Basin ski area plan involving snowmaking

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 2:50pm

Deciding whether or not to buy a season pass at Bogus Basin ski area outside Boise might get easier in future years.