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New strategy aims to save sagebrush in Western states

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:39am

A new plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species — including imperiled sage grouse — is a paradigm shift in strategy, federal officials said.

Conservative Washington lawmaker strikes back at critics

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:31am

A Republican lawmaker from Washington is striking back at critics who say he should resign for appearing to support spying on political opponents.

Democrats criticize GOP state rep for chats about spying

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:49pm

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state Democrats are criticizing a conservative state representative for appearing to support spying on political opponents.

Small plane crash lands on top of Idaho tree, pilot rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:52am

Officials say a small plane crash landed on top of a tree in Idaho and a firefighter with tree removal experience climbed up the tree to rescue the pilot.

Man who attacked tourists in Yellowstone restroom sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:07pm

A man who attacked two tourists with bear spray in a Yellowstone National Park restroom has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in federal prison.

Idaho soldier assigned to Colorado Army post dies in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:39pm

The U.S. military says an Idaho soldier assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, has died in a noncombat incident in Iraq.

Texas oil company to pay Idaho penalty for acid in well

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:58pm

A Texas-based oil company that injected acid into a well as part of a process to improve production will pay Idaho $8,000 in civil penalties.

Boise State University hires first woman president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:08am

Boise State University has a woman president for the first time in the institution's history.

Idaho vacates order forcing landowners into oil leases

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:03am

Idaho officials have vacated an order forcing landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to an energy company following a ruling from a federal judge who found Idaho officials violated the U.S. Constitution.

Grand Targhee resort in Wyoming plans new lifts, terrain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:24am

Grand Targhee Resort in northwest Wyoming is proposing an expansion that would increase its skiable acreage by 50% but retain its low-key atmosphere.

Federal appeals court overturns Idaho wolf-killing ruling

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:15am

A federal appeals court has overturned a U.S. District Court's dismissal of a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging a federal agency's killing of wolves in Idaho.

Idaho, Oregon reach agreement on hydroelectric project

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:06pm

Idaho and Oregon have reached an agreement on a hydroelectric project on the Snake River that requires an Idaho utility to spend about $312 million on water quality and habitat improvements.

AG reviews proposed minimum wage, medical pot initiatives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:33am

The Idaho attorney general's office has completed reviews of proposed minimum wage and medical marijuana initiatives intended for the state ballot in the November 2020 general election.

Conservation groups ask judge to halt Trump drilling plan

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 2:30pm

Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven Western states they say will harm sage grouse.

Legal filings contend principal sexually harassed students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:38pm

Two females have filed legal documents against a western Idaho school district contending a high school principal sexually harassed them at the school while they were students and district officials failed to act.

Idaho school district settles sex discrimination case

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 12:05pm

An Idaho school district and a girl who sued after she was sexually assaulted by an older student reached a settlement hours after sending a jury to deliberate in the federal case.

Old railroad in Montana will be converted into pathway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 3:28pm

A nine-mile (14.5-kilometer) stretch of abandoned railroad in southwest Montana will be resurrected to once again carry Yellowstone National Park-area tourists.

Bicyclist riding on Idaho highway dies after Jeep hits him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:49pm

Idaho State Police say a bicyclist was killed in a crash.

Hunting, fewer pups, disease reduce Wyoming wolf population

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 11:44am

Biologists estimate the overall Wyoming wolf population at 286 this year, which is down 61 animals from a year ago.