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Melaleuca CEO breaks world rowing record, will not retire

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:24pm

The fate of Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot risked his career to beat a 100-meter rowing record Tuesday — and won.

Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:23pm

A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake.

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 1:32pm

Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.

WWII pilot's remains return home after 7 decades thanks to Idaho historian

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 11:41am

The remains of a World War II pilot were finally buried with full military honors in his home state of Nebraska after 73 years in foreign soil.

Melaleuca CEO to resign if he doesn’t break world record

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:15am

Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot is staking his entire 32-year career on his ability to break a world rowing record.

Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 10:14am

Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state.

'I was adamant that I was going to die': Idaho man speaks out after surviving 2 days pinned under truck

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Aug 10th - 6:28pm

Joe Rightmire thought he was going to die pinned under his truck, but his sister never gave up searching for him.

8 dead in two-car collision in rural Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:25pm

A collision in rural Oregon that killed eight people happened when the driver of one SUV crossed the centerline and crashed into another SUV carrying seven people.

Whooping cough outbreak worsens in southwestern Idaho

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:26pm

Health officials say a whooping cough outbreak has now sickened roughly 122 people in southwestern Idaho, and they're warning those numbers could increase with the start of the school year.

Judge: Idaho violated US Constitution with oil leases order

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:15pm

A federal judge has ruled that Idaho officials violated the U.S. Constitution by forcing several mineral rights owners to sell their natural gas and oil to a Texas company without giving them a meaningful way to fight the state's decision.

Woman appears in court after evading law for 2 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:22am

An Idaho woman who had been a fugitive of the law for more than two months will find it hard to pull another disappearing act.

Small plane crashes in eastern Oregon, kills 2 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:02am

Authorities say a fatal plane crash in eastern Oregon killed two people including a retired Idaho doctor.

3 men injured in eastern Idaho airplane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:58am

Eastern Idaho authorities say three men sustained serious injuries when their small plane crashed near the Idaho-Wyoming border.

Yellowstone welcomes 940,000 visitors in July

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:58am

The National Park Service says more than 940,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, which is typically the park's busiest month for recreation visits.

Some Idaho schools lose free breakfast for all students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 11:59am

Some Idaho schools will no longer offer free breakfast for all students after the Federal School Lunch Program changed the formula it uses to determine eligibility for the program.

Police: Man dead after being shot in botched robbery attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:01am

Authorities say a man is dead after being shot by an armed security guard inside a Coeur d'Alene credit union, in what appears to have been a botched robbery attempt.

Idaho's judges say sentencing law could be crowding prisons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 9:55am

Idaho judges are studying a law that provides sentencing guidelines to see if it is contributing to the state's rapidly growing prison population.

Tetons might get 2 new weather stations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 12:00pm

An effort is underway to install two new weather stations before winter in the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park.

Body of missing N. Idaho woman recovered from Snake River

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 2:29pm

The body of a 19-year-old northern Idaho woman has been recovered from the Snake River.

2 Idaho men to stay free after time served in Bundy standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 10th - 4:01pm

Two men from Idaho have been sentenced to no more time behind bars for pointing assault-style weapons toward heavily armed federal agents during an April 2014 standoff near Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch.