RENO, Nev. (AP) — State agriculture officials have ordered the quarantine or a second and third horse in southern Nevada that tested positive for an equine herpes virus after the state high school...
New Idaho Medicaid expansion ‘sideboard’ bill introduced
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation that would limit Medicaid expansion by requiring some recipients to work and others to keep private insurance was introduced Monday.
Bill to legalize hemp passes Idaho House
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would legalize hemp by aligning Idaho state law with the federal Farm Bill has passed the House.
The Post Register reports the bill passed overwhelmingly on...
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing big cuts to the cleanup budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
The Tri-City Herald reports the administration on Monday...
State Patrol starts buying bump stocks from public
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol has started buying back rifle components called bump stocks from the public.
Wyoming grizzly bear sightings mark end of hibernation
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say grizzly bears are starting to emerge from hibernation in northwest Wyoming.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports a state Game and Fish Department warden...
1 dead, 1 injured after explosion at Idaho house
MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say an explosion destroyed a house in central Idaho, leaving a man dead and a teenage girl injured.
The McCall Fire Department says the Sunday afternoon...
Twin Falls woman dies in State Highway 46 crash
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say a Twin Falls woman died after a motorist fell asleep at the wheel and struck the vehicle she was driving.
Leaking roofs in Bend area schools repaired
BEND, Ore. (AP) — School district officials say repairs have been made to roofs at more than a dozen schools that were leaking after a record snowstorm.
Conservation award presented to Yellowstone biologist
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative has awarded its Craighead Conservation Award to Yellowstone National Park biologist PJ White.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The way dams and storage reservoirs on the Columbia River and its tributaries are managed could change dramatically in a short five years if negotiators from the United...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After going scoreless in the first half of the Big Sky Tournament championship game, Montana's Ahmaad Rorie didn't have much to say in the locker room at halftime.
Idaho state lawmaker charged with tax evasion in Texas
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The lawyer representing a first-term Idaho state lawmaker charged with tax evasion questioned the motivations of federal prosecutors.
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Mikayla Butler is so good at selling Girl Scout Cookies, even the sweet-smelling candles in her house remind visitors that it's time to put in their orders.
Peatling leads E. Washington over S. Utah 77-61
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Mason Peatling had 20 points as Eastern Washington beat Southern Utah 77-61 in the Big Sky Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday night.
Montana dumps Weber St to return to Big Sky title game
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 28 points and Bobby Moorehead scored 13 with 10 rebounds and Montana beat Weber State 78-49 in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Friday...
US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for the West, easing restrictions on energy companies and other industries in a way...
Nevada officials quarantine horse, warn of virus
RENO, Nev. (AP) — State agriculture officials have ordered the quarantine or a horse in southern Nevada that tested positive for an equine herpes virus after the state high school rodeo last month...
Hanson shot lifts Portland St past E Wash to win Big Sky
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When Portland State coach Lynn Kennedy drew up his game-winning play with 19 seconds left in the Big Sky Tournament championship game, having Desirae Hansen heave up a shot...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers has opted to hold a bill that would toughen the requirements to get an initiative on a ballot in committee for now, but the legislation will likely come up...
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho couple has been indicted on felony charges after a grand jury says they starved a young child, possibly causing her to go into cardiac arrest.
ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a stolen-car chase that began in Idaho ended in Ontario, Oregon, with the suspect dead of a gunshot wound.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's changes to protections for the ground-dwelling sage grouse in the U.S. West (all times local):
Peatling lifts EWU to 90-84 win in Big Sky quarterfinal
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Mason Peatling had 28 points plus 14 rebounds as Eastern Washington got past Montana State 90-84 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament on Thursday night....
Southern Utah beats N. Colorado 83-64 in Big Sky tourney
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan scored 18 points as Southern Utah beat Northern Colorado 83-64 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament on Thursday. Jacob Calloway added 17...
Harding carries Weber State in Big Sky tourney win
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Jerrick Harding had 23 points as Weber State topped Portland State 81-71 in the Big Sky Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada got an early scare in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals.
After trailing Boise State by 15 points in the first half, the Wolf Pack slowly responded. And not...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Michael Oguine scored 19 points as Montana topped Sacramento State 79-73 in the Big Sky Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Thursday. Ahmaad Rorie added 17 points for the...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House has voted along party lines to lower the legal age to 18 to carry a concealed handgun without a permit in Idaho cities.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the proposed removal of federal protections for wolves (all times local):
A proposal to strip gray wolves of federal protections could...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent U.S. senator is co-sponsoring a bill to require non-dairy products to stop using terms like "milk," ''yogurt" and "cheese" on their labels.
Recount planned after school bond narrowly approved
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The Canyon County Elections Office announced its plan for a recount after the Vallivue School District's $65.3 million bond barely received voters' apparent approval.
Nevada faces Boise State in MWC quarters
No. 8 seed Boise State (13-19, 8-11) vs. No. 1 seed Nevada (28-3, 15-3)
Mountain West Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDT
Boise State women win third straight Mountain West title
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Braydey Hodgins scored 16 points to lead Boise State to its third straight Mountain West Conference Tournament title, beating Wyoming 68-51 on Wednesday night.
Hall, Montana St. beat Idaho 75-71 in Big Sky tourney
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tyler Hall had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Montana State narrowly beat Idaho 75-71 in the first round of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Wednesday.
Southern Utah beats Idaho St. 94-80 in Big Sky tourney
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Andre Adams matched his career high with 23 points as Southern Utah topped Idaho State 94-80 in the first round of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Wednesday.
Boise St. beats Colorado St. 66-57 in MWC tourney
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zach Haney had 16 points and seven rebounds and Derrick Alston posted 17 points as Boise State defeated Colorado State 66-57 in the first round of the Mountain West Conference...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The federal government could pay up to $1,000 to people who adopt wild horses thanks to a new incentive program aimed at reducing chronic wild horse...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People who have long been critical of a plan to put more cell towers in Grand Teton National Park are getting the opportunity to officially weigh in on the...
Graves, Sacramento St. beat NAU 72-60 in Big Sky tourney
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Marcus Graves hit a career-high six 3-pointers and finished with 27 points and four steals to help Sacramento State beat Northern Arizona 72-60 on Wednesday in the first round...
Zoo to hold ‘gender reveal’ party for anteater pup
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A zoo in Idaho is holding a "gender reveal" party this weekend for its newest resident — a baby anteater.
The not-yet-named anteater pup will make its debut Saturday...
University of Idaho looks to fully fund new arena
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — University of Idaho officials are asking the State Board of Education to allow the school to loan itself $29 million for a new arena.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill to determine why so many Idaho women die while pregnant or from childbirth-related complications is headed to the governor's desk.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Speaker of the House Scott Bedke says he doesn't have enough votes to pass either a basic Medicaid expansion bill or a Medicaid expansion bill that includes work...
Yellowstone, water district to meet over sewage claims
GARDINER, Mont. (AP) — Officials from Yellowstone National Park and a Montana water district have scheduled a settlement conference over claims of excessive arsenic from the park's...
First grizzly bear sighting this year in Yellowstone
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has recorded its first grizzly bear sighting of the year as bears start to come out of hibernation with the pending end of...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers on both U.S. coasts will invest jointly in high-cost management technology and share insights into improving health care in a long-term...
Idaho Senate approves Medicaid expansion budget
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Senate overwhelmingly approved the proposed 2020 budget for Medicaid expansion in a 31-3 vote on Monday.