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Bujak not Among Participants in Tuesday’s Debate

Bujak not Among Participants in Tuesday’s DebateBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s Libertarian gubernatorial candidate John Bujak says it was unbelievable he did not meet the requirements to participate in the latest governor debate. When contacted by The Associated Press Monday, Bujak said he didn’t know his name was not among the three candidates participating in Tuesday’s debate. Currently, Republican Gov. C.L. […]

Denney Challenged to Forgo Public Pension

Denney Challenged to Forgo Public PensionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s Secretary of State Democratic candidate Holli Woodings is challenging Republican opponent Lawerence Denney to forgo his public pension. Woodings announced Monday that she’s challenging the long-term Idaho politician after he said he supported taking every elected official off the state’s pension system during an Oct. 7 debate. After serving nearly […]

Wildlife Groups Sue for Wolverine Protections

Wildlife Groups Sue for Wolverine ProtectionsBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A coalition of advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit challenging the government’s decision to deny federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine. Monday’s lawsuit says U.S. wildlife officials ignored the best available science when they ruled that the effects of climate change on wolverine survival were uncertain. The government’s August decision reversed […]

Small Plane Crashes in Southwest Idaho

Small Plane Crashes in Southwest Idaho  NAMPA, Idaho (AP) – Two people received minor injuries in a small plane crash at the Nampa Municipal Airport in southwest Idaho. Authorities say the light sport aircraft called a Kitfox slid off the runway while attempting a landing and ended up on its top at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Nampa police say the […]

Idaho Gives Oil Company Second Shot to Exclude BLM

Idaho Gives Oil Company Second Shot to Exclude BLMBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A Texas company is getting another chance to persuade Idaho officials to exclude federal lands and potential royalties from what is believed to be a profitable natural gas field in the southwest part of the state. The five-member Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 4-1 Friday to hold another hearing […]

Radioactive Material Cleaned from Boise Apartment

Radioactive Material Cleaned from Boise ApartmentBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Low-level radioactive material is being cleaned from an apartment complex in Boise, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating. Authorities say workers on Monday are cleaning a third-floor apartment at The Renaissance at Hobble Creek as well as radioactive material found on stairs and a sidewalk. Greg Weigel of the U.S. […]

Court lifts Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage Stay

Court lifts Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage StayBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says Idaho’s stay banning same-sex marriage dissolves 9 a.m. Wednesday. According to court documents filed Monday, the court’s decision comes after Idaho’s attorney general dropped its opposition to the stay. Meanwhile, Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter maintained his resistance in a separate Monday court filing. […]

Home Damaged in Evening Fire

Home Damaged in Evening Fire(POCATELLO, ID) – A fire damaged a home near Old Town Pocatello Monday night. The Idaho State Journal reports that the fire happened on the 100-block of Roosevelt. Crews were able to save the home by pulling much of the smoldering furniture outside. No one was home at the time the fire started, and none […]

Pocatello Zoo Narrowing Names for New Bear

Pocatello Zoo Narrowing Names for New Bear(POCATELLO, ID) – The Pocatello Zoo has narrowed down names for its new grizzly bear. KPVI reports that the two-year-old female was rescued from Wyoming last month after several problematic interactions with humans. The zoo is considering the names Stars, Shoni, and Weda (pronounced Wudah)–the latter being the Shoshone word for “bear.” Anyone can vote […]

Pocatello Woman Linked to Residential Burglary

Pocatello Woman Linked to Residential Burglary(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello woman is in custody after allegedly breaking into a home early Monday. Emily Miller was caught outside a residence on the 1000-block of City Creek Road at around 2:30 a.m. Police were able to locate the 26-year-old’s  vehicle nearby, and found several items in the car that had been taken from […]

Surveillance Shows Three Suspects in Store Burglary

Surveillance Shows Three Suspects in Store Burglary(REXBURG, ID) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has identified three men accused of stealing beer from Mother Hibbard’s Country Store in Rexburg. The group came in at around 10:30 p.m. and took three cases of beer. They also stole a store employee’s jacket, which carried keys and a cell phone. Authorities posted surveillance pictures […]

Your Health Idaho to Launch Technology Platform

Your Health Idaho to Launch Technology PlatformPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Your Health Idaho officials say the state will launch its own technology platform in time for the open health insurance enrollment period that starts Nov. 15. Idaho Health Insurance Exchange Board Chairman Stephen Weeg tells the Idaho State Journal that having its own program will put the state in control. He […]

Drive Sober Wyoming App Available

Drive Sober Wyoming App AvailableCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – A new smartphone app gives people who have had too much to drink in Wyoming another way to find a ride home. The Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving announced the launch of the Drive Sober Wyoming app this past week. The app helps users phone or text a friend for a […]

Disgruntled Employee Takes Off with Wyoming Train

Disgruntled Employee Takes Off with Wyoming TrainGILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) – Authorities say a disgruntled employee commandeered a locomotive from a northeast Wyoming coal mine and later plowed it into another train before he was apprehended. Police say the 22-year-old man faces preliminary charges that include reckless endangering and felony destruction. The incident began before 9 a.m. Thursday at the North Antelope […]

Some Mormons Pushing Church on Gay Marriage

Some Mormons Pushing Church on Gay MarriageSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become more accepting of gay members. The church’s stance toward […]

Man Killed by Zombie Bus at Cornmaze

Man Killed by Zombie Bus at Cornmaze(HAUSER, ID) – A Washington state man was killed in a freak accident at a northern Idaho corn maze Friday night. Jeremy McSpadden worked as a zombie actor in the maze’s paintball range. Customers would ride a bus and fire paintballs at the zombies as the vehicle slowly creeped through the maze. Officials say 18-year-old […]

Two Bull Elk Poached

Two Bull Elk Poached(OWYHEE COUNTY, ID) – Idaho Fish and Game officials are asking the public’s help in tracking down the person or people responsible for poaching two bull elk in Owyhee County. The five-point bulls were shot along the Nevada border sometime last month near the Duck Valley Indian Reservation and left to rot. Under state laws, […]

Potato Museum Being Renovated

Potato Museum Being Renovated  (BLACKFOOT, ID) – The Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot is getting a much-needed facelift. Museum director Tish Dahmen tells Local News 8 that the lava rock exterior will be replaced, while the inside will have a completely new floor plan. The museum is considering an expansion to the gift shop that would include a […]

Mayor Responds to Zookeeper Arrest

Mayor Responds to Zookeeper Arrest(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper is speaking out about the controversial arrest of a former Tautphaus Park zoo keeper. Raymond Probert of Pocatello had been employed with the zoo for 18 years before being fired Sept. 4. He’s accused of sexually abusing a teenage volunteer. The zoo immediately reported the alleged […]

Sexual Assault on ISU Campus

Sexual Assault on ISU Campus(POCATELLO, ID) – An alleged sexual assault occurred on the Idaho State University campus earlier this month. On Saturday, school officials sent out an email to all students, alumni, and staff regarding the incident, which happened Oct. 4 in Turner Hall. Public safety officers are aware of the suspect’s identity, but haven’t yet released his […]

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