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Chubbuck Mayor Pay Raise Faces Opposition

Chubbuck Mayor Pay Raise Faces OppositionChubbuck, Idaho — In a special city council session last night, many citizens spoke out against Chubbuck mayor Kevin England’s proposal to raise his salary by 45%. England proposed raising the mayoral salary from $45,000 a year to $65,000.  England argued that the mayor’s salary hasn’t increased since 2006 and is not keeping up with the […]

Idaho Hospital Looks to Cut ER Wait Times

Idaho Hospital Looks to Cut ER Wait TimesLEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – A hospital in north-central Idaho is looking to cut emergency room wait times by revamping its procedures, but the changes could cost some patients more money. The Lewiston Tribune reports that St. Joseph Regional Medical Center’s interim CEO Michael Rooney says long emergency room wait times are one of the areas […]

Idaho Exchange to Open Enrollment Nov. 15

Idaho Exchange to Open Enrollment Nov. 15BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho is on track to become the only Republican-dominated state to launch its own health insurance exchange when enrollment opens Nov. 15. But the state exchange is facing pressure to function just as well as the federal exchange when it first opened for enrollment last year. While the federal exchange’s website […]

Drainage System Planned in Jackson Landslide Area

Drainage System Planned in Jackson Landslide AreaJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – The Jackson Town Council is making arrangements with property owners to build a runoff drainage system near a slow-moving landslide. The landslide has slowed down to barely any movement since it tore off part of one house and threatened several other homes and businesses last spring. Now, Jackson officials are discussing […]

Gun Pointed During Argument over Battleship Game

Gun Pointed During Argument over Battleship GameSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah man is accused of threatening his teenage daughter with a rifle during an argument that began over a game of Battleship. Police say the 68-year-old man was with his 17-year-old daughter when he accused her of cheating and broke the game. Utah County authorities say the girl tried […]

N. Idaho Man Charged with Killing Infant Son

N. Idaho Man Charged with Killing Infant SonLEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho man accused of killing his infant son has been charged with first-degree murder. The Lewiston Tribune reports that 20-year-old Cody A. Gossage received the charge Monday in 2nd District Court. Authorities say that officers on Oct. 29 responded to a call for help and found 5-month-old old Jordan […]

Carjacking Suspect Sentenced for Kidnap, Escape

Carjacking Suspect Sentenced for Kidnap, EscapeBOISE, Idaho (AP) – An Idaho carjacking suspect who was arrested on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana has been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison for attempted second-degree kidnapping and escape. Rodney Lee Seiber of Caldwell pleaded guilty to the charges in August under a plea agreement that calls for him to […]

Ski Season Weeks Away from Kicking Off in Utah

Ski Season Weeks Away from Kicking Off in UtahSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Buoyed by an improving economy and renewed buzz about Utah’s ski scene thanks to Vail Resort’s recent purchase of the state’s largest resort, ski officials are expecting one of the best seasons in recent memory when lifts turn on later this month. Nathan Rafferty of Ski Utah said Tuesday that […]

School Shooting Threat Prompts more Security

School Shooting Threat Prompts more SecurityWENDELL, Idaho (AP) – A middle school student has been suspended after making a threat about a shooting at a south-central Idaho school. Gooding County Sheriff Shaun Gough tells The Times-News a 13-year-old boy typed the threat on a calculator and walked away more than a week ago. On that same day, another student found […]

Idaho Judge Voids School Broadband Contract

Idaho Judge Voids School Broadband ContractBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A judge in Boise has voided a $60 million statewide contract to provide broadband in public schools after finding the Idaho Department of Administration violated the state’s procurement law. The ruling by 4th District Judge Patrick Owen means the state may have to repay the federal government for money it received […]

Fighting Deer Rescued from Deep Window Well

Fighting Deer Rescued from Deep Window WellPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Wildlife officials in southeastern Idaho rescued two male deer that apparently fell into a deep window well at a house while sparring. The Idaho State Journal reports that Idaho Department of Fish and Game workers and officers from the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office pulled the two bucks out last week. Fish […]

Police: Kidnapped Idaho Man Found Dead in Oregon

Police: Kidnapped Idaho Man Found Dead in OregonNAMPA, Idaho (AP) – Authorities say a 46-year-old man kidnapped from his southwest Idaho home has been found dead in his vehicle in eastern Oregon. Police say the body of Jeffrey Dyer was found Sunday afternoon in Ontario, Oregon, and the death is being investigated as a homicide. Police say that at about 9:30 a.m. […]

Funeral Services Set for National Guard Pilots

Funeral Services Set for National Guard PilotsBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Two chief warrant officers killed when their Apache attack helicopter went down during a training mission near the Boise airport died of blunt force trauma due to the crash. The Idaho National Guard on Monday released the Ada County Coroner’s report about the Thursday crash that killed 50-year-old Stien P. Gearhart […]

Idaho Statehouse Needs Accessibility Upgrades

Idaho Statehouse Needs Accessibility UpgradesBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho officials are working toward making the state Capitol building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Officials tell The Spokesman-Review that the cost for the upgrades is about $400,000. The U.S. Department of Justice began looking into accessibility following a complaint two years ago. That’s not long after a $130 […]

Idaho Republican Party Pushes for Recount

Idaho Republican Party Pushes for RecountLEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Republican Party is encouraging two of its candidates to ask for recounts where they narrowly lost to their Democratic challengers in the Nov. 4 election. Republican state Rep. Thyra Stevenson of Lewiston lost to Democrat Dan Rudolph by 26 votes. Meanwhile, fellow Republican Mike Kingsley lost to House Minority […]

Idaho Gay Marriage Case could go to Supreme Court

Idaho Gay Marriage Case could go to Supreme CourtBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho officials say a recent ruling upholding same-sex marriage bans in four states could cause the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Idaho’s case. Earlier this year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Idaho’s gay marriage ban. But last week, a separate federal appeals court upheld the ban in Kentucky, […]

Investigation Finds Faked Research at University

Investigation Finds Faked Research at UniversitySALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Authorities say an investigation has found faked research at a University of Utah chemical engineering lab. Investigators looking into allegations of doctored photos found a graduate student manipulated images of microscopic structures called nanorods to make it look like a theory on how to change their position worked. University of […]

Museum of Idaho Honoring Vets with Flag Display

Museum of Idaho Honoring Vets with Flag DisplayIdaho Falls, Idaho — The Museum of Idaho will be presenting an original display, The Fight for Peace: WWI’s Allied Veterans to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I and honor our country’s veterans and military personnel. On Veteran’s Day, November 11, the Museum of Idaho will be offering free […]

Child Playing on Tracks Struck, Killed by Train

Child Playing on Tracks Struck, Killed by TrainSPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) – Authorities say a 5-year-old boy reportedly playing on railroad tracks near his Utah home has died after being hit by a freight train. Police spokesman Lt. Matt Johnson says three young children were playing at the tracks in Spanish Fork late Sunday afternoon when the train passed going about 40 […]

Mormon Bishop Apologizes over anti-Reid Blog

Mormon Bishop Apologizes over anti-Reid BlogRENO, Nev. (AP) – A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles apologized Sunday for the tone of a blog saying Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was unworthy to enter the faith’s temples, but stood by his criticism of Reid’s stance on some issues. Mark Paredes says he also apologizes for giving the impression he was criticizing […]

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