US attempt to improve wildland firefighter shelters fails

U.S. 05/16/19, 16:03

Federal officials say an effort to develop a better fire shelter following the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in Arizona six years ago has failed.Officials at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise in a decision on Wednesday say the ...

National weather radar system upgrades are on track

U.S. 05/10/19, 15:18

An eight-year plan for a major upgrade to the nation's weather radar stations to help predict dangerous storms and improve air traffic safety is on track at the midway point, a federal official said Friday.The improvements will keep the 25-year-old ...

Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

U.S. 03/02/19, 15:04

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted a federal lawsuit.The state legislature's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Friday ...

Boise State will install new blue artificial turf at stadium

Sports 01/20/19, 18:09

The blue turf that brought fame to Boise State University's athletic stadium will be refreshed this year.Boise State has received permission from Idaho's Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council, a board charged with approving state public works projects, to spend up ...

Forest Service taking comments on Idaho open-pit mine plan

U.S. 12/26/18, 18:04

The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments and holding a public meeting on proposed exploratory drilling for an open-pit molybdenum mine being considered in Boise National Forest in Idaho.The meeting comes two years after a federal judge rejected a previous ...

Idaho Catholic priest sentenced to 25 years for child porn

U.S. 12/20/18, 19:08

A Roman Catholic priest who possessed more than 2,500 images of what investigators called the most disturbing child pornography they had ever seen has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole.The Rev. W. Thomas Faucher pleaded guilty to ...

Hello again: Boise State hosts Fresno State for MWC crown

Football 11/30/18, 12:23

Jeff Tedford wrapped up Fresno State's regular-season finale last weekend and the second-year coach flipped on the television to see where the Bulldogs would be headed for the Mountain West Conference championship game.To little surprise, the Bulldogs had to book ...

Monitors check for radiation release after waste site blast

U.S. 11/20/18, 17:03

Air monitoring systems were set up Tuesday to check for low-level nuclear radiation and other harmful contaminants following a powerful weekend blast at a hazardous waste site in Idaho that killed a worker, destroyed a building and damaged other structures, ...

Update: Idaho voters approve Medicaid expansion

Health 11/07/18, 02:50

The Latest on Election Day in Idaho (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Idaho voters have approved a ballot initiative that will expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 62,000 Idaho residents who can't afford health insurance on the state exchange. The vote means lawmakers must ...

Idahoans to decide on Medicaid expansion

Health 11/06/18, 02:35

Of all the decisions Idaho voters are making on election day, the decision on whether to expand Medicaid to more low-income Idahoans might be the one that hits closest to home for many.The citizen initiative called Proposition 2 would expand ...

Rypien, Boise St. hold off BYU for 21-16 win

Football 11/04/18, 02:11

Brett Rypien threw for 214 yards and a touchdown and the Boise State defense made a last-minute goal line stand as the Broncos held off upset-minded BYU 21-16 on Saturday night.Boise State (7-2), which has now won three straight against ...

Medicaid, immigration, climate top Idaho 1st District debate

Politics 10/30/18, 00:48

Environmental regulations, health care and immigration marked a few of the sharp divides to surface in a debate Monday night between the two candidates vying to represent Idaho's 1st Congressional District.Republican Russ Fulcher and Democrat Cristina McNeil are running to ...

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