Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

U.S. 05/25/19, 09:47

Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest.White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where ...

Suspect in Utah shooting found in Idaho after 2-day manhunt

U.S. 05/24/19, 18:09

Idaho police captured a man Friday afternoon suspected of shooting and killing a motorist in northern Utah earlier this week after a two-day manhunt.Officers arrested 45-year-old Jonathan Llana about 3:15 p.m. in an area of southern Idaho outside of Pocatello ...

Idaho State’s Haley Harrison still fighting off the darkness

Health 05/17/19, 01:20

The darkness rolls in like an invisible fog, draping over every thought, compounding until the internal agony becomes unbearable.Haley Harrison built a facade to mask its clutches, swallowing the mental torment to avoid any appearance of weakness. A senior softball ...

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 ...

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

U.S. 05/03/19, 12:45

More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service made public reduced criteria for ...

Forecast calls for busy wildfire season along West Coast

U.S. 05/01/19, 14:29

Most of the country can expect a normal wildfire season but residents along the West Coast of the United States should be ready for another busy season, the National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday.California experienced its deadliest and largest wildfires ...

New strategy aims to save sagebrush in Western states

U.S. 04/23/19, 12:03

Federal officials have released a plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species, including imperiled sage grouse.Officials say the 248-page document released this month is a paradigm shift relying on advances ...

NRA has history of advising gun-rights groups outside US

U.S. 04/14/19, 11:31

The recent revelation that National Rifle Association representatives had met with Australian politicians to discuss talking points after a mass shooting generated outrage from various politicians.The reality is that the NRA has been exerting its influence on gun debates outside ...

Kimberly family finds its niche in mint

Business 03/24/19, 02:05

You may not recognize a mint farmer by the looks of him, but his aromatic crop is unmistakable. Its sweet, spicy-cool scent makes mint one of man's most valued herbs.Black Mitcham peppermint resembles alfalfa in the field, but its dark ...

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 ...

Idaho woman charged in connection to missing Colorado mom

U.S. 02/05/19, 20:23

An Idaho woman charged with tampering with physical evidence connected to the disappearance of a Colorado mother is set to appear in court Friday.Court records filed this week suggest the charge filed Monday against Krystal Jean Lee Kenney is related ...

Missing the monarchs: Iconic butterflies are scarce in Idaho

U.S. 01/26/19, 14:29

Something catastrophically wrong happened in 2018 to monarch butterflies.Idaho wildlife biologist Ross Winton spent years working with monarch butterflies. With the help of volunteers, he would carefully put a tiny tag the size of a paper hole punch on about ...

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