Idaho

Gun Control
5:29 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Idaho Colleges Ask Lawmakers To Consider Fiscal Side Of Guns On Campus

Administrators at North Idaho College, a community college in Coeur d’Alene, have joined other state colleges and universities in opposing a proposal to allow guns on campus.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

State colleges and universities across Idaho are appealing to state lawmakers' fiscally conservative side in an attempt to sideline a proposal to allow guns on campuses. A House committee is scheduled to consider the bill Friday morning. But schools say it could cost hundreds of thousands – even millions – of dollars a year.

Read more
Gun Control
5:14 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

More Than 200 Idaho Students, Faculty Rally Against Guns On Campus

Protestors want lawmakers to reject a bill that would allow concealed weapons on college and university campuses.
Credit Quagmar / Flickr

More than 200 people protested in the rain outside Idaho’s statehouse Thursday. They want lawmakers to reject a bill that would allow concealed weapons on college and university campuses. 

Read more
Idaho Schools
5:01 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Idaho Schools Chief Is Not Running For Re-election

Idaho Schools superintendent Tom Luna announced Monday he won’t run for reelection this year.
Credit sde.idaho.gov

Idaho Schools superintendent Tom Luna announced Monday he won’t run for reelection this year. Luna says running for a third term would get in the way of implementing the recommendations of the Governor’s education task force. That group was created after voters overturned Luna’s signature legislation known as Students Come First in November 2012. Luna’s popularity took a hit during the fight over those laws but Luna says he decision to not run for re-election didn't come out of fear that he'd lose.

Read more
School Bus Collision
6:27 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Idaho Boy Dies In School Bus Crash

The last fatal school bus accident in the state was in 2001 when a driver was killed in north Idaho.
Credit Alex Starr/Flickr

An 11-year-old boy was killed this Thursday and four other children were injured when a school bus was hit by a dump truck. The bus was on its way to an elementary school in the town of Kuna near Boise.

Read more
Northwest Retailer Revision
6:04 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Northwest Retailer Coldwater Creek Hopes Makeover Will Pay Off

The Coldwater Creek store in Kennewick, Wash.
Credit Anna King

This holiday shopping season, women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek is trying to make it back into the black. The Sandpoint, Idaho-based company known for its distinctively Northwest style has had years of declining sales. The company's new strategy comes straight from the pages of the catalogs that made it famous.

Read more
E-Cigarette Regulations
6:24 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Idaho E-Cigarettes Need Regulation

The letter points out there are no federal age restrictions that would prevent children from obtaining e-cigarettes, nor are there any advertising restrictions.
Credit Lindsay Fox

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and 39 of his colleagues want tougher regulations for electronic cigarettes. The group hopes the federal government will act by Halloween.

Read more
Oregon Trail Damaged
6:21 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Treasure Hunters Destroy Idaho’s Historic Oregon Trail Ruts

The Oregon Trail passed through Idaho for hundreds of miles a century and a half ago. In some places you can still see the ruts from the wagons that brought people west. Now vandals have damaged a section of the trail in Idaho.

Read more
Wildfires
8:03 am
Wed August 14, 2013

More Evacuations Ordered, Homes Lost In Large Idaho Wildfire

Wildfires burning in Idaho continue to be the country’s top firefighting priority. There are two massive blazes in that state that continue to threaten communities. Hundreds of people remain evacuated.

Read more
Northwest Fires
7:06 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Idaho Fire Nation’s Top Priority

A massive wildfire burning in Idaho has become the nation’s top firefighting priority. The 125 square mile blaze is threatening hundreds of homes and hundreds of people have been asked to leave.

Read more
NW Wolves and Elk
5:55 am
Fri July 19, 2013

States' Status Update On Wolf-Elk Relationship: It's Complicated

Successfully reintroduced to Yellowstone in 1995, after a 70-year absence.
Credit Steve Jurvetson

The presence of wolves may mean hunters can't count on finding elk in favorite hunting spots … but that doesn’t necessarily mean there are fewer elk. That was the message from wildlife managers in three Northwest states Thursday in an online public meeting.

Read more

Pages