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Solar power deal involving Idaho homeowners reached

Oct. 14, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility has reached an agreement involving paying homeowners who generate electricity with rooftop solar panels and other renewable energy methods. Idaho Power and the staff of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission on Friday submitted the agreement to the commission for its...

No. 14 Boise State loses Bachmeier, beats Hawaii 59-37

Oct. 13, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After holding a competitive contest for the starting quarterback job, Boise State coach Bryan Harsin has insisted that the Broncos are well stocked at the position. Saturday night against Hawaii and its high-powered offense, Harsin's message was put to the test. Turns out, he was right....

Under Armour trademark dispute puts start-up plans on hold

Oct. 1, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Retail giant Under Armour has sued a family business in a trademark dispute over its name Cascade Armory, officials said. Business owners Alex Short and his wife Diana received a cease-and-desist letter ahead of plans to open a retail front in Boise, Idaho, the Idaho Press-Tribune...

3 arrested for driving hemp through Idaho given probation

Sep. 27, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three truck drivers who were originally charged with felonies for transporting industrial hemp through Idaho have been placed on unsupervised probation. The three men, who were charged in two separate cases, all had the felony charges reduced to misdemeanors earlier this year. The Idaho...

Man arrested in Yellowstone accused of threat to shoot 20

Sep. 25, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A North Dakota man arrested in Yellowstone National Park threatened to shoot as many as 20 people at an office in Idaho if his wife didn't identify a man there he suspected of having "emotional affair" with her, according to investigators. Park rangers arrested Joshua James Mjoness,...

Big 2nd half leads No. 20 Boise State past Air Force 30-19

Sep. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hank Bachmeier's arm and poise carried No. 20 Boise State until Robert Mahone took over in the fourth quarter. And the Broncos' defense? It continued to stymie opponents in the second half, even if it finally gave up some points. "The second half we just went out there and tried to put...

Backup QB Matt Fink leads USC past No. 10 Utah 30-23

Sep. 21, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Pittman Jr. caught 10 passes for a career-high 232 yards and a touchdown from backup quarterback Matt Fink, who passed for 351 yards in Southern California's 30-23 victory over No. 10 Utah on Friday night. Fink, a junior who nearly transferred last spring, went 21 of 30 with...

Alaska has nation's most expensive wildfire this year

Sep. 20, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The nation's most expensive wildfire this year is one that has been burning for months on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The Swan Lake Fire has so far cost about $46 million to fight, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. That price tag puts it ahead of the...

Air Force coming off big win, confident facing Boise State

Sep. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In the aftermath of arguably its biggest victory in at least five years, Air Force quarterback Donald Hammond III was immediately ready for the next challenge. Beating Power Five team Colorado on the road last week was a major accomplishment for the Falcons. Beating No. 20 Boise State...

Trump threatens EPA action against San Francisco

Sep. 19, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies. Trump accused the city of allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles,...