Latest Idaho News

This undated photo provided by Idaho State University shows Mary Marshall, one of two female track athletes who want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women's sports. It's the first such law in the nation. Attorneys for Marshall, 20,  of Twin Falls, Idaho, and 19-year-old Madison Kenyon of Johnston, Colo., filed a request Tuesday, May 26, 2020 to side with Idaho in fighting the lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union and Legal Voice filed the lawsuit in April. (Eric Gordon/Idaho State University via AP)

Idaho State track athletes want transgender lawsuit tossed

May. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two female athletes at Idaho State University want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports, the first such law in the nation. Madison Kenyon, 19, of Johnston, Colorado, and Mary Marshall, 20, of...

No timeouts in rodeo: A few still planned despite pandemic

May. 24, 2020 3:31 AM EDT

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — Even though scores of rodeos across the country are canceling or postponing this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the White Bird Rodeo and Grangeville’s Border Days Rodeo say the show must go on. White Bird organizers are planning to adhere to their...

FILE - This Dec. 10, 2014, file photo provided by the Idaho Department of Correction shows Adree Edmo. The U.S. Supreme Court won't put  the gender confirmation surgery on hold for Edmo, an Idaho transgender inmate, while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward. The order on Thursday, May 21, 2020, means Edmo can continue getting pre-surgical treatments and potentially even gender confirmation surgery this year while Idaho officials wait to hear if the high court will consider their appeal. (Idaho Department of Correction via AP, File)

Supreme Court won't put transgender inmate surgery on hold

May. 21, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't put an Idaho transgender inmate's gender confirmation surgery on hold while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward. The order on Thursday means Adree Edmo can continue getting pre-surgical treatments and potentially even gender confirmation surgery this...

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, water flows through a fish ladder designed to help migrating fish swim through the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota, Wash. An Environmental Protection Agency report provides details about how federal government dams in the Snake and Columbia river system raise summer water temperatures, hurting endangered salmon runs. The report made public Tuesday, May 19, 2020 said dams on both rivers play a role in raising water temperatures above 68 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the point at which the water becomes harmful to salmon and steelhead. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)

EPA says federal dams raise water temperature in Snake River

May. 20, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency report provides details about how federal government dams in the Snake and Columbia river system raise summer water temperatures, hurting endangered salmon runs. The report made public Tuesday said dams on both rivers play a role in raising water...

Indians stand outside a local snack shop during extended lockdown in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2020. India has recorded its biggest single-day surge in new cases of coronavirus. The surge in infections comes a day after the federal government extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31 but eased some restrictions to restore economic activity and gave states more control in deciding the nature of the lockdown. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus surge

May. 18, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports 5,242 new cases, largest single-day surge,...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, voters cast their ballots at Collister Elementary in Boise, Idaho. On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Idaho is holding an entirely mail-in primary for the first time as the state works to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)

Idaho's first mail-in primary moves ahead amid coronavirus

May. 17, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is holding an entirely mail-in primary for the first time as the state works to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Ballots must be requested by Tuesday and returned by 8 p.m. June 2 to local county elections offices, with results announced that evening. The Idaho...

This photo released by the Idaho State Police shows wreckage after a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near the town of Shelley, Idaho, Friday, May 15, 2020. Idaho State Police say two people and more than a dozen dogs died when a box truck transporting animals for a rescue group crashed Friday in eastern Idaho. (Idaho State Police via AP)

2 people, 14 dogs killed in crash on Idaho interstate

May. 15, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say two people and more than a dozen dogs died when a box truck transporting animals for a rescue group crashed in eastern Idaho. They say the truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident reported early Friday on Interstate 15 near Shelley. The driver and a...

Pandemic turns Magic Valley meat industry upside down

May. 15, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — On a typical day in May, Don Scarrow gets a handful of calls from customers looking to have a pig or cow processed. The spring is usually the slow season for custom processors in the Magic Valley. Last Friday, the owner of Scarrow Meats in Jerome got 146 calls — on his...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...

FILE - IN this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, exhaustion reads on the face of a firefighter from Noorvik, Alaska, while he and his team watch for spot fires that threaten to jump the line on the Lolo Peak fire, in Missoula, Mont. A federal risk assessment says wildland firefighters could see widespread outbreaks of COVID-19 at large U.S. fire camps this summer, and the problem is likely to compound the longer fire season lasts. The draft risk assessment created by the U.S. Forest Service predicts that even in a best-case scenario — with firefighters following social distancing protocols and plenty of tests and equipment available — that nearly two dozen people could be infected by the virus while working at a camp like the one used for the Lolo Peak fire. (Kurt Wilson/The Missoulian via AP, File)

US report indicates broad risk of COVID-19 at wildfire camps

May. 13, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Outbreaks of the coronavirus could sweep through large camps where crews typically stay as they fight wildfires across the U.S., according to a federal document obtained by The Associated Press, and the problem is likely to get worse the longer the fire season lasts. The U.S. Forest...