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Idaho announces first probable monkeypox case

Jul. 06, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The first probable case of monkeypox has been announced in Idaho. The Idaho Division of Public Health and Central District Health on Wednesday said it appears this infection was acquired during travel to a country experiencing a monkeypox outbreak. ...

Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season

Jul. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump. While not on the...

Woman, boy rescued on Coeur d'Alene River

Jul. 04, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) — Two people were rescued from the Coeur d’Alene River after being pulled underwater by a swift current. The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two people drowning in the river on Saturday. They were floating down the river when they got...

US testing new fire retardant, critics push other methods

Jul. 02, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials are testing a new wildfire retardant after two decades of buying millions of gallons annually from one supplier, but watchdogs say the expensive strategy is overly fixated on aerial attacks at the expense of hiring more fire-line digging ground crews. ...

Bodies of 4 men who died in boating accident are recovered

Jul. 02, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Officials in northern Idaho have recovered the bodies of all four victims who were killed after their boat capsized on the Pend Oreille River. The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims as Gregory J. Daiker, 59, of Laclede, Idaho; Aaron...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Post-Roe, states struggle with conflicting abortion bans

Jul. 01, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In Arizona, Republicans are fighting among themselves over whether a 121-year-old anti-abortion law from the pre-statehood Wild West days, when Arizona was still a frontier mining territory, should be enforced over a 2022 version. In Idaho, meanwhile, it is not...

US agency to limit predator killing methods in Idaho

Jun. 29, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. agency responsible for killing wolves and other predators to prevent attacks on livestock has agreed to settle a lawsuit by completing an extensive environmental study on its methods in Idaho. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services also...

Relicensing for Idaho Power's Hells Canyon Project advancing

Jun. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho public utility’s nearly two-decade effort to renew its license for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon Border is moving forward with federal regulators announcing plans to update an environmental study. The Federal...

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over 'trigger' abortion ban

Jun. 27, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A regional Planned Parenthood organization is suing Idaho over its “trigger law” abortion ban, contending the ban violates Idaho residents’ rights under the state Constitution and that it is so vague that physicians will not know when they can legally help patients who...