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Group appeals US judge's Idaho transgender sports ban ruling

Sep. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A conservative Christian group is appealing a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked an Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports. Alliance Defending Freedom on Wednesday filed its appeal with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a U.S....

Idaho death by suicide rate lower than 2018 despite COVID-19

Sep. 15, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's death by suicide rate this year is similar to figures from 2019 and less than numbers from 2018 despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Idaho Statesman reported. As of Aug. 31, 248 people in Idaho have died by suicide. By the same time last year, 240 people in the...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Sep. 15, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Idaho newspapers: Treasurer Ellsworth can outwit Speaker Bedke The Lewiston Tribune Sept. 13 Memo to: State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth. Subject: Taxpayer stewardship. Status: House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley has accused you of making a...

Idaho officials seize 34 venomous snakes from Boise home

Sep. 10, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials seized 34 venomous snakes from the home of a 25-year-old man in Boise. Officers with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game as well as Boise Police Department officers served a search warrant on Sept. 5 and charges are currently pending against the man. "We were more...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, volunteers learn to deploy fire shelters with practice equipment after a callout by fire officials seeking to supplement their usual resources in Omak, Wash. After flames trapped 14 firefighters in California and they had to use last-resort fire shelters to survive, questions are emerging about how well the emergency devices work and how often they are used while crews fight wildfires. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Emergency fire shelters can save lives but raise questions

Sep. 9, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After flames trapped 14 firefighters in California and they had to use last-resort fire shelters to survive, questions are emerging about how well the emergency devices work and how often crews are forced to use them during wildfires. “They are for an extreme emergency, never to...

Virus keeps Chinese couple from baby born to Idaho surrogate

Sep. 9, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Chinese couple has been prevented by coronavirus health restrictions from traveling to the U.S. to take custody of their newborn child, who remains with her surrogate mother in Idaho. Emily Chrislip gave birth to the healthy girl at a Boise hospital May 18, but her biological parents...

From left: Michael Henry, 11; his mother Mary Euell, 30; and his brother Mario Henry, 12, work through math lessons remotely at their west Erie, Pa., home, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, on the first day of classes for the Erie School District. Most of the district's 11,000 students are beginning the school year with remote learning, to slow the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

Sep. 8, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they began the school year with online instruction at home because of the coronavirus, adding to the list of problems that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher’s aide and tech support person. The...

Earthquake damage threatens stability of Idaho monument

Sep. 8, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An earthquake in March is threatening caves at the Craters of the Moon National Monument, officials said. Two National Forest Service cave experts found two structural concerns in the national preserve after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake near Boise rumbled on March 31. Wade Vagias,...

Police find body of missing 2-year-old in drained Idaho pond

Sep. 5, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

EAGLE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho have discovered the body of a missing 2-year-old boy after crews spent all day Friday draining a pond near where the child went missing. The Ada County sheriff's office confirmed on Twitter that Rory Pope was found Saturday in a pond adjacent his grandparents'...

Idaho Gov. Brad Little gestures during a news conference ,Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. Gov. Little said the state will remain under restrictions in the fourth and final stage of his reopening plan for another two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho restrictions remain; governor encourages flu shots

Sep. 3, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will remain under restrictions in the fourth and final stage of reopening during the coronavirus pandemic for at least another two weeks, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday. The Republican governor said that hospitalizations of those infected remain too high, but other areas, such as...